Pre-College Math II

Course Number: GED 90
Transcript Title: Pre-College Math II
Created: December 4, 2020
Updated: December 6, 2020
Total Credits: 0
Lecture Hours: 55
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: P-NP (default)
Repeats available for credit: 99

Prerequisites

ABE 80 or GED 80 with final exam score of 70% or higher, or CASAS math score of 225 or higher

Course Description

Builds upon the skills gained in Pre-College Math I. Strengthens students’ mathematical skills in algebra, geometry and use of the coordinate grid using a variety of written materials, classroom activities and assignments. Prepares students for entry into credit bearing college math courses and/or taking the mathematical portion of the GED test. Prerequisites: ABE 80 or GED 80 with final exam score of 70% or higher, or CASAS math score of 225 or higher.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Earn, at a minimum, 200 on the arithmetic portion of the Next Generation Accuplacer college placement test, and/or a passing score of 145 on the GED math exam.
  2. Solve problems with one or more variables using linear models.
  3. Recognize the connection between graphs and algebra and solve problems both symbolically and graphically.
  4. Apply mathematical reasoning to real world situations.
  5. Solve problems of geometry including perimeter, area and volume.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Daily quizzes
  • Unit Review Quizzes
  • Homework completion with a success rate of 70%
  • Ged-ready practice tests (a score of 150 would indicate that it’s time to take the official GED Math exam.)

Texts and Materials

Suggested Texts & Materials

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Earn, at a minimum, 200 on the arithmetic portion of the Next Generation Accuplacer college placement test, and/or a passing score of 145 on the GED math exam.
    • Students earn at a minimum a 150 on the GED practice math exam.
    • Test taking strategies
  2. Solve problems with one or more variables using linear models.
    • Inverse Operations
    • Adding/Subtracting, Multiplying dividing variables
    • Order of Operations
    • Two variable- linear combination, substitution, lowest common multiple
  3. Recognize the connection between graphs and algebra and solve problems both symbolically and graphically.
    • Plot points on a graph
    • Inequalities
    • Distance between points with Pythagorean and formula
    • Slope
    • Foil
    • Intro to Quadratic
  4. Apply mathematical reasoning to real world situations.
    • Arithmetic
    • Adding/Subtracting, multiplying/dividing fractions
    • Keywords in math word problems
    • Algebraic/ geometric word problems
    • Functions
  5. Solve problems of geometry
    • Surface Area
    • Perimeter
    • Area
    • Volume
    • Radius, diameter, circumference