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# MATH 0020 - Basic Mathematics and Pre-Algebra Lab

Liberal Arts

Mathematics

Assistant Dean: Steve Haynes PhD
1 Credit(s)
This supplementary lab is designed to provide additional practice and consultation in basic operations involving whole numbers, integers, decimals and fractions; solving basic equations; ratio and proportion; percentage; simplifying polynomials; measurement including the metric system; perimeters, areas, and volumes of geometric figures; square root; and descriptive statistics. MATH0020 is graded pass (P) or no pass (NP). P/NP
2 Lab Hour(s)
Required Concurrent Course(s): Qualifying Placement test score. Co-Requisite MATH 0073

College Wide Outcomes
 College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessment - - How it is met & When it is met Communication – Written Communication – Speech Intercultural Knowledge and Competence Critical Thinking Information Literacy Quantitative Literacy

Student Learning Outcomes for Course
 Outcomes Assessment - - How it is met & When it is met 1. Read, write, add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and integers Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 1, 2, 4 and 16 2. Simplify expressions using the order of operations Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 1, 2, 4 and 16 3. Read, write, add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions (reducing when needed), changing mixed numbers to fractions and vice versa and simplifying fractions Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 3, 4 and 16 4. Read, write, add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals, compare and convert fractions and decimals Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 5, 8 and 16 5. Convert between decimals/fractions and percent’s Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 6, 8 and 16 6. Solve basic linear equations and proportions Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 6, 7, 8 and 16 7. Evaluate radical expressions Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 6, 8 and 16 8. Solve percent problems and simple interest problems Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 7, 8 and 16 9. Translate verbal expressions into algebraic expressions or equations and solve mixture and uniform motion problems Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 8 and 16 10. Plot points, graph linear equations and calculate the slope of a straight line Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 9, 10, 12 and 16 11. Add, subtract and multiply polynomials, evaluate and simplify expressions with integer exponents using the order of operations and use scientific notation Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 10, 11, 12 and 16 12. Factor common factors and trinomials with a leading coefficient of one Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 12 and 1 13. Convert measurements within the metric system Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 13 and 16 14. Calculate perimeters, areas, and volumes problems of geometric figures Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 13, 14 and 16 15. Use the Pythagorean Theorem and square root concept to calculate unknown sides of right triangles Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 15 and 16 16. Find the mean, mode and median of a group of numbers Review exercises related to assignments in MATH 0073 – Weeks 15 and 16

93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal.

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation,

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