MATH DEPARTMENT
WHAT HTC STUDENTS TELL US ABOUT MATH!

"I took your intermediate algebra class and enjoyed your teaching style. Even though the evening college algebra class did not fit my schedule well I did not want to another teacher. I credit you with my success in completing my math courses. Thank you for being a dedicated teacher that truly wants the best for your students."

"I love how I was being respected by my instructor and peers. I was comfortable in class. My instructor made me feel like a real person. She took her time to explain and teach well."

"I really liked the class. I enjoy math and understood everything well. Teacher was very knowledgeable about the subject and presented the material very well. I never felt lost or confused about any of the material."

"Good class, welldeveloped program that builds upon previous knowledge, practice test was very helpful each time."

"The teacher explained everything as simple as he could which helped a lot, very organized, detailed lectures. The Math Lab that he used was extremely helpful in understanding math problems. I have never done so well in a math class in my life, the class and teacher were great. I would change nothing about it."

"I really liked the structure to the class when I came to class I knew what we were doing, what was due and what we were going to cover in class."

"I enjoyed the review of the sections and the classroom time – it especially helped math click with me when the professor would explain the process of getting to the answer in different ways. Professor made it fun to learn math."
The mathematics department at Hennepin Technical College provides coursework which students can apply to their program areas, degrees, careers, and daily lives. Through our courses, students learn to appreciate the importance of mathematics and use it as a problem solving and reasoning tool to identify and solve applications encountered throughout life.
All math faculty members are available during posted office hours to work with students individually. Hennepin Technical College also provides oneonone and small group tutoring at the Math Center and the Learning Resource Center.
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Mathematics Department Course Offerings
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This course focuses on developing number sense and byhand computational skills with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers. These skills are a necessary foundation for employment, higher level mathematics courses, and everyday life. Students will also develop confidence in their mathematics skills through implementing a variety of strategies and study skills specific to mathematics. 





This course includes practical applications of the basic mathematical operations including: fractions, decimals, percents, ratio, proportion, measurement, perimeter, area, and volume. This course draws from realworld problems in the trades: welding, carpentry, automotive, landscaping, HVAC, machining, health, and others. 





This course is designed for students to establish a foundation for problem solving and critical thinking used in college level mathematics and career applications. Topics include practical applications of real numbers, geometry, measurement, data analysis, and algebraic equations. This course is taken at a slower pace than MATH1060, so that strategies for learning mathematics and a review of basic skills can be integrated throughout. 





This course is designed for students to establish a foundation for problem solving and critical thinking used in college level mathematics and career applications. Topics include practical applications of real numbers, geometry, measurement, data analysis, and algebraic equations. 





Beginning Algebra is a necessary foundation of skills used to solve more complex problems in reallife applications or higher level math courses. In this course, topics from signed numbers, solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations, to systems of equations will be covered. Students will apply formulas and create/solve equations for realworld problems. 





This course will be an alternative to the traditional algebra track. Students will learn to apply simple mathematical methods to the solution of realworld problems. Students will explore a variety of mathematical perspectives – numerical, visual, verbal, and symbolic. This course will focus on how understanding, explanation and prediction are the real mathematical destinations, not just matching the answer in the back of textbook. Students will be immersed in interesting quantitative settings that require drawing inferences from data, interpreting models, estimating results, assessing risks, suggesting alternatives, and even making reasonable testable guesses. 





This course includes building algebraic skills and their practical applications, including safe ranges for medical dosing, tolerance measures for pistons or bushings, power generated by a windmill, tracking volume of malware computer attacks, how to set up a bungee jump, calculating the combined production rates of machines, building bridges, or configuring fluid pumps. 





This course will focus on mathematics in daily life by connecting the learners’ job and home experiences with the active, openended aspects of mathematical thinking and mathematical problems. Research tells us that how individuals learn is just as important as what they learn. In order to build confidence in our students so they can learn and use mathematics in their daily lives, it is essential that we set good examples of pedagogical strategies. Lectures will not be the main instructional method. To mimic an onthejob environment, teams will be assigned relevant mathematical problems and will use discussion and written mathematical communication to devise possible outcomes. Teams will be asked to make sense of inherently quantitative situations by using problem formulation and heuristics. Calculators and computer software will be used to help students organize information and make predictions. MnTC Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning and MnTC Goal 2: Critical Thinking 





Prepares students to use math to make better decisions throughout their lives. Engaging topics include: Taking Control of Your Finances; Mathematics in Politics; Mathematics and the Arts; Loan Payments, Credit Cards, and Mortgages; Income Taxes; Population Growth; Theory of Voting and Effects on Apportionment; Proportion and the Golden Ratio. MnTC Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 





Statistics is all around us. This course helps students understand how statistics impacts their lives as consumers, citizens, and professionals. Use statistical formulas and laws of probability to determine whether data supports a hypothesis. Hypothesis testing underlies many areas in our everyday lives including: testing the effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs, solving crimes, effectiveness of marketing, safety and design of vehicles, and costs for insurance policies. MnTC Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 





Learn to translate reallife phenomena to mathematical equations to analyze and predict how the phenomena will behave. Use quadratic functions to understand satellite dishes, car headlight illumination, radio telescopes, motion of projectiles, the path of a baseball, cables in suspension bridges, parabolic arches, as well as the maximization of revenues. In container manufacturing, determine values to minimize material usage while maximizing volume. MnTC Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 





This course will advance the student’s ability to use math to understand real world problems. These include Bass populations in a lake over time, symmetry of beauty, aging rate and space travel, finding bearings while boating or hiking, cyclic phenomena such as daylight and tides, force required to move objects, radio waves, temperature variations, and cooling. We examine functions graphically and algebraically to see how one view is more revealing or explanatory than the other. The students will benefit from this exercise by itself, but it will also prepare the student for success in a Calculus I course. MnTC Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning and MnTC Goal 2: Critical Thinking 





This course continues to broaden the student’s understanding of the math behind real world applications, including the best shape for cans, positioning a shortstop to make the best relay to home plate, choosing an optimal seat in a movie theater, explaining the shape and formation of rainbows, brightness of stars, accuracy problems in computers, electrical resistance in wire, speed and acceleration of objects. We also examine dynamic relations between volume, pressure, and temperature and other topics in economics, physics, and engineering. Essentially, it is the next step in the “rest of the story.” MnTC Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning and MnTC Goal 2: Critical Thinking 




* Time outside of class is generally 23 hrs per week per credit. Some students may require more or less time than others.
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