MAT 003 - 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 002 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 002.
Note(s): MAT 003 is part of the Ramp-Up Math program, which is a modularized approach to topics that prepare students for college level mathematics courses.
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