Catalog 2016-2017 
    Mar 17, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 093 Applied Math and Computing Fundamentals

1-5 credits
This course teaches the fundamentals of math in preparation for the Applied Math and Computing sequence which begins with Math 131. Content includes arithmetic, algebra, geometry, mathematical modeling with linear, quadratic and exponential functions, and algorithmic thinking.

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

Corequisites: MATH 131

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

  • Compute with fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, and percents
  • Read and interpret graphs of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions
  • Use scientific notation during computation
  • Distinguish between exact and approximate solutions
  • Solve both symbolic and word problems involving linear and quadratic equations
  • Add and multiply polynomial expressions
  • Solve and graph problems involving inequalities
  • Simplify and solve equations involving radicals and complex numbers
  • Describe the algorithmic steps in solving simple algebraic problems
  • Use a symbolic computing program to solve algebraic problems
  • Apply the mathematical skills of computational problem solving, pattern recognition, substitution, following structural rules, discrete modeling, and formal logic to solve problems requiring reasoning, critical thinking, and computation