Approved September 24, 2013
Students completing Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning courses will meet the outcomes listed below in (i) or (ii).
(i) Problem Solving and Abstract Reasoning
a. Represent and analyze known relationships1 using algebraic and geometric models
b. Represent phenomena of the physical world2 in abstract, symbolic form
c. Solve problems using appropriate methods through logical relationships and reasoning (critical thinking)
(ii) Statistical Analysis and Reasoning
a. Describe and analyze sets of numerical data visually and quantitatively.
b. Draw valid and meaningful inferences and conclusions from data using appropriate methods.
c. Assess the validity of conclusions drawn from statistical methods.3 (critical thinking)
1 “known relationships” refers to the existing collection of functions and formulas used to describe the world around us.
2 "physical world" includes phenomena that we may encounter in the study of the physical, life, and social sciences.
3 “statistical methods” includes research design, data collection, and data analysis
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