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Basic Mathematics

Prerequisite: None

Textbook of Course:

Author Title Publisher
Aufmann, Barker,
Lockwood
Beginning Algebra with
Applications
Houghton Mifflin

This course combines the Basic Mathematics course (MAT-010) with the first part of the Algebra I
course (MAT-013A).

Catalogue Course Description for MAT-009
This course focuses on computational skills and problem solving. Topics include addition,
subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals , ratio and
proportion, percent, measurement, areas and perimeters of geometric figures, and basic
descriptive statistics. Applications are included as well.

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required for movement from one remedial course to another and
for completion of the remedial requirements to qualify for credit courses.

Catalogue Course Description for MAT-013A
This course is the first half of a two-semester course in algebra designed to introduce and
develop elementary algebra concepts. Topics include: properties of real numbers , operations
on real numbers, simplifying and evaluating algebraic expressions, solving linear equations ,
solving literal equations, verbal problems, and polynomials . Students must complete this course
and MAT-013B to fulfill the MAT-013 requirement.

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required for movement from one remedial course to another and
for completion of the remedial requirements to qualify for credit courses.
Course No. MAT 009/013A

Objectives of the Course for MAT-009

The student will demonstrate through quizzes, examinations, and homework the ability to:

1. add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers
2. solve word problems with whole numbers
3. name common fractions in lower and higher terms
4. put common fractions in ascending order
5. add, subtract, multiply, and divide common fractions
6. solve word problems with common fractions
7. put decimal fractions in ascending order
8. add, subtract, multiply, and divided decimal fractions
9. solve word problems with decimals
10. write ratios as fractions and in simplest form
11. write rates as fractions and find unit rates and prices
12. write sentences as proportions and solve problems by writing proportions
13. solve word problems involving ratios
14. understand the meaning of percent
15. rename common fractions as percents and decimal fractions
16. rename decimal fractions as common fractions and percents
17. rename percents as decimal fractions and common fractions
18. solve percentage word problems
19. compute area and perimeter of rectangles, squares , triangles, and circles
20. understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem
21. find the mean, median, and mode of a set of data

Objectives of the Course for MAT-013A

The student will demonstrate through quizzes, examinations and homework the ability to:

1. order relations
2. find opposites and absolute values of numbers
3. add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers and solve application problems
4. write rational numbers as decimals
5. add , subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers
6. convert among percents, fractions and decimals
7. write exponential notation and simplify exponential expressions
8. perform operations using the order of operations
9. evaluate algebraic expressions
10. simplify variable expressions using the Properties of Addition, Multiplication and the
Distributive Property
11. translate a verbal expression into a variable expression and then simplify if appropriate
12. translate application problems
13. determine whether a given number is a solution of an equation
14. solve linear equations
15. solve application problems (percent, uniform motion, consecutive integer, geometric,
coin and stamp, investment, and mixture problems)
16. add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials
17. understand integer exponents
18. convert standard notation to scientific notation and scientific notation to standard notation

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