# MAT 165 Contemporary Mathematics

Exit Skills

1. Use a variety of problem solving techniques, including inductive and deductive reasoning.
2. Make investigations of mathematical ideas and be able to use patterns and observations to make conjectures.
3. Question the reasonableness of a solution in relation to the original problem.
4. Approximate mental calculations and develop estimation skills.
5. Demonstrate a basic understanding about the nature of numbers used in mathematics and have an appreciation of our numeration system in terms of some historical numeration systems. Demonstrate a facility in using the operations of the real numbers and an understanding of the properties of real numbers.
6. Use variables to represent mathematical quantities and expressions; represent mathematical functions and relationships using tables, graphs and equations.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of basic geometric concepts such as parallelism, perpendicularity, congruence, similarity and symmetry.

Objectives

1. Recognize and use a variety of problem solving techniques that include inductive and deductive reasoning.
2. Demonstrate problem-solving techniques with a variety of problems including financial management, probability and statistics.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of numbers and develop an appreciation of our numeration system including its properties and operations.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of basic geometric and trigonometric concepts and apply those concepts to solve problems.

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