If you think a Cartesian coordinate is a what you wear to go with your favorite sweater, it might be time for you to bone up on your quantitative skills.  And, right on cue, the CTL if offering a series of quantitative workshops — 90 minutes to a better, more quantitatively adept you.   The topics are basic algebra, graphs, and word problems, and there are two chances for each.

All the workshops are in Briggs 420.  Good luck!

Algebra (and Trigonometry)

7:30 PM on Wednesday, January 12th and 6:00 PM on Monday, January 17t

  • Algebraic operations and the law of exponents
  • Binomial multiplication and factorization
  • Algebraic identities
  • Techniques for solving quadratic and fractional systems of linear equations
  • Basic concepts and identities of trigonometry

Graphing

7:30 PM on Thursday, January 13th and 6:00 PM Tuesday, January 18th

  • Graphs of linear equations, quadratic equations, exponential functions, trigonometric functions and more…
  • Significance of slope in various applications
  • Displacement of graphs

Word Problems

7:30 PM on Friday, January 14th and 6:00 PM on Wednesday, January 19th

  • Problem solving strategies useful in working with quantitative concepts
  • How to extract useful information from a problem and how to relate similar problems
  • Hands-on experience working on interesting and challenging word problems