## Course goals

• use Venn diagrams to examine relationships between sets and the validity of simple deductive arguments
• use an appropriate sentence to describe both the absolute and percent change in a given quantity and interpret such statements about the change
• use simple and compound units, making conversions when necessary, and develop accurate comparisons between units
• use evaluate the impact of compound interest on simple financial decisions
• use the savings plan and loan formulas to calculate the payment amount into the savings plan when a certain financial goal needs to be achieved, to calculate the mortgage payment or interest paid over the life of the loan and discuss whether those results are realistic (or not), compare several loans with different interest rates in order to financial decisions
• compare and illustrate the features of linear and exponential growth using practical examples
• determine simple areas, volumes, and explain the differential effect of scaling on perimeter, area, volume as well as some of the practical implications of scaling.

## Schedules

Week 1: Aug 26, Aug 28             Introduction, algebra review / Ch 1C, 1D: Critical thinking
[Last Day to drop classes: Sep 3]
Week 2: Sep 2, Sep 4                 Ch 1C, 1D: Critical thinking / Ch 2A, 2B: Approaches to Problem Solving
Week 3: Sep 9, Sep 11              Ch 2A, 2B: Approaches to Problem Solving / Ch 3A, 3B, 3C: Numbers in the Real World
Week 4: Sep 16, Sep 18             Ch 3A, 3B, 3C: Numbers in the Real World / Ch 4A: Financial Management
Week 5: Sep 23, Sep 25             Ch 4B, 4C, 4D: Financial Management
Week 6: Sep 30, Oct 2                Ch 4B, 4C, 4D: Financial Management
Week 7: Oct 7, Oct 9[Exam1]                 Review for Exam 1 / Exam 1
Week 8: FALL BREAK
Week 9: Oct 21, Oct 23              Ch 8: Exponential Astonishment
[Last Day to withdraw from classes: Oct 24]
Week 10: Oct 28, Oct 30             Ch 8: Exponential Astonishment
Week 11: Nov 4, Nov 6                 Ch 9: Modeling Our World
Week 12: Nov 11, Nov 13             Ch 9: Modeling Our World
Week 13: Nov 18, Nov 20             Ch 9: Modeling Our World / Review for Exam 2
Week 14: Nov 25[Exam 2], Nov 27(Thanksgiving break)
Week 15: Dec 2, Dec 4                 Ch 10A: Fundamentals of Geometry / Special Topics
[Project due: Dec 4]
Week 16: Dec 9, Dec 11                 Review for final
[Final exam time: Dec 18(Thursday) 3:30 - 5:30 pm]