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Katherine Ann Cook
B CUSP 123
Bothell Campus

Functions, Models, and Quantitative Reasoning

Explores the concept of a mathematical function and its applications. Explores real world examples and problems to enable students to create mathematical models that help them understand the world in which they live. Each idea will be represented symbolically, numerically, graphically, and verbally. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in B CUSP 122, a score of 145-153 on the MPT-AS assessment test, or a score of 151 or higher on the MPT-GS assessment test. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

Student learning goals

Represent functions with equations and graphs.

Develop problem solving skills and study techniques.

Interpret mathematical ideas in real-world applications.

Work as a team to apply new concepts to an advanced problem.

General method of instruction

Classes will include short lectures and group and individual work.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Online textbook & Online homework: Functions Modeling Change, Connally, et al. 3rd edition, 2008, Wiley

There will be a group project.

Grades are assigned based on homework, quizzes, in-class assignments, a project, and two exams.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Katherine Ann Cook
Date: 02/13/2011