MATH 097 - Topics in Arithmetic


This course develops the basic mathematical skills required for all subsequent mathematics courses. Topics include whole numbers, estimation, rounding, order of operations, exponents, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, percents, square roots, signed numbers, algebraic expressions, solving linear equations in one variable, and introduction to probability and statistics. This is a competency-based course that takes place in a math lab and utilized online instructional software along with on-demand, personalized assistance from the instructor and other math lab personnel. Students work at their own pace to achieve weekly curriculum targets. Students must show competency on 8 curriculum modules. Students have access to videos, assignments, and quizzes both in the math lab and also from any computer with internet access. The class meets weekly at a scheduled time for 3 hours in the math lab. Students are required to spend an additional 9 hours outside of their allocated class time or reach the weekly target, whichever comes first. Each student is also expected to spend a minimum of 2 additional hours in the math lab at their convenience during math lab hours. Math 097 does not count towards credit requirement for any certificate or degree programs. (Formerly Listed as MATH 095/096, Foundations of College Mathematics 1 and 2) (F, Sp, Su)