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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: Finite Mathematics
Course Number: Math 120
Course Objectives:
  • Students will be able to solve a binomial probability distribution problem.
  • Students will be able to solve a linear programming problem using the geometric approach
  • Students will be able to solve a linear programming problem using the simplex approach.
  • Analyze, organize, and interpret numerical data.
  • Develop models that use Markov chains to study patterns for the future and to make predictions.
  • Formulate probabilistic models and calculate the probability of various events.
  • Propose appropriate counting models involving sets, permutations, and combinations for situations where straightforward counting is impractical.
  • Translate large amounts of real life data into mathematical models involving matrices, and use matrix theory to manipulate data.
  • Apply formulas for calculating interest, present value, annuities, and sinking funds, as well as determine payments and lump sum deposits.
  • Apply linear programming techniques for maximizing and minimizing linear functions.
  • Apply techniques of mathematical modeling to problems from business, economics and social sciences using formulas, graphs, and systems of equations.
  • Students will feel that mathematics is a beneficial part of their education
  • Math students feel they have the resources necessary for their success.