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MAT 089 Excursions in Mathematics
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 3
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: A modularized math course designed to prepare students for the math courses numbered 100 and above. It is a combination self-paced/lecture based class covering topics from Basic Arithmetic to Introductory Algebra. Proficiency in the course will be demonstrated by the mastery of each of the Learning Outcomes.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Perform basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using whole numbers, fractions, decimals and real numbers without the use of a calculator. (CSLO 2&4)
2. (Application Level) Apply the rules of ratios, proportions and percent to solve word problems. (CSLO 2&4)
3. (Application Level) Estimate solutions by using a variety of methods, i.e. front end rounding and rounding by 5. (CSLO 2&4)
4. (Application Level) Apply methods of unit conversions in and between the metric and American systems to solve problems. (CSLO 2&4)
5. (Application Level) Demonstrate appropriate use of the order of operations as they relate to real numbers. (CSLO 2&4)
6. (Application Level) Calculate measures of central tendency, i.e. mean, median and mode. (CSLO 2&4)
7. (Evaluation Level) Read and interpret line, bar and circle graphs as well as charts and tables. (CSLO 2&4)
8. (Application Level) Utilize basic geometry concepts to solve problems involving perimeter, area and volume of geometric figures. (CSLO 2&4)
9. (Knowledge Level) Find the measures of angles utilizing definitions and theorems. (CSLO 2&4)
10. (Application Level) Solve simple linear equations and inequalities. (CSLO 2&4)
11. (Application Level) Graph linear equations and inequalities in the Cartesian Coordinate Plane by using slope, points and intercepts. (CSLO 2&4)
12. (Application Level) Calculate the distance and midpoint between two points in the Cartesian Coordinate Plane. (CSLO 2&4)
13. (Application Level) Perform basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using polynomials. (CSLO 2&4)
14. (Application Level) Utilize the Laws of Exponents to simplify expressions. (CSLO 2&4)
15. (Application Level) Apply the rules of scientific notation to perform calculations. (CSLO 2&4)
16. (Application Level) Solve variation problems by applying the proper formulas for direct or inverse relationships. (CSLO 2&4)
17. (Application Level) Utilize various factoring techniques to completely factor polynomials. (CSLO 2&4)
18. (Application Level) Perform basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using rational expressions. (CSLO 2&4)
19. (Knowledge Level) Identify functions and the various parts of a function. (CSLO 2&4)
20. (Application Level) Calculate a function at a specific value. (CSLO 2&4)
21. (Application Level) Solve systems of linear equations in two variables using a variety of methods. (CSLO 2&4)
22. (Comprehension Level) Describe the rate of change of a linear function. (CSLO 2&4)
23. (Application Level) Solve quadratic equations by factoring. (CSLO 2&4)
24. (Application Level) Apply various strategies to solve application problems. (CSLO 2&4)
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