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MATH400:  ELEM ARITHMETIC


Course Description

This course covers essential arithmetic operations, whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, ratio, proportion, percent, applications of arithmetic, and critical thinking, as well as math-specific study skills. This is a pass/no pass course, with pass being given for mastery of the content. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or other certain certificate requirements.


Learning Outcomes

  • Perform basic operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers without the use of a calculator
  • Analyze a variety of problems, decide on a correct method or strategy of solution, implement the strategy to solve the problem, and evaluate the solution to determine if it is reasonable using estimation skills.
  • Set up and solve problems involving proportions and ratios.
  • Develop and utilize math specific study skills and test-taking strategies
  • Solve basic percentage problems using a variety of strategies


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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