Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

MAT 100 - Technical Mathematics


Description: Review of arithmetic skills, proportions, percentages, exponents, algebraic equations of the first degree, basic geometry, and literal equations with applications designed for the student's own field of study.

Prerequisites: MAT 082  or a satisfactory score on the mathematics skills assessment.

General Education Competency: Quantitative Literacy

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of rational numbers
  2. Ratio and Proportion
  3. Percents
  4. Rules of exponents
  5. Fractional exponents and radicals
  6. First degree equations
  7. Literal equations
  8. Geometry
  9. Measurement including the metric system
  10. Right Triangle Trigonometry
  11. Logarithms

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide signed rational numbers. (1)
  2. Apply whole number exponent laws to simplify expressions. (4)
  3. Convert rational exponents to radical form and radicals to fractional exponents. (5)
  4. Solve problems involving ratios and proportions. (2, 6)
  5. Solve problems involving percentages. (3, 6)
  6. Solve linear equations in one or more variables. (6, 7)
  7. Solve formulae for one variable in terms of other variables. (6, 7) 
  8. Solve problems involving geometric shapes and perimeter, area and volume of those shapes. (8, 6)
  9. Use measurement systems including the metric system. (9, 2)
  10. Solve right triangles using trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean theorem. (10)
  11. Evaluate a logarithm function using technology. (11)