Basic Mathematics
COURSE TOPICS  CONTACT HOURS PER TOPIC 
I. Operations with Whole Numbers
A. Place Value 
5 
II. Operating with Fractions
A. Introduction 
11 
III. Operating with Decimals
A. Place Value 
8 
IV. Ratios and Proportions
A. Simplification of Ratios
and Rates 
4 
V. Percents
A. Percents to Fractions and Decimals 
11 
VI. Introduction to Signed Numbers
A. Fundamental
Operations with Integers 
14 
VII. Introduction to Algebra
A. Combining Similar
Terms and Order of Operations 
5 
VIII. Geometry (To be discussed with whole numbers,
fractions, and decimals) A. Perimeter of Rectangles, Squares, and Triangles 
2 
*TOPICS NEED NOT BE COVERED IN THE SEQUENCE LISTED. 
Section 1 COURSE PREFIX AND NUMBER: MAT 0002 
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS (CC): 4 CONTACT HOURS (NCC):________ 
COURSE TITLE: Basic Mathematics 
Section 2 TYPE OF COURSE: (Click on the box to check all that apply)

Section 3 (If applicable) INDICATE BELOW THE DISCIPLINE AREA FOR GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES:

Section 4 INTELLECTUAL COMPETENCIES:

Section 5 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT 

•  1T he successful student should be able to:  
•  Appreciate basic mathematics and gain confidence in their ability to learn and use basic mathematics, appropriately 
Demonstrated level of confidence and abilities to use basic mathematics while participating in a variety of individual and collaborative class activities, supplemental learning activities, outside assignments, quizzes and tests 
•  Understand and perform mathematical operations with whole numbers relating to place value, fundamental operations, exponents, order of operations and applications 
Accurate communication about whole numbers and demonstrated proficiency to solve problems using whole numbers 
•  Understand and perform mathematical operations with fractions relating to LCD and order relations, equivalence and simplification, fundamental operations and applications 
Accurate communication about fractions and demonstrated proficiency to solve problems using fractions 
•  Understand and perform mathematical operations with decimals relating to place value, fundamental operations and applications 
Accurate communication about decimals and demonstrated proficiency to solve problems using decimals 
•  Simplify ratios and rates, determine unit rates, solve proportions and apply the knowledge of ratios and proportions 
Accurate communication about proportions and ratios and demonstrated proficiency with related mathematical manipulations 
•  Understand and perform mathematical operations with percents and the relationship to fractions and decimals 
Accurate communication about percents and demonstrated proficiency solving problems using fractions and decimals 
•  Understand the basics of signed numbers and perform fundamental operations with integers and rational numbers and the order of operations  Accurate communication about signed numbers and demonstrated proficiency solving problems with signed numbers 
•  Understand and perform mathematical operations related to introductory algebra  Accurate communication about introductory algebra and proficiency to solve simple linear equations 
•  Understand geometry in the context of whole numbers, fractions and decimals  Accurate communication about the perimeter of rectangles, squares and triangles 
Section 6 Name of Person Completing This Form: Donna Martin, Nancy Eschen, Judy Batson Date: 11/19/2007 
SECTION 7 MUST BE COMPLETED FOR ALL GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ONLY (exclude AA electives)
Section 7 
Primary  Secondary  N/A  VALUE  Primary  Secondary  N/A 
A. Global and Historical Knowledge & Understanding  Intellectual honesty  
•Comprehends a general knowledge of the nature, origins and contributions of major civilizations  Curiosity and openness to new ideas  
•Comprehends the workings and interrelations of personal, business and government economies  Recognition of one’s own creative potential  
•Comprehends political, social and economic systems and their effects upon society  Acceptance of and respect for differences among people and cultures  
B. Cultural and Aesthetic Knowledge and Understanding  
•Comprehends the contributions of the arts and humanities to the human experience on a personal, national or global level  Civic Engagement  
•Comprehends the historical development of the arts and sciences  Lifelong Learning  
•Comprehends religious and cultural systems and their effects upon society  
C. Human Awareness and Understanding  
•Comprehends the dynamics of human behavior and the process of increasing selfawareness, growth and development  
•Comprehends the stages of human development and the dynamics of human relationships in diverse cultures  
•Comprehends the factors that promote physical, mental and social wellbeing  
D. Mathematics, Science and Technology  
•Comprehends the basic concepts and investigative processes of the natural sciences  
•Comprehends the breadth, significance and development of the mathematical sciences  
•Comprehends the ways science and technology have shaped and continue to reshape human cultures and the environment 
Section 8 Name of Person Completing This Form: Donna Martin, Nancy Eschen, Judy Batson Date: 11/19/2007 
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