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Syllabus for: DSPM 0700 Basic Mathematics
Former Course and Title: RSM 0700 Basic Mathematics
Former Quarter Course(s): RSM 070 and RSM 079
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.
Credit Hours: 3 sem hrs Contact Hours: 3 hrs/wk Lab Hours: 0

(1) Tussy/Gustafson
Thomson Learning

Required Supplies/Material(s):
Scientific calculator which will complete
fraction operations in fraction form
Recommended Supplementary Material(s):
Student's Solution Manual; Book-Specific
Videotapes (math lab); Book-Specific Video Instructional CD (packaged with student
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.

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.
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

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.