# 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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