Sep 27, 2022  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
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MTH 098 - Math Literacy

5 Credit(s)

This course provides algebra, quantitative reasoning, and problem solving skills needed in Math 105, 106, 107, and in other college courses in programs not requiring calculus. For students who do not need calculus, Math 098 is an alternative to Math 060/065/095 as a pathway to MTH 105 , MTH 106 , and MTH 107 .

Prerequisite: MTH 020  completed 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 will:

  1. Engage effectively with contextual and openended mathematical problems.
  2. Interpret quantitative information presented numerically, verbally or graphically.
  3. Create and use mathematical models.
  4. Demonstrate critical thinking in quantitative settings.
  5. Express mathematical ideas vocally and in writing.
  6. Apply mathematical skills with civic and ethical awareness.
  7. Make appropriate use of calculators and spreadsheet software.
  8. Demonstrate mathematical skills for college readiness.
  9. Numeracy: Perform operations with rational numbers; use unit analysis.
  10. Algebra: Simplify expressions; solve linear equations and proportions.
  11. Geometry: Apply perimeter, area, similarity, and the Pythagorean theorem.
  12. Analytic Geometry: Graph linear equations and use slope-intercept form.
  13. Statistics: Interpret frequency graphs and measures of center.
  14. Selected Topics: Apply elementary concepts from areas such as set theory, number theory, logic, etc.

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