Oct 18, 2021  
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TRANS 056 - Transitions Math II

5 credits

Appropriate CASAS placement score or successful completion of TRANS 051 .

This class is designed for students who have some fundamental knowledge of basic math principles. Emphasis is placed on content that will lead to further education or employability and includes topics such as exponents, inequalities, graphing, formulas and more. Material used will improve a student’s reading, speaking, listening and employability skills as concepts are contextualized to real life applications. This course is intended for students with a high school completion (GED or HS21), placement score improvement or English Language Acquisition (ELA) goal.

Course Outcomes
By successfully completing this course students will:

Demonstrate Skills in Mathematical Reasoning:

  • Be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with signed numbers
  • Use exponents and roots and apply Pythagorean Theorem to solve mathematical problems
  • Compute with ratios and percents
  • Solve 1- and 2-step equations and inequalities using words, symbols, and pictures
  • Have a basic understanding of function notation and how to graph functions
  • Be able to graph equations on the Cartesian Coordinate system
  • Find and graph slope and y-intercept of linear equations

Demonstrate Competence in the Application of Mathematical Concepts:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply order of operations
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials and develop basic understanding of factoring and FOIL
  • Solve problems involving scale drawings, angles, and measurement (area, surface area, and volume)
  • Use Mathematics Practices in problem solving such as reason abstractly and quantitatively, use appropriate tools strategically, and attend to precision

Demonstrate Literal and Inferential Reading and Listening Skills for Comprehension and Vocabulary Development:

  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze and solve linear equations and systems of linear equations
  • Summarize and describe distributions and perform probability and statistical analysis
  • Be able to listen effectively to evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective reading strategies for learning math

This course does not meet any degree requirements.

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