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MAT 106 Technical Math I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#:  None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 4
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Review of basic operations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and their application to the construction trade. Incorporates the use of tools to measure length and weight. Various mathematical conversions are studied along with practical applications. Also included is a study of basic geometry including perimeter, area, volume, and geometric constructions. This course allows students to pursue pathways in welding, heavy equipment operator, and diesel and heavy equipment technology, by satisfying the math requirements in a single course. Closed entry, instructor consent is required.

Prerequisites: Closed entry. Instructor consent required.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Perform basic operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percent. (CSLO #2)
2. (Application Level) Convert fractions to decimals to percent in any order. (CSLO #2)
3. (Synthesis Level) Use data represented in graphs to draw conclusions. (CSLO #2,4)
4. (Application Level) Solve applied percent problems involving mechanical efficiency, production waste, relative manufacturing error, and tolerance. (CSLO #2,4)
5. (Analysis Level) Set-up and solve proportion problems including direct proportion, similar figures, roof pitch, scale drawings, etc. (CSLO #2,4)
6. (Application Level) Solve applied inverse proportion problems involving gear ratios, lever arms, etc. (CSLO #2,4)
7. (Application Level) Convert measurements from U. S. Customary units to metric and vice versa for length, weight, volume, and temperature. Express converted quantities to a specified level of precision (e.g. to the nearest sixteenth inch). (CSLO #2)
8. (Application Level) Make measurements using rulers, calipers, and micrometers as well as using scales of the trade. (CSLO #2)
9. (Analysis Level) Recognize basic shapes used in the trade, identify angles, and find missing angle measures. (CSLO #2)
10. (Application Level) Apply basic geometric concepts to solve problems involving area, perimeter and volume. (CSLO #2,4)
11. (Application Level) Apply differing strategies to solve application problems both with and without a calculator. (CSLO #2,4)
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