Course Descriptions

Course descriptions for courses I often teach.

Julie Keener - Central Oregon Community College


MTH 10: DEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS

Introduces mathematics and its application; explains language and symbols used in math; develops concepts in whole number, fraction, and decimal operations and applications; and develops analytical thinking, while emphasizing study and learning skills necessary for success in math courses and overcoming anxiety toward math. 4 Credits.

MTH 20: PRE-ALGEBRA

Emphasizes the applications of basic arithmetic skills. Equips students to handle everyday arithmetic problems and lays a foundation for algebra. Topics include ratio, proportion, percent, measurement, perimeter, area, volume, and integers. Prerequisite: MTH 10 or equivalent. 4 Credits.

MTH 29: FRACTION REVIEW WORKSHOP

Provides a concentrated experience for students needing a review of fractions and associated number theory skills. This course is not a replacement for students who place into or need to take MTH 10. May be taken concurrently with another math class. Credits: 2

MTH 211: FUNDAMENTALS OF ELEMENTARY MATH I

Introduces problem-solving, sets, natural and whole numbers, number theory, and fractions. First term of a sequence for students planning to become elementary teachers, but open to any students wanting to study the foundations of mathematics. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisite: MTH 95 or equivalent. 4 Credits.

MTH 212: FUNDAMENTALS OF ELEMENTARY MATH II

Covers decimals, percents, ratio and proportion, integers, rational and real numbers, statistics and probability. Second term of a sequence for students planning to become elementary teachers, but open to any student wanting to study the foundations of mathematics. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisite: MTH 211 or equivalent. 4 Credits.

MTH 213: FUNDAMENTALS OF ELEMENTARY MATH III

Covers geometric shapes, measurement, congruence and similarity, coordinate and transformational geometry. Third term of a sequence for students planning to become elementary teachers, but open to any students wanting to study the foundations of mathematics. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisite: MTH 211 or equivalent. 4 Credits.