MATH0950 Essential Skills for Math Pathways

This course focuses on developing number sense and by-hand computational skills with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers. These skills are a necessary foundation for employment, higher level mathematics courses, and everyday life. Students will also develop confidence in their mathematics skills through implementing a variety of strategies and study skills specific to mathematics.

Credits

2

Prerequisite

None

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: 
Develop an improved number sense in regards to whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers 
Utilize math specific strategies and techniques for homework, time-management, note-taking, and exam studying/taking 
Demonstrate the importance of attendance and homework in a mathematics course 
Use appropriate resources including on-campus and/or online 
Represent whole numbers, fractions, decimals and integers in mathematical and real world situations 
Interpret whole numbers, fractions, decimals and integers in mathematical and real world situations 
Compare numerical values represented as whole numbers, fractions, decimals, mixed numbers, and integers 
Convert between equivalent fractions, quotients, decimals, and mixed numbers 
Round whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers 
Estimate sums, differences, products, and quotients involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, mixed numbers, and integers 
Demonstrate usage of the four mathematical operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers 
Simplify numeric expressions involving whole numbers, fractions, and decimals by applying order of operations 
Solve introductory application problems involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals and/or integers

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. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

2

lab:

0