MATH 070 Basic Math for the Math Avoiders • 5 Cr.

Class title change starting Summer 2018

Mastering Arithmetic and Prealgebra • 5 Cr.

Description

Builds confidence and skills in arithmetic and pre-algebra. Students discuss symptoms of math anxiety and avoidance, as well as suggestions for overcoming them. Topics include operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages, and elements of geometry and pre-algebra. Course is graded pass/fail.

Description starting Summer 2018

Builds confidence and skills in arithmetic and pre-algebra. Students discuss symptoms of math anxiety and avoidance, as well as suggestions for overcoming them. Topics include operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages, and elements of geometry and pre-algebra.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Perform basic operations with integers, fractions, decimals, and percents.
  • Set up and solve basic application problems using ratios, proportions and percents.
  • Calculate perimeter, area, volumes, and angles of basic geometric shapes.
  • Solve basic linear equations with one unknown.
  • Identify and use strategies to reduce math anxiety.

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