MATH110 Mathematics for Technology I

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Mathematics

I. Course Number and Title
MATH110 Mathematics for Technology I
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
Math Placement Test score of 5 or better or Math095 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
There will be at least 3 scheduled examinations throughout the semester to determine the student's knowledge of the subject matter. A required comprehensive departmental final examination will also be given to all students.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is primarily for students in technological career programs. Topics include basic arithmetic and algebraic operations; binary, octal and hexadecimal numbers; and Boolean logic. Emphasis is on applications for careers using digital technology.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    Students will be able to:
    1. recognize problems.
    2. determine solutions to the problems.
    3. employ technology in the solutions.

    Core Learning Goals:
    Category I:
    Math or Science:
    The student will be able to:
    1. develop the ability to analyze, interpret, and apply quantitative information.

    Core Learning Objectives:
    Category 1:

    1. accurately translate descriptive problems into mathematical formulas and solve them.(1)

    Category III:
    Critical Thinking/Problem Solving:
    The student will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of solving problems by:
      1. recognizing the problem.
      2. reviewing information about the problem.
      3. developing plausible solutions.
      4. evaluating the results.

      These skills are developed in VII.B.5 and VII.B.7.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Real Number System: Scientific notation and units of measure

    2. Binary Numbers

    3. Octal and Hexadecimal Numbers

    4. Algebraic Concepts and Operations

    5. Sets and Algebra

    6. Boolean Algebra

    7. Karnaugh Maps

    8. Functions and Graphs

    9. Geometry: Lines, Angles, Triangles, Other Polygons, Circles, and Geometric Solids

    10. Trigonometric Functions: Sine, Cosine and Tangent
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    All Core Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, College Level Mathematics or Science, and Discipline-Specific Course Objectives will be assessed as follows:

    The student will apply mathematical concepts and principles to identify and solve problems presented through informal assessment, such as oral communication among students, and between teacher and students, and for the core, formal assessment using open-ended questions reflecting theoretical and applied situations.

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Departmentally selected textbook and scientific calculator. Details provided by the instructor of each course section. See Course Format. The integration of the Tutoring Center where appropriate.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Lecturing on topics and discussion of selected homework assignments in order to reinforce the learning process.

Review/Approval Date - 5/06; Core Goals/Objectives added 12/04