Mathematics for College Liberal Arts
Mathematics for College Liberal Arts provides a math curriculum focused on developing the mastery of skills identified as critical to postsecondary readiness in math. This elective is aligned with Florida's Benchmarks for Excellent Students Thinking (B.E.S.T.) in mathematics and emphasizes instruction with applicability in real-world context.
Course topics include a review of algebra concepts; functions and sequences; systems of equations; data and mathematical modeling; descriptive statistics; logic and reasoning; geometric principles of measurement and congruency, and applications of probability.
A variety of activities allow for students to think mathematically in a variety of scenarios and tasks. In Discussions, students exchange and explain their mathematical ideas. Modeling activities ask them to analyze real-world scenarios and mathematical concepts. Journaling activities have students reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct arguments, critique reasoning, and communicate precisely. And in Performance Tasks, students synthesize their knowledge in novel, real-world scenarios, make sense of multifaceted problems, and persevere in solving them.
The course is built to Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.).