**I. Catalog Description
**This course is an introduction to the operations on whole numbers, fractions

and decimals. Includes ratio,proportion, exponents, percent and

applications. This course has been approved for online and correspondence

delivery.

Does Not Transfer to UC/CSU

17 Hours Lecture, 51 Hours Lab

Scheduled:

**II. Coding Information
**Repeatability: Not Repeatable, Take 1 Time

Grading Option: Graded or Credit/No Credit

Credit Type: Credit - Not Degree Applicable

TOP Code: 493041

**III. Course Objectives
A. Course Student Learning Outcomes
**Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Apply basic mathematical computational skills (addition, subtraction,

multiplication, division and order of operations) to solve arithmetic problems

involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, exponents, ratios and

proportions.

2. Given a basic math problem, use the handheld calculator to verify your

solution.

**B. Course Objectives
**Upon completion of this course student will be able to:

1. Perform the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication a

division, on whole numbers using the rules of order of operations

2. Multiply, divide and reduce fractions; including mixed numbers.

3. Add, subtract and order like fractions, unlike frctions and mixed

numbers.

4. Read and write fractions. Add, subtract, multiply, divide and convert

decimals to fractions.

5. Compare like quantities using ratios, compare unlike quantities using

rates, set up and solve proportions.

6. Calculate percent. Convert from percent to its decimal equivalent,

fractional equivalent, and vice versa. Solve interest problems using

percent.

7. Solve application problems, including, but not limited to interest,

commission, sales tax, and discount.

**IV. Course Content**

I. Whole Numbers

A. Reading and writing whole numbers

B. Addition of whole numbers

C. Subtraction of whole numbers

D. Multiplication of whole numbers

E. Division of whole numbers

F. Long division

G. Rounding

H. Roots and order of operations

I. Solving application problems

II. Multiplying and dividing fractions

A. Identifying fractions

B. Mixed numbers

C. Factors

D. Writing a fraction in lowest terms

E. Multiplication of fractions

F. Applications of multiplication

G. Dividing fractions

H. Multiplication and division of mixed numbers

III. Adding and subtracting fractions

A. Adding and subtracting like fractions

B. Least common multiple

C. Adding and subtracting unlike fractions

D. Adding and subtracting mixed numbers

E. Order relations and the order of operations

IV. Decimals

A. Reading and writing decimals

B. Rounding decimals

C. Adding decimals

D. Subtracting decimals

E. Multiplying decimals

F. Dividing decimals

G. Writing fractions as decimals

V. Ratio and Proportion

A. Ratios and rates

B. Proportions

C. Solving proportions

D. Applications of proportions

VI. Percent

A. Definition and examples

B. Percents and fractions

C. The percent proportion

D. Identifying the parts in a percent problem

E. Using proportions to solve percent problems

F. The percent equation

G. Applications of percent

H. Simple interest

I. Compound interest

**V. Assignments
A. Appropriate Readings
**Students will be required to read and study the assigned

chapters in the text book.

assignments involving computational practice.

of class in practice and preparation for each hour of class.

Appropriate out of class assignments include:reading assignments,

practice problems and applying formulas. Math laboratory

assignments.

word problems.

**VI. Methods of Evaluation
Traditional Classroom Delivery
**A student's grade will be based on multiple measures of student

performance, including in-class work, out-of-class work, multiple

tests and comprehensive final exam.

**Online Delivery
**A variety of methods will be used, such as: research papers, asynchronous
and

synchronous discussions (chat/forum), online quizzes and exams, postings to

online website, and email communications.

**Correspondence Delivery
**Same as face to face with the exception of the desired use of proctored

exams and exclusion of participation in classroom activities. Students will

be expected to complete assignments and activities equivalent to in-class

assignments and activities. Written correspondence and a minimum of six

opportunities for feedback will be utilized to maintain effective

communication between instructor and student.

**VII. Methods of Delivery
**Check those delivery methods for which, this course has been separately

approved by the Curriculum/Academic Standards Committee.

Traditional Classroom
Delivery

Correspondence Delivery

Interactive Television Delivery

Online Delivery

**Traditional Classroom Delivery
**Lecture, laboratory, demonstration and discussion

**Online Delivery
**Online written lectures. Participation in forum-based discussions. Online

exercises/assignments contained on website. Discussion papers, email

communications, postings to forums, and web-links will comprise the method of

instruction.

**Correspondence Delivery
**Assigned readings, instructor-generated typed handouts, typed lecture

materials, exercises and assignments equal to face to face instructional

delivery. Written correspondence and a minimum of six opportunities for

feedback will be utilized to maintain effective communication between

instructor and student.

**VIII. Representative Texts and Supplies
**"Basic College Mathematics", 7th edition. Lial, Salzman & Hestwood.

Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.

**IX. Discipline/s Assignment
**Mathematics

**X. Course Status
**Current Status: Active

Original Approval Date: 11/4/2003

Revised By: Dr. Karen Sue Grosz

Latest Curriculum/Academic Standards Committee Revision Date: 02/12/2008