Advanced Quantitative Reasoning B

Course Description

Advanced Quantitative Reasoning B is the second of a two-semester course that is ideal for students interested in non-mathematics-intensive majors in business, social sciences, or the arts at the postsecondary level. Topics include statistics, financial applications, and the use of models from discrete mathematics, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to solve engaging problems that exist in every-day life. Lessons and activities will focus on exploration-based student learning as well as digital presentation skills.

Course Objectives

For complete information of course topics and objectives, you may view the Course Syllabus here.

    Required Course Materials

    Math
    Notebook
    This may be a small composition notebook or a spiral notebook.
    Your instructor will instruct you to write in your notebook and upload images from time to time.
    Review what you write in your journal and use it to help you complete graded assignments
    Free online
    Resources
    See the “resource module” located near the beginning of the course.
    Introductory Statistics from openstaxcollege.org. Download for free at https://cnx.org/contents/MBiUQmmY@18.54:2T34_25K@11/Introduction/
    Online Statistics Education: A Multimedia Course of Study (http://onlinestatbook.com/). Project Leader: David M. Lane, Rice University.
    Graphing
    Calculator
    A graphing calculator with statistical capabilities is required.
    You are required to bring a graphing calculator to your final exam so it is strongly recommended that you purchase or borrow one for this semester.
    Purchasing a TI 84 plus or a similar model is recommended.
    Free online calculators are available at https://www.desmos.com/calculator but you may not use these on the exam.
    Internet Access Libraries and coffee shops often provide free Wi-Fi access
    Software Compatible web browser:Mozilla Firefox.
    Adobe Reader is required to view PDF documents
    Some videos in this course require Adobe Flash. Visit https://utexas.box.com/v/TroublePlayingVideos if you need help playing the videos.
    A digital camera or scanner is required to upload images of your work. The app Genius Scan is one free option if you use a smartphone.

    Final Examination

    The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all three units. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.

    Format: Multiple-Choice
    Time Allowed: 3 hours
    Materials Allowed: #2 pencils, graphing calculator

    Course Outline

    Each semester course consists of:

    • Three units containing a total of 12 lessons;
    • Twelve practice quizzes with feedback;
    • Twelve graded assignments (8 multiple choice, 4 open-ended); and
    •  One final exam with 40 multiple choice questions, taken in-person.