Heartland Community College Master Course Syllabus STEM and Business TMAT 103 Technical Mathematics I DATE PREPARED: August 8, 1994 DATE REVISED: December 2, 2013 PCS/CIP/ID NO: 1.2-270301 IAI NO. (if available): EFFECTIVE DATE OF FIRST CLASS: August, 2014 CREDIT HOURS: 4 CONTACT HOURS: 4 LECTURE HOURS: 4 LABORATORY HOURS: 0 CATALOG DESCRIPTION (Include specific prerequisites): Prerequisite: - Completion of MATH 091; OR - Placement at MATH 092 AND - Placement at ENGL 094 AND - Placement at READ 091 This is a first course in technical mathematics. Topics include measurement systems, error and tolerance, scientific notation, number systems, formulas, and basic geometry, statistics, and logic. An emphasis is placed on application and computation. Some work will require a scientific calculator. TEXTBOOKS: Ewen D. and Nelson C., (2014). Elementary Technical Mathematics (11th ed.). Stamford, CT, Cengage Learning, or a comparable text that addresses at a minimum the topics listed in the Course Outline and that provides students with the opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes for this course. RELATIONSHIP TO ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND TRANSFERABILITY: TMAT 103 was designed to meet the specific needs of an Associate of Applied Science degree and not necessarily as a transfer course, particularly in relation to the Illinois Articulation Initiative. This course may transfer to various institutions in a variety of ways. Please see an academic advisor for an explanation concerning transfer options. Learning Outcomes: Course Outcomes: Range of Essential Assessment Competencies Methods 1. Convert between measurement systems 2. Calculate precision, error, and interval percentages and values 3. Convert between different bases 4. Manipulate, substitute into, and solve basic formulas and equations 5. Apply geometric and trigonometric concepts and formulas 6. Create logical truth tables and schematics 7. Apply basic statistical concepts (including data presentation) 8. Apply concepts to problems encountered in technical disciplines COURSE/LAB OUTLINE: 1. Review of prerequisite topics 2. Measurement systems and conversion 3. Percentages, precision, error, and tolerance intervals 4. Number systems 5. Formulas and data substitution 6. Basic Geometry 7. Interpreting graphs 8. Basic Trigonometry 9. Basic Statistics 10. Basic Logic Throughout the semester, the following assessment methods will be used to measure the course outcomes: Assignments, activities, labs, quizzes, and exams. METHOD OF EVALUATION (Tests/Exams, Grading System): Assessment Method Some combination of assignments, activities, and labs Some combination of quizzes and exams Total % of final grade 50 - 70 30 - 50 100 Grading Scale: A B C D F 90% - 100% 80% - 89% 70% - 79% 60% - 69% Below 60% REQUIRED WRITING AND READING: Students will be expected to communicate the results of problem solving processes in writing (the majority of this is in the form of mathematical problems). Reading assignments from the required text will precede each problem set.