Provides the opportunity for students to be active participants in the solution of important, interesting and challenging problems. The emphasis on learning mathematics by doing mathematics will allow students to build their own knowledge base of algebraic and geometric models. The course will also help students to acquire the mathematical "habits of mind" necessary to use mathematics and mathematical principles in their subsequent course work, their jobs, and their personal lives.
Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 118 or C or better in MATH 116 or MATH 16B or placement by exam and C or better in MATH 113 or high school geometry. A graphing calculator is required for this course. Check with the College Bookstore or the Mathematics Department for recommended models.
(PCS 1.1, 3 credit hours: 3 hours lecture, 0 hours lab)