Professional math will introduce the applications of mathematics in areas such as cryptography, history, music, weather, architecture, baseball and crime scene analysis. Students in this course are not expected to have especially strong math skills or scientific backgrounds; most calculations will be elementary although advanced material is taught as needed. Students will be exposed to number theory, trigonometry and calculus, group theory, geometry, probability, and mathematical modeling. Concepts will be applied immediately to the problems that motivated them.
Credits: 1.0 (0.5 per semester)
Estimated Completion Time: 2 semester/18-36 weeks
*This course is not NCAA eligible.
* Scores are based on 90 student ratings out of 5.
“Math isn’t always an easy subject but I feel like this class really made it easy to understand.”
“The assignments weren’t just boring worksheets, I also enjoy using math XL.”Student Survey Responses
The student will learn:
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.