Catalog 2016-2017 
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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 081 Technical Mathematics I

5 credits
Technical Mathematics I is the first of three courses in applied mathematics. By utilizing the foundations of measurements, problem solving and equations, students learn how to apply their mathematical knowledge to applied problems.

Prerequisites: ABED 040  (or equivalent placement score for MATH 087  or higher)

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Apply basic algebraic operations to applied topics
  • Apply and calculate percentages as applied to discounts and mechanical systems
  • Utilize a standard approach and mathematical logic to solve problems
  • Utilize geometry to solve application problems
  • Use functions and graphs to interpret and solve basic equations
  • Check, utilize, and apply conversions to applications
  • Use the mathematical critical thinking skills of problem solving, pattern recognition, substitution, following structural rules, and quantitative modeling to solve problems using basic algebraic operations