Math Skills Review 49 ( Official )
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Mt. San Antonio College



March 5, 2015



Effective Term:   201110 - Summer 2011

Course ID:

LERN   49


Math Skills Review



Library and Learning Resources Division


Learning Assistance Department


Learning Assistance Services

Short Title:

Math Skills Review


Course Status:


Maximum Class Size:




Method of Instruction:



 Work Experience, Occupational


 Work Experience, General

 Lecture and Laboratory

 Open Entry/Exit

 Independent Studies


 Distance Learning (Distance Education Delayed) for online courses

 Distance (Hybrid Online) for online supported courses





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Taxonomy of Programs (TOPS) Information:

TOPS Code and Course Program Title:

170100 - Mathematics, General


SAM Priority Code: 



Courses offered to apprentices only.


Advanced Occupational

Courses taken in the advanced stages of an occupational program. Each “B” level course must have a “C” level prerequisite in the same program area.


Clearly Occupational

Courses taken in the middle stages of an occupational program. Should provide the student with entry-level job skills.


Possibly Occupational

Courses taken in the beginning stages of an occupational program.




Discipline Placement:

State Transfer Code:

C0 Not Transferable, No Degree

Grading Method:

Pass/No Pass

Frequency Offered:





 On Demand

Earn Credit:

Non-repeatable Credit - equates to 0 repeats


Transfer Status

Baccalaureate Status is granted by the Educational Design General Education and Baccalaureate Level Subcommittee.

 CSU Transferable         CSU Approval Date:                      (mm/dd/yyyy)                  

 UC Transferable             UC Approval Date:                      (mm/dd/yyyy)                 


Course Requisites


LERN 48 or passing score on current placement test

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Course Special Designators

Course Description:

Improves knowledge of basic math. Includes operations and applied problems in whole numbers, fractions, decimals, proportions, percentages, and integers. Covers math study strategies such as learning styles and self-assessment.

Course Outline:

- Meta-math learning strategies (time management, learning styles, self-assessment, notebook organization)
- Whole numbers operations: exponents, order of operations
- Properties, place value, averaging, rounding, and estimation
- Factoring process: prime numbers, divisibility, multiples, Least Common Multiple (LCM) and Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
- Fractions: basic operations, reducing/building, order of operations, complex fractions
- Decimals: order of operations, rounding and estimation
- Proportions
- Percents, decimals and fraction percentage conversions
- Integers
- Final exam

Lab Outline:

Course Measurable Objectives:

1. Add, subtract, multiply and divide integers, decimals, fractions, percents and proportions.
2. Evaluate and select strategies for solving complex application problems.
3. Identify and appropriately use math terms and vocabulary related to integers, decimals, fractions, percents and proportions.
4. Solve problems using more than one approach.
5. Identify and apply math learning strategies related time management, learning styles, self-assessment, and notebook organization.

Course Methods of Evaluation:

Category 1. Substantial written assignments for this course include:

Half- page written reflections pertaining to learning and study strategies.

If the course is degree applicable, substantial written assignments in this course are inappropriate because:

Not degree applicable

Category 2. Computational or non-computational problem solving demonstrations:

Demonstrations of problem-solving using manipulatives and visual representations
Problem-based learning activities for real-world applications
Presentations and projects

Category 3. Skills Demonstrations:

Category 4. Objective Examinations:

Multiple Choice
Computational Problem-Solving

Sample Assignments:

1. Write a one-page paper describing the study strategies you used to prepare for the midterm and the test taking strategies you used during the midterm. Comment on the effectiveness of those strategies based upon your midterm score.
2. Work in teams of three to generate a corporate expense report of a traveling sales executive using the data provided. Pay particular attention to mileage rates and tax rates for each county. Include mileage, parking, toll road, dining and lodging expenses for the corporate executive.
3. Use the worksheet and manipulatives provided to transfer the word problems to equations and create pictures to represent the given information in the word problems.


Representative Text:

 Book 1:


  William Clark and Robert Brechner


  Applied Basic Mathematics



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