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MTH 116 Naila Jaraysi

This course provides practical applications of mathematics and includes selected topics from consumer math, algebra, and geometry. The course covers integers, percent, interest, ratio and proportion, measurement systems, linear equations, and problem solving


Pedagogical Approach

BLACKBOARD:  All students must be trained in Blackboard and use Blackboard daily to gain access to vital course information such as the syllabus, handouts, Power Point shows, activities, assignments, announcements, etc.   Failure to use Blackboard could severely damage your ability to keep up with the course.  See the schedule book (inside cover) to select a Blackboard training date.  

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to: 1. perform arithmetic operations on real numbers using the order of operations; 2. solve problems using ratios and proportions; 3. solve problems involving percent and interest; 4. convert units within and between the U.S. customary system and the metric system; 5. demonstrate basic algebra skills; 6. calculate the perimeter, area, and volume of simple geometrical figures; 7. apply principles of introductory statistics.  


Student achievement will be assessed by any or all of several measures: graded daily or weekly homework exercises, short weekly quizzes, math lab experiments, library research assignments, four or more hourly exams and a final exam. Numerical grades will be assigned to each item.  

Other Information

VI. Course Outline of Topics 1. Reading, writing, and rounding whole numbers and decimals 2. Identifying factors, prime factors, and composite factors 3. Comparing decimals 4. Simplifying fractions 5. Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa 6. Comparing fractions 7. Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing real numbers, decimals, common fractions, mixed numbers, and signed rational numbers 8. Using the correct order of operations with whole numbers, decimals, common fractions, mixed numbers, signed rational numbers, and calculating square roots 9. Solving application problems involving whole numbers, decimals, common fractions, and mixed numbers 10. Writing a ratio 11. Solving proportions 12. Solving application problems using proportions 13. Converting fractions and decimals to percent 14. Converting percent to fractions and decimals 15. Solving the three-basic types of percent problems 16. Solving percentage application problems including sales tax, discounts, commission, and percent change 17. Solving special applications of percent calculation involving simple interest and compound interest 18. Converting units within the U.S. customary system 19. Converting units within the metric system 20. Converting between U.S. customary and metric system units 21. Evaluating formulas 22. Solving literal equations 23. Evaluating algebraic expressions 24. Simplifying algebraic expressions 25. Solving linear equations in one variable 26. Converting scientific notation to and from standard form 27. Applying the Pythagorean Theorem 28. Solving application problems using algebraic equations 29. Finding the perimeter and area of geometrical plane figures 30. Finding the circumference and area of a circle 31. Finding the volume of geometrical solid figures 32. Solving application problems involving perimeter, area ,or volume of a geometrical plane or solid figure 33. Reading and interpreting bar graphs, line graphs, and circle graphs 34. Calculating the range 35. Calculating measures of central tendency: mean, median, and mode