SRJC Course Outlines

6/14/2024 3:11:11 AMCSKLS 371 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CSKLS 371Title:  GENERAL ARITHMETIC  
Full Title:  General Arithmetic
Last Reviewed:3/31/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.50Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.50Lab Scheduled2.006 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 192.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Non-Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CSKL 371

Catalog Description:
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Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division operations as applied to whole numbers, fractions, decimal fractions, percentage, use of calculators, and measurement using English and metric systems. Problem-solving, estimation, using graphs, charts and tables. Regularly scheduled computer-assisted lab assignments to reinforce the lecture.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Basic arithmetic skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division operations as applied to whole numbers, fractions, decimal fractions, percentage, use of calculators, and measurement using English and metric systems. Problem-solving, estimation, using graphs, charts and tables. Regularly scheduled computer-assisted lab assignments to reinforce the lecture.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Basic arithmetic skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers
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:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate mastery of the basic arithmetic algorithms involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, proportions, percentages, and measurement conversions.
2.  Define and give examples of basic arithmetic concepts taught in the course.
3.  Apply arithmetic algorithms to word problems/situations.
4.  Interpret basic data included in graphs, charts, and tables, and create simple graphs, charts, and tables from provided data.
5.  Use academic literacy skills to improve studying and learning.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
 
1. Perform basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers.
2. Represent a number in its equivalent decimal, fraction, and percent form.
3. Use rounding, estimating, and logic to solve and verify answers for a variety of problems involving basic operations, decimals, fractions, proportions, percents, and measurement.
4. Identify, define, and apply basic arithmetic concepts and vocabulary.
5. Define vocabulary and use basic concepts relating to percent, including taxes, commission,
discount, interest, percent increase/decrease.
6. Define vocabulary and use basic concepts relating to measurement in both English (U.S.) and metric systems.
7. Use dimensional analysis to convert measurements within the English (U.S.) system and between English (U.S.) and metric systems.
8. Interpret word problems involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, proportions, percents, and/or measurement and set up appropriate math algorithms to solve them.
9. Interpret data from graphs, charts, and tables.
10. Identify support services for math offered in College Skills labs,Tutorial Center, and instructor's student consultation hours.
11. Apply study and test-taking techniques to college math classes.
12. Apply basic arithmetic and problem-solving skills to college classes, the workplace, and daily life situations.

Topics and Scope
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I.    Course orientation
     A. Math pathway
     B. Self-assessment and goal-setting
     C. Study techniques
     D. Support services, including:
         1. Math Lab
         2. Tutorial Center
         3. Student consultation hours
         4. Counseling
II.   Whole numbers
     A. Place value and word names
     B. Expanded form and standard notation
     C. Rounding and estimating
     D. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
     E. Mean, median, mode
     F. Order of operations
     G. Word problems, charts, graphs, and tables
III.  Fractions
     A. Definitions, including
         1. Numerator and denominator
         2. Proper and improper fractions
         3. Mixed numbers
     B. Equivalent fractions; reducing and building fractions
     C. Multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers
     D. Prime factors, prime factorization, multiples
     E. Adding and subtracting like fractions, unlike fractions, and mixed numbers
     F. Word problems with fractions
IV.  Decimals
     A. Place value and word names of decimal fractions
     B. Rounding decimals
     C. Conversions between decimals and fractions
     D. Listing decimals in order of value
     E. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of decimals
     F. Word problems, charts, graphs, and tables with decimals
V.   Ratio and proportion
     A. Setting up ratios and proportions
     B. Solving proportions
     C. Word problems using proportions
VI.  Percents
     A. Definition of percent
     B. Changing decimals to percents; percents to decimals; fractions to percents; percents to fractions
     C. Solving percent problems using proportion method
     D. Word problems
         1. Taxes (sales, income, Social Security)
         2. Business related (commission, discount, mark-up/mark-down, percent increase/decrease)
         3. Interest (simple and compound)
VII. Measurement
     A. English (U.S.) system
         1. Equivalents
         2. Using dimensional analysis for conversions
     B. Metric system
         1. Terminology
         2. Using powers of 10 for conversions
     C. Conversions between English (U.S.) and metric systems, using dimensional analysis
     D. Interpreting word problems using measurement
VIII.Graphs, charts, and tables
IX.  Applications of arithmetic and problem-solving skills to real life situations will be integrated throughout the course.  
X.   Lab includes practice and application for the above topics.

Assignments:
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1.  Approximately 24-26 homework assignments
2.  4-5 unit tests (whole numbers, fractions, decimals/ratio and proportions, percents, and measurement)
3.  25-27 lab quizzes
4.  Comprehensive final exam
5.  Course notebook (lab worksheets, class notes, in-class exercises)

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
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems, lab assignments
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
50 - 70%
Lab quizzes, unit exams, final exam: multiple choice, completion.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Course notebook, lab work, participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Arithmetic for College Students. Greaney, Matthew. 2011
Basic College Mathematics. Miller, Julie, O'Neill, Molly, & Hyde, Nancy. 2nd Ed. McGrawHill Higher Education. 2013
Instructor prepared materials

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