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 Course Title:   Basic Mathematics

 Title Abbreviation:   Basic Mathematics

 Department:    MATH

 Course #:    95

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

A beginning mathematics course designed to establish a solid mathematical foundation. Topics include: operations using whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and integers; determining place-value and order of operations; calculations using ratios and proportions, percents, simple and compound interest, relevant applications.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform basic operations with whole numbers and decimals
  2. Estimate and round whole numbers and decimals
  3. Determine place value and order relations
  4. Perform basic operations with fractions
  5. Calculate ratios and proportions
  6. Perform basic operations with integers, working with negative numbers
  7. Convert fractions and decimals to percents; convert percents to fractions and decimals
  8. Find the unknown (amount, percent, base) in a percent problem
  9. Find percent increase and decrease
  10. Compute simple and compound interest
  11. Solve application problems involving whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percents and proportions.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).
8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.

Course Contents

  1. Basic numeracy
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, and integers
    • Order relation
    • Place value
    • Estimation
    • Rounding
  2. Operations using fractions
    • Reducing, common denominators
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, divisio
  3. Percents
    • Creating, interpreting
    • Increase/decrease
    • Percent/base problems
  4. Percent/decimal/fraction conversion
    • Fractions and decimals to percents
    • Percents to fractions and decimals
  5. Calculations using ratios and proportions
  6. Simple and compound interest
  7. Applications
    • Reading strategies
    • Solving appropriate word problems in each of the above areas