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# MATH 1000 - Problem Solving

This course focuses on methods, processes, and strategies used to solve mathematical problems in a wide variety of contexts.  It demonstrates the uses and structure of mathematics while developing diverse ways to approach both mathematical and non-mathematical problems.  There is an emphasis placed on George Polya’s four step procedure for problem-solving.  Specific topics to be covered are number sequences and patterns, geometry and unit measurements, consumer math, counting principles, and probability.  Other optional areas that may be covered could include algebraic modeling, numeration systems, set theory, or descriptive statistics.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

General Education Requirement: Basic Math
Comments: This course may be used for the quantitative reasoning requirement at UW.

Prerequisites:
MATH 0900 Pre-Algebra with a grade of “C” or Math placement level 3

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of MATH 1000 Problem Solving, the student will:

1. Solve problems using George Polya’s four step procedure.
2. Solve problems involving number sequences.
3. Solve problems involving number patterns.
4. Solve problems with algebra in areas of finance.
5. Solve problems involving exponential growth, proportions, and variation.
6. Solve problems using various counting methods.
7. Solve problems using probability theory.
8. Solve problems in the areas of geometry and measurement.
9. Examine data using various descriptive statistical methods.

Program Outcomes