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Quantitative Reasoning II

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This applications-driven course prepares students to critically analyze and solve problems using quantitative reasoning. Students approach real world scenarios using numerous reasoning skills and mathematical literacy to draw conclusions.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    • Use counting theories to solve real-world probability scenarios.
    • Use the fundamental counting principle to count outcomes.
    • Determine probabilities using permutations, combinations or other appropriate techniques.
    • Determine the probability of independent, dependent, overlapping and non-overlapping events.
    • Determine the expected value for an experiment.
    • Explain how the Law of Large Numbers applies to the situation.
    • Assess the risk in a given scenario.

    Financial Management

    • Explain how to control finances including creating a budget.
    • Apply relevant formulas to personal finances.
    • Determine loan payments, credit cards, mortgages, and payoff times.
    • Determine the appropriate investment and savings plan.
    • Describe various types of income and taxes.
    • Apply appropriate formulas to real-world financial scenarios.

    Numbers in the Real World

    • Analyze arguments using data.
    • Evaluate statistical studies and determine if they have bias.
    • Interpret frequency tables, bar graphs, pie charts, and histograms.
    • Interpret multiple bar graphs, stack plots, and contour maps.
    • Distinguish between correlation and causality.
    • Interpret the correlation coefficient.
    • Interpret data and visuals from real-world sources.

    Statistical Reasoning

    • Evaluate exponential equations using the laws of exponents.
    • Determine the solution to square root problems.
    • Use estimations to determine solutions to problems.
    • Use basic laws of exponents and scientific notation to solve problems.
    • Solve application problems.

    Mathematical Modeling

    • Use mathematical tools to model real-world scenarios and solve open-ended questions.
    • Use technology to solve problems.
    • Use two-way tables to solve real-world scenarios.
    • Create frequency tables, histograms, pie charts, scatter plots and other graphs to visually represent data.
    • Describe the limitations and/or implications of quantitative reasoning.
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