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MATH 111A The Mathematics of Daily Life (CORE—Foundation)

Prerequisite: Math 099 or Level II placement on the Basic Math Skills Inventory or permission of the department.(Either semester/3 credits) 

This course introduces students to a wide range of applications of mathematics to modern life. Students will learn some surprisingly simple mathematical ideas that are fundamental in the working of the modern world. Among the topics of the course are: the mathematical tools that businesses use to schedule and plan efficiently; the number codes such as UPC, ZIP codes, and ISBN codes that help organize our lives; and the surprising paradoxes and complexities of elections.