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Alla Genkin
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

Overview of Course: We will explore the concept of a mathematical function and its applications. Functions are the key to how mathematical models are built. Various mathematical models will be created through the usage of real world examples . This course is designed to prepare students for calculus I and serves as a prerequisite for BCUSP124. Upon successful completion of the course, students are expected to build solid skills in algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, exponentials, composition of functions, and graphing.

Student learning goals

linear,exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions

brief introduction to limits

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Homework assignments will be assigned online on WileyPlus. Instructions and registration key will be available the first day of class.


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 Alla Genkin
Date: 12/09/2010