MATH 325 - Problem-Solving


Approval Status


Date Reviewed

December 2011
MATH 325 Problem-Solving 3 Units
Prerequisite: MATH 120 or 124 with a grade of “C” or better
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area B4
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course focuses on the problem-solving skills necessary to solve both real-life and nontraditional mathematics problems. Problem-solving strategies presented in this course include: drawing a diagram, eliminating possibilities, making a systematic list, looking for a pattern, guessing and checking, solving an easier related problem, working backward, algebraic representation, finite differences, and other related techniques. Divergent thinking, group work, and the clear presentation of mathematical work will be emphasized throughout the course.