Developmental Mathematics

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Developmental Mathematics Course Offering

Math 0106 Basic Mathematics.

This course helps students with basic math concepts required to be successful in MATH 1314. Topics include factoring, linear equations, distance and midpoint formulas, quadratic equations and applications, complex numbers, other types of equations, linear inequalities in one variable, and other types of inequalities, linear equations in two variables, functions, analyzing graphs of functions, a library of Parent functions, transformations of functions, combinations of functions, quadratic functions and models, polynomial functions of higher degree, zeros of polynomial functions, rational functions, and inequalities, inverse functions, exponential functions and their graphs, logarithmic functions and their graphs, properties of logarithm and exponential and logarithmic equations, linear and nonlinear systems of equations, two variable linear systems, solving system of equations using matrices, operations with matrices.

Developmental Math Corequisite Support Courses.
There are four corequisite course combinations that are possible, depending on a student’s area of study:

  1. MATH 0314 Corequisite Support for College Algebra and MATH 1314 College Algebra
  2. MATH 0324 Corequisite Support for Business Math and MATH 1324 Math for Business and Social Sciences
  3. MATH 0332 Corequisite Support for Contemporary Math and MATH 1332 Contemporary Math
  4. MATH 0342 Corequisite Support for Statistics and MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods

To determine which of the four MATH corequisite options is best, students should discuss his/her area of study with an advisor to make the appropriate decision.

Corequisite Support

The purpose of corequisite support courses is to give developmental math students extra help needed to be successful in the college level math course.  In the corequisite support course, the instructor may review prerequisite math skills, provide additional instruction, lead guided homework practice, conduct one-on-one or small group tutoring, discuss general learning and study skills, and any additional topics that could aid and improve student success.

Enrollment Criteria
Once enrolled in a pair of corequisite courses, students are expected to complete BOTH courses within the SAME semester.  If a student enrolled in corequisite courses withdraws or drops from one course in the corequisite pair, then he/she will be dropped from the other linked course.  That is, students WILL NOT have the option of remaining in the college-level math course if they have been withdrawn or dropped from the developmental support course.

Scheduling

Corequisite courses are scheduled as a pair so that they meet one right after the other on the same days. In some cases, the corequisite support course meets first followed by the college level course, while in other cases the college level course meets first followed by the corequisite support course.  The two courses run concurrently for the entire 16-week semester, and in many instances both classes are taught by the same instructor.

It should be noted that corequisites courses are LINKED.  This means that when a student registers for one class in the corequisite pair, the other class in the pair will automatically be added to their class schedule.

 

Stand alone Developmental Math Courses.

We offer some developmental math courses for students who need to satisfy college-readiness standard without taking college level math.  Students who achieved at least 60% on a departmental final exam, and earned A, B or C for one of these course are considered college ready.

Math 0314P Intermediate Algebra.

This is a developmental math course whose topics include factoring techniques, radicals, algebraic fractions, absolute values, complex numbers, graphing linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, systems of equations, graphing quadratic equations and an introduction to functions. Emphasis is placed on algebraic techniques needed in order to successfully complete Math 1314: College Algebra. A departmental final examination must be passed with a score of 60% or more in order to pass the course.

Math 0324P Basic Concepts for Business Math.

This is a developmental math course whose topics include: An intro to real numbers including the order of operations with integers, decimals and fractions; An intro to algebra including the simplification and solving of linear equations in one variable along with the use and manipulation of formula; Graphs of linear equations in two variables, slopes, and intercepts; An intro to functions with a focus on function notation using linear, quadratic, and exponential equations; Polynomials including their addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and basic factoring; and Linear inequalities in one variable and in two variables; A departmental final examination must be passed with a score of 60% or more in order to pass the course.

Math 0332P Introductory Algebra.

This is a developmental math course whose topics include real numbers, introduction to Logic, polynomials, basic factoring, linear equations, linear models, percentage models, order of operations, set operations, and an introduction to other topics which may include linear and quadratic modelling and math for financial management. A departmental final examination must be passed with a score of 60% or more in order to pass the course.

Math 0342P Basic Concepts for Statistics.

This is a developmental math course whose topics include: An intro to real numbers including the order of operations with integers, decimals, and fractions; An intro to algebra including the simplification and solving of linear equations in one variable, use and manipulation of formula, and translation and solving of application problems; Linear inequalities and compound linear inequalities in one variable; Equations and graphs of linear equations in two variables; An intro to functions with a focus on function notation using linear, quadratic, and exponential equations; and Polynomials including their addition, subtraction multiplication, and division. A departmental final examination must be passed with a score of 60% or more in order to pass the course.