MATH 1100 - Everyday Mathematics
Credit Hours: 4.00
Prerequisites: MATH 0070 with grade C or better; or an equivalent college course; or an acceptable score on a placement or prerequisite exam
MATH 1100 explores applications of mathematics used to solve modern problems. This course is designed for students whose degree does not require any further mathematics courses as it will not serve as a prerequisite for any other math or science course. Topics include graph theory, introduction to statistics, linear regression, probability, voting systems, fair division and apportionment, identification numbers, encryption, patterns, and finance models.
Billable Contact Hours: 4
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of graph theory principles.
- Identify and model Euler circuit and Euler path problems.
- Define basic graph terminology.
- Use Euler’s Theorem to classify which graphs have Euler circuits and paths.
- Eulerize graphs when necessary.
- Identify and model Hamiltonian circuit and Hamiltonian path problems.
- Recognize complete graphs and state the number of possible Hamiltonian circuits using counting principles.
- Use brute force, nearest-neighbor, and sorted-edges algorithms to find minimum-cost solutions to traveling salesmen problems.
- Find minimum-cost spanning trees using Kruskal’s algorithm.
- Resolve scheduling conflicts using the chromatic number and coloring.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of the course, students will be able collect and organize data into a table and construct appropriate charts and plots to display the data.
- Identify sampling methods.
- Identify experimental methods.
- Create and interpret a histogram.
- Create and interpret a stemplot.
- Create and interpret a boxplot.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to define, interpret, and calculate measures of central tendency.
- Find and interpret the shape, center, spread, and outliers of a histogram.
- Find and interpret the mean and median of a data set.
- Find and interpret quartiles.
- Find and interpret the standard deviation and variance from a data set
- Find and interpret the spread of data of a normal distribution using 68-95-99.7 Rule
Outcome 4: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to display and interpret linear relationships between two variables using regression.
- Create a scatterplot.
- Make a prediction using a regression line.
- Find the equation of the least-squares regression line identifying slope, y-intercept, and correlation with a scientific calculator.
- Interpret the correlation between two variables.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to compute basic probabilities and interpret probability models.
- Find and interpret the probability of events that are mutually exclusive.
- Find and interpret the probability of events using complements.
- Find and interpret the probability of events using counting methods.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of various voting systems.
- Implement the majority rule voting system and identify its advantages in a two-candidate voting system.
- Implement Condorcet’s Method and know its paradox.
- Implement the plurality, Borda count, sequential pairwise voting, Hare system, and plurality runoff voting systems for three or more candidates.
- Manipulate the plurality, Borda count, sequential pairwise voting, Hare system and plurality runoff voting systems.
Outcome 7: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to use methods of division and apportionment to allocate resources fairly.
- Apply the adjusted winner procedure for two parties.
- Apply the Knaster inheritance procedure for more than two parties.
- Explain the basic apportionment problem.
- Implement the Hamilton Method.
Outcome 8: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to recognize various types of information located in identification numbers
- Identify the check digit on a traveler’s check, Universal Product Code, bank routing number, and International Standard Book Number and determine if the item is fraudulent.
- Identify the information contained in a UPC bar code.
- Identify personal data in a driver’s license number.
Outcome 9: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to decipher encrypted messages.
- Use Caesar cipher to decipher a message.
- Use Viegnère cipher to decipher a message.
- Solve a cryptogram by recognizing frequent letters and words.
Outcome 10: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to classify patterns.
- Generate the Fibonacci sequence and identify some of its properties.
- Identify relationships between the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio.
Outcome 11: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to use finance and population models.
- Apply simple interest formula to finance problems.
- Apply compound interest formula to finance problems.
- Apply continuous compounding interest formula to finance problems.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Graph Theory (8 hours)
- Euler paths and circuits
- Euler’s Theorem
- Eulerize graphs
- Hamiltonian paths and circuits
- Use various algorithms to find minimum-cost solutions
- Kruskal’s algorithm
- Use chromatic number to resolve scheduling conflicts
- Describing and Interpreting Data (8 hours)
- Types of sampling methods
- Measures of center
- Measures of variance
- Linear Regression (4 hours)
- Predict using regression line
- Least-Squares regression line
- Probability (6 hours)
- Basic probability
- Addition Rule
- Multiplication Rule
- Voting Systems (8 hours)
- Majority rule
- Condorcet’s Method and paradox
- Systems for 3 or more candidates
- Borda count
- Sequential pairwise voting
- Hare system
- Plurality runoff
- Manipulation of voting system
- Division and Apportionment (6 hours)
- Adjusted winner procedure
- Knaster inheritance procedure
- Basic apportionment problem
- Hamilton method
- Identification Numbers (4 hours)
- Check digits
- UPC bar codes
- Driver’s license numbers
- Encryption (4 hours)
- Caesar cipher
- Viegnère cipher
- Patterns and Symmetries (2 hours)
- Fibonacci sequence
- Golden ratio
- Finance and Population Models (2 hours)
- Simple interest
- Compound interest
- Continuous compound interest Total 52 hours with 12 hours available for tests.
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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