Course Outline for Basic Mathematics

I. COURSE/CATALOG DESCRIPTION:

Brief review of arithmetic including fractions, decimals, percent, square root, and an introduction
to algebra.

II. A. PREREQUISITES, if any:

B. COREQUISITES, if any:

C. RECOMMENDED PREPARATION, if any:

III. GRADING CRITERIA:

Course must be taken on a "letter-grade" basis only.

Course may be taken on a "credit" basis or for a letter grade.

Course must be taken on a "credit" basis only.

IV. MEASURABLE COURSE OBJECTIVES AND MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR GRADE OF "C":

1. The student will demonstrate skills in working with whole numbers.

2. The student will demonstrate an understanding and comprehension of basic ideas
and elementary concepts of factional numbers.

3. The student will demonstrate an understanding and a working knowledge of decimal
numbers.

4. The student will identify the importance of the concepts of ratio and proportion as
they apply to everyday problems.

5. The student will demonstrate proficiency in problem solving when dealing with
standard type applications of percent.

6. The student will demonstrate a broad understanding of the English and Metric
systems in a wide variety of applications.

7. The student will be able to apply relevant formulas in application problems involving
a variety of geometric figures.

8. The student will demonstrate their knowledge of introductory algebra essential to
further studies of the subject.

V. CORE CONTENT TO BE COVERED IN ALL SECTIONS:

CORE CONTENT APPROX.% OF COURSE
1. Whole numbers
A. Place value
B. Addition and subtraction
C. Multiplication and division
D. Rounding
E. Exponents and square roots
F. Applications
10%
2. Fractional numbers
A. Prime factorization
B. GCF and LCM
C. Mixed and improper fractions
D. Simplifying fractions
E. Addition and subtraction
F. Multiplication and division
G. Applications
15%
3. Decimals
A. Place value
B. Rounding
C. Addition and subtraction
D. Multiplication and division
E. Converting fractions and decimals
F. Applications
15%
4. Ratio and proportion
A. Ratios and rates
B. Solving proportions
C. Applications
15%
5. Percent
A. Conversions (percent, fractions, decimals)
B. Percent increase and decrease
C. Applications of percent
15%
6. Measurement and Conversions (English and Metric systems)
A. Length
B. Weight
C. Capacity
D. Temperature
E. Applications
10%
7. Geometric measurements
A. Perimeter
B. Area
C. Volume
D. Applications
10%
8. Introduction to Algebra
A. Order of operations
B. Operations on signed numbers
C. Evaluating variable expressions
D. Simplifying variable expressions
E. Rational and Irrational Numbers
10%

VI. METHOD OF EVALUATION TO DETERMINE IF OBJECTIVES HAVE BEEN
MET BY STUDENTS:
(check all that apply)

 
Essay Class Activity Written Assignments

Problem Solving  Exercise Final Exam Oral Assignments

Skill Demonstration Objective Quizzes

Other


VII. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY: (Check all that apply)

Lecture   DiscussionDemonstration


Audio Visual Group  Activity Lab Activity

Computer Assisted  Instruction Individual Simulation/Assistance   Case Study

On-Line


Two (2) hours of independent work done out of class per each hour of lecture or class work, or 3 hours lab,
practicum, or the equivalent per unit.

VIII. TEXTBOOK(S) AND SUPPLEMENT(S):

Bittinger and Penna. Basic Mathematics with Early Integers. Addison Wesley Publishers, 2007.

Hutchison, Baratto, and Bergman. Basic Mathematical Skills with Geometry. 7th Edition.
McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2008.

Martin-Gay. Basic College Mathematics. 3rd Edition. Prentice Hall Publishers, 2006.