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Division of Gen Ed: Mathematics: MA 090 Principles of Math

Research and Resource Connections for Mathematics Courses


This course deals with the basic foundations of mathematics. Students will become equipped with a solid appreciation for the mathematical tools required to solve more complex mathematical operations. This course would benefit any student who needs help in understanding basic math skills in order to pass a placement test or a course, to obtain a specific job, or review and improve basic mathematical/computational skills.  Lessons will focus on whole numbers, fractions and decimals, as well as using percent, ratios, proportions, and the application of these concepts. The course will also introduce some of the fundamentals of algebra, statistics and geometry.

Key Topic Areas

1. Identify whole numbers 

2. Identify positive and negative numbers

3. Employ operation sense

4. Evaluate fractions

5. Evaluate decimals

Key Topic Areas

6. Evaluate percents

7. Evaluate ratios

8. Evaluate proportions

9. Evaluate patterns, relationships, and functions

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