May 22, 2022
MATH 070 - Pre-Algebra Credits: 5
Study of problem solving, geometry and measurement, exponents, and signed numbers. Includes introductory work with polynomials, simple equations, basic descriptive statistics, and graphing.
Prerequisite: MATH 062 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; or appropriate math placement.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Perform operations with fractions, decimals, and integers in an algebraic environment including order of operations.
- Apply geometry and measurement concepts including the Pythagorean theorem.
- Perform operations with integer exponents.
- Simplify basic polynomial expressions.
- Solve simple equations.
- Calculate basic descriptive statistics.
- Graph points onto the Cartesian coordinate system.
- Recognize which quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods are appropriate for solving a given problem.
- Correctly implement the quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods that are appropriate for solving a given problem.
- Translate data into various formats such as symbolic language, equations, graphs, and formulas.
- Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
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