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Course Descriptions

Course descriptions for courses I often teach.

Julie Keener - Central Oregon Community College


MTH 15: BASIC MATHEMATICS

Introduces mathematics and its application, explains language and symbols used in math, develops concepts in whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio, proportion, and integers, while emphasizing study and learning skills necessary for success in math courses and overcoming anxiety toward math. Recommended preparation: Minimum placement Math Level 4.. 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 60: BEGINNING ALGEBRA 1

Introduction to algebra, integers, rational and real numbers, algebraic expressions, linear equations in one and two variables, and graphical representations with a focus on modeling and applications. Recommended preparation: MTH 015 or higher or minimum placement Math Level 7.  4 Credits.

MTH 95: INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

Continues the algebra foundation necessary to study college level algebra. Includes polynomial, exponent, radical, and rational expressions. Linear and quadratic functions will be used to model situations and interpret data. An understanding of the connection between narrative, numeric, algebraic, and graphical representations of functions is emphasized. Graphing by hand and using technology are implemented as appropriate. Graphing calculator required (TI-83 or TI-84 recommended). Recommended preparation: MTH 060 or minimum placement Math Level 10. 4 Credits.

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.