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Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ABED 40 Math for Everyday Life

5 credits
This course covers the use of the four basic mathematical operations (add, subtract, multiply, and divide) in problems related to daily living. Content includes numeric, symbol, and word representations of numbers and the US measurement system. Fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages are introduced in context.

Prerequisites: Placement into ABED 40 or CASAS Math Assessment score at the ABED Intermediate Level (215-225).

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to perform everyday tasks (i.e. shopping, personal finance, time management, etc.)
  • Select the appropriate math operation required to complete a task or solve a problem
  • Communicate using accurate names for numbers and place values within a numeral
  • Convert common measurements in the US measurement system
  • Measure using fractions of units
  • Express division remainders in fractional and rounded decimal form
  • Read and interpret simple graphs
  • Interpret ratios and percentages
  • Apply logical and time-effective study skills to mathematics
  • Use the mathematical critical thinking skills of problem solving, pattern recognition, substitution, following structural rules, and quantitative modeling to solve problems in basic arithmetic

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50