Yuba Community College District
Yuba College Course Outline
Course Information
Course Number:
MATH 58
Full Course Title:
Mathematics for Everyday Living
Short Title:
Math for Everyday
TOP Code:
1701.00  Mathematics, General
Effective Term:
Spring 2018
Course Standards
Course Type:
Credit  Degree Applicable
Units: 3.0
Total class hours: 162.0
Total contact hours in class: 54.0
Lecture hours: 54.0
Hours outside of class: 108.0
Repeatable:
No
Grading Method:
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Minimum Qualifications for Instructors
 Mathematics (Masters Required)
Course Description
Interpretation of and reasoning with quantitative information. Coverage of logic; units analysis; uses and abuses of percentages, ratios, and indices; financial management; and statistics. This course satisfies the AA and AS degree requirement but does not satisfy the prerequisite for a transferable math course.Conditions of Enrollment
Satisfactory completion of: MATH 101 or MATH 101B Or by placement
Advisories

Language  recommended eligibility for English 1A

Mathematics  recommended eligibility for Math 52
Content
Course Lecture Content
 Logic and anlysis of arguments that use numbers
 Units analysis and unit conversions
 Problem solving strategies
 Uses and abuses of percentages, ratios, indices, tables, and graphs
 Financial mangement
 Statistical reasoning
 Exponential and logarithmic models
Objectives

Identify an argument's premises and conclusions.

Recognize fallacious arguments.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Use Venn diagrams.

Evaluate arguments that use numbers.

Identify and convert units.

Use units to check answers.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Apply strategies for problem solving.

Solve problems that use percentages, ratios, indices, tables or graphs and identify abuses.

Apply rounding rules.

Use different interest formulas.

Use different types of investments.

Explain bond yield.

Calculate loan payments.

Use budget principles.

Recognize different sampling methods.

Interpret different statistical graphs.

Distinguish between correlation and causality.
**Requires Critical Thinking**

Apply exponential and/or logarithmic functions to model real world applications.
**Requires Critical Thinking**
Student Learning Outcomes

Use a Venn diagram to determine if an argument is valid.
 Critical Thinking Students will analyze data/information in addressing and evaluating problems and issues in making decisions.

Solve problems that use percentages, ratios, indices, tables or graphs and identify abuses.
 Computation Students will use appropriate mathematical concepts and methods to understand, analyze, and communicate issues in quantitative terms.
 Critical Thinking Students will analyze data/information in addressing and evaluating problems and issues in making decisions.

Solve financial application problems.
 Computation Students will use appropriate mathematical concepts and methods to understand, analyze, and communicate issues in quantitative terms.
 Critical Thinking Students will analyze data/information in addressing and evaluating problems and issues in making decisions.

Solve unit conversion problems.
 Computation Students will use appropriate mathematical concepts and methods to understand, analyze, and communicate issues in quantitative terms.
 Critical Thinking Students will analyze data/information in addressing and evaluating problems and issues in making decisions.
Methods of Instruction

Lecture/Discussion
Assignments
Other Assignments
Homework: From Bennett & Briggs, "Using & Understanding Mathematics", 5th edition:
Section 1D (pages 6264) problems: 16,19,22,23,26,30,34,36,38,41,43,47,50,51
Methods of Evaluation
 Essay/Paper
 Exams
 Homework
 Problem Solving Exercises
 Quizzes
 Research Project
Course Materials
Textbooks:

Bennett and Briggs. Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, 6th ed. Pearson, 2015, ISBN: 9780321914620Equivalent text is acceptable

Crauder et. al. . Quantitative Literacy, 2nd ed. Macmillan, 2015, ISBN: 9781464125126Equivalent text is acceptable