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Postby Phatferd » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:13 am

Ok, since we are talking about college in a lot of threads I thought I would ask this question. I doubt anyone will be able to answer me because most on this site are advanced in math and wouldn't ever take this course.

As most of you know I hate math. A lot of this has to do with me just not being a math mind. I have taken Algebra and just enrolled in Liberal Arts math at my school. I went to the first class today and the math seems rather interesting. I was wondering if those who have ever taken both have any thoughts on Liberal Arts math.
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Postby theclefe » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:18 am

Math :-t :-t :-t

Get it over with and never think of it again.
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Postby Phatferd » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:21 am

theclefe wrote:Math :-t :-t :-t

Get it over with and never think of it again.


That's the plan. I specifically chose a major that doesn't require too much ;-D .

Thank God for ASU and Broadcast Journalism degrees.
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Postby Rkiivs » Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:50 am

theclefe wrote:Math :-t :-t :-t

Get it over with and never think of it again.


But...but...but without math how could you play fantasy baseball?
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Postby Rirruto » Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:10 am

What is Liberal Arts Math? I took this one class freshman year called Mathematics in Action, it was such a joke. Here is the course description:


Emphasizes the real-world significance of mathematics and applications of several areas of mathematics. Topics include design of street networks, planning and scheduling, weighted voting systems, fair division and apportionment, measuring populations and the universe, symmetries, fractals and statistics. Provides an experience in quantitative reasoning and data analysis through mathematical modeling of some real-life problems including a hands-on approach. Emphasizes the importance, relevance and currency of mathematics in the modern world.
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Postby theclefe » Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:17 am

Rkiivs wrote:
theclefe wrote:Math :-t :-t :-t

Get it over with and never think of it again.


But...but...but without math how could you play fantasy baseball?


You need Math for Fantasy baseball? :-?

I think I quit now.

Fortunatly, computers do all the work for me so I can sit back and enjoy an icy beverage, then laugh at all my endless knowledge. Compueter checks my speling too.
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Postby pokerplaya » Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:40 am

Rirruto wrote:What is Liberal Arts Math? I took this one class freshman year called Mathematics in Action, it was such a joke. Here is the course description:


Emphasizes the real-world significance of mathematics and applications of several areas of mathematics. Topics include design of street networks, planning and scheduling, weighted voting systems, fair division and apportionment, measuring populations and the universe, symmetries, fractals and statistics. Provides an experience in quantitative reasoning and data analysis through mathematical modeling of some real-life problems including a hands-on approach. Emphasizes the importance, relevance and currency of mathematics in the modern world.


Math In Action. LOL. I had a few friends that took that as well. God bless Bing. :-b
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Postby DK » Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:46 am

theclefe wrote:
Rkiivs wrote:
theclefe wrote:Math :-t :-t :-t

Get it over with and never think of it again.


But...but...but without math how could you play fantasy baseball?


You need Math for Fantasy baseball? :-?

I think I quit now.

Fortunatly, computers do all the work for me so I can sit back and enjoy an icy beverage, then laugh at all my endless knowledge. Compueter checks my speling too.


Guess not. :D
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Postby Lofunzo » Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:02 pm

I never heard of Liberal Arts math.
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:02 pm

I think Liberal Arts math is just a general term for introductory math courses, usually non-calculus and geared toward the non-math major. I always liked math but had other topic requirements that I hated. Colleges usually offer some pretty creative alternatives to meet requirements. I'm not sure how many math credits you need but basic comp sci classes and basic statistics classes might be something you could look at. You can apply the statistics to fantasy baseball and everyone can always use a little extra computer experience no matter the field.
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