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Course Outline
OCSUP 105
Introduction to Quantitative Problem Solving for the Trades

Credits: 5 
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50
AA Discipline: [Quantitative]
Lecture Hours:50

Description
An introductory course in problemsolving for vocational and technical programs that uses basic computation (both without and with a calculator), prealgebra, and introductory algebra and geometry skills. Course includes guided and independent practical problem solving, contextualized smallgroup classroom activities and openended projects. A prescribed problemsolving 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
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Course 
Year
Quarter

Item

Instructor 

OCSUP 105 
Spring 2015 
9860 
Mrs Smith 

OCSUP 105 
Winter 2015 
6023 
Paul Boyd 

OCSUP 105 
Winter 2015 
8085 
Patricia Messenger 

OCSUP 105 
Fall 2014 
0356 
Chris Michels 

OCSUP 105 
Fall 2014 
0358 
Chris Michels 


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

X

X


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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.

