MAT 105 Applied Mathematics

Exit Skills

  1. Construct truth tables and use them to determine the validity of an argument.
  2. Use estimation to determine whether an answer is reasonable.
  3. Solve financial applications of compound interest, loans and investments.
  4. Develop a strong number sense by putting numbers in perspective, by making comparisons and by identifying misleading information.
  5. Critically evaluate statistical studies and graphs.
  6. Describe statistical data using measures of center and spread.
  7. Solve basic probability applications using multiplication and addition.
  8. Use mathematical models to solve linear and exponential applications.
  9. Solve basic right triangle applications using trigonometric functions.
  10. Recognize the connections between mathematics and other disciplines such as art, politics, nature or business.

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate critical and logical thinking skills by analyzing mathematical arguments.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to make basic financial decisions.
  3. Analyze statistical studies and demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of probability.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize quantitative data by putting numbers in perspective, by making reasonable estimates, by using mathematical models to solve applications and by solving right triangle applications.
  5. Develop an understanding that mathematics is meaningful and recognize the connections between mathematics and other disciplines.

Office Info

Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Office Location

Administration Building, Room 1242

Office Phone Number

636-922-8496

Office Coordinator

Phyllis Marchand
636-922-8496
phyllis_marchand@stchas.edu

Program Contact

Joseph (Joe) W. Howe
636-922-8318
jhowe@stchas.edu

Joshua (Josh) J. Niemczyk
636-922-8691
jniemczyk@stchas.edu