
Master Course Outline
OCSUP107
Quantitative Problem Solving for the Trades II

Credits: 5

Clock Hours per Quarter: 50 Lecture Hours: 50

Description
Integrated course of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Practical applications to vocational and technical programs are emphasized through the use of contextualized smallgroup classroom activities and guided practical problem solving. Topics include graphing in the Cartesian coordinate system; graphing and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; geometric concepts of angles (degree and radian measure) and triangles, including the Pythagorean theorem and similar triangles; trigonometric concepts of sine, cosine, and tangent, and solving right triangles. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in OCSUP 106, or appropriate placement score. 
 Intended Learning Outcomes
 Students will be able to:
 Apply a prescribed problem solving structure, which includes: interpreting given information, translating given information into mathematical language, predicting a quantitative outcome, performing the calculations using a prescribed methodology, and judging the results;
 Interpret and explain written information from a wide variety of charts and graphs and analyze trends in data;
 Communicate mathematical ideas and problem solutions in writing;
 Use a scientific calculator to perform a variety of calculations;
 Create a written project report that clearly communicates the given problem information (including sketches drawn to scale), the solution plan, the estimated outcome, the detailed quantitative analysis, and an evaluation of the outcome;
 Solve word problems using one or more of the following prescribed methodologies or by choosing an appropriate methodology:
a. Compute unit conversions within and between English and metric unit systems;
b. Analyze and simplify compound units when solving application problems;
c. Solve for a given variable by rearranging a formula;
d. Set up and solve a system of two linear equations by graphing, substitution, and/or elimination;
e. Use right triangle trigonometry and the Pythagorean Theorem;
f. Use the square root property;
g. Use twodimensional vectors (graph vectors, construct a vector from component vectors, determine component vectors, and determine a vector sum of two or more twodimensional vectors by using graphing or the component method).
 Course Topics
 Solving word problems pertaining to various trades programs.
 Locating and using reliable resources in the problem solving process.
 Monitoring one's own learning and seeking help when necessary.
 Demonstrating an ability to work both independently and in small groups.

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OCSUP 107  B453  0366  Michelle Schmode   OCSUP 107  B453  0356  Michelle Schmode   OCSUP 107  B452  0360  Michelle Schmode   OCSUP 107  B343  0356  Michelle Schmode   OCSUP 107  B233  0357  Melissa Holecek  

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