Practical Math Part 2 covers basic math skills, placing a strong emphasis on practice and application. Students will learn math skills for business and consumers, the basics of statistics and measurement, and integers. The course will also focus on problems involving signed numbers and solving equations. In addition, basic geometric concepts, including perimeter, area, volume, and circumference, will be discussed. Word problems are used to relate concepts and practice solutions. In this course, students will learn valuable math concepts thatÂ they will use in their daily lives.
It is recommended that students successfully complete Practical Math Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.
Course Objectives
Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills
- Calculate the unit cost to determine the most economic purchase.
- Use knowledge of percents to solve problems involving percent of change, such as finding discounts and markups.
- Apply knowledge of percents to solve simple interest application problems.
- Apply knowledge of real estate expenses to solve problems.
- Apply knowledge of car expenses to solve problems.
- Apply knowledge of wages and salaries to solve problems.
- Apply knowledge of checkbooks and bank statements to solve problems.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills
- Change units of capacity in the customary system of measurement by multiplying.
- Use knowledge of the four operations to perform arithmetic operations with measurements of capacity.
- Apply knowledge of units of time to solve problems.
- Change units of capacity in the metric system of measurement by multiplying.
- Use knowledge of the four operations to perform arithmetic operations with measurements of capacity, length, and mass.
- Solve mathematical and real-world problems involving the customary and the metric systems of measurement.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
- Use knowledge of the number line and integers to evaluate expressions containing absolute values.
- Apply knowledge of the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of integers to solve mathematical and real-world problems.
- Solve rational numbers to solve mathematical and real-world problems.
- Apply knowledge of exponents and place value to write numbers in both standard form and scientific notation.
- Use the order of operations to simplify expressions involving rational numbers.
- Determine whether a given number is a solution of an equation.
- Solve one-step equations involving integers by adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
- Translate sentences into equations to solve mathematical and real-life problems.
- Define and classify angles by their measures given a model or problem situation.
- Find the missing angle measure of a triangle given the two other angle measures of the triangle.
- Apply knowledge of the properties of a circle to find the diameter, radius, area, and circumference of a circle.
- Apply knowledge of the area of two-dimensional figures to calculate the volumes of rectangular solids, cubes, cylinders, and spheres.
- Apply knowledge of exponents to find the square roots of a given number.
- Use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve mathematical and real-world problems.
Course Materials
- Basic College Mathematics: An Applied Approach (textbook)
*Available as an iText course