## Course Content and Outcome Guide for SC 11A

Date:
30-NOV-2009
Posted by:
Curriculum Office
Course Number:
SC 11A
Course Title:
Applied Math
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture hours:
0
Lecture/Lab hours:
80
Lab hours:
0
Special Fee:
\$24

#### Course Description

Applied Math - Intermediate/Advanced Covers workplace and trades/technology, computational and analytic skills through the use of realistic applications; develops skills in translating word problems into mathematical computations. Develops and synthesizes applied mathematics through the use of hands-on, team activity centered environments. Uses software applications, (MS Word and Excel) to support technology and trades skill development. Prerequisite: CASAS test score at intermediate level.

#### Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

• Take the GED mathematics test and CASAS Assessment and further mathematics courses in college.
• Transition to employment or pre-trades and apprenticeship programs.
• Efficienty apply mathematical skills to organize and solve real world math problems in a variety of environments for their personal and professional lives.
• Participate as a team member to analyze data and determine appropriate solutions

#### Course Activities and Design

Show competence with arithmetic problems
Operates the TI-30xa and TI-30 X II with skill and confidence.
Uses 2nd functions
Uses Statistics keys
Solves applications using equations.
Solves linear equations
Graph linear equations
Create, solve and interpret graphs, charts and tables
Solve right triangle problems using Pythagorean theorem
Solve triangle problems using trig ratios
Solve problems using scientific notation and exponents
Use MS Office Applications to develop mathematics, notes exercises and applications
Determine techniques for producing portfolio applied math assignments

#### Outcome Assessment Strategies

Develop and solve consumer/business/technical application problems
Each student will create and solve at least 20 workplace specific application problems
Tutor peers in mathematics laboratory
Calculate vectors using the coordinate system and the triangulation system
Research and develop data to be used in a simulation to generate statistical information including mean, median, mode, standard deviation, and create a graph

#### Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes:
·   Integration
·   Design and Layout
·   Professionalism

Concepts:
·      Basic Skills Numeration
·      Math terminology
·      Measurement
·      Conversion
·      Formula manipulation
·      Application problems/word problems/work problems

Issues:
·      Transfer logical thinking skills to other areas
·      Systems thinking
·      Teamwork
·      Statistics
·      Problem solving
·      Trig ratios-sine,cos,tan
·      Linear systems/equations