Math for Liberal Arts

This modular survey course focuses on developing math literacy and problem solving skills, exploring topics such as counting systems, problem solving, measurement, graph theory, fractals, set theory and logic, voting theory, growth models, finance, data collection, statistics, and probability. The text is designed so that most chapters are independent, allowing the instructor to choose a selection of topics to be covered. Emphasis is placed on the applicability of the mathematics. Core material for each topic is covered in the main text, with additional depth available through exploration assignments appropriate for in-class, group, or individual investigation.

This course offers a complete set of resources including editable e-text with embedded videos and practice along with online assessments and powerpoint slides.

Primary source material for the course is Math in Society, by David Lippman.

Lumen OER courses apply learning science insights to engage students and better support the learning process. Content includes text, images, videos, assessments, directed feedback, practice questions, and other interactives that invite students to apply their knowledge and improve their understanding. Lumen’s online homework system, OHM, provides frequent practice, machine grading, and immediate feedback to help students learn and master math and other quantitative subjects.

Math for Liberal Arts is available as an OHM course.

  • Online Homework Manager (OHM): A flexible, LMS-integrated math homework engine with learning content and activities you tailor to fit your students’ needs.

This course is available at no cost to SUNY students.

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