Mathematical Problem Solving

Course Number: MTH 112

Course Title: Mathematical Problem Solving

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: By appropriate math placement only. Cannot be taken by students with credit in any other MTH course.


Endicott Catalog Description:

Develops student problem-solving skills by teaching different problem-solving strategies and allowing students the opportunity to develop and reflect on their own problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The students will apply these strategies to real world scenarios. Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education requirement.


Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Operate correctly with whole numbers, fractions and decimals.
  2. Round numbers and make estimations.
  3. Use algebra to solve equations.
  4. Apply ratios.
  5. Solve problems involving proportions.
  6. Find percentages and solve related problems, such as taxing.
  7. Have knowledge of the purpose of Statistics.
  8. Understand basic descriptive statistics methods.
  9. Use formulas correctly.
  10. Understand the U.S. unit system.
  11. Know how to convert from metric to U.S. system and vice versa.


Required Textbook and Supplies:

Akst, Geoffrey and Bragg, Sadie. Basic College Mathematics through Applications. Pearson, 5th edition.