MATH1007 Math for the Trades

This course explores basic math skills in practical contexts required by students in the trade programs, including skills with integers, fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals. The course would emphasize doing rather than theory, application rather than memorization, self-confidence, building mathematical reasoning, and practical use of tools and formulas.




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Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Perform basic math operations with integers, fractions, mixed numbers and decimals
Convert numbers between fraction, mixed number and decimal form
Simplify complex fractions
Solve problems using estimation
Measure using hand tools
Solve problems using exponents and roots
Solve ratio, rate, proportion, and percentage problems
Interpret diagrams and technical specification sheets
Test solutions for reasonableness
Convert measurements between metric and US Customary Units
Solve basic application problems
Evaluate formulas and expressions
Solve problems involving geometric figures

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544


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Credit Details