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Course Description

This course is designed for students who have demonstrated difficulty in mastering basic mathematics or pre-algebra and who are eligible to receive Learning Disability Services. Course content parallels Mathematics 400, 402 AND 411. Material is presented in a concrete, multi-sensory manner, and the lab allows opportunity for immediate practice, questions, repetition, and review. This is a pass/no pass course. COREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 400, MATH 402, or MATH 411 is required. ADVISORY: Completion of GUID 557 and/or a demonstrated deficit in arithmetic. Recommended for students with verified learning disability.

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform basic operations with whole numbers, integers, fractions and decimals without the aid of a calculator.
  • implement critical thinking strategies to solve real-life problems and analyze and evaluate the solution in relation to the problem.
  • Determine and implement appropriate methods of solutions for real-life problems.
  • Simplify algebraic expressions and solve linear equations involving integers, fractions, and decimals.
  • Set up and solve applied problems involving proportions, ratios, and percents.
  • Identify and analyze basic geometric shapes and be able to compute their perimeters, areas, and volumes.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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