# COURSE SYLLABUS FOR Basic Mathematics

Syllabus for: DSPM 0700 Basic Mathematics

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Former Course and Title: RSM 0700 Basic Mathematics

Former Quarter Course(s): RSM 070 and RSM 079

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**Catalog Description:**

This course places emphasis on the principles and
applications of arithmetic

including reading and writing numerals; fundamental operations on whole

numbers and common and decimal fractions; percent, ratio and proportion;

rounding; determining arithmetic mean; interpreting bar and line graphs; the

English and metric measuring systems; operations with signed numbers;

evaluating variable expressions and solving linear equations.

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**Credit Hours: **3 sem hrs **Contact
Hours:** 3 hrs/wk **Lab Hours:** 0

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**Prerequisite(s):**

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**Required**

**Text(s): **

(1) | Tussy/Gustafson Author(s) |
3^{rd}/2006Edition/Date |
Thomson Learning Publisher |

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**Required Supplies/Material(s): **

Scientific calculator which will complete

fraction operations in fraction form

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**Recommended Supplementary Material(s): **

Student's Solution Manual; Book-Specific

Videotapes (math lab); Book-Specific Video Instructional CD (packaged with
student

textbook)

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**Student Group for Whom Course is Required/Intended:**

Remedial studies is a program of instruction that leads to
proficiency in the

Basic Skills Competencies defined by the Tennessee State Department of

Education as "Tennessee Competency Assessment Program" (TCAP). DSPM 0700 is

provided to aid students who demonstrate a need for additional academic

preparation before enrolling in college level courses. This course is open

only to students whose assessment test performance indicates a need to improve

skills in mathematics at the remedial level.

Hours earned in DSPM 0700 are add-on hours and may not be
used to complete any

degree requirement. DSPM 0700 may not be taken for audit status.

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**GOALS**

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The goals of instruction of DSPM 0700 are:

1. to guide students through development and review of arithmetic skills,

2. to develop a foundation for algebra concepts,

3. to assist students in recognizing the similarities
between various types of

problem situations and in applying the steps of problem solving,

4. to demonstrate to students the need for logical and analytical thinking, and

5. to reduce students' mathematics anxiety through
increased competency.

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**OBJECTIVES**

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Through the study of Basic Mathematics, the student should develop the ability
to:

1. write whole numbers in words, standard, and expanded form;

2. identify the order relationship between two whole numbers;

3. round whole numbers to a given place value;

4. read and interpret data from tables, bar graphs, line graphs, and circle graphs;

5. add, subtract, multiply, divide whole numbers;

6. find perimeters of geometric figures;

7. find areas of geometric figures;

8. find the prime factorization of a composite number;

9. write exponential notation for products;

10. evaluate exponential notation;

11. simplify expressions using the rules for order of operations;

12. simplify expressions by removing grouping symbols;

13. find the average of a set of numbers and solve problems involving averages;

14. solve equations by addition, subtraction, multiplication, division;

15. identify the order relationship between integers;

16. find the absolute value and opposite of an integer;

17. add, subtract, multiply, divide and simplify powers of integers;

18. use rules for order of operations with integers;

19. translate from English to mathematical symbols;

OBJECTIVES, continued

20. evaluate algebraic expressions and formulas;

21. use the distributive law to find equivalent expressions;

22. combine like terms;

23. simplify expressions and combine like terms in solving equations;

24. write equivalent fractions by raising to higher terms;

25. reduce a fraction to lower or lowest terms;

26. find the reciprocal of a number;

27. convert mixed numerals to fractional notation and
fractional notation to mixed

numerals;

28. add, subtract, multiply, divide fractions and mixed numbers;

29. simplify complex fractions;

30. evaluate expressions using mixed numerals;

31. solve equations containing fractions;

32. write decimals in standard form and in words;

33. round a decimal to a given place value;

34. compare decimal values;

35. add, subtract, multiply, divide decimals;

36. convert from decimal notation to fraction notation;

37. convert from fraction notation to decimal notation;

38. solve equations containing decimals;

39. convert between percent notation and decimal notation;

40. convert between percent notation and fractional notation;

41. solve percent problems;

42. write fractional notation for ratios;

43. solve proportions and applications using proportions;

44. convert units of length, weight, capacity, and time - American system;

45. convert units of measure of length, mass, and capacity - metric system;

46. convert between American units and metric units of measurement; and

47. convert temperatures from Celsius to Fahrenheit and
from Fahrenheit to Celsius.