Nov 28, 2022  
2020-2021 Lane Community College 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  with a grade of C- or better within the past two years, or placement test.
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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