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 higher 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
Course Learning Goals
- recognize problems;
- review the information about the problem and determine plausible solutions to the problem;
- employ technology in the problem solutions and evaluate the results;
- develop the ability to analyze, interpret, and apply quantitative information [Quantitative Literacy];
- accurately translate descriptive problems into mathematical formulas and solve them [Quantitative Literacy].
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Real Number System: Scientific Notation and Units of Measure
- Binary Numbers
- Octal and Hexadecimal Numbers
- Algebraic Concepts and Operations
- Sets and Algebra
- Boolean Algebra
- Karnaugh Maps
- Functions and Graphs
- Geometry: Lines, Angles, Triangles, Other Polygons, Circles, and Geometric Solids
- Trigonometric Functions: Sine, Cosine and Tangent
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
Students 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 uses open-ended questions reflecting theoretical and applied situations.
A minimum of 70% of a student's grade must be determined from proctored assessments and work. These proctored assessments include tests, quizzes, departmental final exam, or other proctored in-class assignments.
The final exam must be at least 20% of the course grade. Study guides, formula sheets, and other aids may not be used on the final exam.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Departmentally-selected textbook and TI-30X IIS (not the MultiView series) scientific calculator. Details provided by the instructor of each course section. See course syllabus. The integration of the Academic Success Center where appropriate.
Review/Approval Date - 5/06; Core Goals/Objectives added 12/04; New Core 8/2015; Updated 11/2019