The Academic Skills Seminar is designed to strengthen student understanding of basic mathematical concepts including: fractions, positive and negative numbers, exponents, basic algebra and trigonometry, logarithms, graphs, and the metric system. This course also includes the study of number systems and codes, logic gates, Boolean expressions and Algebra.
Goals and Objectives
To refresh mathematical skills learned at an earlier time.
To feel at ease and comfortable when dealing with material that is mathematical in nature.
To understand basic mathematical concepts necessary to take the required courses in the Associate degree program, such as MAT 125 - Technical Math.
To become comfortable performing various mathematical skills that involve: fractions, positive and negative numbers, exponents and the metric systems, basic algebra and trigonometry, and logarithms and graphs.
There are no prerequisites.
Course Materials Required Books and Materials
Other Materials - TI 36X Calculator
Book - Introductory Computer Mathematics, 2nd Edition
Optional Books and Materials
Book - Schaum's Outline of Basic Mathematics with Applications to Science and Technology 2nd ED, 2nd Edition
Required materials sent to you after the beginning of class
Chapter 1: Fractions
Week 1 Final Quiz
Chapter 2: Decimal Numbers Chapter 3: Positive and Negative Numbers
Week 2 Final Quiz
Chapter 4: Exponents and Metric System
Week 3 Final Quiz
Chapter 5: Algebra, Equations, Formulas
Week 4 Final Quiz
Chapter 6: Geometry and Trigonometry
Week 5 Final Quiz
Midterm Exam Review
Proctored Midterm Exam
Essentials of Algebra, Ratios, Linear Equations
Week 7 Final Quiz
Chapter 7: Logarithms and Graphs
Week 8 Final Quiz
Chapter 9: Number Systems and Codes
Week 9 Final Quiz
Chapter 12: Binary Arithmetic
Week 10 Final Quiz
Chapters 10 & 11: Logic Gates and Boolean Algebra
Week 11 Final Quiz
Final Exam Review
Proctored Final Exam
Please note that this course requires a proctor. You can read more about the proctoring program and steps needed to obtain an approved proctor by clicking on this link: Proctoring Program.
There will be a maximum of two proctored examinations for this course. Specific details will be provided once classes begin under the COURSE INFORMATION section of Blackboard.