MAT 108 Math for the Real World,Online

Quantitative Analysis and Personal Finance (or) Math for the Real World fulfills the Quantitative Literacy General Education requirement. This class prepares students to understand, analyze, and solve real-life problems that require quantitative reasoning. Topics include the meaning of probabilities, how to read, critique, and apply statistical information found in news reports, public policy debates, consumer reports, and other daily life and professional situations; the use of mathematical models in describing, understanding, and making predictions about real world phenomena; and the mathematics of loans and investments. Topics will be illustrated by examples and applications from current events, daily life, business, and natural phenomena. Mathematical Tools for the Real World is to inspire students to act wisely when faced with quantitative challenges in collegiate coursework, employment, and daily living. This course is offered on the BYU-Idaho online system. (see Course Sharing Policy): it fulfills the MAT 107 requirement. (see course sharing policy)


3 credits


MAT 97 or 97B with Credit (CR) or appropriate placement score


Fall, Winter, Spring