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OCSUP 106
Quantitative Problem Solving for the Trades I


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Quantitative]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
A course in problem solving for vocational and technical programs that uses basic pre-algebra, 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: Grade of C- or better in OCSUP 105, or appropriate placement score.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Use 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.
    • 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:
    • ratios and proportions
    • percents
    • unit conversion within and between English and metric unit systems
    • compound units
    • direct measurement calculations either conceptually or with measuring tools
    • perimeter, area, and volume of various geometric shapes and solids
    • Pythagorean Theorem
    • common mathematical formulas
    • algebraic equations with one variable

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    OCSUP 106
    Spring 2015
    9861
    Mrs Smith
    OCSUP 106
    Spring 2015
    9862
    Jamie Kinney
    OCSUP 106
    Winter 2015
    9860
    Kara Caicedo
    OCSUP 106
    Fall 2014
    8081
    Chris Michels
    OCSUP 106
    Fall 2014
    8082
    Chris Michels


    Two Year Projected Schedule

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