PCC/ CCOG / MTH

Course Content and Outcome Guide for MTH 21C

Course Number:
MTH 21C
Course Title:
Percentage and Statistics
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Use fractions, decimals, and percents to write, manipulate, interpret and solve applications and formulas. Introduce concepts of basic statistics, charts and graphs. Concepts will be introduced numerically, graphically, symbolically, and in oral and written form. Scientific calculator with fraction capabilities required. Prerequisites: (ABE 0782 or placement into MTH 20) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) 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:

1.      At least one in-class examinations",

·        No more than 50% of any test can be multiple choice  

2.     One in-class", proctored, individual cumulative final exam,

3.     At least one written explanation of a mathematical concept",

4.     At least one real-world application activity", and

5.     At least one or more of the following additional measures:

a.      Take-home/online 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:

1.                Rational and percent arithmetic operations in context

2.               Appropriate use of technology

3.               Application of critical thinking skills to solve mathematical problems

4.               Data analysis

SKILLS:

  1. BASIC ARITHMETIC FACTS,
    1. Perform order of operations accurately using fractions", decimals, and percents
    2. Develop skills in estimation and number sense
    3. Solve application problems with fractions", decimals, and percents
  2. CHARTS", GRAPHS, TABLES," AND STATISTICS,
    1. Read and interpret data from bar", pictorial, line, circle graphs, tables,  charts, and various graphs
    2. Find statistical measures such as median", mode, mean, maximum, minimum, and range
  3. TECHNOLOGY,
    1. Determine square roots to specified decimal place", exponents, fraction key, add, subtract, multiply, divide, order of operations, parentheses
  4. WRITING,
    1. Write answers to application problems as complete sentences.