Problem Solving
 Course: MAT126 First Term: 1996 Fall Final Term: Current Final Term: 2015 Fall Lecture   1 Credit(s)   1 Period(s)   1 Load       Credit(s)    Period(s)    Load Subject Type: Academic Load Formula: S

Description: Methods, processes, and strategies used to analyze, understand, and solve word problems of various types. Includes application problems similar to those encountered in intermediate algebra

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Employ charts, tables, diagrams, and sketches to organize the information found in an application problem. (I) (II)
2. Create a mathematical model for an application problem. (I) (II)
3. Apply elementary algebraic operations to solve application problems. (I) (II)
4. Utilize estimation skills to appraise correctness of a solution to an application problem. (I) (II)
5. Solve application problems while keeping anxiety at a minimum. (I) (II)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.

MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Types
A. Typical application problems in intermediate algebra
1. Number
2. Rate, time, and distance
3. Mixture
4. Coin
5. Age
6. Finance
7. Work
8. Plane geometric figure
B. Brain teasers
II. Problem solving process