MTH 025 - Basic Mathematics Applications
Basic fraction, decimal, percent, and ratios skills will be assumed. MTH 025 is a course in the application of basic mathematics to everyday situations. Topics include applications involving budget and retirement, simple and compound interest, mortgage and charge options, household and garden, health formulas, food preparation, measurement systems, markup and discounts. This course will include skill maintenance and explorations, and may involve group work and projects.
Prerequisite: MTH 020 completed with a grade of "C-" or better within the past two years or placement by the College's Math Placement Process.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Use basic math for applications pertaining to personal finance: calculating sales tax, tips, percent increase and decrease; mental addition of fractions; calculating budgets, mortgages, charge options; computing simple and compound interest and annuities using formulas; using computer software to graph budgets
2. Use basic math for applications pertaining to personal health: analyzing food labels, using formulas with health issues, use the Internet to locate data for health issues, reading line and bar graphs for data
3. Use basic math for applications pertaining to business finance: computing percents of percents, computing employee payroll taxes, calculating percents with markups, reading tables and graphs for data, computing mean and median
4. Use basic math for applications pertaining to an industrial business such as a culinary arts business, converting measurements, computing percent yields on supplies
5. Use basic math for applications pertaining to measurements, use of metrics, cost of residential electricity, converting square units, computing areas
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