Math 81  Basic Arithmetic
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Course Details 


Description 

This aim of this course is to develop number and operation sense with regard to whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents; as well as measurement and problem solving skils. Course content also includes ratios, proportions, and practical applications of the arithmetic material.
Students enrolled in this course are required to spend time each week inthe Math Lab on themain campus or at the AET campus; this requirement may be completed electronically. 

Prerequisite 

None


How It Transfers 

Course credit may not be applied toward satisfaction of Associate of Arts Degree requirements. 

Textbook 

Barker, Auffman, Lockwood, Essential Mathematics with Applications, Cengage, 8th Ed., 2011


Mathematics Skills Associated With This Course


Entry Level Skills 

Skills the instructor assumes you know prior to enrollment in this course
No specific entry skills are required although some previous exposure to arithmetic is preferred. 

Course Objectives 

Skills to be learned during this course
 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions and decimals.
 Use correct mathematical vocabulary to read and write numerical expressions.
 Calculate whole number powers of positive rational numbers.
 Use the order of operations to simplify numerical expressions involving two or more operations.
 Reasonably estimate the answer to a numerical problem.
 Solve application problems (up to two steps).
 Solve ratio, proportion and percent problems.
 Find prime factorizations of whole numbers.
 Find the greatest common factor and least common multiple of two or more whole numbers.
 Convert between percent, decimal and fraction notation.
 Use inequality symbols to compare two or more positive rational numbers.
 Graph positive rational numbers on the number line.
 Use a ruler to measure in terms of the U.S. Customary (English) system and the metric system.
