1 Master Course Outline Math 060 Fundamentals of Arithmetic

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Master Course Outline
Math 060
Fundamentals of Arithmetic
Course Description: This course is designed for students who need to strengthen their skills in arithmetic. The
course content includes topics on estimation, order of operations, whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios,
proportions, percent applications, measurement applications including calculating the perimeter and area of
geometric objects. Mathematical reasoning will be used to define and solve problems. Effective communication of
these ideas and application to everyday situations are part of the curriculum. Problem solving strategies will be
stressed.
Credits: 5 lecture hours.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score or instructor permission
Recommended Preparation: None
Co-requisites: None
Learning Outcomes: By successfully completing Math 60 students will be able to:
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evaluate and simplifying expressions using order of operations
add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals
use estimation skills when problem solving
use ratios and proportions to solve problems
use basic concepts and procedures that apply to ratios and percents
use appropriate operations when solving problems involving fractions, decimals, percents, real
numbers, first degree equations and proportions
solve basic algebraic equations using appropriate techniques
communicate mathematical concepts, procedures and problem solving techniques
use mathematical reasoning to solve problems
Course Resources/Textbook/Materials:
Please see our bookstore website for the current textbook in use. http://www.bookstore.ghc.edu/
Materials:
 Notebook paper
 Pencil
 Ruler
 Highlighter
Academic Integrity: All forms of cheating, falsification, and plagiarism are against the rules of this course and of
Grays Harbor College. Students who are unsure what constitutes academic dishonesty are responsible for asking
the instructor for clarification. Instances of intentional academic dishonesty will be dealt with severely.
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Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities that require accommodations in compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Disability Support Services coordinator as well as the instructor
of the course in order to ensure that together we create an optimal environment for educational achievement.
W Day, the final day to officially withdraw from a course, is the Thursday of the seventh week (Thursday of the
fourth week for summer). Students who do not withdraw by that date will receive the grades they have earned,
regardless of whether they are attending the course or completing the work. Students who are considering
withdrawal are strongly advised to consult with the instructor, advisor and financial aid prior to withdrawing. The
only withdrawals allowed after W Day are complete withdrawals from all courses.
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