Applied Mathematics

This course is intended to help students develop an appreciation of mathematics and how it relates to the world around them, enabling them to apply mathematical concepts to solve problems that model the physical world. Applications of mathematics to various career fields will be examined. They will also have many opportunities to develop their critical thinking and reasoning skills. This course is delivered in two parts: Part I: The Foundations. Topics include a) review of essential arithmetic, b) basic algebra, and c) ratio and proportion and d) percent. Part II: The Applications. Topics include examples of real world applications of a) measurement and geometry in architecture, construction and renovations, graphic design, and technical engineering; b) consumer essentials in loans, buying on credit, financial services, operating a business, and being an informed consumer; and c) probability, descriptive statistics, and graphing in research in various fields, sciences, and being an informed citizen.