Course Summary
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Self-paced (52 weeks)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
This course is recommended for 3 semester hours in developmental level basic math.


The course objective is to learn the essential math skills necessary for future success in an Associate's of Science (A.S.) degree program in technology. The course of study includes a review of basic math functions, including trades-based examples, the metric system, formulas, introductory algebra, applied geometry, and some practical applications of trigonometry.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to simplify, add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions
  • Solve problems involving percent, ratios, and proportions
  • Prepare and use formulas to solve problems
  • Identify metric prefixes and their values
  • Apply conversion factors to create a unit that's larger or smaller than the base unit
  • Define the terms mass, density, force, torque, and pressure, and identify the metric units used to measure each one
  • Use a conversion table to convert metric units to English units and English units to metric units
  • Substitute given numerical values for letters in a formula
  • Transform and solve equations and formulas
  • Raise a number to a power and multiply and divide terms containing exponents
  • Identify the properties and types of angles and figures
  • Use the Pythagorean theorem to solve triangles
  • Calculate the areas and perimeters of common shapes
  • Explain the use of variables in formulas
  • Name the base units most commonly used in the metric system and identify what they're used to measure
  • Use formulas to calculate distance, electrical current, and the volume of a pyramid and a sphere
  • Perform basic arithmetic operations with signed numbers
  • Use the order of operations for solving problems involving multiple operations
  • Remove parentheses and simplify and expression
  • Determine the surface area and volume of common geometric solids self-check quizzes and graded exams in lesson 5 and final exam
  • Solve practical problems using trigonometry
  • Define and compute the value of trigonometric functions such as sine, cosine, and tangent
  • And use the various trigonometric identities to solve for angles greater than 90 degrees.

General Course Topics:

  • Math for the trades, metric system, formulas, introduction to algebra, applied geometry, and practical trigonometry
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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Supplemental Materials