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MAT 080 - Arithmetic Fundamentals

Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Mathematics placement test
This is a course in the fundamentals of arithmetic, including topics such as: operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; percents; ratio and proportion; computations involving measurement and unit conversion; geometric formulas; and an introduction to algebra. Students must earn a “C” grade or better to register for the next course in this discipline or to use this course as a prerequisite for a course in another discipline.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Perform operations on whole numbers.
  2. Perform operations on integers.
  3. Perform operations on rational numbers.
  4. Convert between percents, decimals and fractions.
  5. Solve application-based word problems involving area, perimeter, percents, proportions, measurement conversions and real numbers.
  6. Solve multi-step linear equations in one variable.
Listed Topics
  1. Operations on integers, fractions and decimals
  2. Prime factorization of whole numbers
  3. Linear equations in one variable
  4. Translating word problems into equations
  5. Converting units of measurement
  6. Converting between percents, decimals and fractions
  7. Application-based word problems involving area, perimeter, percents, proportions, measurement conversions and real numbers
Reference Materials
Textbook/materials as required by instructor
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 09/26/2019

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