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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

AMATH 106 - Quantitative Problem Solving for The Trades I

Credits: 5
LEC hours per week: 5
The course series integrates critical thinking, problem solving and reasoning to match with math skills and critical thinking/problem-solving skills utilized in the workplace. Courses include guided and independent practical problem-solving, contextualized small-group classroom activities and open-ended projects. A prescribed problem-solving structure is followed in real-life math applications aligned to curriculum in professional technical programs.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or higher in AMATH 105 , or appropriate placement score.
Course Outcomes:
  • Use various math skills described in the course topics shown below:
    • Develop and organize problem solutions in writing.
    • Interpret given information.
    • Create a plan for solving a problem.
    • Predict a quantitative outcome.
    • Translate given information into mathematical language and solve for an unknown quantity.
    • Propose a reasonable level of precision for calculations and results.
    • Review a problem solution and justify the result.
Course Topics:
The following math skills are used:

  1. ratios and proportions
  2. percents
  3. unit conversion within and between English and metric unit systems
  4. compound units
  5. direct measurement calculations either conceptually or with measuring tools
  6. perimeter, area, and volume of various geometric shapes and solids
  7. Pythagorean Theorem
  8. common mathematical formulas
  9. algebraic equations with one variable
Course Attribute(s): PT Computation/Mathematics