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Applied Finite Mathematics – MAT 130 (SNHU)

Applied Finite Mathematics – MAT 130 (SNHU)

Credits 1


  • Descriptive Statistics
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of descriptive statistics by distinguishing between qualitative and quantitative data and between continuous and discrete data; creating and analyzing frequency distributions, scatterplots, and graphs; and calculating and interpreting measures of central tendency and dispersion.
  • Correlation and Regulation
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of correlation and regression by recognizing correlation from scatter plots; and calculating and interpreting the least squares regression line and correlation coefficient.
  • Probability
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of probability by creating and using probabilities which will include learning the general addition rule and the complement rule; distinguishing between independence and dependence; and using the various counting rules of multiplication, factorials, permutations, and combinations.
  • Financial and Consumer Mathematics
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of financial and consumer mathematics by interpreting and performing operations relating to personal loans using simple interest, compound interest, installment plans, and mortgages including annuities and amortization.


Algebra 1, high school sophomore



Estimated Completion Time

1 semester, 16-18 weeks


This course is designed to prepare students for other courses in the core curriculum and in their majors and to provide a basis for making decisions in life after graduation. Topics include mathematics of finance, probability and counting, and descriptive statistics.

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Major Topics and Concepts

  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Probability
  • Financial and Consumer Mathematics

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