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Nicole A Hoover
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

Students will explore in great detail the concept of a mathematical function and its applications. Functions are the key to how mathematical models are built. A large number of real-world examples and problems (including messy data sets) will be explored in an effort to enable students to creat mathematical models that will help them understand the world in which we live.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The class will be taught with a mixture of group activities and labs, as well as interactive lectures.

Recommended preparation

Score of 40% or higher on the UWB math placement test.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will consist of homework problems, labs, some written assignments as well as reading from the textbook and other supplemental readings.

Grades will be assigned based on class participation and performance on labs, homework/quizzes, the midterm and the final exam.


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 Nicole A Hoover
Date: 09/18/2006