MATH 0301 - Campus
Essentials of Mathematics

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description: Designed for students requiring remediation in basic mathematical operations. Topics include: basic arithmetic skills in whole numbers, integers, common fractions, decimal numbers, percentages, ratios, proportions, rates, basic geometric skills, and scientific notation.This course will not apply toward graduation requirements and will not transfer.
    2. Any required prerequisites: Students are placed into this course based on placement test scores.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Students will be able to organize and consolidate their mathematical thinking through communication.Success will be measured using a variety of formative assessment strategies in a collaborative learning environment.
    2. Students will be able to analyze and evaluate the mathematical thinking and strategies of others. Success will be measured using a variety of formative assessment strategies in a collaborative learning environment.
    3. Students will apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems. Success will be measured using a variety of formative and summative assessment strategies.
    4. Students will monitor and reflect on the process of mathematical problem solving. Success will be measured using a variety of formative and summative assessment strategies.
  3. Testing Requirements - Online Students Only
    1. Students are required to take the midterm and final exam at a testing center. Students should find a testing center near their current location and give the details to their instructor.
    2. Students are not allowed to use their book or notes while testing. Students are allowed to use a calculator while taking the exams.
  4. Major Course Requirements
    1. Major Requirement - Tests (30%), Final Exam (25%)
    2. Major Requirement - Homework/Quizzes (30%), Participation (5%), Labs (10%)

** Important: (A = 93 - 100, B = 83-92, C = 76-82, D = 60-75, F = 59 and below)

  1. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book: Prealgebra and Introductory Algebra by Franklin Wright. (NOT REQUIRED)
    2. Required Access Code: Students must have a Hawke’s Learning access code.
    3. Calculators: Calculators are not allowed in this course
  2. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates - See the Catalog.
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class.
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities
  3. Course Topics - Below are the main topics covered in this course. Each topic requires prerequisite knowledge; therefore other topics may also be covered to ensure student success. Topics are subject to change.

    Topics

    Problem Solving with Whole Numbers
    Solving Equations with Whole Numbers
    Exponents and Order of Operations
    Introduction to Polynomials
    Introduction to Integers
    Addition with Integers
    Subtraction with Integers
    Multiplication, Division and Order of Operations with Integers
    Applications: Change in Value and Mean
    Introduction to Like Terms and Polynomials
    Solving Equations with Integers
    Tests for Divisibility
    Prime Numbers
    Prime Factorization
    Least Common Multiple (LCM)
    Introduction to Fractions
    Division with Fractions
    Addition and Subtraction with Fractions
    Solving Equations with Fractions
    Ratios and Proportions
    Measures of Center
    Decimal Numbers, Fractions and Scientific Notation
    Basics of Percents

    Various Lab activities exploring the application of the mathematics learned will included.

 

 

Last Modified: August 19, 2015