Mathematics Department - Math 106 - Special Topics in Mathematics: Mathematics of Money

Math 106 - Special Topics in Mathematics: Mathematics of Money

General Information (Catalog listing)

01:640:106. Selected Topics in Mathematics: The Mathematics of Money Prerequisite:01:640:025. May not be used as an elective for the math major or minor. May be repeated for credit, with permission of the department. Not intended for students majoring in business or economics. Not open to students who have taken or are currently taking calculus.

Current Semester: Fall 2014 —Mathematics of Money

Course description:
An introduction to the uses of college level mathematics in personal finance applications. Similar to Math 103 in its target audience, this course is intended for students not majoring in the mathematical or natural sciences, and not majoring in business or economics. The subject matter is more focused than in 103, and is highly applicable. Topics include simple interest, simple discount, compound interest, annuities, investments, retirement plans, mortgages, student loans, leasing, and insurance. The emphasis is on problem solving, with some derivation of formulas. Some biological applications and analogies are considered throughout the course.
Math 106 is designed so that reinforcement of basic skills is integrated into the learning of the subject matter.

Math 106 has the same prerequisite as Math 103, satisfies the same graduation requirements, and is intended for the same liberal arts audience.

SAS Core Curriculum Learning Goals

Math 106 fulfills both the Quantitative Information (QQ) and Mathematical or Formal Reasoning (QR) learning goals of the SAS Core Curriculum:
QQ: Formulate, evaluate, and communicate conclusions and inferences from quantitative information.
QR: Apply effective and efficient mathematical or other formal processes to reason and to solve problems.

Schedule Archives

Fall 2015 Schedule

InstructorType Index Section Day(s)/
Time Room
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Ullman, Peter L 11847 01 MW7 6:40 PM - 8:00 PM BE-253 LIV
Forgoston, Sacha L 11846 02 MTh3 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM LSH-B105 LIV
Barton, Charles L 13174 04 MW4 1:40 PM - 3:00 PM BE-253 LIV
Forgoston, Sacha L 13175 05 MTh2 10:20 AM - 11:40 AM LSH-B105 LIV
Ullman, Peter L 13176 06 MW6 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM BE-252 LIV
Arias, Cecilia L 20044 07 TF2 10:55 AM - 12:15 PM HCK-216 C/D
Arias, Cecilia L 20045 08 TF3 12:35 PM - 1:55 PM RAB-204 C/D

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