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Math 99: Essentials of Algebra and Statistics
June 2012 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: outline methods of problem solving using models, estimations and word problems; demonstrate how to use a variety of mathematical operations with integers, decimals, fractions, mixed numbers and exponents; solve basic mathematical expressions and problems using proportions, ratios and averages, and unit conversions within and between systems; show how to write, solve, notate and graph linear equations and basic functions as well as basic transformations using graphs; describe systems of equations and basic inequalities as well as how to solve inequalities and systems of equations; examine mathematical sequences including classifying arithmetic and geometrics sequences and writing variable expressions; explain the basic characteristics and relationships of angles, lines, geometric shapes and how to calculate perimeter, area and volume for geometric shapes; apply basic statistical concepts such as probability and Bayes’ theorem to everyday life; compare and contrast different types of charts and graphs including pie charts, bar graphs, whisker plots, and line graphs; and interpret and use written data with the following methods: spreading data, ranking and weighting data, evaluating instruments, and interpreting relationships.
The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: problem solving and math models; working with integers and exponents; working with rational numbers; mathematical operations; unit conversion and measurement; proportions, ratios and averages; basic equations and expressions; solving and graphing linear equations; understanding inequalities; systems of equations; working with functions; sequences in math; transformations in math; points, lines and angles; triangles and their properties; measuring perimeter, area and volume; congruency in math; probability basics; statistics in daily life; understanding graphs and charts; interpreting and analyzing data sets.
In the associate/certificate degree category, 4 semester hours in General Math or as a general elective (6/17).