Official Course
Description: MCCCD
Approval: 52201 

MAT081 2001
Fall – 2009 Summer II 
LEC 
4.0 Credit(s) 
4.0 Period(s) 
Basic Arithmetic 

Primary emphasis placed on fundamental operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers, and rational numbers; proportions, and percentages. Other topics include representations of data, geometric figures, and measurement. Prerequisites: None. 


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MCCCD Official Course Competencies: 



MAT081 2001 Fall – 2009 Summer II 
Basic Arithmetic 
1. 
Perform order of operations when working with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers, and rational numbers. (I) 
2. 
Estimate and round. (I, II, III, IV) 
3. 
Identify properties of real numbers. (I) 
4. 
Evaluate arithmetic expressions involving exponents and square roots. (I) 
5. 
Convert between decimals, fractions, and percents. (II) 
6. 
Solve application problems using proportions and percents. (II) 
7. 
Construct and interpret line, bar, and circle graphs. (III) 
8. 
Determine and interpret the mean, median, and mode for sets of data. (III) 
9. 
Read and interpret measurement scales. (IV) 
10. 
Identify and describe geometric figures including squares, rectangles, triangles, and circles. (IV) 
11. 
Solve application problems using geometric formulas. (IV) 
12. 
Convert within and between U.S. (Customary) and metric measurement systems. (IV) 
13. 
Model and solve real world problems (I, II, III, IV) 


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MCCCD Official Course Outline: 



MAT081 2001 Fall – 2009 Summer II 
Basic Arithmetic 


I. Real Number System A. Whole numbers B. Fractions C. Decimals D. Integers E. Rational numbers F. Irrational numbers II. Proportions and Percents III. Representations of Data A. Graphs B. Statistical interpretation of data IV. One, Two, and Three Dimensional Measurements A. Geometric figures and formulas B. Dimensional analysis with U.S. Customary and metric measurement systems 