
20242025 WWCC College Catalog

AMATH 107  Quantitative Problem Solving for The Trades II Credits: 5 LEC hours per week: 5 This course series integrates critical thinking, problem solving and reasoning to match with math skills and critical thinking/problemsolving skills utilized in the workplace. Courses include guided and independent practical problemsolving, contextualized smallgroup classroom activities and openended projects. A prescribed problemsolving structure is followed in reallife math applications aligned to curriculum in professional technical programs. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in AMATH 106 , or appropriate placement score. Course Outcomes:
 Apply a prescribed problem solving structure when solving contextualized applications problems, which includes:
 Interpret given information,
 Translate given information into mathematical language,
 Estimate a quantitative outcome,
 Perform calculations using a prescribed methodology, and
 Interpret and explain written information from a wide variety charts and graphs and analyze trends in data.
 Communicate mathematical ideas and problem solutions in writing.
 Use a scientific calculator to perform a variety of calculations.
 Solve application word problems using one or more of the following methodologies:
 Unit conversions (English, metric, simple, and complex)
 Basic algebra (solve for a given variable by rearranging equations and formulas)
 Intermediate algebra (system of linear equations and quadratic equations)
 Trigonometry (right triangles â€” sine, cosine, tangent, and Pythagorean Theorem)
Course Topics: The following math skills are used:
 unit conversion within and between English and metric unit systems
 compound units
 common mathematical formulas
 algebraic equations with one variable
 system of linear equations
 square root property
 Pythagorean Theorem
 right triangle trigonometry
 vectors
 graphs and charts
Course Attribute(s): PT Computation/Mathematics

