This course presents selected topics in developmental math to support students registered for a paired college-level mathematics course. Topics will be selected by the Mathematics Department to coincide with those needed in the college-level course. Three lecture hours per week. Fall, Spring, Summer
Students who successfully complete this course might be able to:
- Demonstrate study skills and habits necessary to succeed in a college math class.
- Perform all arithmetic operations on whole numbers, integers, fractions and decimals (rational numbers), including order of operations, exponential notation, and comparing numbers.
- Use the properties of real numbers (commutative, associative, and distributive) to manipulate and evaluate arithmetic expressions.
- Convert between fraction notation, decimal notation, and percent notation and solve applications.
- Use the concept of perimeter, area, and volume in real world applications.
- Find mean, median, and modes of data set.
- Read pictographs, bar graphs, histograms, circle graphs, and line graphs.
- Convert between standard notation and scientific notation.
- Apply ratios and proportions to real world applications.
- Use the metric and American measurement systems to solve real-world applications, including unit conversions.
- Evaluate formulas and solve formulas for a given variable.
- Graph linear equations and inequalities, find the slope and intercepts of lines, and solve related real-world applications.
- Write an equation of a line in slope-intercept from, point-slope form, and standard from and solve related real-world applications.
- Solve systems of linear equations graphically, by substitutions, by elimination, including real-world applications.
- Solve linear inequalities algebraically and systems of linear inequalities in two variables graphically, including real-world problem applications.
- Evaluate exponential expressions, use rules of exponents with integer exponents.
- Evaluate, add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials.
- Determine and factor greatest common and factor an expression by grouping.
- Factor trinomial of the form x^2+bx+c, perfect square trinomial, the difference of two squares, sum and differences of two cubes.
- Solve quadratic equations by factoring, including real-world applications.
- Simplify and perform arithmetic operations on rational expressions.
- Simplify and perform arithmetic operations on radical expressions and expressions with rational exponents.
- Solve rational and radical equations.