Course Number:
MTH 105L
Transcript Title:
Foundations of Math in Society
Created:
Aug 15, 2022
Updated:
Aug 15, 2022
Total Credits:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture / Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
No
Satisfies General Education requirement:
No
Grading Options
A-F, P/NP
Default Grading Options
A-F
Repeats available for credit:
0
Prerequisites

Corequisite

MTH 105

Course Description

Focuses on the foundational skills, concepts, and communication needed to be successful in MTH 105 Math in Society. Provides appropriate support in arithmetic skills, algebra skills, technology, and study skills in an interactive setting. Corequisite: MTH 105.

Course Outcomes

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

  1. Solve application problems, and communicate and interpret the results in context.
  2. Demonstrate relevant skills to effectively engage with the concepts and skills needed in MTH 105.
  3. Utilize study habits and learning strategies that promote success in MTH 105.

Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

Quizzes, reflections, lab assessments, projects

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

Outcome #1: Solve application problems, and communicate and interpret the results in context.
  • Functional notation
  • Probability notation
  • Set notation
  • Technology skills, calculator skills
  • Mathematical vocabulary
  • Communicating mathematics
  • Interpreting results and judging reasonableness of results
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Arithmetic of fractions, decimals, percentages, signed integers, exponents, roots
  • Order of operations
  • Rounding
  • Estimation
  • Evaluating formulas
  • Solving equations in one variable
  • Solving formulas for a variable
  • Geometry, area, volume, units of measurement
  • Graphing
  • Logic concepts and notation
Outcome #2: Demonstrate relevant skills to effectively engage with the concepts and skills needed in MTH 105.
  • Functional notation
  • Probability notation
  • Set notation
  • Technology skills, calculator skills
  • Mathematical vocabulary
  • Communicating mathematics
  • Interpreting results and judging reasonableness of results
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Arithmetic of fractions, decimals, percentages, signed integers, exponents, roots
  • Order of operations
  • Rounding
  • Estimation
  • Evaluating formulas
  • Solving equations in one variable
  • Solving formulas for a variable
  • Geometry, area, volume, units of measurement
  • Graphing
  • Logic concepts and notation
Outcome #3: Utilize study habits and learning strategies that promote success in MTH 105.
  • Responding to feedback
  • Preparing for tests
  • Recognizing areas of struggle
  • Studying what you need to study
  • Recognizing when and how to get help
  • Persistence and resilience in problem solving

Suggested Texts and Materials

  • Math in Society, Lippman
  • MyOpenMath software/LMS