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

MAT 004 - Preparation for College Math


Course Description: A modularized approach to topics that prepare students for college level mathematics courses. The topics are divided into the following eighteen modules: Module 1: Whole Numbers, Module 2, Fractions, Module 3: Decimals, Module 4: Integers and Introduction to Real Numbers, Module 5: Algebraic Expressions and Translations, Module 6: Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities, Module 7: Ratio, Proportion, and Percent, Module 8: Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities in two variables, Module 70:  Percentages, Absolute and Relative differences and Applications,  Module 71: Graphing Calculator skills,  Module 72:  Algebraic Skills,  Module 73: More on Graphing and Line of Best Fit. Module 80:  Systems of Linear Equations in two and three variables, Module 81: Exponents and Polynomials, Module 82: Factoring Polynomials, Module 83: Rational Expressions and Equations, Module 84:  Rational Exponents and Radicals, Module 85: Inequalities and Quadratic Equations. Students will be placed into the appropriate module for their math preparation and discipline.

Students testing into Algebra 2 or Intermediate Algebra will be placed into one of two tracks depending on their intended pathway.  Track one contains modules 70 through 73 and is intended for Non-STEM, Non-Business majors.  Track two contains modules 80 through 85 is intended for Business Transfer and STEM majors.

A continuation of MAT 003 for students who need to complete additional modules.  Students are expected to complete as many of the remaining modules as possible during the semester.  A minimum of four modules must be completed in order to earn a passing grade in this course, unless fewer than 4 modules remain to complete their program math requirements.  3 hours classroom/1 hour lab
Prerequisite(s): Completion of MAT 003.

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