Background and Goals: MATH 105 serves both as a preparatory class to the calculus sequences and as a terminal course for students who need only this level of mathematics. Students who successfully complete MATH 105 are fully prepared for MATH 115.
Content: This is a course on analyzing data by means of functions and graphs. The emphasis is on mathematical modeling of real-world applications. The functions used are linear, quadratic, polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric. Algebra skills are assessed during the term by periodic testing. The classroom atmosphere is interactive and cooperative and homework is done in groups.
Subsequent Courses: The course prepares students for MATH 115.