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OCSUP 105
Introduction to Quantitative Problem Solving for the Trades


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
An introductory course in problem-solving for vocational and technical programs that uses basic computation (both without and with a calculator), pre-algebra, and introductory algebra and geometry skills. Course includes guided and independent practical problem solving, contextualized small-group classroom activities and open-ended projects. A prescribed problem-solving structure will be followed. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Using various math skills described in the course topics shown below:
    • Develop and organize problem solutions in writing.
    • Interpret given information.
    • Create a plan for solving a problem.
    • Predict a quantitative outcome.
    • Translate given information into mathematical language and solve for an unknown quantity, both with and without a calculator.
    • Propose a reasonable level of precision for calculations and results.
    • Review a problem solution and justify the result.

  • Course Topics
  • The following math skills are used:
    • addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, rounding, estimating, and order of operations for whole numbers, signed numbers, fractions, and decimals
    • ratios and proportions
    • percents
    • unit coversion within and between English and metric unit systems
    • direct measurement calculations either conceptually or with measuring tools
    • perimeter, area, and volume of various geometric shapes
    • common mathematical formulas

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    OCSUP 105
    Fall 2015
    9860
    Mrs Smith
    OCSUP 105
    Summer 2015
    9860
    Mrs Smith
    OCSUP 105
    Spring 2015
    9860
    Mrs Smith
    OCSUP 105
    Winter 2015
    6023
    Paul Boyd
    OCSUP 105
    Winter 2015
    8085
    Patricia Messenger


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.