## I. General Information

1. Course Title:

Pre-College Math

2. Course Prefix & Number:

MATH 0581

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

**Credits:** 3

**Lecture Hours:** 3

**Lab Hours:** 0

4. Course Description:

This course is a developmental mathematics course. It is divided into modules of study that are required as a prerequisite for college level math courses. This course covers whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportions, percent, measurement, algebraic expressions and equations, geometry and statistics. It also includes operations with real numbers, linear equations, linear inequalities, equations of lines, solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, exponents and polynomials, concluding with radical expressions, and functions.

5. Placement Tests Required:

**Accuplacer (specify test):** |
Arithmetic Exam |
**Score:** |
20 |

6. Prerequisite Courses:

MATH 0581 - Pre-College Math

There are no prerequisites for this course.
9. Co-requisite Courses:

MATH 0581 - Pre-College Math

There are no corequisites for this course.
## II. Transfer and Articulation

1. Course Equivalency - similar course from other regional institutions:

Anoka Ramsey CC, Math 0100, 3 credits

Anoka Ramsey CC, Math 0200, 5 credits

Anoka Ramsey CC, Math 0120, 5 credits

Lake Superior College, Math 0450, 4 credits

Lake Superior College, Math 0460, 3 credits

## III. Course Purpose

3. Other - If this course does NOT meet criteria for #1 or #2 above, it may be used for the purpose(s) selected below:

Developmental Course

## IV. Learning Outcomes

1. College-Wide Outcomes

College-Wide Outcomes/Competencies |
Students will be able to: |

Analyze and follow a sequence of operations |
Analyze and follow a sequence of operations with algebraic equations and expressions. |

Apply abstract ideas to concrete situations |
Apply abstract ideas to concrete situations with linear equations. |

Utilize appropriate technology |
Utilize appropriate use of scientific and graphing calculators. |

2. Course Specific Outcomes - Students will be able to achieve the following measurable goals upon completion of
the course:

Demonstrate knowledge and application of

- Whole Numbers
- Integers and Algebraic Expressions
- Fraction Notation and operations
- Decimal Notation and operations
- Graphing algebraic equations
- Ratio and Proportion
- Percent Notation
- Geometry
- Real Numbers and Algebraic expressions
- Solving Equations

## V. Topical Outline

Listed below are major areas of content typically covered in this course.

1. Lecture Sessions

- Whole Numbers
- Standard Notation: Order
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division; Rounding and Estimating
- Solving Equations
- Exponential Notation and Order of Operations
- Factorizations
- Divisibility
- Least Common Multiples

- Fraction Notation
- Fraction Notation and Simplifying
- Multiplication and Division
- Addition and Subtraction; Order
- Mixed Numerals
- Order of Operation; Estimation

- Decimal Notation
- Decimal Notation, Order, and Rounding
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication
- Division
- Converting from Fraction Notation to Decimal Notation
- Estimating

- Percent Notation
- Ratio and Proportion
- Percent Notation
- Solving Percent Problems Using Percent Notation
- Applications Percent

- Data, Graphs, and statistics
- Averages, Medians, and Modes
- Tables and Pictographs
- Bar Graphs and Line Graphs
- Circle Graphs

- Geometry
- Basic Geometric figures
- Perimeter
- Area
- Circles

- Introduction to Real Numbers and Algebraic Experessions
- Introduction to Algebra
- The Real Numbers
- Addition
- Subtraction
- Multiplication
- Division
- Properties

- Simplifying Expressions; Order of Operations

- Solving Equations
- Solving Equations
- Addition Principle
- Multiplication Principle
- Addition and Multiplication Principles Together

- Applications of Percent