Feb 22, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

MAT 130 - Elements of Mathematics I


Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive, conceptually based study of the mathematics of the real number system. Topics studied include patterns and problem solving, algorithms for arithmetic operations, numeration systems, number theory, and computations with whole numbers, integers, decimals and percents. Inquiry-based instruction, problem solving strategies and project work are emphasized.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy, and Personal and Professional Development.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and placement above or completion of MAT 080 with a C or better or completion of Math Module 12 or 85.
General Education Elective(s): Math all programs
Note(s): This course will satisfy a mathematics elective for the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Transfer programs. It may satisfy a math elective in those programs that accept Math Modeling for the Liberal Arts as a math elective. It may also satisfy a general education elective or an elective in other programs that accept Intermediate Algebra.
This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply problem solving techniques to evaluate mathematical situations
  • Explain the characteristics of a variety of numeration systems
  • Express mathematical ideas verbally and symbolically
  • Develop different methods of teaching arithmetic algorithms

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