MATH 098

Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective January 11, 2010 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course prepares students for college-level mathematics. Within a comprehensive conceptual framework, it refreshes students on fundamental arithmetic, and focuses on the numerical, algebraic, geometric and verbal representations of functions and algebraic equations. Important topics of this course include rates of change, linear equations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, quadratic equations and functions, and their applications.

Special information

Prerequisite: For information on math placement and assessment visit, www.metrostate.edu/placement-assessment.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Perform operations on polynomial, rational, and radical expressions.
  • Factor polynomials using a variety of methods
  • Translate between graphical, tabular, verbal, and symbolic representations of functions and relations
  • Analyze graphs of a variety of functions
  • Solve a variety of equations and linear inequalities.
  • Solve systems of equations using algebraic and graphical methods.
  • Use numerical, symbolic, and graphical methods to model, solve, and interpret the results of application problems.
  • Determine if a relation is a function and use function notation appropriately.

Spring 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Deressa, Kejela Teshome Books Course details
02 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Rud, Linda Christine Ander Books Course details
03 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Larson, Neil Maynard Books Course details
04 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Anderson, Laurel Lee Books Course details

Summer 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Staff, Staff Books Course details
02 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Staff, Staff Books Course details

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Staff, Staff Books Course details
02 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Staff, Staff Books Course details
03 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Staff, Staff Books Course details
04 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Staff, Staff Books Course details
05 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Staff, Staff Books Course details
06 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Staff, Staff Books Course details