## MTE 2 - Operations with Positive Decimals and Percents at Piedmont Virginia 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.
- Add and Subtract 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.