MATH 0050  Fundamentals of Mathematics Credit Hours: 3.00 Prerequisites: None
MATH 0050 is a refresher course in the concepts and skills of arithmetic and includes integers, fractions, decimals, percent, measurement, and an introduction to algebra.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
Search for Sections OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to perform basic operations on whole numbers and integers.Objectives: Students will perform the following without the use of a calculator:  Identify, apply and create numeric examples of the properties of addition and multiplication.
 Rewrite, simplify and/or perform arithmetic operations on whole numbers and integers.
 Evaluate expressions containing exponents.
 Use the order of operations.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, the student will make the transition from arithmetic to algebra. Objectives: Students will perform the following without the use of a calculator:  Evaluate algebraic expressions given replacement values.
 Translate phrases into variable expressions.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to manipulate and use fractions, mixed numbers and decimals. Objectives: Students will perform the following without the use of a calculator:  Rewrite, simplify and perform arithmetic operations on fractions and decimals.
 Solve problems containing fractions, decimals and mixed numbers.
 Write fractions as decimals and decimals as fractions.
 Find the square root of a number.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a basic working knowledge of algebraic expressions and equations. Objectives: Students will perform the following without the use of a calculator:  Apply the properties of addition and multiplication to simplify or evaluate basic algebraic expressions.
 Solve simple linear equations in one variable.
 Write sentences as equations.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a basic working knowledge of ratio, proportion, and measurement. Objectives: Students will perform the following without the use of a calculator:  Write ratios as fractions and use them as a means for measurement.
 Convert between the English and Metric Systems.
 Know the meaning of proportion, write sentences as proportions, and solve simple proportion problems.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to solve basic percent problems. Objectives: Students will perform the following without the use of a calculator:  Convert between percents, decimals and fractions.
 Solve simple percent problems.
 Solve applications involving percent (sales tax, commission, percent increase or decrease, discount, interest).
Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of geometry. Objectives: Students will perform the following without the use of a calculator:  Find perimeters, areas, and volumes of simple geometric figures.
 Use the Pythagorean theorem to find the missing side of a right triangle.
 Find the area of a triangle, circumference and area of a circle, and volume of a sphere.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO) • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience. • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue. • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives. • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task. • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments. • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course: Quantitative Reasoning: YES COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE  Whole Numbers
 Properties and Facts of Addition and Multiplication
 Order of Operations
 Algebra
 Operations on Integers
 Algebraic Expressions
 Properties of Exponents
 Operations on Polynomials
 Fractions
 Properties of Fractions
 Operations with Fractions; Applications; Area of a Triangle
 Operations with Mixed Numerals
 Complex Fractions
 Equations
 Properties of Equality
 Linear Equations in One Variable; Applications
 Evaluating Formulas
 Decimals
 Operations with Decimals
 Circumference and Area of a Circle; Volume of a Sphere
 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
 Simplifying Square Roots
 Ratio, Proportion, and Measurement
 Ratios and Their Application to Measurement: Part I
 Ratios and Their Application to Measurement: Part II
 Conversion Between the English and Metric Systems
 Proportions and Their Applications
 Percent
 Percents, Decimals and Fractions: Basic Percent Problems
 General Applications of Percent
 Sales Tax and Commission
 Percent Increase or Decrease; Discount; Interest
 Geometry
 Perimeter, Area and Volume of Simple Geometric Figures
Primary Faculty Chapman, Lori Secondary Faculty Boruta, Chad Associate Dean McMillen, Lisa Dean Pritchett, Marie
Official Course Syllabus  Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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