Intermediate algebra, the equivalent or higher, completed at the secondary or post-secondary level; or by meeting CA Title 5 CCR § 55063 math competency requirement of intermediate algebra, per LACCDAP4100; or by placing into any college-level math course.
3 units (Lecture: 3 hours | Lab: 1 hour)
Math 230 is an introduction to the spirit and style of mathematics and its pursuit as a human endeavor. Topics are chosen from a variety of mathematical fields including logic, set theory, systems of numeration, number theory, algebra, the metric system, geometry, mathematical systems, consumer mathematics, probability, statistics, graph theory, voting and apportionment which are intended to illustrate the nature of mathematical discovery, the utility of mathematical applications, and the beauty of geometrical design.
- Use the methods discussed in the course to analyze information and solve real-life mathematical problems.
- Understand the principles of borrowing and saving to compare different financial opportunities and make informed decisions.