Math Essentials (MTE)

MTE 1 - Operations with Positive Fractions

Course Description

Effective: 2012-01-01

Includes operations and problem solving with proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers without the use of a calculator. Emphasizes applications and includes U. S. customary units of measure. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
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 fractions necessary to succeed in 100-level math courses.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: Qualifying placement score

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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MTE 2 - Operations with Positive Decimals and Percents

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

Major Topics to be Included

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MTE 3 - Algebra Basics

Course Description

Effective: 2012-01-01

Includes basic operations with algebraic expressions and solving simple algebraic equations using signed numbers with emphasis on applications. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to develop competency necessary to succeed in 100-level math courses in operations and problem solving with algebraic expressions and simple algebraic equations using signed numbers.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: MTE 2 or qualifying placement score

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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MTE 4 - First Degree Equations and Inequalities in One Variable

Course Description

Effective: 2012-01-01

Includes solving first degree equations and inequalities containing one variable, and using them to solve application problems. Emphasizes applications and problem solving. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to develop competency necessary to succeed in 100-level math courses in solving first degree equations and inequalities containing one variable and using them in applications.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: MTE 3 or qualifying placement score.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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MTE 5 - Linear Equations, Inequalities and Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

Course Description

Effective: 2012-01-01

Includes finding the equation of a line, graphing linear equations and inequalities in two variables and solving systems of two linear equations. Emphasizes writing and graphing equations using the slope of the line and points on the line, and applications. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to develop competency necessary to succeed in 100-level math courses with solving applications by finding the equation of a line, graphing linear equations and inequalities in two variables and solving systems of linear equations.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: MTE 4 or qualifying placement score.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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MTE 6 - Exponents, Factoring and Polynomial Equations

Course Description

Effective: 2012-01-01

The student will learn to perform operations on exponential expressions and polynomials. Students will also learn techniques to factor polynomials and use these techniques to solve polynomial equations. Emphasis should be on learning all the different factoring methods, and solving application problems using polynomial equations. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to develop competency necessary to succeed in 100-level math courses in solving applications using polynomial equations solved by factoring.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: MTE 5 or qualifying placement score.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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MTE 7 - Rational Expressions and Equations

Course Description

Effective: 2012-01-01

Includes simplifying rational algebraic expressions, solving rational algebraic equations and solving applications that use rational algebraic equations. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to develop competency necessary to succeed in 100-level math courses in solving applications using rational algebraic equations.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: MTE 6 or qualifying placement score.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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MTE 8 - Rational Exponents and Radicals

Course Description

Effective: 2012-01-01

Includes simplifying radical expressions, using rational exponents, solving radical equations and solving applications using radical equations. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to develop competency necessary to succeed in 100-level math courses in solving applications using rational exponents and radical equations.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: MTE 7 or qualifying placement score.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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MTE 9 - Functions, Quadratic Equations and Parabolas

Course Description

Effective: 2012-01-01

Includes an introduction to functions in ordered pair, graph, and equation form. Also introduces quadratic functions, their properties and their graphs. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to develop competency necessary to succeed in selected 100-level math courses in solving applications using functions, quadratic functions and their properties.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: MTE 8 or qualifying placement score.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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