# Academics

## Mathematics Classes

**Our Philosophy:** We believe you *can* do math!

Whether you’ve just graduated or have been away from school for a while, most folks can "do" math a lot better than they think. We are here to help you every step of the way.

**A positive attitude will take you a long way!** **We are here to help you realize your goals**.

We will help you learn what you will need to know in your college level math courses. Supplemental Instruction, a “study buddy,” study groups, and instructor assistance are just some ways you can find the help you need when you are having trouble.

**Come join us and step into the future!**

**Beginning Fall 2013, Academic Development math courses will change. The old math courses (MAT 060, 070 and 080) will be replaced with the DMA program. These math** **courses are offered in self-paced, lecture/web-assisted, and online formats. Each course is a 4-week course. Students can register for up to four courses in one semester. Below, you may view a description of each course in the DMA program. **

**If you are a continuing student and have questions about how the old courses cross-walk to the new courses, please contact your advisor or call the Advising Center at (828) 395-4210.**

#### MAT 050 Basic Math Skills (3 2 0 4)*

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

This course is designed to strengthen basic math skills. Topics include properties, rounding, estimating, comparing, converting, and computing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic computations and solve relevant mathematical problems. (F, SP) 28160

#### DMA 025 Applications With Real Numbers (2.25 1.50 0 3)*

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

This course provides a conceptual study of integers, integer operations, the relationship between fractions and decimals, rates, ratios, percents, proportions and related problems. Topics include integer operations and rational numbers, geometric applications, absolute value, exponents, square roots, Pythagorean Theorem, order of operations, rates, ratios, percents, proportions, conversion of English and Metric units, and applications of the geometry of similar triangles. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of pertinent concepts and principles, apply the knowledge of the relationships between decimals, fractions, and percents, and use their understanding to solve conceptual application problems. (F, SP, S) 28160

#### DMA 045 Linear Equations/ Inequalities (1.50 1.00 0 2)*

Prerequisites: DMA 025

Corequisites: None

This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving linear expressions, equations, inequalities, and graphic and algebraic representations of lines. Topics include solving equations, slope, equations of lines, interpretation of basic graphs, linear modeling, and contextual application problems. Upon completion, students should be able to simplify expressions, solve equations and inequalities, create and interpret graphical representation of equations, inequalities, and real world data, and apply this knowledge to real world situations. (F, SP, S) 28160

#### DMA 060 Polynomial/Quadratic Applications (0.75 0.50 0 1)*

Prerequisites: DMA 025 and DMA 045

Corequisites: None

This course provides a study of problems involving algebraic representations of quadratic equations. Topics include basic polynomial operations, factoring polynomials, and solving polynomial equations by means of factoring. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with quadratic applications. (F, SP, S) 28160

#### DMA 065 Algebra for Precalculus (2.25 1.50 0 3)*

Prerequisites: DMA 025 and DMA 045

Corequisites: None

This course provides a study of problems involving algebraic representations of quadratic, rational, and radical equations. Topics include simplifying polynomial, rational, and radical expressions and solving quadratic, rational, and radical equations. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with quadratic and rational applications.(F, SP) 28160

*These credits are institutional credits only and cannot be used for graduation. They are used for determining hour load for payment, eligibility for financial aid, or classification as a full-time student.