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- Available Lessons: 123
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryMath 97: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning has been evaluated and recommended for up to 4 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. This course allows for a self-paced study option, with short, engaging lessons that you can use to take the first step toward earning your degree.
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The course objective is to give you a solid foundation in mathematical concepts such as logic, math combinations, geometric proofs, math sets, number theory, and more.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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- A non-graphing, scientific calculator (We'll provide you access to Desmos scientific calculator during the final exam.)
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Solve basic logic problems and mathematical proofs, explaining the reasoning behind the solution
- Identify and compare different types of sets and their representation, including finite, infinite, countable, and uncountable sets
- Demonstrate techniques for performing operations and solving equations with rational and irrational numbers
- Differentiate between relations and functions, and determine if a function is an injection, surjection, or bijection
- Write equations to calculate combinations and permutations and use those equations to solve problems
- Measure the angles of a triangle and use indirect proofs to prove two lines are parallel
- Construct a geometric proof to determine the validity of a statement
- Calculate the area of basic geometric shapes such as triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and circles
- Compare figures to determine if they're symmetrical
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Math 97 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 2 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category and by NCCRS for 4 semester hours in the associate/certificate category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Math 97 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Math 97 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Introduction to Logic in Math||Discusses logic and reasoning from a numerical and mathematical perspective. Shows common logic and reasoning applications in games and puzzles.|
|Mathematic Inductions||Describes the process of analyzing mathematical concepts through logic, proofs and reasoning.|
|Types of Proofs in Math||Covers proofs in math, including direct proofs, proofs by contradiction, unique proofs, existence proofs and algebraic proofs.|
|Numerical Problem Solving Skills||Outlines strategies that help you solve numerical-based word problems, such as identifying relevant information and applying appropriate procedures.|
|Principles of Mathematical Sets||Examines sets, types of sets and their representation.|
|Groups & Sets in Algebra||Defines groups and sets in algebra.|
|Number Theory Overview||Introduces numbers, including prime numbers, place value, modular arithmetic, LCM and GCD. Discusses prime value problems, proofs and hypotheses, including Euclid's Proof, Riemann Hypothesis and Goldbach's Conjecture.|
|Rational & Irrational Numbers Overview||Defines rational numbers and describes techniques for performing operations and solving problems including simplifying expressions and solving equations.|
|Order Relations & Functions||Introduces the basics concepts of relations, including binary relations and partial ordering. It also differentiates between relations and functions.|
|Mathematical Combinations||Explains the practice and philosophy of analyzing combinations and permutations of numbers.|
|Informal Geometry & Measurement||Defines undefined geometry terms and geometric measurement.|
|Acute, Obtuse & Right Angles||Explores the three types of angles.|
|Parallel Lines in Geometry||Evaluates the characteristics of parallel lines and how they are used in the identification and measurement of angles and shapes.|
|Geometric Postulates & Proofs||Introduces the basics of geometric proofs and postulates.|
|Triangle Types & Theorems||Identifies the characteristics of triangles, as well as related theorems.|
|Proportions & Similar Triangles||Evaluates the characteristics of similar triangles.|
|Types of Quadrilaterals||Outlines the basic characteristics of quadrilaterals.|
|Introduction to Circles||Defines circles and identifies key properties to characterize and identify circles.|
|Area of Polygons & Circles||Shows you how to calculate the area of common polygons and circles.|
|Surfaces & Solids||Identifies the characteristics of common solids.|
|Symmetry & Transformations||Breaks down topics related to transformations, symmetry and rotational symmetry.|
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|Completed all lessons in Math 97: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
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|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
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