Applied Mathematics I
I. Course Prefix/Number: MAT 114
Course Name: Applied Mathematics I
Credits: 4 (4 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
- Apply the fundamental operations of arithmetic with respect to integers, fractions, decimals, and percents.
- Understand and apply the concepts of the elements of measurements and conversions.
- Solve algebraic equations, inequalities, and systems of equations.
- Evaluate, manipulate, and factor polynomial and rational expressions.
- Graph straight lines and apply the concept of linear slope in problems from technology.
- Understand radical expressions and solve quadratic equations.
- Apply the concepts of ratio, proportion, and variation.
- Understand and apply geometry.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• 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.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
1. Operations on whole numbers.
2. Applications and problem solving
3. Fractional notation and mixed numerals
4. Decimal notation
1. English system
2. Metric system
3. Conversions between the English and metric systems
6. The decimal number system and powers of ten
7. Operations with measurements
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
1. Length and area
3. Areas of parallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids
5. Pythagorean Theorem
6. Angles and triangles
7. Solids and volumes
VII. Methods of Instruction
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, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
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.
Scientific Calculator required.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
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.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.