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​Liberal Arts Math I



This course is appropriate for liberal arts students who plan to concentrate in fields which require no specialized mathematics beyond the general education level. The course content includes: selected topics from history of mathematics, sets, logic, counting methods, probability, geometry, metric system, and statistics.

 

Textbooks, calculators and solutions manuals are available in the commons. Please bring your notes, handouts and any assignment sheets when you come for assistance.

 

 

 

 Textbook Information

 

​The electronic version of the textbook can be accessed via the "Online Textbook" button in your CourseCompass/MyLab software.

Hardcopies of this textbook are available for use in the Learning Commons.  



MGF 1106
Blitzer, Robert. Thinking Mathematically. 5th Ed. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, 2011.
 

 

 

 Handouts

 
 

 Videos

 
Course specific videos can be accessed through your Course Compass interface.​
 

 Other Useful Links

 

These are additional resources that our staff and students have found helpful.

Jim Wooland's Liberal Arts Math page from Florida State University---online textbook and practice quizzes

Set Theory and Logic

Mathematical Reasoning from Oswego (NY) City School District Regents Exam Prep Center
Venn Diagrams; Truth Values: and, or, implies, if and only if; Related Conditionals: converse, inverse, contrapositive; Truth Value of Compound Sentences; Truth Value of Open Sentences       

Introduction to Logic by Stefan Waner and Steven R. Costenoble, Hofstra University 

  • Statements and Logical Operators Exercises for Section 1 
  • Logical Equivalence, Tautologies and Contradictions Exercises for Section 2 
  • The Conditional and the Biconditional Exercises for Section 3 
  • Tautological Implications and Tautological Equivalences Exercises for Section 4 
  • Rules of Inference Exercises for Section 5 
  • Arguments and Proofs Exercises for Section 6 
  • Predicate Calculus

Logic and Sets Power point presentation from the University of South Florida.

Lewis Caroll's Logic Game from Cut-the-Knot.org Venn Diagrams, Bilateral diagrams, Syllogisms, Trilateral Diagrams

Venn Diagrams and Probability by P. B. Stark at University of California, Berkeley.

Metric System and Geometry

SI Prefixes - conversions in the metric system

Measurement from Oswego (NY) City School District Regents Exam Prep Center
Perimeter of Polygons & Circumference of Circles, Area of Polygons & Circles, Volume of Solids, Pythagorean Theorem, Similar Figures, Similar Polygons: Ratio of Perimeters & Areas

Utah Education Network Theme park More links to help and interesting information.

Probability

Lesson on Introduction to Probability from Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies.

Probability Interactive lessons on probability, sample spaces, conditional probability, independent events, and conditional probability.

Probability from Cut-the-Knot.org

Statistics 

Introduction to Statistics Interactive lessons on measures of central tendency (mean, median, and mode) and range.

Utah Education Network Theme park More links to statistics help and interesting information. 

Lecture Notes from James Jones, Richland Community College, Decatur, Illinois

Intro to Applied Statistics

Concepts of Statistics

Contact Information

For more information contact the Learning Commons by phone (850) 201-8193 or e-mail learningcommons@tcc.fl.edu.

Hours
7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mon - Thu
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fri

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