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. Number of Instructional 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.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Literacy.

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. Course Learning Goals

    Students will be able to:

    1. recognize problems;
    2. review the information about the problem and determine plausible solutions to the problem;
    3. employ technology in the problem solutions and evaluate the results;
    4. develop the ability to analyze, interpret, and apply quantitative information [Quantitative Literacy];
    5. accurately translate descriptive problems into mathematical formulas and solve them [Quantitative Literacy].
  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 Course Learning Goals

    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; formal assessment will use open-ended questions reflecting theoretical and applied situations.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Departmentally-selected textbook and scientific calculator. Details provided by the instructor of each course section. See course syllabus. The integration of the Tutoring Center where appropriate.

Review/Approval Date - 5/06; Core Goals/Objectives added 12/04; New Core 8/2015