Description Basic mathematical concepts with an emphasis on practical application and consumer-related word problems. Also deals with the fundamental operations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages. Provides an introduction to measurement, graphs, exponents, integers, and informal geometry including perimeter, area, volume, and basic construction. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or instructor permission.
Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Ability to solve mathematical problems involving fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions.
B. Ability to simplify problems using integer operations.
C. Ability to interpret written information, including graphs and application problems.
D. Understand and use creative thinking processes to support solving problems and making decisions.
E. Ability to apply interpersonal skills in relating to others.
F. Effectively communicate mathematical ideas in both everyday and mathematical language.
G. Understand how mathematical ideas connect to other subject areas, real-life situations, and career goals.
H. Perform basic arithmetic claculations without a calculator.