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Applied Mathematics I

I.     Course Prefix/Number: MAT 114

       Course Name: Applied Mathematics I

       Credits: 4 (4 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

None.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

In this course concepts from arithmetic, elementary algebra, geometry and scientific notation are reviewed, extended and applied to problems from areas of technology, including electronics, architecture, facilities operation, fire science and building energy systems.

IV.   Learning Objectives

A.  Apply the fundamental operations of arithmetic with respect to integers, fractions, decimals, and percents.
B.  Apply the concepts of the elements of measurements and conversions.
C.  Solve algebraic equations, inequalities, and systems of equations.
D.  Evaluate, manipulate, and factor polynomial and rational expressions.
E.  Graph straight lines and apply the concept of linear slope in problems from technology.
F.   Manipulate radical expressions and solve quadratic equations.
G.  Apply the concepts of ratio, proportion, and variation.
H.  Solve applied problems in Geometry.

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

A.  Arithmetic
        1.  Operations on whole numbers.
        2.  Applications and problem solving
        3.  Fractional notation and mixed numerals
        4.  Decimal notation
        5.  Applications

    B.  Measurements
        1.  English system
        2.  Metric system
        3.  Conversions between the English and metric systems
        4.  Rates
        5.  Temperature
        6.  The decimal number system and powers of ten
        7.  Operations with measurements

    C.  Algebra
        1.  Introduction to real numbers
        2.  Solving equations and inequalities
        3.  Graphs of equations           
        4.  Polynomial operations
        5.  Polynomial factoring
        6.  Rational expressions and equations
        7.  Graphs, slopes, and applications
        8.  Systems of equations
        9.  Radical expressions and quadratic equations
        10. Ratio, proportion, and variation

    D. Geometry
        1.  Length and area
        2.  Perimeter
        3.  Areas of parallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids
        4.  Circles
        5.  Pythagorean Theorem
        6.  Angles and triangles
        7.  Solids and volumes

VII.  Methods of Instruction

(To be completed by instructor)

Methods of presentation can include lectures, discussion, demonstration, experimentation, audio-visual, group work, and regularly assigned homework.  Calculators / computers will be used when appropriate.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

(To be completed by instructor)

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Within the Schedule of Classes, textbooks can be found by clicking on an individual course section and looking for the words "View Book Information".

Textbooks can also be found at our Mathematics Textbooks page.

A scientific calculator is required.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

(To be determined and announced by the instructor)

Evaluation methods can include assignments, quizzes, chapter or major tests, individual or group projects, computer assignments and/or a final examination.

XI.   Other Course Information

Individual instructors will establish and announce specific policies regarding attendance, due dates
and make-up work, incomplete grades, etc.

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.