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Basic Mathematics

MTH 092

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.

Communicate effectively about mathematics.

Objectives:

  • Use mathematics terminology effectively in writing and speaking.