Course Content and Outcome Guide for MTH 10B Effective Summer 2015
- Course Number:
- MTH 10B
- Course Title:
- Fundamentals of Arithmetic
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionUse of whole numbers to write, manipulate, interpret, and solve application and formula problems. Concepts will be introduced numerically, graphically, symbolically, and in oral and written form. Prerequisites: Pre-Algebra COMPASS 1-20. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Creatively and confidently use mathematical and other problem solving strategies to formulate problems, to solve problems using multiple approaches, and interpret results.
· Meet the prerequisites for further course work.
· Choose and perform accurate arithmetic operations in a variety of situations without a calculator.
· Present results numerically, symbolically, and graphically, and in written and oral form.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessment shall include:
- At least two in-class examinations,
- Whole numbers testing without calculator,
- No more than 50% of any test can be multiple choice
- One in-class, proctored, individual cumulative final exam,
- At least one written explanation of a mathematical concept,
- At least one real-world application activity, and
- At least two or more of the following additional measures:
- Take-home examinations
- Graded homework
- Group projects
- In-class activities
- Individual projects
- Individual student conference
- Service learning
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Whole number arithmetic operations in context
- Application of critical thinking skills to solve mathematical problems
- Team work
- Basic Arithmetic Facts
- Solve numerical and application problems with whole numbers
- Perform order of operations accurately using whole numbers
- Develop skills in estimation and number sense
- Write answers to application problems as complete sentences