Standard 
rev.11/25/03
MAT 101  General Mathematics
Emphasizes mathematical skills that can be applied to the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include: properties of numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio and proportion, measurement and conversion, exponents and radicals, and geometric and technical formulas. Class includes lectures, applications, and homework to reinforce learning.
Competency
Areas 
Hours  
Properties of Numbers 
Class 
5 
Fractions 
D. Lab 
0 
Decimals 
P. Lab/O.B.I. 
0 
Percents 
Credit 
5 
Ratio and Proportion 


Measurement and Conversion 


Exponents and Radicals 


Geometric and Technical Formulas 


Prerequisite: 
MAT 097, or entrance arithmetic score in accordance with approved DTAE admission score levels. 
Corequisite: 

Course Guide 
Competency 
After completing this
section, the student will: 
Hours  
Class 
D.Lab 
P.Lab/
O.B.I.  
PROPERTIES OF
NUMBERS

5 
0 
0  
Whole Numbers 
Identify prime and composite numbers. 




Solve whole number problems using mathematical operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, divisions and powers. 



FRACTIONS 
10 
0 
0  
Definitions of fractions 
Define a fraction. 




Identify proper, improper, and mixed fractions. 



Equivalent fractions 
Solve problems relating to equivalent fractions. 



Mathematical operations using fractions 
Solve problems requiring multiplication, division, addition and subtraction of fractions. 



DECIMALS 
5 
0 
0  
Perform mathematical operations using decimals. 


 
Solve problems using decimals, scientific notation, and powers of ten. 


 
Conversion of decimal to fraction and fraction to decimal. 


 
Powers of ten. 


 
PERCENTS 
5 
0 
0  
Work problems using percents dealing with mixtures and interests. 


 
Conversion between fractions and decimals. 


 
Baseratepart problems. 


 
Mixture and interest. 


 
RATIO AND PROPORTIONS 
5 
0 
0  
Construct and solve problems involving ratios and proportions. 


 
Identify, set up, and solve proportion problems. 


 
MEASUREMENT AND CONVERSION 
5 
0 
0  
Solve problems and applications in measurement and conversion. 


 
Use dimensioning. 


 
Use dimensioning. 


 
EXPONENTS AND RADICALS 
5 
0 
0  
Apply laws of exponents to simplify complex exponent expressions. 


 
Find roots and numbers. 


 
GEOMETRIC AND TECHNICAL FORMULAS 
5 
0 
0  
Identify basic two and three dimensional figures. 


 
Find the areas of rectangular and circular figures. 


 
Solve for volumes of cubes, rectangular solids, and right circular cylinders. 


 
Identify, measure, and solve problems using angles. 


 
Evaluate technical formulas. 



Suggested Resources 
Aufmann, R.N. & Barker, V.C. (latest edition) Basic College Mathematics, Boston: Houghton Mifflin
http://www.hmco.com/
Barker,
J., et al. (latest edition) Arithmetic (4^{th} edition or later)
Philadelphia: Saunders
http://www.saunderscollege.com/
Carman,
R.A., & Saunders, H.M. (latest edition) Mathematics for the Trades: A
guided
http://www.prenhall.com/
Keedy,
M.L., & Bittinger, M.L. (latest edition) Basic Mathematics
(5^{th} edition or latest)
http://www2.awl.com/corp/
National Center for Construction Education and Research
(latest edition). NCCER: Core
http://www.prenhall.com/
Streeter, J., & Alexander, G. (latest edition) Basic
Mathematical Skills (2^{nd} ed. or latest)
http://www.bookstore.mcgrawhill.com/
Wise, A. (latest edition). Basic Mathematics: Skills, allocations, and problem solving, (2^{nd} ed. or latest) San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
http://www.hbcollege.com/
Yamato, Y., & Cordon, M.J. (latest edition). Mastering Mathematical Concepts. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
http://www.hbcollege.com/