General Education Outcomes

Quantitative Reasoning

Students will demonstrate college-level skills and knowledge in applying the principles of mathematics and logic.

  1. Perform basic arithmetical and algebraic computations.
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

    • Estimate answers.

    • Use equations to find unknowns.

    • Express quantitative results using appropriate units of measurement.

    • Use size and orders of magnitude appropriately.

  2. Use and manipulate quantitative information to draw conclusions.
    • Reduce information to symbolic form.
    • Draw conclusions based on symbolic manipulation.
    • Choose appropriate mathematical/logical techniques to organize and analyze information using equations, tables or graphs.
    • Move between written, symbolic, numeric, visual and graphic forms during analysis.
    • Assess reasonableness of quantitative conclusions.
    • Use quantitative techniques to validate conclusions.
    • Construct abstract models of actual events that can predict outcomes.
  3. Communicate clearly using quantitative information.
    • Express quantitative conclusions in written, symbolic, numeric and graphic form.
    • Assess which forms communicate most clearly to a given audience.