This applications-driven course prepares students to critically analyze and solve problems using quantitative reasoning. Students approach real world scenarios using numerous reasoning skills and mathematical literacy to draw conclusions.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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Topics and Objectives
Data in the Real World
- Analyze arguments using data.
- Evaluate statistical studies and determine if they have bias.
- Interpret frequency tables, bar graphs, pie charts, and histograms.
- Interpret multiple bar graphs, stack plots, and contour maps.
- Distinguish between correlation and causality.
- Interpret the correlation coefficient.
- Interpret data and visuals from real-world sources.
- Analyze how data is obtained and summarized.
- Draw appropriate conclusions based on data.
- Calculate an appropriate measure of central tendency for a given scenario.
- Calculate and interpret standard deviation and measures of variation for data.
- Analyze data distribution using bell curves, standard deviation, mean, and probability.
- Use mathematical tools to model real-world scenarios and solve open-ended questions.
- Use technology to solve problems.
- Use two-way tables to solve real-world scenarios.
- Create frequency tables, histograms, pie charts, scatter plots and other graphs to visually represent data.
- Describe the limitations and/or implications of quantitative reasoning.
- Use the fundamental counting principle to count outcomes.
- Determine probabilities using permutations, combinations or other appropriate techniques.
- Determine the probability of independent, dependent, overlapping and non-overlapping events.
- Determine the expected value for an experiment.
- Explain how the Law of Large Numbers applies to a situation.
- Assess the risk in a given scenario.
- Use counting theories to solve real-world probability scenarios.
- Explain how to control finances including creating a budget.
- Apply relevant formulas to personal finances.
- Determine loan payments, credit cards, mortgages, and payoff times.
- Determine the appropriate investment and savings plan.
- Describe various types of income and taxes.
- Apply appropriate formulas to real-world financial scenarios.
A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
- MTH/215 – Quantitative Reasoning I OR
- equivalent or higher college mathematics course
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-354-1800.
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