# Basic College Mathematics

PREREQUISITE: NONE

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Fundamentals and applications of arithmetic. Includes operations on whole
numbers,

fractions, decimal numbers , ratio and proportion , percent, and measurement.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to do the following:

1. Add, subtract, multiply, divide and solve word problems using whole numbers.

2. Identify place values for whole numbers and decimal numbers.

3. Round off numbers and use rounded numbers to estimate answers to arithmetic

problems.

4. Factor whole numbers into prime factors.

5. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide with fractional numbers.

6. Add, subtract, multiply and divide with decimal numbers.

7. Estimate answers involving fractions or decimals.

8. Solve word problems involving fractional or decimal numbers.

9. Use ratio and percentage.

10. Solve problems using percent.

11. Solve word problems involving area and perimeter of rectangles and
triangles.

12. Solve word problems involving area and circumference of circles .

13. Apply metric and American systems of measurement .

14. Convert within and between the American and metric systems.

15. Find square roots of square integers.

ATTENDANCE:

Students are expected to attend all classes. Attendance will be taken. If you
must miss

class, you are responsible for learning the material covered, assignments,
schedule

changes and for turning in homework on time. Exchange phone # with classmates.

Notify me if you must miss 2 or more classes. Quizzes and
in-class activities cannot be

made up. Zeros will be averaged into your grade. If you are not able to complete
the

course, or attend regularly, you must withdraw yourself to avoid receiving a
failing “F”

grade.

CODE OF CODUCT:

Rules governing students' classroom behavior and academic integrity under the
Student

Code of Conduct and Scholastic Code of Ethics will be followed. Disruptive

behavior will not be tolerated and can be cause for being dropped from the
class.

WORKLOAD:

Students are expected to spend the normal amount of time required for a college
course

attending class sessions, doing computer assignments and written homework,
reading

and preparing for exams . The standard Carnegie Unit of college credit assigns
one

credit hour for each 15 hours of class time and assumes that students spend two
hours

outside the classroom for each hour of classroom instruction. For a three-credit
course,

this translates to 135 hours per semester or an average of 9 hours per week.

GRADING:

The breakdown of grades is roughly as follows: Attendance 10%, Quizzes 10%,

Homework assignments 10%, Exams 70%. Exams are closed book, closed notes. There

will be 3 mid-semester exams and 1 final exam (3x15% + 25%). The dates of these

exams are given on the attached schedule. We will be completing all these exams
in the

regular classroom during the regular scheduled times.

Late homework will be accepted if it is turned in before the next class period,
but will be

penalized 50%.

There will be no make up quizzes or exams. If you miss an exam I will use the
average

grade from the other exams to substitute the missing grade.

Your final grade will be calculated as follows :

and below

**Fall 2007**

THIS SCHEDULE MAY BE CHANGED DEPENDING ON CLASS NEEDS

*Changes will be announced in class*

Date |
Section |
Topic(s) |

8/25/2007 | 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 |
Understanding Whole Numbers Adding Whole Numbers Subtracting Whole Numbers Multiplying Whole Numbers |

9/1/2007 | 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 |
Dividing Whole Numbers Exponents and Order of Operations Rounding and Estimating Applied Problems |

9/8/2007 | 1.1-1.8 2.1 2.2 2.3 |
Quiz 1 Understanding Fractions Simplifying Fractions Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers |

9/15/2007 | 2.4 2.5 2.6 |
Multiplication: Fractions/Mixed Numbers Division: Fractions Mixed Numbers The LCD and Building Fractions |

9/22/2007 | 2.7 2.8 2.9 |
Addition/Subtraction of Fractions Mixed Numbers, Order of Operations Applied Problems w/ Fractions |

9/29/2007 | 2.1-2.9 3.1 3.2 3.3 |
Exam 1: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 Decimal Notation Comparing /Ordering/Rounding Decimals Adding & Subtracting Decimals |

10/6/2007 | 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 |
Multiplying Decimals Dividing Decimals Convert Fractions/Decimals, Order of Operations Applied Problems Involving Decimals |

10/13/2007 | 3.1-3.7 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 |
Quiz 2 Ratios and Rates The Concept of Proportions Solving Proportions Applied Problems Involving Proportions |

10/20/2007 | 4.1-4.4 5.1 5.2 5.3A |
Exam 2: Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 Understanding Percent Change Between %,Decimals, Fractions Solve % Problems Using Equation |

10/27/2007 | 5.3B 5.4 5.5 |
Solve % Problems Using Proportions Solving Applied % Problems Solving: Commission,% Increase, and Interest Problems |

11/3/2007 | 5.1-5.5 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 |
Quiz 3 American Units Metric Measurements: Length Metric Measurements: Volume/Weight Converting Units Applied Measurement Problems |

11/10/2007 | 6.1-6.5 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 |
Exam 3: Chapter 6 Angles Rectangles and Squares Parallelograms, Trapezoids & Rhombus Triangles Square Roots |

11/17/2007 | 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9-7.10 |
Pythagorean Theorem Circles Volume Similar Geometric Figurres and Applied Geometry Problems |

11/24/2007 | Thanksgiving Holiday - no class | |

12/1/2007 | Review: Chapters 1-7 | |

12/8/2007 | Final | |

12/15/2007 | Last class |

**MAT 082 BASIC MATHEMATICS - CRN 12831
Fall 2007
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