MTH 120
Syllabus
Division: Arts
and Sciences Date: February 2014
Curricula
in Which Course is Taught:
Administrative Support Technology
Course
Number and Title: MTH
120, Introduction to Mathematics
Credit
Hours: 3 Hours/Wk Lecture:
3 Hours/Wk Lab: Lec/Lab Comb:
I.
Catalog
Description: Introduces number systems, logic,
basic algebra, and descriptive statistics.
Prerequisites: a placement
recommendation for MTH 120 and one unit of high school mathematics or equivalent. (Intended for occupational/technical
programs.) Lecture 3 hours per week.
II.
Relationship
of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:
MTH
120 equips students with the mathematical skills necessary to solve practical
problems in the occupational/technical areas.
Practical applications are drawn from real world problems and employment
experiences in the administrative support field. The course will also address math anxieties
and coping techniques to overcome mathematical fears.
III.
Required
background:
A placement recommendation for MTH 120
and one unit of high school mathematics or equivalent.
IV.
Course
Content:
A. Sets of Numbers
B. Percents and Problem Solving
C. Measurement and Problem Solving
D. Applications of Percent
E. Sets and Logic
F. Statistics
V. Learner Outcomes The
student will: |
VI.
Evaluation |
A. Understand the properties of whole
numbers, fractions, and decimals and perform basic operations with each while
estimating and rounding. B. Estimate answers for applied problems
and solve literal equations using real-life situations. C. Understand the basics of D. Be able to solve practical problems
involving percentages, ratios, and proportions including interest rates and
loan applications E. Understand basic sets and logic
applications. F. Understand basic statistical
computations and graphs in applied problems. |
Students
will be given homework assignments and pencil and paper tests for each
chapter. A final comprehensive
examination will be given at the end of the course. |
VII. This
course supports the following objectives:
DCC Educational
Objectives:
Critical
Thinking
Quantitative
Reasoning