MATH1050 Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

This course is designed for students to establish a foundation for problem solving and critical thinking used in college level mathematics and career applications. Topics include practical applications of real numbers, geometry, measurement, data analysis, and algebraic equations. This course is taken at a slower pace than MATH1060, so that strategies for learning mathematics and a review of basic skills can be integrated throughout.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901 with a grade of "C" or better and Qualifying score on math assessment test

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:
Convert within and between metric and U.S. customary measures of length, mass, capacity, and temperature
Calculate measurements of plane and solid geometric figures
Apply appropriate units and scales for problem situations involving measurement
Apply properties of parallel, perpendicular, and intersecting lines, including properties of angles formed by these lines, to solve problems
Apply properties of angles, including corresponding, exterior, interior, vertical, complementary and supplementary angles, to solve problems
Apply properties of congruent and similar figures to solve problems
Apply properties of triangles to solve geometric problems
Solve real-world and mathematical geometric problems using algebra
Evaluate various data representations
Explain the uses of data and statistical thinking to draw inferences, make predictions and justify conclusions
Apply measures of central tendency and theoretical probability to a set of data
Apply ratios, rates, and proportions to model and solve real world situations
Solve problems using direct variation
Use algebraic equations to model and solve real world problems involving percents
Evaluate expressions and functions
Generate equivalent forms of algebraic expressions
Solve problems in various context using linear equations, inequalities and functions
Develop a deeper understanding of real number properties, and their use, so that they may be applied to solve mathematical and career oriented problems
Use inductive reasoning
Review basic operations with integers, fractions, and decimals
Estimate the expected outcome of problems

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

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

4