MATH 135 - Contemporary Mathematics

**3 credits** (PREREQUISITE: PLACEMENT EVALUATION SCORE or COMPLETION OF MATH 097 WITH "C" OR BETTER.)

This course is a survey of a wide range of topics that gives students the opportunity to apply mathematics to the solution of everyday problems. Students will become proficient in problem solving with percents, calculating simple and compound interest, computing payments and finance charges for consumer loans, solving problems involving angle relationships, finding perimeter, area, volume, and surface area of basic geometric figures, using the Pythagorean Theorem, converting measurements using dimensional analysis, solving counting problems using permutations and combinations, calculating probabilities, and calculating and interpreting measures of central tendency. A scientific calculator is required for this course. **MATH (F, Sp, Su)**