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Number:MS120
Name:Foundations of Quantitative Analysis: Mathematics, Research,
Description:This project based course asks students to review fractions, percentages, decimals, word problems, linear functions (creating, graphing, and interpreting) and other mathematical concepts typically encountered in everyday life. Students will also apply basic concepts of algebra in the context of spreadsheet modeling. Most problems will require students to obtain real data from Internet sources and to use that data to address real applied problems. Students will use Excel 2007 as the primary vehicle of analysis with students verifying some elements of their solutions using hand calculations and others using alternative spreadsheet models. Students will be expected to create and deliver presentations of their work using PowerPoint 2007.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1) Review basic techniques in mathematics and algebra in the context of applied problems. 2) Apply and interpret basic mathematical concepts in the context of real applications. 3) Use the same spreadsheet model development used by practitioners. 4) Apply basic mathematical theory to improve common technological approaches to problem solving by creating and comparing more efficient alternative spreadsheet models. 5) Present and interpret mathematical results by creating and presenting PowerPoint presentations. 6) Know how technology enhances the process of verifying a solution and discussing results. 7) Know the importance of assessing the accuracy of information obtained from Internet sources.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2013 No Text Required For This Course ZZDIRECT NONE MBS
S 2013 Prealgebra >CUSTOM< 1-256-62546-9 BITTINGER 2012 Pearson Custom
F 2012 Materials Available From The Instructor ZZDIRECT LATEST MBS
F 2012 Materials Available From The School ZZDIRECT LATEST MBS
F 2012 Ms120: Quantitative Anaylsis >CUSTOM< 0-697-80605-7 THOMAS COLLEGE 2011 McGraw-Hill Custom
F 2012 No Text Required For This Course ZZDIRECT NONE MBS
S 2012 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS CUS 9780697806055 MCGRAW HILL MCG**1
F 2011 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT
F 2011 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS CUS 9780697806055 MCGRAW HILL MCG**1
F 2011 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS W/ 9780077914868 MCGRAW HILL PRIMUS
S 2011 ALEKS 0-07-239130-8 MCGRAW-HILL MCGRAW-HILL
S 2011 ALEKS 0072391308 McGraw-Hill McGraw-Hill
S 2011 SIMNET 2010 9780073516493 MGRAW HILL
S 2011 SIMNET 2010 9780073516493 MGRAW HILL MCGRAW-HILL
F 2010 NO TEXT REQUIRED TEXT
F 2010 SIMNET 2010 9780073516493 MGRAW HILL
F 2010 SimNet software 0-07-721864-7 MCGRAW HILL MCG001
S 2010 NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED 2-10-011111-6 NO TEXT
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