The goal of this course is that the student learns to use the mathematical tools needed to succeed in the quantitative subjects (i.e. those in which mathematics plays relevant role to express and organize its contents) he will be taken when he begins his undergraduate studies.
The course will promote a positive attitude towards Mathematics both as a subsidiary content for other sciences (as a tool for modeling different phenomena) and as a science itself organized around logical deductive knowledge where precision is important but also imagination is needed to find answers to problems.
Mainly by solving problems and exercises the student will master the skills and will, as well, grasp the meaning of concepts, integrating both in a meaningful way.
The student after completing this course will be able to define mathematically regions of the real line and the Euclidean plane, work with algebraic expressions and solve all kinds of elementary equations, he will also become familiar with the most important elementary functions, will understand the concept of function and will fluently work with them. He will, as well, identify and use the concepts of the course in practical applications to social sciences.