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. Applied Mathematics (MATH 1310) is delivered in two parts: Part I: The Foundations. Topics include a) essential arithmetic; b) basic algebra; c) ratio and proportion; and d) percent. Part II: The Applications. Topics include concepts and examples of real world applications of a) measurement and geometry in fields such as architecture, construction, renovations, graphic design, and technical engineering; b) consumer essentials related to loans, buying on credit, financial services, and being an informed consumer; and c) probability, descriptive statistics, and graphing in various fields of research that can lead to being an informed citizen.