Basic Mathematics

MTH 092

Course Description

Prerequisite: MATH LEVEL 1. Provides a foundation in arithmetic. Covers four fundamental operations of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Includes percentages, ratios, proportions, and applications. Does not earn credit toward graduation. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Solve a variety of real world problems.

Objectives:

• Solve real world problems involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, proportions, perimeter and area, and measurement.

Compute with and understand the meaning of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

Objectives:

• Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers.
• Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.
• Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals.
• Simplify numerical expressions using the order of operations.

Work with and understand the meaning of ratios, rates, proportions, and percents.

Objectives:

• Set-up and simplify ratios and rates.
• Solve proportions.
• Carry our fraction, decimal, and percent conversions.
• Solve percent equations.

Estimate and judge the reasonableness of answers.

Objectives:

• Estimate sums, differences, products, and quotients of whole numbers, fractions, or decimals.
• Estimate the percent of a number.
• Identify an approximate answer to an application problem prior to working it out.