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Our **syllabus** describes the class calendar, homework, grading, and other important information.

Math 25 builds off of Math 20 concepts and skills. There is not a lot of new math to learn. With lectures, discussions, and projects we review ratios, proportions, percents, and scale factors so a vague understanding of those topics grows into a solid understanding about how and when to use those ideas in real life.

As an analogy, most students leave Math 20 knowing what a "pliers" is. They understand how to use one. But in real life there are many kinds of pliers, each appropriate in different situations, and each used slightly differently.

Math 25 is about making your own "math toolbox". By the end of the term you will understand the different kinds of ratios, proportions, percents, and scale factors. You will know which are appropriate in various real-life situations, and how they are used slightly differently depending on the situation.

Topic | In-Class Activity | Facts | Formulas | Homework |
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Patterns |
Toothpick Patterns |
Tautological Tiles |
Triangle Formula |
Homework |

Health |
Which Rate? |
Calories |
Heart Rate, BMR, DCI |
Homework |

Kitchen Math |
Trimming |
Yield Percent |
Spoon to Cup |
Homework |

What is Average? |
Typical of a Group |
Bell Curves |
Mean & Median |
Homework |

Interest |
6 Years of Rent |
Simple Interest |
Compound Interest |
Homework |

Investing |
The Rule of 72 |
Mortgages |
Sum of Annuity Due |
Homework |

Pricing |
Charge Options |
Markup & Discount |
Entrée Pricing |
Homework |

Likelihood |
Spinner Games |
Probability & Odds |
Weighted Average |
Homework |

Numbers on the Page |
Layout |
− or ÷ |
Missing Link |
Homework |

Core Learning Outcome Assignment