Mathematics – Fundamental Level
1. Whole Numbers
2. Common Fractions
4. Ratio and Proportion
6. Measurement and the Metric System
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.
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.
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.
Upon completion of this course successful students will, without using a calculator, be able to:
- Identify, describe, and apply the basic operations and order of operations to whole numbers.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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/
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.
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.
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.|