I. General Information
1. Course Title:
PreCollege 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  PreCollege Math
There are no prerequisites for this course.
9. Corequisite Courses:
MATH 0581  PreCollege Math
There are no corequisites for this course.
II. Transfer and Articulation
1. Course Equivalency  similar course from other regional institutions:
Name of Institution

Course Number and Title

Credits

Math 0100 , Math 0200, Math 0210

Anoka Ramsey CC

3,5,5

Math 0450 , Math 0450, Math 0460

Lake Superior

4,3,3

III. Course Purpose
Other  If this course is not required in a program or is not part of the MN Transfer Curriculum, it may be used for the purpose(s) listed below:
Developmental Course
IV. Learning Outcomes
1. CollegeWide Outcomes
CollegeWide 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:
Expected Outcome

MnTC Goal Area

Students will be able to 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 and Inequalities
 Polynomial operations
 Polynomial factoring
 Rational Expressions and Equations
 Functions and Graphs
 Systems of Equations
 Quadratic Equations and Functions


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 and Inequalities
 Solving Equations
 Addition Principle
 Multiplication Principle
 Addition and Multiplication Principles Together
 Applications of Percent
 Solving Inequalities
 Applications with Inequalities
I. General Information
1. Course Title:
PreCollege 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  PreCollege Math
There are no prerequisites for this course.
9. Corequisite Courses:
MATH 0581  PreCollege Math
There are no corequisites for this course.
II. Transfer and Articulation
1. Course Equivalency  similar course from other regional institutions:
Name of Institution

Course Number and Title

Credits

Math 0100 , Math 0200, Math 0210

Anoka Ramsey CC

3,5,5

Math 0450 , Math 0450, Math 0460

Lake Superior

4,3,3

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. CollegeWide Outcomes
CollegeWide 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:
Expected Outcome

MnTC Goal Area

Students will be able to 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 and Inequalities
 Polynomial operations
 Polynomial factoring
 Rational Expressions and Equations
 Functions and Graphs
 Systems of Equations
 Quadratic Equations and Functions


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 and Inequalities
 Solving Equations
 Addition Principle
 Multiplication Principle
 Addition and Multiplication Principles Together
 Applications of Percent
 Solving Inequalities
 Applications with Inequalities