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Course Description

A remedial mathematics course designed for those students who need to learn, re-learn, or re-fresh the fundamental concepts of math. The primary emphasis is on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, signed numbers, linear equations, and algebraic structures. This course is a pass/no pass course. Units earned in this course do not count toward the associate degree and/or certain certificate requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform basic operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and signed numbers without the use of a calculator.
  • Develop and utilize math specific study skills and test taking strategies
  • Solve basic percentage problems using a variety of strategies
  • Formulate and solve word problems including use of formulas, ratios, and proportions
  • Apply addition and multiplication properties in solving linear equations
  • Simplify algebraic expressions and solve equations involving integers, fractions and decimals without the aid of a calculator
  • Identify and discriminate algebraic structures
  • Use the algebraic language to name the algebraic structures

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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