The mathematics component of general education focuses on quantitative reasoning to provide a base for developing a quantitatively literate college graduate who should be able to apply simple mathematical models to the solution of real-world problems.  Outcomes include:

  • construct and interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics, and draw inferences from them
  • represent and interpret mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally
  • use of algebraic, geometric, and statistical methods to solve problems
  • estimate solutions to mathematical problems in order to determine reasonableness, identify alternatives, and select optimal results
  • recognize the appropriateness and limitations of mathematical and statistical models
  • develop mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills in settings the college graduate may encounter in the future