PCC/ CCOG / MTH

Course Content and Outcome Guide for MTH 11B

Course Number:
MTH 11B
Course Title:
Fundamentals of Arithmetic II
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
40
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Use of fractions and decimals to write, manipulate, interpret and solve applications and formulas. Concepts will be introduced numerically, graphically, symbolically and in oral and written form. Prerequisites: Pre-Algebra COMPASS score 1-20 or successful completion of MTH 10. 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 with and 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,

a.       Fractions and decimals testing without calculator

b.      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:

a.        Take-home examinations

b.       Graded homework

c.        Quizzes

d.       Group projects

e.        In-class activities

f.         Attendance

g.        Portfolios

h.        Individual projects

i.          Individual student conference

j.         Service learning

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes:

  • Decimal, fraction, integer, and percent arithmetic operations in context
  • Application of critical thinking skills to solve mathematical problems
  • Team work

Skills:

  1. Basic Arithmetic Facts,
    1. Master fraction and decimal vocabulary
    2. Solve numerical and application problems with fractions and decimals
    3. Round a given number to a specified place
    4. Arrange numbers in numerical order
    5. Perform order of operations accurately using fractions and decimals
    6. Develop skills in estimation and number sense
  2. Writing,
    1. Write answers to application problems as complete sentences.