MATH FOR THE TRADES

  • Program: Math
  • Course: Math for the Trades
  • Course #: MATH1007
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course explores basic math skills in practical contexts required by students in the trade programs, including skills with integers, fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals. The course would emphasize doing rather than theory, application rather than memorization, self-confidence, building mathematical reasoning, and practical use of tools and formulas.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Perform basic math operations with integers, fractions, mixed numbers and decimals
Convert numbers between fraction, mixed number and decimal form
Simplify complex fractions
Solve problems using estimation
Measure using hand tools
Solve problems using exponents and roots
Solve ratio, rate, proportion, and percentage problems
Interpret diagrams and technical specification sheets
Test solutions for reasonableness
Convert measurements between metric and US Customary Units
Solve basic application problems
Evaluate formulas and expressions
Solve problems involving geometric figures

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on math assessment test
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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