SRJC Course Outlines

4/19/2024 4:47:12 AMAGBUS 107 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AGBUS 107Title:  MATH APPS IN AGRICULTURE  
Full Title:  Mathematical Applications in Agriculture
Last Reviewed:12/7/2009

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course presents mathematical concepts using application problems dealing with the practical aspects of agriculture. Students master mathematical concepts needed for success in real and case study problems in topics such as crop and livestock production, landscaping, horticulture, and agribusiness.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and MATH 151 or MATH 150B.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course presents mathematical concepts using application problems dealing with the practical aspects of agriculture. Students master mathematical concepts needed for success in real and case study problems in topics such as crop and livestock production, landscaping, horticulture, and agribusiness.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and MATH 151 or MATH 150B.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
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CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
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CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
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Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Calculate fundamental math operations.
2. Design, manipulate, and solve equations and problems requiring geometric applications and dimensional analysis.
3. Formulate and solve formulas and literal equations when dealing with practical, physical, and theoretical problems related to agriculture.
4. Formulate and solve quantitative operations in the areas of depreciation, efficiency, purity, sales, and mixtures.
5. Analyze, evaluate, and solve mathematical word problems pertaining to price, profit, labor, value, and quantity.

Topics and Scope
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I. Basic mathematics operations for agriculture applications
    A. Numerical operations
       1. fractions
       2. decimals
       3. percents
       4. ratios and proportions
       5. estimating
    B. Conversions
       1. from grams to kilograms to pounds
       2. milliliters to liters
       3. percentages to decimals
    C. Averages
II. Algebra fundamentals for agriculture applications
    A. Simplification of basic algebraic expressions
    B. Equations and their solutions
    C. Formulas and literal equations
    D. Solution of systems of equations
III. Dimensional analysis for agriculture applications
    A. Dimensional numbers
    B. Dimensional analysis and use of tables
    C. Word problems
    D. Geometric applications in agriculture
IV.Percent and agriculture applications involving percent
    A. Definition of percent and applications
    B. Agriculture applications
       1. mixtures
       2. parts per million
       3. percent production
       4. percent overrun
       5. interest rates
       6. salability
    C. Consecutive percents
       1. depreciation
       2. efficiency
       3. purity
       4. sales
    D. Irrigation
       1. dehydration and cost of irrigation
       2. run time calculations
       3. system layout calculations
    E. Fertilizers and their mixtures
    F. Soils
V. Geometric applications and dimensional analysis
    A. Geometric measures
    B. Dimensional analysis involving geometric and other measures
    C. Measurements: agriculture applications
       1. conversions
       2. special triangles
       3. perimeter and area
       4. volume
       5. land measurements
       6. degree of slope
       7. scale drawings
VI. Proportion and variation
    A. Ratio and proportion
    B. Variation
    C. Pearson's Square
    D. Correspondencies in geometry
VII. Mathematical applications to agriculture
    A. Crop production
       1. soil preparation calculations
       2. planting calculations
       3. harvest calculations
       4. storage calculations
       5. other applications problems
    B. Livestock production
       1. feeds
       2. medication administration
    C. Horticulture
       1. greenhouse and nursery
       2. turfgrass
       3. fruits and nuts
       5. vegetables
    D. Landscaping and landscape design
    E. Agribusiness and financial management
       1. marketing
           a. mark-up
           b. discounts
           c. other wholesale/retail marketing techniques
       2. machinery and equipment
       3. feed and general supplies
       4. agribusiness finances
           a. price
           b. profit
           c. labor
           d. value
           e. quantity
           f. determining interest
    F. Other physical applications

Assignments:
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1. Reading in assigned text, 5-10 pages per week.
2. Problem sets including mathematical concepts, calculations, and agriculture applications such as:
    a. Fertilizer mixtures
    b. Geometric measures
    c. Agriculture and horticulture applications
    d. Dimensional analysis
       1. Field capacity
       2. Irrigation
    e. Soils, water and fertilizer application
    f. Acreage calculations
    g. Measuring land parcels, fields and farms
    h. Landscape construction calculations
    i. Animal health calculations
    j. Crop and livestock production
    k. Agribusiness
3. Quizzes (4-6); two tests; final examination.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 60%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Quizzes, tests, final exam: problem solving.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Agricultural Mathematics. Al-Hadad, Sabah. Kendall Hunt Pub. Co. 1994 (classic).
Mathematical Applications in Agriculture. Mitchell, Nina H. Delmar, 2004
Mathematics for Agriculture: Applied Problems in Mathematics for Agriculture. Rogers, Betty C. and Hokanson, Clifford. M. Vero Media Inc., 2000.

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