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MATU-103 Final Project Instructions
PLO 3 – Quantitative Fluency: Explain how accurate calculations and symbolic operations are used in interpreting
social and economic trends.
PLO 4 – Applied Learning: Evaluate a scenario in which academic knowledge and skills could be applied to a work or
community issue.
The Assignment
As individuals and as a society, we use mathematics every single day to make important decisions, drive
advancements, and understand the world around us. In this assignment, you will choose a real-world topic (from the
list below) and you will describe and discuss how mathematics is used to address current issues related to that topic.
You will:
1. Describe the history of the topic as well as the history and development of the branch (or branches)
of mathematics being used to address issues related to it,
2. Provide a summary of the formal mathematics being used to address issues related to your topic,
with appropriate mathematical symbols, formulas, terminology, and concrete examples,
3. Explain how the mathematics is applied in the real-world to work, community, social, and economic
issues.
See the section Outline Of Material To Present below for a more detailed explanation of what you will submit for
each of these three sections.
The topics that you may choose from are





Business
Economics
Equal Representation and Fairness
Health and Healthcare
Education
Review the section Tips To Get Started at the end of these directions for more information on the mathematics
(and corresponding chapters from your textbook) that you may want to consider writing about for each of these
five options.
You may write on any of these five topics, but you may not write on a different topic unless you have received
express prior permission from your individual instructor. Your instructor is not required to approve alternative
topics and will only do so if he or she is certain that there is sufficient research and information available to
adequately complete this assignment.
Outline of Material to Present
The assignment is broken down into three parts: Introduction and Historical Context, Summary of Mathematics, Real
World Applications. Each part has a subset of questions and issues you must address. Please ensure that your
report includes a section for each of the three Parts listed below, and that each part addresses ALL of the subquestions listed. Again, you must select one of the topics provided above unless you have received permission
from your individual instructor to write on another topic.
Part 1: Topic Introduction and Historical Context (approximately 2 pages)
Here is where you will introduce your topic and explain why it is important. You will also introduce the branch(es) of
mathematics that are used to address issues related to your topic, and provide a brief history of the mathematicians
or other key figures that contributed to its development. Please include each of the following:
1. Introduce your main topic (Business, Economics, Equal Representation/Fairness, Heath/Healthcare, or
Education). Why is this topic important? What are some key current issues (social, political, environmental,
technological etc.) related to your topic today? Why is it important to understand and address those issues?
2. Introduce and briefly describe the branch (or branches) of mathematics that may be used to address key
issues related to your topic. This is merely a general introduction; you will discuss the mathematics formally
in Part 2: Summary of Mathematics below.
3. Name at least 2 key figures that contributed to the development of the branch(es) of mathematics
described above. Who were they? When did their research take place? How did their work contribute to
the development of this type of mathematics?
Part 2: Summary of Mathematics with Examples (approximately 2-3 pages)
Here you will discuss the formal mathematics that are used to address issues related to your topic. (Note: You will
apply the math that you present in Part 2 to your application examples in Part 3 so you may want to review Part 3
before completing this section). For any topic that you choose, there will be many different areas of mathematics
that can be applied. Select one, or a few that you think are the most relevant, interesting, and applicable to your
topic and include the following:
1. Choose and describe at least one branch of mathematics (you may have more than one) that is used to
address issues related to your topic. Explain the formal mathematics by:
a. Presenting and describing relevant symbols, notation, and terminology
b. Presenting and describing key formulas
c. Presenting and describing important theories or theorems
2. Provide an example that illustrates the mathematics described above being applied to a situation
related to your topic (PLO 4), and solve the problem by:
a. Describing the problem and the steps of the solution in words
b. Presenting the mathematical steps of the solution using formal mathematical symbols,
notation, and formulas, and provide and interpret the final answer (PLO 3)
Note: You may choose an example from the problem sets in your textbook as long as you appropriately
cite this example in your references. See the section Tips To Get Started below to see some suggested
sections from your textbook
Part 3: Real World Applications (approximately 3-4 pages)
Here you will describe how the mathematics you presented in Part 2 is applied in the real world. You do not need to
use the mathematics to solve any particular problem; rather, explain how the mathematics is (or could be) used to
explain, address, or solve problems related to your topic, directly or indirectly, as described below. Include each of
the following:
1. Provide at least one real-world example of a specific work or community scenario related to your topic
where the mathematics you presented in Part 2 could be applied. (PLO 4) Describe the scenario and explain
how the math would address it. What is the purpose and benefit of using math to address this
scenario? Does it increase efficiency? Does it help with accuracy? What problems might we encounter if we
neglected to use math to help address this scenario?
2. Provide at least one real-world example where accurate calculations and symbolic operations (using the
mathematics you presented in Part 2) are, or could be used to interpret and/or explain a social and/or
economic trend related to your topic. (PLO 3) This example should be something different from your
example in #1 above. Describe the social or economic trend and explain how the math you presented in
Part 2 helps to interpret or explain it. (Examples of social or economic trends might be things like income
inequality, gerrymandering, equal housing, public healthcare, equal access to quality education, and so on.)
3. Describe and discuss how this topic and the mathematics you have presented are relevant to your own life,
directly and/or indirectly.
Formatting Requirements
Your paper should be a Word document, with embedded charts, graphs, figures, formulas and tables. It should be
APA or MLA Format, with name and page number on each page, and should include each of the following:
1. Title page: You should have a cover page. The cover page should have a specific title of your paper (Note:
“MATU 103 Paper” does not clearly define the topic you are presenting), your name, Brandman University,
MATU 103, term, and year. You might find it helpful to include an image of something representative of your
topic to provide a visual context for your report.
2. Write Up/Body: The body should be 6 – 8 pages. Please use a “page break” to separate the cover from the
body and the references from the body.
3. References: Please include all articles, books, websites, publications, or other information that you
utilized to obtain the information in your paper. The references come after the main body. At least three
references are required, not including the textbook.
4. Appendix (optional): Include an appendix after your references to include any charts, graphs,
calculations, or other information that supports your paper, but which is not necessary to include in the
main body.
Academic Integrity
The University expects that students will conduct themselves in an honest and ethical manner and respect the
intellectual work of others. Your paper will be submit through TurnItIn, which is a plagiarism detection service. Your
paper will receive a Similarity Report that represents the percentage of your paper that is similar to or copied from other
sources. Any type of plagiarism, including using work without referencing, copying another paper, not citing references
in the body of the paper, using a paper from another course, etc., will be met with penalties determined by the
instructor, including the possibility of failing the course, and having an Academic Integrity Violation Sanction Report
submitted to University administration. Note: You may not use a paper you wrote from a prior course, even if it is the
same class you are taking now, without prior permission from your individual instructor. If you have further questions
about academic integrity, please contact your instructor and/or see the catalog.
Tips To Get Started
Before selecting your topic, do a little research first! Read the sections of your textbook noted below, and do
some internet searching to make sure you feel prepared to present a paper where you provide each of the
following: a) an explanation of the formal mathematics with appropriate symbols, formulas, and examples, b)
examples of how this branch of mathematics could be applied to a work or community issue, and c) an
explanation of how this branch of mathematics can be used to interpret social or economic trends.
Below is a list of the main topics you may choose from, as well as some suggested readings and related
discussion points from your textbook. You may choose any one of the Topics below for your project. If you want
to write on a topic not shown here, you must obtain prior permission from your individual instructor. Your
instructor is not required to approve alternative topics and will only do so if he or she is certain that there is
sufficient research and information available to adequately complete this assignment.
Business
for this topic, you might discuss…
• Chapter 4, Graph Theory (for example: efficient routes, efficient scheduling)
• Chapter 7, Modeling (for example: currency conversion, supply and demand)
• Chapter 8, Consumer Math (for example: interest, investments, loans, mortgages)
• Chapters 13, 14, Probability and Statistics (for example: expected value)
Economics
for this topic, you might discuss…
• Chapter 6, Number Theory (for example: CPI, HPI, inflation)
• Chapter 7, Modeling (for example: population growth, inflation, currency conversion, supply and demand)
• Chapter 8, Consumer Math (for example: interest, investments, loans, mortgages)
• Chapters 13, 14, Probability and Statistics (for example: expected value)
Equal Representation and Fairness
for this topic, you might discuss…
• Chapter 7, Modeling (for example: population growth)
• Chapters 10, 11, Apportionment and Voting (for example: gerrymandering, measuring power, measuring fairness)
• Chapters 13, 14, Probability and Statistics (for example: polling)
Health and Healthcare
for this topic, you might discuss…
• Chapter 4, Graph Theory (for example: spread of disease)
• Chapter 7, Modeling (for example: spread of disease)
• Chapters 12-14, Probability and Statistics (for example: genetics, likelihood that a drug or vaccine is effective)
Education
for this topic, you might discuss…
• Chapter 7, Modeling (for example: projecting college graduation rates)
• Chapter 10, Apportionment (for example: allocating resources to classrooms, awarding assistantships to college
students)
• Chapters 12-14, Probability and Statistics (for example: normal distribution of grades on standardized tests, academic
performance influenced by other factors – i.e. comparing grade averages, correlation between funding and academic
performance)
Signature Assignment Rubric:
Course Number and Course Title: MATU-103 Applied Mathematics
PLO and/or ILO Number and Title: PLO3 Quantitative Fluency, PLO4 Applied Learning
Learning
Outcome
Criteria
CLO
Part I
Numbers 1-3:
Introduction and
Historical Context
30
The paper fulfills all
instructions for Part 1.
All questions are
thoroughly answered
and answers
demonstrate excellent
understanding of all
topics.
25
One of the required
elements for Part 1 is
missing, incomplete
or underdeveloped.
Most questions are
thoroughly answered
and answers
demonstrate very
good understanding
of all topics.
CLO
Part 2
Number 1:
Summary of
mathematics
30
The paper fulfills all
instructions for number
1 of Part 2. Branch(es)
of mathematics is fully
and accurately
described. Explanation
for sections a-c includes
relevant information
and all information is
correct.
25
One of the required
elements for number
1 of Part 2 is missing,
incomplete or
underdeveloped.
Branch(es) of
mathematics is
mostly fully and
accurately described.
Explanation for
September 6, 2018
EXEMPLARY
PROFICIENT
DEVELOPING
EMERGING
NOT COMPLETE
20
Two required
elements for Part 1
are missing,
incomplete or
underdeveloped.
Some questions are
thoroughly answered
but some lack detail,
and answers
demonstrate good
understanding of
most, but not all,
topics.
15
Three required
elements for Part 1
are missing,
incomplete or
underdeveloped.
Most questions are
not thoroughly
answered and most
answers demonstrate
poor understanding
of most topics.
0
Part 1 is missing from
submission, or its
contents are not a
response to the
assignment
directions, or the
attempt is confusing
or incorrect to the
point of being
inadequate.
20
Two of the required
elements for number
1 of Part 2 are
incomplete or
underdeveloped.
Branch(es) of
mathematics is
somewhat accurately
described, but some
elements are not
15
Three of the required
elements for number
1 of Part 2 are,
incomplete or
underdeveloped.
Branch(es) of
mathematics is not
fully and accurately
described.
Explanation for
0
Number 1 of Part 2 is
missing from
submission, or its
contents are not a
response to the
assignment
directions, or the
attempt is confusing
or incorrect to the
sections a-c includes
mostly relevant
information and most
information is
correct.
PLO 3, PLO 4
Part 2
Number 2:
Mathematics
example
30
Provides a specific
example that is clearly
relevant to a situation
related to the topic,
and completes sections
a and b appropriately.
Provides a thorough
and complete
description of the
problem and steps, and
presents all relevant
symbols, notations, etc.
Interpretation of final
answer is correct and
demonstrates excellent
understanding.
25
Provides a specific
example that is
mostly relevant to a
situation related to
the topic, and
completes sections a
and b appropriately.
Provides a mostly
thorough and
complete description
of the problem and
steps, and presents
mostly relevant
symbols, notations,
etc. Interpretation of
final answer is mostly
correct and
demonstrates good
understanding.
accurate. Explanation
for sections a-c
includes some
irrelevant information
and only some
information is correct.
20
Provides an example
that is somewhat
relevant to a situation
related to the topic,
and completes
sections a and b
appropriately.
Provides an
incomplete
description of the
problem and steps,
and presents only
some of the relevant
symbols, notations,
etc. Interpretation of
final answer is not
completely correct
and demonstrates
some understanding.
PLO 4
Part 3
Number 1:
Applications to
work or
community issue
30
The paper fulfills all
instructions for Part 3,
Number 1.
Example is clearly and
specifically related to a
work or community
issue related to the
topic. Thorough and
complete description,
explanation and
25
One of the required
elements is missing,
incomplete or
underdeveloped for
Part 3, Number 1.
Example is mostly
clearly and
specifically related to
a work or community
issue related to the
20
Two of the required
elements are missing,
incomplete or
underdeveloped for
Part 3, Number 1.
Example is somewhat
related to a work or
community issue
related to the topic.
Somewhat complete
September 6, 2018
sections a-c includes
little relevant
information and
much information is
incorrect.
point of being
inadequate.
15
Provides an example
that is not clearly
relevant to a
situation related to
the topic, and
doesn’t complete
sections a and b
appropriately.
Provides a mostly
incomplete
description of the
problem and steps,
and presents few of
the relevant symbols,
notations, etc.
Interpretation of final
answer is mostly or
fully incorrect and
demonstrates little
understanding.
15
Three or more of the
required elements
are missing,
incomplete or
underdeveloped for
Part 3, Number 1:
Example is not clearly
and specifically
related to a work or
community issue
0
Number 2 of Part 2 is
missing or contents
are not a response to
the assignment
directions, or the
attempt is confusing
or incorrect to the
point of being
inadequate.
0
Number 1 of Part 3 is
missing from
submission, or its
contents are not a
response to the
assignment
directions, or the
attempt is confusing
or incorrect to the
PLO 3
Part 3
Number 2:
Application to
social or economic
trend.
September 6, 2018
answers to all
questions. Math
branch(es) used is the
same as that presented
in Part 2, and
description of how it
could be applied to
work or community
issue is very clear.
Excellent understanding
of the topic is
demonstrated.
topic. Mostly
thorough and
complete
description,
explanation and
answers to all
questions. Math
branch(es) used is
mostly the same as
that presented in
Part 2, and
description of how it
could be applied to
work or community
issue is mostly clear.
Very good
understanding of the
topic is
demonstrated.
description,
explanation and
answers to all
questions but some
parts are incomplete
or not relevant. Math
branch(es) used is
somewhat different
than that presented in
Part 2, and description
of how it could be
applied to work or
community issue is
somewhat unclear.
Some understanding
of the topic is
demonstrated.
related to the topic.
Incomplete
description,
explanation and
answers to most
questions. Math
branch(es) used is
not the same as that
presented in Part 2,
and description of
how math could be
applied to work or
community issue is
not clear. Little
understanding of the
topic is
demonstrated.
point of being
inadequate.
30
All required content for
Part 3, Number 2 is
present. Example is
clearly and specifically
related to a social or
economic trend related
to the topic.
Description of the
trend is clear and
accurate. Math
branch(es) used is the
same as that described
in Part 2, and
description of how it
could be used to
interpret/explain is
25
Most required
content for Part 3,
Number 2 is present.
Example is mostly
clearly and
specifically related to
a social or economic
trend related to the
topic. Description of
the trend is mostly
clear and accurate.
Math branch(es)
used is the same as
that described in Part
2, and description of
how it could be used
20
Most required content
for Part 3, Number 2 is
present. Example is
somewhat related to a
social or economic
trend related to the
topic. Description of
the trend is only
somewhat accurate.
Math branch(es) used
is somewhat different
than that described in
Part 2, and description
of how it could be
used to
interpret/explain is
15
Some required
content for Part 3,
Number 2 is missing.
Example is not clearly
and specifically
related to a social or
economic trend
related to the topic.
Description of the
trend is not entirely
clear or accurate.
Math branch(es)
used is not the same
as that described in
Part 2, and
description of how it
0
Number 2 of Part 3 is
missing from
submission, or its
contents …
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