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# MAT 023 - Mastery of Math I

Course Department: Mathematics
Last Date of Approval: Summer 2018

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
The first unit of this course includes the study of basic operations on whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. The second unit includes the study of operations on whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and calculating perimeter and area of quadrilaterals and triangles. The third unit includes the study of basic operations on integers, the properties of arithmetic, slope of a line, and simple word problems. This course will also help students gain mathematical literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. In addition, this course will help with any career that involves mathematics, decision making, or problem-solving. This course does not meet graduation requirements for certificate, diploma, general studies, or associate degree programs.

Prerequisites: ALEKS score from 0 to 4.
Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face, virtual, and/or online

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: ebook/Access Code: \$120.00

Common Course Assessment(s): Students take a final exam within the ALEKS software for each module over the topics assigned to that module. Students are required to pass the final with 75% or higher to move on to the next module.

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

Module 1

Outcome 1:   Use whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

Task 1:  Identify the place value of a specific digit in a number.

Task 2:  Write a number given its name.

Task 3:  Order large numbers, integers, fractions and decimals from least to greatest.

Task 4:  Round whole numbers and decimals.

Task 5:  Read or plot an integer, decimal, or fraction from or on a number line.

Outcome 2:   Calculate accurately (add, subtract, multiply, and divide) with rational numbers.

Task 2:  Multiply and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

Task 3:  Evaluating expressions using the order of operations.

Outcome 3:   Convert between decimals, percentages, and fractions.

Task 1:  Convert between decimals and fractions.

Task 2:  Convert between fractions and percentages.

Task 3:  Convert between decimals and percentages.

Task 4:  Calculate the percent of a whole number or shaded region of grid.

Module 2:

Outcome 1:   Perform operations on decimals, proportions, and percents.

Task 1:  Convert between decimals, fractions, and percents

Task 2:  Solve problems using decimal division.

Task 3:  Solve problems using decimal multiplication.

Task 4:  Solve word problems using operations involving decimals.

Outcome 2:   Perform operations on fractions and mixed numbers.

Task 1:  Order fractions and mixed numbers, including ones that require conversions.

Task 3:  Compute division problems that involve fractions and mixed numbers.

Task 4:  Compute multiplication problems that involve fractions and mixed numbers.

Task 5:  Evaluate expressions with fractions and mixed numbers using exponents and order of operations.

Task 6:  Solve word problems using operations involving fractions and mixed numbers.

Outcome 3:   Perform operations on whole numbers.

Task 1:  Evaluate expressions using exponents and order of operations.

Task 2:  Solve problems using whole number division.

Task 3:  Solve problems using whole number multiplication.

Task 4:  Evaluate an algebraic expression

Outcome 4:   Solve problems using the coordinate plane and geometry.

Task 1:  Calculate the area of polygons (squares, rectangles, and rectangular figures).

Task 2:  Use the formulas for perimeter of a square and rectangle.

Task 3:  Find a missing angle in a triangle.

Task 4:  Plot an ordered pair on the coordinate plane.

Module 3:

Outcome 1:   Calculate accurately (add, subtract, multiply, and divide) with real numbers.

Task 2:  Multiply and divide integers and signed fractions.

Task 3:  Evaluate expressions using the order of operations.

Task 4:  Solve problems using ratios and percentages.

Task 5:  Estimate a sum, difference, product, or quotient.

Outcome 2:   Solve linear equations using properties of real numbers.

Task 1:  Combine like terms to simplify expressions.

Task 3:  Use the multiplicative property to solve equations.

Task 4:  Use the distributive property to solve equations.