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MTH 109 TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS

MTH 109 – Technical Mathematics I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  MTH 109 Technical Mathematics I

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in MTH 092 or placement

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course covers topics selected from arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry with applications. This course is offered to meet the needs of specific disciplines, e.g., Radiologic Technology, Ophthalmic Dispensing, and Chemical Technology.

General Education Goals: MTH 109 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: Quantitative Knowledge and Skills.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will use appropriate mathematical and statistical concepts and operations to interpret data and to solve problems.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories from arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry;
  2. utilize various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to set up and solve application problems taken from algebra, geometry, and trigonometry;
  3. communicate accurate mathematical terminology and notation in written and/or oral form in order to explain strategies to solve problems as well as to interpret found solutions; and
  4. use graphing calculators effectively as a tool to solve such problems as those described above.