MAT 080 - Integer and Decimal Arithmetic
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of integers and decimals; whole number exponents and square roots; order of operations and parentheses; evaluating variable expressions; estimation and appropriate calculator use; applications including graphs and scale.
1 Class Hour
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Perform operations with signed numbers.
2. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide Integers and decimals both with and without the use of a calculator.
3. Define whole number exponents and evaluate numerical expressions with whole numbers exponents.
4. Find the prime factorization of a number.
5. Recognize, use and understand the commutative, the associative, and the distributive laws of addition and multiplication.
6. Know and use order of operations effectively.
7. Define square root and evaluate numerical expressions with whole number square roots.
8. Perform arithmetic operations with whole number square roots.
9. Evaluate variable expressions given values for the variables.
10. Formulate and solve applications with integers.
11. Make estimates by developing a sense of relative number size.
12. Construct and interpret graphs and charts with appropriate scales.
13. Use all arithmetic functions on a scientific calculator, including square, square root, and power functions when available.
14. Use parentheses keys.
In the context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
3. Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
4. Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
5. Recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical methods.
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