Exam 1  October 1516  7 AM  5 PM 
Exam 2  December 3 4  7 AM  5 PM 
Course Description:
Promotes mathematical literacy among students. This course will cover important mathematical ideas and problem solving skills in the context of science, technology, and/or society. Topics may include: logic and critical thinking, Venn Diagrams, problem solving, sets, units of measure, percentages and ratios, counting and probability, statistics, exponential growth and decay, linear and exponential models. Quantitative Reasoning is designed to stimulate interest in and appreciation of mathematics and quantitative reasoning as valuable tools for comprehending the world in which we live. This course does not satisfy the prerequisite of any other math course.
This course is designed for PreNurse & Nurse students only, as puts it emphasis on Nursing related problems.
Prerequisite:
Students enrolled in Math 1050 must satisfy one of the following prerequisite requirements:

 A grade of C or higher in Math 0110 at MU (not transfer credit)
 MMT Placement Test Intermediate Algebra score of 70% or higher, dated 9/15/19 or later
Students who do not meet the prerequisite requirements WILL BE DROPPED from Math 1050.
For more information about the Placement Exam (and to take it), visit: http://mathplacement.missouri.edu
Textbooks:
(A) Using & Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach (7th Edition) by Bennett and Briggs.
(B) Medical Dosage Calculation, A Dimensional Analysis Approach (11^{th} Edition) by Olsen, Giangrasso, and Shrimpton.
Sections Covered
 (B) Chapter 1 – Review of Arithmetic for Dosage Calculations
 Rounding decimal numbers
 Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions (calculator)
 (B) Chapter 3 – Dimensional Analysis
 Identify some common units of measurement and their abbreviations.
 Construct unit fractions from equivalences.
 Convert a quantity expressed with a single unit of measurement to an equivalent quantity with another single unit of measurement.
 Solve, using Dimensional Analysis, both simple (onestep) and complex (multistep) problems involving single units of measurement.
 Convert a quantity expressed as a rate to another rate.
 Solve, using Dimensional Analysis, both simple (onestep) and complex (multistep) problems involving rates.
 (B) Chapter 4 – The Household and Metric Systems
 The Household System.
 DecimalBased Systems.
 The Metric System.
 (B) Chapter 5 – Converting from One System of Measurement to Another
 Equivalents of Common Units of Measurement.
 MetricHousehold Conversions.
 Volume Conversions.
 Weight Conversions.
 Length Conversions.
 (B) Chapter 6 – Oral Medications
 Simple (onestep) Problems.
 Complex (multistep) Problems.
 Dosages Based on the Size of the Patient.
 (B) Chapter 8 – Solutions
 Introduction.
 Strengths of Solutions Using Explicit Units of Measurement.
 Strengths of Solutions as Ratios, Fractions, and Percents.
 Liquid Solutes.
 Dry Solutes.
 Determining the Amount of Solute in a Given Amount of Solution.
 Determining the Amount of Solution that Contains a Given Amount of Solute.
 (A) Chapter 2  Approaches to Problem Solving
 2C ProblemSolving Hints
 Explore a general set of hints for effective problem solving.
 + Chapter 1  Thinking Critically
 2C ProblemSolving Hints
 (A) Chapter 4  Managing Money
 Review Powers and Roots
 4A Taking Control of Your Finances
 Review the basics of personal budgeting.
 4B The Power of Compounding
 Explore the basic principles of compound interest.
 4C Savings Plans and Investments (Savings Plan Formula, Total and Annual Return, Stocks and Bonds)
 Calculate the future value of savings plans and study investments in stocks and bonds.
 4D Loan Payments, Credit Cards, and Mortgages
 Understand the mathematics of loan payments, including those for student loans, credit cards, and mortgages.
 4E Income Taxes
 Explore the mathematics of income taxes and the political issues that surround them.
 (A) Chapter 5  Statistical Reasoning
 5A Fundamental of Statistics
 Understand how statistical studies are conducted, with emphasis on the importance of sampling.
 5C Statistical Tables and Graphs
 Interpret and create basic tables and graphs, including frequency tables, bar graphs, pie charts, histograms, and line charts.
 5D Graphics in the Media
 Interpret and explore common types of media graphics.
 5E Correlation and Causality
 Investigate correlations and learn how to decide whether a correlation is the result of causality.
 5A Fundamental of Statistics
 (A) Chapter 6  Putting Statistics to Work
 6A Characterizing Data
 Investigate ways of describing data by their average value – including mean, median, and mode – and their distribution.
 6B Measures of Variation
 Explore common measures of variation, or spread, in a data set: the range, the fivenumber summary, and the standard deviation.
 6C The Normal Distribution
 Study the characteristics of the normal distribution, or bellshaped curve, and learn why it is so important.
 6D Statistical Inference
 Explore three crucial ideas used when inferring a conclusion about a population from results for a sample: statistical significance, the margin of error, and hypothesis testing.
 6A Characterizing Data
 (A) Chapter 7Probability
 7A Fundamentals of Probability (Theoretical, Frequency, and Subjective Probability, Distributions)
 Explore basic concepts of probability and learn three methods for determining probabilities: theoretical, relative frequency, and subjective.
 Review The Multiplication Principle
 7B Combining Probabilities (And vs Either/Or, At Least Once Rule)
 Learn basic rules for adding and multiplying probabilities.
 Review Factorials
 7E Counting and Probability (Arrangements, Permutations, Combinations)
 Learn about permutations and combinations and apply them to probability and to exploring coincidences.
 7A Fundamentals of Probability (Theoretical, Frequency, and Subjective Probability, Distributions)
 (A) Chapter 8Exponential Growth and Decay
 8A Growth: Linear vs Exponential
 Distinguish between linear growth and exponential growth, and explore the remarkable effects of the repeated doublings that characterize exponential growth.
 8B Doubling Time and Halflife (Approximate Doubling Time and Halflife Formula, Exact Formulas)
 Find and understand the doubling time for exponential growth and the halflife for exponential decay.
 8A Growth: Linear vs Exponential