Southwest Tech math courses will prepare the learner to accomplish the following:
- Apply problem-solving strategies utilizing basic arithmetic skills, including percents, ratios and proportions, into appropriate formulas and models. Outcomes will include a general sense of numbers required in the trades, business and/or industry.
- Demonstrate quantitative literacy by translating applied problems from business and industry into mathematical expressions and solve by applying numerical, graphical, geometric, and algebraic methods.
- Solve problems by using algebraic methods including linear and quadratic relationships. The ability to analyze data using probability and statistical models will allow learner to organize and describe data.
- Solve applied problems from business and industry by using algebraic methods including quadratic and trigonometric relationships. Quantitative skills will include appropriate application of technology.
- Model and solve real-world problems in business or industry using trigonometric, quadratic, parametric, exponential or logarithmic relationships, including the ability to analyze data using probability and statistical models. Quantitative skills will include appropriate application of technology to make inferences to draw conclusions.
- Balance graphical, numerical, algebraic/analytic and communication techniques using differential and integral calculus to obtain solutions to problems in physics and mathematics as well as in business and industry. An appreciation of calculus as a coherent body of knowledge and a human accomplishment will form the foundation for quantitative literacy.