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MAT 118 Essential Mathematics
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 4 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: A review of the basic skills of mathematics with emphasis on developing sound mathematical skills in arithmetic, algebra, geometry and problem-solving.

Prerequisites: MAT086; RDG091


Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Apply technology to assist in solving mathematical applications involving linear equations, inequalities and systems of linear equations.

2. (Analysis Level) Apply the techniques of rounding to estimate the solutions to problems.

3. (Synthesis Level) Represent a given problem with an appropriate geometric figure (circle, rectangle, sphere, etc.), identify the appropriate quantity (perimeter, area, volume etc.) and apply the appropriate formula to solve the problem.

4. (Knowledge Level) Define when a relation is a function and discuss the domain and range relative to a function.

5. (Synthesis Level) Construct linear models and graphs given different representations of the function.

6. (Application Level) Solve systems of linear equations and systems of inequalities in two variables.

7. (Synthesis Level) Solve problems using the basic terms, meter, liter, gram, and demonstrate conversions, kilo, deci, milli, etc., within the Metric System, and perform conversions to and from the Metric System and the U.S. System for problems involving weight, length and volume.

8. (Application Level) Apply terms such as set, intersection, union, disjoint and empty to assist in solving inequalities.

9. (Application Level) Use measures of Mass and Temperature, such as gram and pound, and Celsius and Fahrenheit, in solving problems.

10. (Application Level) Define and use the basics of Problem Solving Techniques based on Polya's Four-Step Model.

11. (Application Level) Demonstrate the rules and uses of Exponents and Scientific Notation in solving problems.

12. (Analysis Level) Use Dimensional Analysis or unit ratios in solving applied problems.

13. (Application Level) Apply the principles of Direct and Inverse Variation in solving problems.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None