What are your chances of winning the lottery? When the media reports statistics on poverty, climate change or the spread of a rare disease, are they getting it right? What do all those numbers mean for you? How do advertisers use statistics to influence our thinking? How accurate are public opinion polls? What is the best way to manage your day-to-day finances?

These are some of the questions we will be investigating in this course. This is a non-traditional, application-based course centered around the use of mathematics in the real world, intended for non-science (liberal arts) majors. Topics include: reasoning and number sense, percentages and estimations, math for financial matters, such as loans and investments; and probability and statistics.

Further topics such as geometry, math in art and music may also be explored.

**Prerequisite(s):**

**ENGL 088 (formerly EASL 089, ENGL 097), and MATH 11 (B) or MATH 12 (C) or MATH 099 (C)**

**Transfers to:**

**UBCV MATH 1st (3) Not for credit in science**

SFU MATH 197 (3)

UVIC MATH 1XX (1.5) Not for credit for degrees within the Faculty of Science

UNBC MATH 1XX (3) Not for credit for degrees within the Faculty of Science and Engineering

TRU MATH 1100 (3)