Master Course Outline
OCSUP 106
Quantitative Problem Solving for the Trades I

Credits: 5 
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50
Lecture Hours:50

Description
A course in problem solving for vocational and technical programs that uses basic prealgebra, 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: 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.
