• Program: Math
  • Course: Mathematical Literacy
  • Course #: MATH1650
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

In this course, students explore tools to decipher, solve, and explain mathematical problems encountered in college coursework and daily life. Key mathematical concepts of this course include numerical reasoning, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning, geometry, data representation and function analysis. Emphasis will be on modeling, interpretation, and problem solving in a variety of contexts. This course prepares students for MATH2050 Applications of Quantitative Reasoning or MATH2150 Introduction to Statistics.

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:
Apply concepts of numeracy in multiple contexts
Analyze ideas, patterns, and multistep problems
Utilize the connections between various types of problems
Develop strategies to find mathematical processes
Solve problems with proportional reasoning
Demonstrate flexibility with mathematics through various contexts and modes of technology
Demonstrate the ability to utilize various representations of information
Utilize formulas and algebra to investigate, represent, and solve problems
Develop mathematical rules using real-life situations
Demonstrate knowledge of the connections between numerical and algebraic methods
Construct equations to solve problems involving unknown or variable quantities
Demonstrate the use of technology in problem solving
Develop strategies to persevere until the desired result is achieved

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 4
  • Lab: 0
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score math assessment test OR MATH1050 OR MATH1060
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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