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Math 070: Basic Mathematical Concepts

Our three-credit course is an integrated review of basic algebraic and geometric concepts. It is a prerequisite for MATH 072, MATH 193 or STAT 193.

We emphasize problem-solving, writing to explain methods and solutions and collaborative learning. Class time is spent on the content topics listed below.

Your instructor will post a calendar, syllabus and course assignments on their D2L Brightspace. Tutoring is available for enrolled students in the Math Skills Center, CH 224, as well as through the Academic Learning Center.

Required course materials

  • MyMathLab subscription.
  • A basic five-function calculator. Scientific and graphing calculators are not allowed.
  • To view and print course materials you will need to install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer if you do not already have it.

Unit 1

  • 2.5 Order of operations
  • 3.6 Multiplying, simplifying, and more with area
  • 3.7 Reciprocals and division
  • 4.2 Addition, order, and applications
  • 4.3 Subtraction, equations, and applications
  • 4.5 Mixed numerals
  • 4.6 Addition and subtraction of mixed numerals; applications
  • 4.7 Multiplication and division of mixed numerals; applications
  • 5.1 Decimal notation, order, and rounding
  • 5.8 Applications and problem solving
  • 8.2 Perimeter
  • 8.3 Area
  • 8.4 Circles
  • 8.5 Volume
  • 8.8 Similar triangles
  • 9.7 Properties of real numbers
  • 9.8 Simplifying expressions; order of operations
  • Appendix A: Linear measure
  • Appendix B:  Weight and mass
  • Appendix C:  Capacity
  • Appendix D:  Time and temperature

Unit 2

  • 6.1 Ratio and proportion
  • 6.2 Percent notation
  • 6.3 Percent notation and fraction notation
  • 6.4 Solving percent problems using percent equations
  • 6.5 Solving percent problems using Proportions
  • 6.6 Applications of percent
  • 6.7 Sales tax, commission and discount
  • 6.8a Simple interest
  • 10.3 Solving equations
  • 10.4 Formulas
  • 10.5 Applications of percent
  • 10.6 Applications and problem solving
  • 10.7 Solving inequalities
  • 10.8 Applications and problem solving with inequalities
  • 16.5 Radical equations
  • 16.6 Applications with right triangles
  • Reasoning skills

Unit 3

  • 11.1 Graphs and applications of linear equations
  • 11.2 More with graphing and intercepts
  • 11.3 Slope and applications
  • 11.4 Equations of lines
  • 11.5 Graphing using the slope andy-intercept
  • 11.6 Parallel and perpendicular lines
  • 11.7 Graphing inequalities in two variables
  • 12.1 Integers as exponents
  • 12.2 Exponents and scientific notation

Unit 4

  • 12.3 Introduction to polynomials
  • 12.4 Addition and subtraction of polynomials
  • 12.5 Multiplication of polynomials
  • 12.6 Special products
  • 13.1 Introduction to factoring
  • 13.2 Factoring trinomials of the type x² +bx+c
  • 13.7 Solving quadratic equations by factoring
  • 13.8 Applications of quadratic equations
  • 17.1 Introduction to quadratic equations
  • 17.2 Solving quadratic equations
  • 17.3 The quadratic formula