Mar 23, 2023  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MTH 020 - Math Renewal

4 Credit(s)

If you have taken a higher level math course than this and passed the course with a C- or better, you may not use this course for your degree/certificate requirements. This course begins with a review of whole number, fraction, and decimal arithmetic that includes rounding, estimation, order of operations, averages, and the solving of one-step equations. This review is followed by an introduction to ratios, proportions, percent, measurement, and basic geometry in a problem-solving context, with the review skills integrated throughout. Some applications for technical careers will be incorporated for students in professional technical programs.

Prerequisite: MTH 010  completed with a grade of “C-“ or better within the past two years or placement by the College’s Math Placement Process.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply reasoning and problem solving skills to basic mathematics problems
  2. Use estimation in basic math problems
  3. Check the reasonableness of answers
  4. Perform fraction computations and applications with accuracy
  5. Perform decimal computations and applications with accuracy
  6. Write and simplify ratios and rates
  7. Recognize when and where ratios or proportions apply
  8. Set up and solve proportions
  9. Convert between fractions, decimals, and percents
  10. Solve the three basic types of percent problems
  11. Set up and solve percent application problems
  12. Solve applications using area and perimeter of simple geometric shapes
  13. Solve basic equations of the type a + x = b and ax = b, involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals
  14. Use a scientific calculator to explore and solve basic math problems
  15. Apply study skills for learning mathematics and for coping with math anxiety
  16. Use the symbols and vocabulary of basic mathematics correctly
  17. Use American and metric measurement

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