# Basic Math

#### Prerequisites

placement into MTH 20 and RD 90

## Course Description

Introduces and reinforces whole numbers, place value, fractions, decimals, percents, integers, measurements, and basic statistics.  Emphasizes writing, manipulating, interpreting and solving application problems.  A calculator is required. Prerequisite: Placement into Math 20 and RD 90. Audit available.

## Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Recognize and perform accurate arithmetic computations in a variety of situations with and without a calculator.
2. Communicate the results of problem solving mathematically and in writing.
3. Recognize the connection between whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers.
4. Apply mathematical confidence when problem solving.

## Outcome Assessment Strategies

Instructors will use a variety of the following measures:

• Homework, quizzes, group activities, problem sets, online assignments
• Projects – individual or group
• Exams, which may include: proctored, take -home, open- book, group, cumulative, or online

## Course Activities and Design

The course may be delivered through a combination of lecture, online assignments, student activities including group and individual problem solving during class.

## Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

#### Whole numbers

1. Vocabulary
2. Place value
3. Rounding
4. Order of operations
5. Computation with and without a calculator
6. Computing mean, median, and mode
7. Graph interpretation
8. Application and problem solving

#### Fractions

1. Vocabulary
2. Computation with and without a calculator
3. Comparing fractions and decimals on a number line
4. Order of operations using fractions
5. Application and problem solving using fractions

#### Decimals

1. Vocabulary
2. Rounding
3. Computation
4. Comparing decimals to fractions
5. Order of operations using decimals
6. Application and problem solving using decimals

#### Ratios and Proportions

1. Vocabulary
2. Computations
3. Solve proportion problems for a missing value
4. Application and problem solving using ratios and proportions

#### Percent

1. Vocabulary
2. Application and problem solving percent problems, including percent of increase, percent of decrease
3. Identify and solve a variety of percent problems using real life situations

#### Formulas and Measurements

1. Find the perimeter, area, and volume of regular shapes
2. Introduce unit conversions within the Metric and English systems

#### Integers

1. Vocabulary
2. Compare signed numbers to whole numbers using a number line
3. Computation
4. Order of operations with signed numbers