Course

Mathematics – Fundamental Level

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Mathematics Upgrading
Course Code
MATU 0210
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
18
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Tutorial
Typically Offered
Fall
Summer
Winter

Overview

Course Description
This course is designed to help students develop and consolidate skills in the arithmetic of whole numbers, common fractions, decimals and percents, focusing on the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. As well, students will develop the ability to use appropriate strategies in applying arithmetic to the solution of practical problems, including specific use of proportion as a technique. Other topics include metric measurement, and perimeter, area and volume of simple, common geometric figures and forms.
Course Content

1. Whole Numbers
2. Common Fractions
3. Decimals
4. Ratio and Proportion
5. Percentages
6. Measurement and the Metric System

Methods Of Instruction

A combination of different instructional methods will be used in order to balance instructional efficiency with individual student needs.  Small group instruction, individual assistance (in lab tutorial or scheduled appointments) and student directed learning will be selected where appropriate and possible.

The student will be expected to maintain regular attendance and progress and to undertake independent learning as directed.  Regular feedback and informal progress reports will be available from the instructor.

Means of Assessment

Attendance is a course requirement.  The final grade may be UN if more than 30% of classes are missed or if less than 70% of items for evaluation are undertaken.

Evaluation will be based on examinations and assignments in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. 

Assignments: 0-5%

Five unit tests: 10-15% each

Final exam: 25%

Details regarding the number and weighting of individual components will be announced in a "Course Information" handout at the beginning of the semester.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course successful students will, without using a calculator, be able to:

  1. Identify, describe, and apply the basic operations and order of operations to whole numbers.
  2. Identify, describe, and apply the basic operations and order of operations to decimal fractions:
  • Evaluate decimal expressions using addition subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Identify place value to 10 000ths.
  • Round decimal numbers to a given place value.
  • Order decimal numbers.
  • Evaluate multi-step decimal expressions.
  • Solve word problems.
  • Convert measurements within the metric system.
  • Identify, describe, and apply the basic operations and order of operations to fractional numbers:
    • Use mathematical vocabulary and language to communicate concept of fractions.
    • Recognize the relationship between fractions and decimals.
    • Reduce fractions.
    • Convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers.
    • Identify equivalent fractions.
    • Evaluate fraction expressions using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
    • Translate a word problem into a mathematical equation and solve.
  • Identify, describe, and apply basic operations with rates and percents:
    • Evaluate expressions using fractions, decimals and percent.
    • Represent proportion as a statement of equivalence between two ratios.
    • Write the relationship between two numbers or quantities as a rate.
    • Analyze data tables and graphs (bar, line, circle).
    • Apply mathematical concepts and procedures to tasks of daily living.
  • Evaluate multi –step expressions with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.
  • To see details on these topics, refer to the (2020) ABE Articulation Handbook (Mathematics: Adult Literacy Fundamental Level) located at: http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/abe/

    Textbook Materials

    Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

    Students are required to supply a three-ring binder, paper, pen, and pencil.

    Main textbooks will be available on loan from the library to registered students.  Other materials and textbooks may be borrowed from the instructor when needed.

    Requisites

    Prerequisites

    MATU 0110 or permission of the instructor

    Corequisites

    No corequisite courses.

    Equivalencies

    No equivalent courses.

    Course Guidelines

    Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

    Course Transfers

    These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

    Institution Transfer Details for MATU 0210
    There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

    Course Offerings

    Fall 2022

    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    32066
    Tue Thu
    06-Sep-2022
    - 07-Dec-2022
    06-Sep-2022
    07-Dec-2022
    Gideon
    Terry
    Open
    This course is tuition free for domestic students. International student fees apply for international students.

    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    18
    1
    17
    0
    Days
    Building
    Room
    Time
    Tue Thu
    New Westminster - North Bldg.
    N1222
    12:30 - 14:20