## 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 percent notation; data, graphs, and statistics; geometry; algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities; and formulas. Throughout the course, students will apply learned concepts to real-world problems in areas such as agriculture, business, finance, construction, health/medicine, sports, and entertainment.

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:

Math 0100 (3 cr), Math 0200 (5 cr), MATH 0210 (5 cr) - Anoka Ramsey CCMath 0450 (4 cr), Math 0450 (3 cr), Math 0460 (3 cr) - Lake Superior CTC

2. Transfer - regional institutions with which this course has a written articulation agreement:

## III. Course Purpose

1. Program-Applicable Courses – This course is required for the following program(s):

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:

Use percent notation to solve real-world problems; Display, analyze, and interpret data and graphs; Calculate and analyze measures of central tendency in solving problems found in our everyday lives; Calculate perimeters, areas, and volumes of plane and solid geometric figures; Manipulate multiple geometric concepts to solve application problems; Simplify algebraic expressions using algebraic properties; Apply algebraic properties to solve equations and inequalities; Create equations and inequalities that can be used to solve problems in the real-world; Graph linear equations using multiple methods.

## V. Topical Outline

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

1. Lecture Sessions

Listed below are major areas of content typically covered in this course. Percent Notation and Application Ratio and proportion Percent notation Solving percent problems using percent notation Solving real-world problems using ratios, proportions, and percents Data, Graphs, and Statistics Calculating averages, medians, and modes Tables and pictographs Bar graphs and line graphs Circle graphs Display, analyze, and interpret data Apply measures of central tendency to solve real-world problems Geometry Properties of geometric figures Calculate perimeters of plane geometric figures Calculate areas and surface areas of plane and solid geometric figures Calculate volumes of solid geometric figures Calculate the circumference and area of a circle Solve real-world problems involving perimeter, area, and volume Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions Calculating with real numbers Algebraic properties of real numbers Simplifying numeric expressions using order of operations Simplifying algebraic expressions by combining like terms Solving Equations and Inequalities Applying algebraic properties to solve linear equations Solving equations using multiple steps Solving linear inequalities using algebraic properties Represent real-world and mathematical situations using equations and inequalities Graphing Equations in Two Variables Graph linear equations using a table of ordered pairs Calculate slopes Solve real-world problems involving slope Graph a linear equation using slope and y-intercept

2. Laboratory/Studio Sessions