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MATH 101 Basic Mathematics

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

Does Not Transfer to UC/CSU
17 Hours Lecture, 51 Hours Lab

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

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
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
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.
B. Writing Assignments
Students will be expected to complete in-class and out-of-class
assignments involving computational practice.
C. Expected Outside Assignments
Students can be expected to spend a minimum of two hours outside
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
D. Specific Assignments that Demonstrate Critical Thinkng
Students will utilize critical thinking in solving a variety of
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

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

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