Apr 18, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

MATH 037 - Corequisite Algebra for MATH& 107 and MATH& 131

Credits: 3
LEC hours per week: 3
MATH 037 is an intermediate algebra course to be taken concurrently with MATH& 107  or MATH& 131 . The course focuses on developing and applying numeric, algebraic, graphic, and metacognitive skills necessary for success in MATH& 107 , Math in Society, and in MATH& 131 , Mathematics for Elementary Education I. This course has Pass/Not Pass grading.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or higher in MATH 071 , MATH 014 , CAP 014 , HSC 014 , or AMATH 106 , appropriate placement, or permission of the Mathematics Department.
Corequisite(s): MATH& 107  or MATH& 131 .
Course Outcomes:
  • Use decimal place value to read and order numbers on a number line.
  • Use Order of Operations to evaluate expressions including those with fractions and rational exponents.
  • Calculate with and convert between decimals, fractions, and percentages and interpret their significance in a variety of contexts.
  • Convert between decimal and scientific notation.
  • Measure time in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, quarters, and years and convert between these units of time.
  • Measure length in inches, feet, yards, millimeters, centimeters, and meters.
  • Translate between simple word phrases and mathematical notation, using variables to represent quantities where necessary.
  • Evaluate a formula given a list of variable values.
  • Solve single variable linear equations and proportions.
  • Solve simple single variable equations involving exponentials and logarithms.
  • Solve a multivariable equation or formula for a given variable.
  • Classify a relationship between two variables as linear, exponential, logarithmic, or none of these.
  • Create and use the graphs of points and lines in the plane.
  • Generate an equation of a line given sufficient characteristics.
  • Read and interpret graphs, charts, and tables.
  • Demonstrate techniques that improve learning and problem solving.
  • Use technology as a tool for calculating and graphing.
  • Explain the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.
  • Practice productive struggle to creatively solve problems, enhance metacognition, and strengthen independent learning.
  • Access and use educational resources to supplement ongoing learning.
Course Topics:
  1. Number line
  2. Order of operations
  3. Decimals, fractions, and percentages
  4. Exponents and scientific notation
  5. Units of measurement
  6. Variables and formulas
  7. Solving equations
  8. Linear equations and lines
  9. Exponentials and logarithms
  10. Graphs
  11. Problem-solving skills
  12. Study skills