City Tech offers “MAT 1190” which is designed to enhance students’ quantitative reasoning skills.
MAT 1190 Quantitative Reasoning Course Outline (Full PDF: MAT 1190 Course Outline 2015)
Course Description: Students develop and apply mathematical, logical, critical thinking, and statistical skills to solve problems in real-world contexts. They acquire skills in the fields of algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, and mathematical modeling. The course incorporates opportunities within the classroom to develop students’ reading, writing, oral, and listening skills in a mathematical context. (Read Full MAT 1190 Course Outline 2015)
What do you expect to learn in this class? (Full PDF: QR document)
Topics you will learn in this class:
Logic Logic, is a deductive reasoning that results when the human brain calculates the most rational and acceptable outcome of any given situation and recognizes that answer as the most constructive, and consequently the most desirable. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_logic_relevant_to_everyday_life
How do I use logic in real life? Every day we need to make choices, logic is that ability to examine the consequence of every possible action and then choose the best one.
Probability Aristotle said, “The probable is what usually happens.” You can’t predict the future, but you can use mathematical probability to determine how likely it is that something will – or won’t — happen. http://www.ehow.com/list_7719506_real-life-probability-examples.html
How do I use probability in real life? Many ways such as weather forecasting (what is the chance that it will rain tomorrow?), winning the lottery (there is a very low probability of winning!), playing the odds when you are buying health, car or life insurance…
Statistics Statistics is the study of data, how to acquire it, organize it, analyze it and represent it.
How do I use statistics in real life? Find the average score, average rain fall, analyze data and make predictions, understand graphs (such as bar graphs, histograms) in the newspapers and magazines….
Geometry The study of shapes, sizes, their properties and relative position
How do I use geometry in real life? Paint your room, install a new carpet, organize your closet, fence your garden, design a new video game…