MTH358 - Functions and Relations

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Subject Title
Functions and Relations

Subject Description

Functions and Relations is a mathematics course designed to prepare students to take college or university Calculus. Students will be instructed in algebraic techniques, functions and trigonometry, and will use these tools to solve a variety of mathematical problems. The course starts with a discussion of algebraic expressions, and how to solve equations and inequalities. The next major portion of the course is devoted to learning about functions and their properties. The course ends with a discussion of trigonometry fundamentals. The emphasis will be on fundamental concepts, which will be followed by a discussion of applications as time permits.

Credit Status
Students are placed in MTH358 based on their math skills assessment.  Students placed in MTH358 must complete the course before taking MTH458

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Apply algebraic techniques to solve equations, inequalities and other mathematical problems.
2. Match basic functions and their graphs to a real world problem to ensure that the function makes reasonable quantitative predictions of the relationship between the variables involved.
3. Apply fundamental trigonometry to solve problems that arise from modeling quantities that vary in a periodic manner.

Essential Employability Skills
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Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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