MTH160 - Fundamentals of Mathematics Part I

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Subject Title
Fundamentals of Mathematics Part I

Subject Description
This subject is an introductory level course designed to develop basic skills in mathematics as a requirement to pursue college certifications in some of the applied arts programs. By the end of the subject, the students will have acquired the problem-solving and mathematical skills to be successful or transfer to other courses.

Credit Status
One credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between real numbers, whole numbers, decimal numbers, and rational numbers.
  • Solve problems involving the four basic mathematical operations with whole numbers, decimal numbers, and fractions by using different mathematical methods.
  • Determine the Least Common Multiple for a set of whole numbers.
  • Investigate general definitions for ratios, rates and proportions.
  • Solve applied problems involving ratios, rates and proportions.
  • Identify the elements of a percent equation: amount, base, and percent.
  • Translate percent problems to percent proportions.
  • Solve applied problems involving percent of increase and decrease (i. e markup price, discount, commission, sales tax, simple interest rate, etc.).
  • Translate mathematical statements into algebraic equations with one unknown.
  • Predict solutions for algebraic equations with one variable.
  • Identify and evaluate exponents using rules of exponents.
  • Evaluate algebraic expressions.
  • Solve linear equations for one unknown variable.
  • Convert unit of length, mass, capacity and solve application problems in the metric system of measurement and U.S Customary units.
  • Apply the definitions of lines, angles, perimeter, area, volume, and Pythagorean in the solution of geometric figures.
  • Examine the outcomes of mathematical operations to determine the reasonableness of results.
  • Complete class assignments and tests in an orderly and timely manner that will enhance the development of proper and relevant mathematical concepts.

Essential Employability Skills

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

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