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MAT110
Preview: MAT110 : Using Math to Inform Your World
Course Guide
Prerequisites
Course Description
Instructional Materials
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Altering a recipe, planning a road trip, buying a car, and financing college—what do all of these
things have in common? An understanding of numbers and how to use and interpret them. In the
workplace, business, technology, and criminal justice professionals all use math. In this course you
will learn how to approach mathematics in a way that will positively inform your world. Learn how to
use an easily understandable approach for basic math and algebra to create meaning and see the
world in a new way.
Required Resources
This course uses ALEKS to provide course content and activities. See ALEKS in the left-hand
menu for information.
U.S. Census Bureau Annual Business Survey. 2020. Graph.
https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2021/comm/most-business-owners-have-a-
bachelors-degree.html
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Course Learning Outcomes
Weekly Course Schedule
Week 1 - To Do List
Play: The Real Talk - Confidence in Math with Queen Latifah.
Learn: Check out the Quick Tips - Top 10 Ways to Make ALEKS Your Friend.
Learn: Read more about the skills you're learning this week.
Assignment: Complete the ALEKS Lab. Register in ALEKS, complete the ALEKS Initial
Knowledge Check, and begin working on your ALEKS Learning Path.
Discuss: Click the linked activity title to access this week's live session and preview the topics.
This live session thread is not graded and is not required.
Prepare:
Week 2 - To Do List
Play: The Interactive Experience.
Learn: Read more about the skills you're learning this week.
Explain organizational strategies that can be applied to the field of
mathematics.
1
Use basic arithmetic and algebra to solve real-world quantitative problems.
2
Use basic probability and descriptive statistics to solve real-world quantitative
problems.
3
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Week 2 - To Do List
Assignment: Complete at least 12 topics in ALEKS.
Discuss: Click the linked activity title to access this week's live session and preview the topics.
This live session thread is not graded and is not required.
Prepare:
Week 3 - To Do List
Play: The Strayer Story - Planning for the Unexpected with Nicole Lapin.
Learn: Read more about the skills you're learning this week.
Assignment: Complete at least 12 topics in ALEKS.
Discuss: Click the linked activity title to access this week's live session and preview the topics.
This live session is not graded and is not required.
Prepare: The Week 4 assignment is due next week. Preview the assignment now to prepare.
Prepare:
Week 4 - To Do List
Learn: Read more about the skills you're learning this week.
Assignment: Complete at least 12 topics in ALEKS.
Quiz: Complete the Week 4 Quiz in ALEKS.
Assignment: Submit the assignment, The Value of Organization in Math.
Discuss: Click the linked activity title to access this week's live session and preview the topics.
This live session thread is not graded and is not required.
Prepare:
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Week 5 - To Do ListWeek 5 - To Do List
Learn: Read more about the skills you're learning this week.
Assignment: Complete at least 12 topics in ALEKS.
Reflect: Answer questions about the learning this week.
Discuss: Click the linked activity title to access this week's live session and preview the topics.
This live session is not graded and is not required.
Prepare:
Week 6 - To Do List
Learn: Read more about the skills you’re learning this week.
Assignment: Complete at least 12 topics in ALEKS.
Quiz: Complete the quiz that covers the skills you are learning in Blackboard.
Discuss: Click the linked activity title to access this week's live session and preview the topics.
This live session is not graded and is not required.
Prepare: The Week 7 assignment is due next week. Preview the assignment now to prepare.
Prepare:
Week 7 - To Do List
Learn: Read more about the skills you're learning this week.
Assignment: Complete at least 12 topics in ALEKS.
Quiz: Complete the Week 7 Quiz in ALEKS.
Assignment: Submit the assignment, Using Arithmetic and Algebra to Solve Real World
Problems.
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Week 7 - To Do List
Discuss: Click the linked activity title to access this week's live session and preview the topics.
This live session is not graded and is not required.
Prepare:
Week 8 - To Do List
Play: Strayer Talk - Putting Math in the Driver's Seat.
Learn: Read more about the skills you're learning this week.
Assignment: Complete at least 12 topics in ALEKS.
Discuss: Click the linked activity title to access this week's live session and preview the topics.
This live session is not graded and is not required.
Prepare:
Week 9 - To Do List
Learn: Read more about the skills you're learning this week.
Assignment: Complete at least 12 topics in ALEKS.
Reflect: Answer questions about the learning this week.
Discuss: Click the linked activity title to access this week's live session and preview the topics.
This live session is not graded and is not required.
Prepare: The Week 10 assignment is due next week. Preview the assignment now to prepare.
Prepare:
Week 10 - To Do List
Learn: Check out the Quick Tips - Top 10 Ways to Use Statistics 100% of the Time.
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Week 10 - To Do List
Learn: Read more about the skills you're learning this week.
Assignment: Complete at least 12 topics in ALEKS.
Quiz: Complete the Week 10 Quiz in ALEKS.
Assignment: Submit the assignment, Using Basic Probability and Descriptive Statistics to Solve
Real-World Problems.
Discuss: Click the linked activity title to access this week's live session and preview the topics.
This live session is not graded and is not required.
Week 11 - To Do List
Learn: Check out the Quick Tips - Top 10 Ways to Use Math in the Real World.
Learn: Read more about the skills you're learning this week.
Quiz: Complete the quiz that covers the skills you are learning in Blackboard.
Discuss: Click the linked activity title to access this week's live session and preview the topics.
This live session is not graded and is not required.
Grading Scale
Participation Total Points % of Grade
Discussion Participation 0 0%
Assignment Total Points % of Grade
Week 1 Play - Real Talk with Queen Latifah 5 0.5%
Week 1 Assignment - Week 1 - ALEKS Topics 60 6%
Week 2 Play - The Interactive Experience 5 0.5%
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Assignment Total Points % of Grade
Week 2 Assignment - Week 2 - ALEKS Topics 60 6%
Week 3 Play - Planning for the Unexpected with
Nicole Lapin
5 0.5%
Week 3 Assignment - Week 3 - ALEKS Topics 60 6%
Week 4 Assignment 1 - Week 4 - ALEKS Topics 60 6%
Week 4 Quiz - Week 4 ALEKS Quiz 40 4%
Week 4 Assignment 2 - Week 4 - The Value of
Organization in Math
60 6%
Week 5 Assignment - Week 5 - ALEKS Topics 60 6%
Week 5 Reflect - Week 5 25 2.5%
Week 6 Assignment - Week 6 - ALEKS Topics 60 6%
Week 6 Quiz - Week 6 Quiz 15 1.5%
Week 7 Assignment 1 - Week 7 - ALEKS Topics 60 6%
Week 7 Quiz - Week 7 ALEKS Quiz 40 4%
Week 7 Assignment 2 - Week 7 - Using Arithmetic
and Algebra to Solve Real-World Problems
60 6%
Week 8 Play - Putting Math in the Driver's Seat 5 0.5%
Week 8 Assignment - Week 8 - ALEKS Topics 60 6%
Week 9 Assignment - Week 9 - ALEKS Topics 60 6%
Week 9 Reflect - Week 9 25 2.5%
Week 10 Assignment 1 - Week 10 - ALEKS Topics 60 6%
Week 10 Quiz - Week 10 ALEKS Quiz 40 4%
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Assignment Total Points % of Grade
Week 10 Assignment 2 - Week 10 - Using Basic
Probability and Descriptive Statistics to Solve Real-
World Problems
60 6%
Week 11 Quiz - Week 11 Quiz 15 1.5%
Totals 1000 100%
Final Course Grade
Points Percentage Grade
900 - 1000 90% - 100% A
800 - 899 80% - 89% B
700 - 799 70% - 79% C
600 - 699 60% - 69% D
0 - 599 59% and below F
Unique Course Features
Grading Scale Notation
Please consult the University Catalog and your academic advisor to determine the final grade needed
in this class to satisfy your specific degree conferral requirements.
Academic Integrity
Please be sure to review the entire Academic Integrity Policy in the Student Handbook before
submitting anything in this course. In order to enforce its Academic Integrity Policy, the University
reserves the right to review any work (draft or otherwise) or exam submitted by a student during his or
her entire academic career at Strayer.
Lab Participation and Attendance Policy
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Assignments
NOTE: This course uses ALEKS to support your learning in this course. Graded activities in ALEKS
will count for attendance.
This course uses PlayPosit to host interactive activities. Graded activities in this lab will count for
attendance.
Week 1 Assignment - Assignment
Summary
Text
Register in ALEKS and complete your ALEKS Learning Path.
Instructions: Please click on the ALEKS link below to access the material used for this course. You
may also use the ALEKS link located on the left-hand side of your screen in the navigation bar.
Note: These links will automatically take you to the corresponding learning paths in ALEKS.
Week 1 Play - Play
Summary
Text
Wondering what math looks like outside of the classroom? Just ask the Queen! In this week’s Real
Talk, superstar Queen Latifah explains how she uses mathematical concepts and principles to reach
success in her own career. Plus, she’ll share how she overcame her math anxiety to multiply her
success.
Directions: Click on the Week 1 Video link below to watch this week's video and answer a few
questions about it.
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Note: Closed Captions (CCs) are available in the video. To turn them ON/OFF, use the settings
button (gear icon) at the bottom right. In the pop-up window, click the box under ‘Captions’, and
choose English. You can also download the video's transcript if desired.
Scoring Guide
Week 2 Assignment - Assignment
Summary
Text
Instructions: Please click on the ALEKS link below to access the material used for this course. You
may also use the ALEKS link located on the left-hand side of your screen in the navigation bar.
Complete at least 12 topics.
Note: These links will automatically take you to the corresponding learning paths in ALEKS.
Week 2 Play - Play
Summary
Text
Throughout this course, you’re learning how organization will increase your productivity as a student
and in your career. In this week’s Interactive
Experience, you’ll get a real-world lesson on how
organizing your life can help you set aside the time you need to succeed. And you’ll focus on the
priorities that should take precedence in this course.
Directions: Please complete this week's Interactive
Experience (link below), and when finished,
answer a few questions about it by clicking on the Week 2 Play Questions link at the bottom. When
you are finished answering, you will receive your points for the interactive activity this week.
The Week's Interactive Experience
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Week 3 Assignment - Assignment
Summary
Text
Instructions: Please click on the ALEKS link below to access the material used for this course. You
may also use the ALEKS link located on the left-hand side of your screen in the navigation bar.
Complete at least 12 topics.
Note: These links will automatically take you to your unique learning path in ALEKS.
Week 3 Play - Play
Summary
Text
Nicole Lapin is a New
York
Times bestselling author, financial expert, and successful
businesswoman. Just like you, she has to balance her personal and professional needs to reach her
goals each day—especially while she’s in the middle of a major book tour. In this week’s Strayer
Story, get a behind-the-scenes look at Nicole’s life while on the road and learn how she uses her
productivity skill to organize her day, manage her time, and deal with the unexpected.
Directions: Click on the Week 3 Video link below to watch this week's video and answer a few
questions about it.
Note: Closed Captions (CCs) are available in the video. To turn them ON/OFF, use the settings
button (gear icon) at the bottom right. In the pop-up window, click the box under “Captions,” and
choose English. You can also download the video's transcript if desired.
Scoring Guide
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Week 4 Assignment 1 - Assignment
Summary
Text
Instructions: Please click on the ALEKS link below to access the material used for this course. You
may also use the ALEKS link located on the left-hand side of your screen in the navigation bar.
Complete at least 12 topics.
Note: These links will automatically take you to your unique learning path in ALEKS.
Week 4 Assignment 2 - Assignment
Summary
Text
Skill Being Assessed
Productivity (organization)
Overview
Organization is a foundation for productivity as well as for solving math problems. In MAT110
applying organizational skills is two-fold. First, it is essential to being productive, for example when
you organize your workspace and manage your time, which allows you to be a successful student.
Second, organizational skills are also essential when solving math problems since you must plan
how to solve a problem, organize the steps in a logical order, and work efficiently through those
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steps. Each time you solve a math problem, you are strengthening your organizational skills which
are valued by employers and will help you lead a more productive life.
Each of these problems will assess your ability to explain how you would apply organizational skills
to math problems in real world situations. This skill is valuable in the workplace and in everyday
activities where math is necessary.
Instructions
Use of the provided assignment template is required.
Week 4 Assignment Template [DOCX]
You do not need to do any research or cite sources in order to answer these questions. When you
have answered all parts of the assignment, save the template with your completed responses as a
Word document titled: Your Name_ MAT110_Week_4_Assignment and submit it in Blackboard in
Week 4.
Resources
U.S. Census Bureau Annual Business Survey. 2020. Data year 2019. Graph.
https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2021/comm/most-business-owners-have-a-bachelors-
degree.html
Course Outcome:
Explain organizational strategies that can be applied to the field of mathematics.
Scoring Guide
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1a. Scenario 1: Identify a situation that would fit into the scenario and explain how you would organize
the calculation to solve it without a calculator. 10 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Did not submit or
did not identify a
situation that
would fit into the
scenario or
explain how you
would organize
the calculation to
solve without a
calculator.
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Identified a
situation that
would fit into the
scenario but did
not explain how
you would
organize the
calculation to
solve without a
calculator.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Identified a
situation that
would fit into the
scenario and
explained how
you would
organize the
calculation to
solve without a
calculator. 2
errors.
Competent (80-
89%)
Identified a
situation that
would fit into the
scenario and
explained how
you would
organize the
calculation to
solve without a
calculator. 1
error.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Identified a
situation that
would fit into the
scenario and
accurately
explained how
you would
organize the
calculation to
solve without a
calculator.
1b. Scenario 2: Explain how you would solve this problem by organizing a sample calculation.  10 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Did not submit or
did not explain
how you would
solve this
problem by
organizing a
sample
calculation.
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Explanation
and/or
calculation was
not related to the
scenario or
contained 3 or
more errors.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Explained how
you would solve
this problem by
organizing a
sample
calculation. 2
errors.
Competent (80-
89%)
Explained how
you would solve
this problem by
organizing a
sample
calculation. 1
error.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Explained how
you would solve
this problem by
organizing a
sample
calculation. 0
errors.
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1c. Explain the importance of organization in the field of mathematics and reflect on how correct
organization of a problem can help you in everyday life.  13 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Did not submit or
did not explain
the importance of
organization in
the field of
mathematics nor
reflected on how
correct
organization can
help you in
everyday life.
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Explained the
importance of
organization in
the field of
mathematics OR
reflected on how
correct
organization of a
problem can help
you in everyday
life.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Explained the
importance of
organization in
the field of
mathematics and
reflected on how
correct
organization of a
problem can help
you in everyday
life. General
response without
real-life
examples.
Competent (80-
89%)
Explained the
importance of
organization in
the field of
mathematics and
reflected on how
correct
organization of a
problem can help
you in everyday
life. Included at
least one real
world example in
1-2 sentences.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Explained the
importance of
organization in
the field of
mathematics and
reflected on how
correct
organization of a
problem can help
you in everyday
life. Included at
least one real
world example in
3+ sentences.
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2a. Explain a recommendation based on data from a graph. Use two specific examples from the graph
to support your response.   20 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Did not submit or
did not explain
your
recommendation
based on the
data.
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Explained your
recommendation
based on the
data without
using any
specific
examples from
the graph as
support. Or, the
explanation was
not accurate
based on the
graph data.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Explained your
recommendation
based on the
data using only
one specific
example from the
graph as
support.
Explanation
lacked clarity or
detail.
Competent (80-
89%)
Explained your
recommendation
based on the
data using two
specific
examples from
the graph as
support. The
explanation
lacked clarity.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Explained your
recommendation
based on the
data using two
specific
examples from
the graph as
support. The
explanation was
clear and
detailed.
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2b. Explain why a bar graph is useful for organizing categorical data. Support your explanation with
two different observations from the graph.   13 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Did not submit or
did not explain
why a bar graph
is useful for
organizing
categorical data.
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Explained why a
bar graph is
useful for
organizing
categorical data.
Explanation was
inaccurate or
lacked clarity and
was not
supported with
any observations
from the graph.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Explained why a
bar graph is
useful for
organizing
categorical data.
Explanation was
not supported
with any
observations
from the graph.
Competent (80-
89%)
Explained why a
bar graph is
useful for
organizing
categorical data.
Explanation was
accurate but was
supported with
only one
observation from
the graph.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Explained why a
bar graph is
useful for
organizing
categorical data.
Explanation was
accurate and
was supported
with two
observations
from the graph.
3. Explain how you would organize your step-by-step calculations in evaluating the order of operations
problem.  34 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Did not submit or
did not explain
how to organize
the step-by-step
calculations in
evaluating the
order of
operations
problem.
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Explained how to
organize the
step-by-step
calculations in
evaluating the
order of
operations
problem.
Accurate
explanation of
two steps.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Explained how to
organize the
step-by-step
calculations in
evaluating the
order of
operations
problem.
Accurate
explanation of
three steps.
Competent (80-
89%)
Explained how to
organize the
step-by-step
calculations in
evaluating the
order of
operations
problem.
Accurate
explanation of
four steps.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Explained how to
organize the
step-by-step
calculations in
evaluating the
order of
operations
problem.
Accurate
explanation of all
five steps.
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Week 5 Assignment - Assignment
Summary
Text
Instructions: Please click on the ALEKS link below to access the material used for this course. You
may also use the ALEKS link located on the left-hand side of your screen in the navigation bar.
Complete at least 12 topics.
Note: These links will automatically take you to your unique learning path in ALEKS.
Week 5 Reflect - Reflect
Summary
Text
The following question will give you a chance to self-evaluate, to think about what you’ve been
learning in this course, and to draw your own conclusions about how you can apply productivity
effectively in your life. Your answer may be used to determine how to improve the program for future
students. Your answer will not be used for marketing purposes. Please respond in a paragraph of at
least 5–7 sentences to fully address the question. Be sure to use your own words!
How can you use the organizational strategies you have learned in this course to help
you improve your productivity as a student? Why do you think this is important?
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Open a Word document to write your answers. When you are done, save and upload your Word
document with your responses.
Make sure to click Submit when you are done.
Scoring Guide
Critically reflects by addressing the “what” and “why” of the question(s) by connecting specific
examples from personal experience and course content to the response. 100 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Reflection does
not address the
“what” or “why”
of the
question(s).
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Reflection
addresses only
part of the
question and/or
does not use
examples from
personal
experience or
course content to
support
response.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Reflection
addresses the
“what” and “why”
of the question(s)
using general
examples from
personal
experience
and/or course
content.
Competent (80-
89%)
Critically reflects
by addressing
the “what” and
“why” of the
question(s) by
discussing
specific
examples from
personal
experience
and/or course
content, but not
connecting each
of them to the
response.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Critically reflects
by addressing
the “what” and
“why” of the
question(s) by
connecting
specific
examples from
personal
experience
and/or course
content to the
response.
Week 6 Assignment - Assignment
Summary
Text
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Instructions: Please click on the ALEKS link below to access the material used for this course. You
may also use the ALEKS link located on the left-hand side of your screen in the navigation bar.
Complete at least 12 topics.
Note: These links will automatically take you to your unique learning path in ALEKS.
Week 7 Assignment 1 - Assignment
Summary
Text
Instructions: Please click on the ALEKS link below to access the material used for this course. You
may also use the ALEKS link located on the left-hand side of your screen in the navigation bar.
Complete at least 12 topics.
Note: These links will automatically take you to your unique learning path in ALEKS.
Week 7 Assignment 2 - Assignment
Summary
Text
Skill Being Assessed
Mathematical Reasoning
Overview
Every day we are in situations where we need to apply math skills to solve problems. Being
proficient with arithmetic and algebra can help you make decisions that could help you save money,
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maximize your time, and live a more productive life. For this assignment, we will assess your ability
to use basic arithmetic and algebra to solve real-world quantitative problems.
Instructions
Use of the provided assignment template is required.
Week 7 Assignment Template [DOCX]
You do not need to do any research or cite sources in order to answer these questions. When you
have answered all parts of the assignment, save the template with your completed responses as a
Word document titled: Your Name_ MAT110_Week_7_Assignment and submit it in Blackboard in
Week 7.
Course Outcome:
Use basic arithmetic and algebra to solve real-world quantitative problems.
Scoring Guide
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Scenario Choice One. Answer all four questions accurately: 1. What information do you have/need? 2.
What steps would you take to solve this problem and what formula(s) will you use? 3. How would you
calculate the result? 4. Explain your result in the context of the original situation/problem. 33 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Did not submit or
elements of the
submission do
not align with
minimum
gradable
standard.
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Submission
contains
accurate
responses for at
least one of the
following: 1.
Information, 2.
Steps to solve
and formula(s),
3. Calculation, 4.
Explanation of
result in context
of original
situation/problem
.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Submission
contains
accurate
responses for at
least two of the
following: 1.
Information, 2.
Steps to solve
and formula(s),
3. Calculation, 4.
Explanation of
result in context
of original
situation/problem
.
Competent (80-
89%)
Submission
contains
accurate
responses for at
least three of the
following: 1.
Information, 2.
Steps to solve
and formula(s),
3. Calculation, 4.
Explanation of
result in context
of original
situation/problem
.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Submission
contains
accurate
responses for all
of the following:
1. Information, 2.
Steps to solve
and formula(s),
3. Calculation, 4.
Explanation of
result in context
of original
situation/problem
.
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Scenario Choice Two. Answer all four questions accurately: 1. What information do you have/need? 2.
What steps would you take to solve this problem and what formula(s) will you use? 3. How would you
calculate the result? 4. Explain your result in the context of the original situation/problem. 33 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Did not submit or
elements of the
submission do
not align with
minimum
gradable
standard.
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Submission
contains
accurate
responses for at
least one of the
following: 1.
Information, 2.
Steps to solve
and formula(s),
3. Calculation, 4.
Explanation of
result in context
of original
situation/problem
.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Submission
contains
accurate
responses for at
least two of the
following: 1.
Information, 2.
Steps to solve
and formula(s),
3. Calculation, 4.
Explanation of
result in context
of original
situation/problem
.
Competent (80-
89%)
Submission
contains
accurate
responses for at
least three of the
following: 1.
Information, 2.
Steps to solve
and formula(s),
3. Calculation, 4.
Explanation of
result in context
of original
situation/problem
.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Submission
contains
accurate
responses for all
of the following:
1. Information, 2.
Steps to solve
and formula(s),
3. Calculation, 4.
Explanation of
result in context
of original
situation/problem
.
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Scenario Choice Three. Answer all four questions accurately: 1. What information do you have/need?
2. What steps would you take to solve this problem and what formula(s) will you use? 3. How would
you calculate the result? 4. Explain your result in the context of the original situation/problem. 34 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Did not submit or
elements of the
submission do
not align with
minimum
gradable
standard.
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Submission
contains
accurate
responses for at
least one of the
following: 1.
Information, 2.
Steps to solve
and formula(s),
3. Calculation, 4.
Explanation of
result in context
of original
situation/problem
.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Submission
contains
accurate
responses for at
least two of the
following: 1.
Information, 2.
Steps to solve
and formula(s),
3. Calculation, 4.
Explanation of
result in context
of original
situation/problem
.
Competent (80-
89%)
Submission
contains
accurate
responses for at
least three of the
following: 1.
Information, 2.
Steps to solve
and formula(s),
3. Calculation, 4.
Explanation of
result in context
of original
situation/problem
.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Submission
contains
accurate
responses for all
of the following:
1. Information, 2.
Steps to solve
and formula(s),
3. Calculation, 4.
Explanation of
result in context
of original
situation/problem
.
Week 8 Assignment - Assignment
Summary
Text
Instructions: Please click on the ALEKS link below to access the material used for this course. You
may also use the ALEKS link located on the left-hand side of your screen in the navigation bar.
Complete at least 12 topics.
Note: These links will automatically take you to your unique learning path in ALEKS.
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Week 8 Play - Play
Summary
Text
You use math to solve everyday problems. So why not use it to assist you with your personal
finances? Whether you’re deciding which loan to apply for or figuring out the best way to pay off your
debt, strengthening your problem solving skills is your secret weapon to making successful
decisions.
When picking out a new vehicle, many people struggle between the option of buying versus leasing.
In this week’s Strayer
Talk, financial expert Nicole Lapin helps you practice your problem solving skill
to decide between buying and leasing a car. That’s knowledge you can drive all the way to the bank!
Directions: Please watch this week's video and answer a few questions about the video by clicking
on the Week 8 Video link below.
Note: Closed Captions (CCs) are available in the video. To turn them ON/OFF, use the settings
button (gear icon) at the bottom right. In the pop-up window, click the box under “Captions,” and
choose English. You can also download the video's transcript if desired.
Scoring Guide
Week 9 Assignment - Assignment
Summary
Text
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Instructions: Please click on the ALEKS link below to access the material used for this course. You
may also use the ALEKS link located on the left-hand side of your screen in the navigation bar.
Complete at least 12 topics.
Note: These links will automatically take you to your unique learning path in ALEKS.
Week 9 Reflect - Reflect
Summary
Text
The following question will give you a chance to self-evaluate, to think about what you’ve been
learning in this course, and to draw your own conclusions about how you can apply problem solving
effectively in your life. Your answer may be used to determine how to improve the program for future
students. Your answer will not be used for marketing purposes. Please respond in a paragraph of at
least 5–7 sentences to fully address the question. Be sure to use your own words!
Describe in detail how you can use problem solving in personal, professional, or
mathematical problems?
Open a Word document to write your answers. When you are done, save and upload your Word
document with your responses.
Make sure to click Submit when you are done.
Scoring Guide
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Critically reflects by addressing the “what” and “why” of the question(s) by connecting specific
examples from personal experience and course content to the response. 100 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Reflection does
not address the
“what” or “why”
of the
question(s).
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Reflection
addresses only
part of the
question and/or
does not use
examples from
personal
experience or
course content to
support
response.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Reflection
addresses the
“what” and “why”
of the question(s)
using general
examples from
personal
experience
and/or course
content.
Competent (80-
89%)
Critically reflects
by addressing
the “what” and
“why” of the
question(s) by
discussing
specific
examples from
personal
experience
and/or course
content, but not
connecting each
of them to the
response.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Critically reflects
by addressing
the “what” and
“why” of the
question(s) by
connecting
specific
examples from
personal
experience
and/or course
content to the
response.
Week 10 Assignment 1 - Assignment
Summary
Text
Instructions: Please click on the ALEKS link below to access the material used for this course. You
may also use the ALEKS link located on the left-hand side of your screen in the navigation bar.
Complete at least 12 topics.
Note: These links will automatically take you to your unique learning path in ALEKS.
Week 10 Assignment 2 - Assignment
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Summary
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Skill Being Assessed
Mathematical Reasoning
Overview
Probability and descriptive statistics are used all around us (think: life expectancy, batting averages,
chances of rain, election results, sales, lottery tickets). Both give us an opportunity to analyze data
and are especially useful for making decisions. Each of the following problems will assess your
ability to use basic probability and descriptive statistics to solve real-world quantitative problems.
Instructions
Use of the provided assignment template is required.
Week 10 Assignment Template [DOCX]
You do not need to do any research or cite sources in order to answer these questions. When you
have answered all parts of the assignment, save the template with your completed responses as a
Word document titled: Your Name_ MAT110_Week_10_Assignment and submit it in Blackboard in
Week 10.
Course Outcome:
Use basic probability and descriptive statistics to solve real-world quantitative problems.
Scoring Guide
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Explain why descriptive statistics or probability is useful in life, using two specific examples. 33 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Did not submit or
elements of the
submission do
not align with
minimum
gradable
standard.
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Explained why
descriptive
statistics or
probability is
useful in life. Did
not provide
examples.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Explained why
descriptive
statistics or
probability is
useful in life.
Provided general
example(s).
Competent (80-
89%)
Explained why
descriptive
statistics or
probability is
useful in life.
Provided one
specific example.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Explained why
descriptive
statistics or
probability is
useful in life
using two
specific
examples.
Communicate a recommendation about a claim based on data, supporting your explanation with at
least two probabilities. 34 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Did not submit or
elements of the
submission do
not align with
minimum
gradable
standard.
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Communicated a
recommendation
about a claim but
was not based
on data provided.
Did not support
your explanation
with examples of
probability.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Communicated a
recommendation
about a claim
based on data.
Did not support
your explanation
with examples of
probability.
Competent (80-
89%)
Communicated a
recommendation
about a claim
based on data.
Supported your
explanation with
one probability.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Communicated a
recommendation
about a claim
based on data.
Supported your
explanation with
at least two
probabilities.
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3a. Calculate the mean, median, and mode for each shift using the data provided. Explain your
calculations. 15 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Did not submit or
elements of the
submission do
not align with
minimum
gradable
standard.
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Calculated either
the mean,
median, or mode
for each shift
using the data
provided. Two of
the calculations
are incorrect or
missing. No
explanation.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Calculated the
mean, median,
and mode for
each shift using
the data
provided. One of
the calculations
are incorrect.
Explained the
calculations.
Competent (80-
89%)
Calculated the
mean, median,
mode for each
shift using the
data provided.
Did not explain
the calculations.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Accurately
calculated the
mean, median,
and mode for
each shift using
the data
provided.
Explained the
calculations.
3b. Accurately explain which descriptive statistic (mean, median, or mode) is most relevant, including
specific details to support your response. 18 %
Unacceptable
(Below 60%)
Did not submit or
elements of the
submission do
not align with
minimum
gradable
standard.
Needs
Improvement (60-
69%)
Did not
accurately
explain which
descriptive
statistic was the
most relevant.
Did not provide
details to support
your response.
Satisfactory (70-
79%)
Accurately
explained which
descriptive
statistic was the
most relevant.
Did not provide
details to support
your response.
Competent (80-
89%)
Accurately
explained which
descriptive
statistic was the
most relevant.
Provided general
details to support
your response.
Exemplary (90-
100%)
Accurately
explained which
descriptive
statistic was the
most relevant.
Included specific
details to support
your response.
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