# Technical Math 1A

**Course Outcome Summary**

**Course Information**

Organization |
WTCS - Wisconsin Technical College System |

Development Date |
9/4/2003 |

Revised Date |
7/1/2004 |

Course Number |
10-804-113 |

Instructional Level |
Associate Degree |

Potential Hours ofInstruction |
54 |

Total Credits |
3 |

**Description**

Topics include: solving linear , quadratic, and rational equations; graphing;
formula

rearrangement; solving systems of equations; percent; proportions; and
operations on

polynomials. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical
problems. Successful

completion of College Technical Mathematics 1A and College Technical Mathematics
1B is the

equivalent of College Technical Mathematics 1.CrLf

**Types of Instruction**

Instruction Type |
Contact Hours |
Credits |

Classroom Presentation | 54 | 3 |

## Exit Learning Outcomes

**External Standards**

AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF TWO YEAR COLLEGES STANDARDS

STANDARDS FOR CONTENT

Standard C-2: Symbolism and Algebra CrLfStudents will
translate problem situations into their

symbolic representations and use those representations to solve problems. CrLf

Standard C-1: Number Sense CrLfStudents will perform arithmetic operations, as
well as reason

and draw conclusions from numerical information. CrLf

Standard C-4: Function CrLfStudents will demonstrate understanding of the
concept of function

by several means (verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically) and
incorporate it as a

central theme into their use of mathematics. CrLf

Standard C-3: Geometry CrLfStudents will develop a spatial and measurement
sense. CrLf

STANDARDS FOR INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT

Standard I-1: Problem Solving Students will engage in substantial mathematical
problem solving.

Standard I-2: Modeling Students will learn mathematics through modeling
real-world situations.

Standard I-3: Reasoning CrLfStudents will expand their mathematical reasoning
skills as they

develop convincing mathematical arguments. CrLf

Standard I-4: Connecting With Other Disciplines CrLfStudents will develop the
view that

mathematics is a growing discipline, interrelated with human culture, and
understand its

connections to other disciplines. CrLf

Standard I-5: Communicating CrLfStudents will acquire the ability to read,
write, listen to, and

speak mathematics. CrLf

Standard I-6: Using Technology CrLfStudents will use appropriate technology to
enhance their

mathematical thinking and understanding and to solve mathematical problems and
judge the

reasonableness of their results. CrLf

Standard I-7: Developing Mathematical Power CrLfStudents will engage in rich
experiences that

encourage independent, nontrivial exploration in mathematics, develop and
reinforce tenacity and

confidence in their abilities to use mathematics, and inspire them to pursue the
study of

mathematics and related disciplines. CrLf

## Competencies

**A. Perform basic operations with real numbers
You will demonstrate your competence:**

A.1. in an oral, written, or graphic product

**Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:**

A.1. perform the arithmetic operations in proper sequence

A.2. simplify expressions using the laws of exponents

A.3. evaluate numeric expressions containing exponents

A.4. convert numbers between decimal notation and scientific and/or engineering

notation

A.5. perform arithmetic operations with numbers in scientific notation

A.6. calculate powers and roots with numbers in scientific notation

A.7. apply skill to technical problems

A.8. utilize appropriate technology

A.9. apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving

criteria (i.e. show work in a clear and logical manner, verify the solution, solution is

within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution is labeled

with appropriate units)

**B. Solve linear equations
You will demonstrate your competence:**

B.1. in an oral, written, or graphic product

**Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:**

B.1. solve linear equations in one variable

B.2. rearrange a formula to solve for an indicated first-degree variable

B.3. represent unknown (s) with a variable and translate English phrases into

equations

B.4. substitute given number for variables into formula or equation

B.5. apply skill to technical problems

B.6. utilize appropriate technology

B.7. apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving

criteria (i.e. show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution, solution is

within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution is labeled

with appropriate units)

**C. Solve problems using percent and proportion
You will demonstrate your competence:**

C.1. in an oral, written, or graphic product

**Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:**

C.1. perform conversions among fractions, decimals, and percent

C.2. write an equation representing the problem

C.3. solve the equation

C.4. apply skill to technical problems

C.5. utilize appropriate technology

C.6. apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving

criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,

solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution

is labeled with appropriate units)

**D. Solve variation problems
You will demonstrate your competence:**

D.1. in an oral, written, or graphic product

**Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:**

D.1. identify the type of variation

D.2. write the variation equation

D.3. solve direct variation problems

D.4. solve inverse variation problems

D.5. solve joint and combined variation problems

D.6. apply skill to technical problems

D.7. utilize appropriate technology

D.8. apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving

criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,

solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution

is labeled with appropriate units)

**E. Perform operations polynomials
You will demonstrate your competence:
**E.1. in an oral, written, or graphic product

**Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:**

E.1. add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials

E.2. utilize appropriate technology

E.3. apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving

criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,

solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution

is labeled with appropriate units)

**F. Factor algebraic expressions
You will demonstrate your competence:
**F.1. in an oral, written, or graphic product

**Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:**

F.1. factor using the greatest common factor

F.2. factor binominals and trinominals

F.3. apply skill to technical problems

F.4. utilize appropriate technology

F.5. apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving

criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,

solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution

is labeled with appropriate units)

**G. Solve quadratic equations over the set of real
numbers
You will demonstrate your competence:
**G.1. in an oral, written, or graphic product

**Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:**

G.1. identify coefficients of a quadratic equation in standard form

G.2. select appropriate method for solving second degree equations

G.3. generate the equation which satisfies the conditions of the problem

G.4. solve second degree equation using the selected method

G.5. select relevant solution(s)

G.6. apply skill to technical problems

G.7. utilize appropriate technology

G.8. apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving

criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the

solution, solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision,

solution is labeled with appropriate units)

**H. Perform operations with rational expressions
You will demonstrate your competence:
**H.1. in an oral, written, or graphic product

**Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:**

H.1. add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions

H.2. apply skill to an applied technical problem

H.3. simplify complex fractions

H.4. utilize appropriate technology

H.5. apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving

criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,

solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution

is labeled with appropriate units)

**I. Solve rational equations
You will demonstrate your competence:
**I.1. in an oral, written, or graphic product

**Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:**

I.1. apply multiplication property to clear all denominators

I.2. solve equations

I.3. identify extraneous solutions

I.4. apply skill to technical problems

I.5. utilize appropriate technology

I.6. apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving

criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,

solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution

is labeled with appropriate units)

**J. Graph algebraic functions
You will demonstrate your competence:
**J.1. in an oral, written, or graphic product

**Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:**

J.1. determine ordered pairs from a given graph

J.2. you differentiate a function from a relation

J.3. you utilize function notation

J.4. identify range and domain of a given function

J.5. graph linear and quadratic functions on the Cartesian plane

J.6. apply skill to technical problems

J.7. utilize appropriate technology

J.8. apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving

criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,

solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution

is labeled with appropriate units)

**K. Relate the equation of a line to its graph
You will demonstrate your competence:
**K.1. in an oral, written, or graphic product

**Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:**

K.1. calculate the distance between two points

K.2. calculate the slope of a line given two points on the line

K.3. determine the slope of a line parallel to a given line

K.4. determine the slope of a line perpendicular to a given line

K.5. write the equation of a line using the slope-intercept form, the point-slope form, or

the two-point form

K.6. apply skill to technical problems

K.7. utilize appropriate technology

K.8. apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving

criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,

solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution

is labeled with appropriate units)

**L. Solve systems of equations
You will demonstrate your competence:
**L.1. in an oral, written, or graphic product

**Criteria: Performance will be satisfactory when you:**

L.1. solve systems of two and three equations or formulas

L.2. check all solutions in the system

L.3. apply skill to technical problems

L.4. utilize appropriate technology

L.5. apply the process for solving technical problems according to the problem-solving

criteria (i.e. you show work in a clear and logical manner, you verify the solution,

solution is within stated range and reflects appropriate accuracy or precision, solution

is labeled with appropriate units)

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