M131 0L

Mathematical Ideas

Spring 2013

Contact Information

Other Important Materials

Text: materials supplied online Course site: Moodle http://moodle.csun.edu

Course Information Overview

Course Requirement

Math 131 Mathematical Ideas (3). Prerequisites: Passing score on or exemption from the Entry Level Mathematics Examination, or credit in MATH 093.General Education course intended to acquaint the student with basic mathematical ideas. (Available for General Education, Basic Skills Mathematics)

Course Content

  • Statistics and Excel or Open Office
  • Reading and Writing Mathematics
  • CSU budget crisis and the cost of college
  • Financial math
  • Probability for everyone
  • Course Related Links

    Student Learning Objectives

    • MATH SLO 1: Represent, understand and explain mathematical information symbolically, graphically, numerically and verbally.

    • MATH SLO 2: Develop mathematical models of real-world situations and explain the assumptions and limitations of those models.

    • MATH SLO 3: Use models to make predictions, draw conclusions, check whether the results are reasonable, and find optimal results using technology where necessary and appropriate.

    • MATH SLO 4: Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of mathematical reasoning including the ability to prove simple results and/or make statistical inferences.


    F/U55 and below

    Course Assignments

    • Grading Policy

    • 80% - Homework and quizzes
    • 20% - Project
    • No late homework is accepted.

    News and Announcements

    News : All course information is on the M131 Moodle Course site. The course is conducted entirely on-line (but NOT in real-time). Students must complete assignments as indicated on Moodle site by due dates listed in a course calendar.

    University Policies

    Accommodations and Services

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