Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
ICS-0244
Organization Course Number:
MAT100
Organization:
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
Self-paced (52 weeks)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
This course is recommended for 3 semester hours in developmental level basic math.
Description

Objective:

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

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials