ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR MATH PATHWAYS

  • Program: Math
  • Course: Essential Skills for Math Pathways
  • Course #: MATH0950
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course focuses on developing number sense and by-hand 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.

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:
Develop an improved number sense in regards to whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers
Utilize math specific strategies and techniques for homework, time-management, note-taking, and exam studying/taking
Demonstrate the importance of attendance and homework in a mathematics course
Use appropriate resources including on-campus and/or online
Represent whole numbers, fractions, decimals and integers in mathematical and real world situations
Interpret whole numbers, fractions, decimals and integers in mathematical and real world situations
Compare numerical values represented as whole numbers, fractions, decimals, mixed numbers, and integers
Convert between equivalent fractions, quotients, decimals, and mixed numbers
Round whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers
Estimate sums, differences, products, and quotients involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, mixed numbers, and integers
Demonstrate usage of the four mathematical operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide) on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and integers
Simplify numeric expressions involving whole numbers, fractions, and decimals by applying order of operations
Solve introductory application problems involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals and/or integers

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 0
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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