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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.
In-Class Activities: (in progress) Patterns, Calories, Mean vs. Median
Facts: Calories, Body Fat, Mean vs. Median
Formulas: Patterns, Exercise Pulse Rate, Calories, Body Fat
Seven Project Ideas
Midterm One - Arithmetic Test
Facts: Mortgages, Yield Percent, Three Kinds of Probability
Formulas: Restaurant Entrée Pricing Methods, Retail Markup, Retail Discount, Interest, Changes in Likelihood
Eight Project Ideas
Midterm Two - Percent Test
Core Learning Outcome Assignment
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Week 4 Thursday had our Arithmetic Test
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The online gradebook has communication, quiz and test, and overall pages.