Amazinz wrote: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.

Yeah, I'd also recommend statistics. This is the class I took to meet my math requirement, and even though I hate math, I managed to enjoy it. It's not like any other math you've already taken (I'd imagine) and not nearly as tedious.

Math for the Liberal Arts is pretty much math that we would use in normal everyday activities. We will learn or go over buying a home and using interest rates, etc...We will do 3 projects such as buying a home and so on. We also go over applications, odds, diagrams and just go into the basics of angles, polygons and all that fun stuff.

I assume that Liberal Arts Match is your school's terminology for some sort of basic Algebra or maybe Pre-Calculus course. At my university, every Math course has a content specific title, so I'm not sure. As a Math Major heading into the home stretch, all I can say is, if you don't enjoy, I wouldn't shoot too far passed these elementary courses, because once you hit even some of the more challenging lower level 100-200 level courses, they can be quite the hassle, especially if you're not enjoying it.

Liberal Arts Math I have never heard of, maybe its like basic Calculus and Algebra. Im 50/50 on math. I rocked in high school and college in stuff like Algebra, Probability and Statistics. I absolutely sucked at Trig and Geometry, Got a C- In Geometry as a freshman in high school and nearly failed Trig senior year if it hadn't been for me doing some last minute extra credit.(Not like I needed that credit anyway, I have no clue why I cared.)

I thank the Lord every night that I have only two more years of learning.

Topics will include financial management, probability, statistics and selected topics such as geometry, logic, math modeling, and the history of mathematics.

Here is ASU's description of the equivalent class.

Applies basic college-level mathematics to real-life problems. Appropriate for students whose major does not require MAT 117 or 170. Prerequisite: MAT 106 or 2 years of high school algebra.

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.

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