Math Fundamentals of Mathematics II (Math 0308-0030)

Instructor: Ming Zhao

Fundamentals of Mathematics II: Topics include real numbers, basic geometry, polynomials, factoring, linear equations, inequalities, quadratic equations and rational expressions. A departmental final examination must be passed with a score of 60% or more in order to pass the course. Prerequisite: MATH 0306 or equivalent test score.


SAT: 450-499; ASSET: Numerical Skills Raw Score: 19+; Scaled Score 42+; ASSET Elementary Algebra Raw Score 0-13; Scaled Score: 23-44; Math 0306: Pass with “C” or better


Course Goal:

This course is intended for students who have either never been exposed to algebra or who have been away from the subject for quite some time.  Particularly, this course is intended to prepare students for the study of Intermediate Algebra.


Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLO):

  1. Identify and apply properties of real numbers, and perform accurate arithmetic operations with numbers in various formats and number systems. 
  2. Demonstrate the ability to manipulate/simplify algebraic expressions, & classify/solve algebraic equations with appropriate techniques. 
  3. Demonstrate the use of elementary graphing techniques.
  4. Apply basic geometric theorems and formulas to rectangles, squares, parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids, circles, and angles.


Learning objectives 

Students will:

1.1 add, subtract, multiply and divide real numbers and manipulate certain expressions.

1.2 solve problems using scientific notation.

1.3 find square roots of perfect square numbers

2.1 solve problems using equations and inequalities.

2.2 factor polynomials using the techniques of the greatest common factor, grouping, difference of two squares and special trinomials.

2.3 multiply and divide, and simplify rational expressions

3.1 plot ordered pairs and graph linear equations.

4.1 find the perimeter and area of rectangles, squares, parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids and circles; volume and surface area, relations between angle measures, congruent and similar triangles, and properties of parallelograms.