## MTE 2 - Operations with Positive Decimals and Percents at Eastern Shore Community College

### Course Description

Effective: 2012-01-01

Includes operations and problem solving with positive decimals and percents. Emphasizes applications and includes U. S. customary and metric units of measure. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite(s): MTE 1 or qualifying placement score.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

### General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to develop competency in operations and problem solving with positive decimals and percents necessary to succeed in 100-level math courses.

### Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: MTE 1 or qualifying placement score

### Course Objectives

• Demonstrate the meaning of decimal numbers.
• Convert decimals between standard notation and word notation.
• Identify place values in decimals.
• Perform operations with decimals.
• Multiply decimals.
• Divide decimals.
• Simplify expressions using order of operations.
• Estimate decimals.
• Round decimals to a specific place value.
• Estimate sums, differences, products, and quotients with decimals.
• Demonstrate the relationship among fractions, decimals, and percents.
• Write parts of a whole using percent notation.
• Convert among fractions, decimals and percents.
• Order a list of fractions and decimals from smallest to largest.
• Solve basic percent problems.
• Calculate all values in the basic percent problem (percent, amount /part, and base).
• Calculate percent increase and percent decrease.
• Calculate sales tax and commission.
• Calculate simple interest.
• Read and interpret basic graphs.
• Read and interpret information from a pie graph.
• Calculate the percentage denoted by a pie graph.
• Read and interpret information from a bar graph.
• Read and interpret information from a line graph.
• Convert units of measure.
• Convert within the U.S. system.
• Convert within the metric system.
• Convert between U.S. and metric units using conversion tables.
• Convert units of time.
• Convert between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures.
• Solve application problems using U.S. customary and metric units of measurement.

### Major Topics to be Included

• Demonstrate the meaning of decimal numbers.
• Perform operations with decimals.
• Estimate decimals.
• Demonstrate the relationship among fractions, decimals, and percents.
• Solve basic percent problems.
• Read and interpret basic graphs.
• Convert units of measure.
• Solve application problems using U.S. customary and metric units of measurement.

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