# Programs

# Mathematics (A.S)

The main emphasis of this course is on developing the ability of students to start with a problem in non-mathematical form and transform it into mathematical language. This will enable them to bring mathematical insights and skills in devising a solution, and then interpreting this solution in real-world terms. This is done by exploring problems using symbolic, graphical, numerical physical and verbal techniques in the context of finite or discrete real-world situations. Students also engage in mathematical thinking and modeling to examine and solve problems arising from a wide variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, economics, medicine, agriculture, marine science, law, transportation, engineering, banking, natural sciences, social sciences and computing.

The course incorporates the use of appropriate and relevant technology. The two units offered employ a stepwise logical approach using mathematical reasoning, principles and patterns to develop models, test conjectures and judge validity of arguments and conclusions. The mathematical concepts explored establish the importance of reasoning, counting, modeling and algorithmic thinking.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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Candidate MUST have Five (5) subjects at CXC General Proficiency including Mathematics,English **

**Associate of Sciences – Mathematics**

General Education Requirements |
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Communication Studies | Caribbean Studies | |

COMM1001 Module 1 - Gathering and Processing Information COMM1002 Module 2 - Language and Community COMM1003 Module 3 - Speaking and Writing |
CCST1181 Module 1 - Caribbean Society and Culture CCST1182 Module 2 - Issues in Caribbean Development CCST1183 Module 3 - Investigating Issues in the Caribbean |

**Core Courses**APPLIED MATHEMATICS UNIT 1: STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

AMAT1171 MODULE 1: Collecting and Describing Data

AMAT1172 MODULE 2: Managing Uncertainty

AMAT1173 MODULE 3: Analyzing and Interpreting Data

APPLIED MATHEMATICS UNIT 2: MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS

AMAT2171 MODULE 1: Discrete Mathematics

AMAT2172 MODULE 2: Probability and Distributions

AMAT2173 MODULE 3: Particle Mechanics

PURE MATHEMATICS UNIT 1: ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS

PMAT1131 MODULE 1: BASIC ALGEBRA AND FUNCTIONS

PMAT1132 MODULE 2: TRIGONOMETRY, GEOMETRY AND VECTORS

PMAT1133 MODULE 3: CALCULUS I

PURE MATHEMATICS UNIT 2: COMPLEX NUMBERS, ANALYSIS AND MATRICES

PMAT2131 MODULE 1: COMPLEX NUMBERS AND CALCULUS II

PMAT2132 MODULE 2: SEQUENCES, SERIES AND APPROXIMATIONS

PMAT2133 MODULE 3: COUNTING, MATRICES AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

**Electives**Choose one Unit from any other CAPE® syllabus