# Foundation Studies

## Mathematics

### Welcome!

Allison Price, Instructor

PriceAllisonR@jccmi.edu

Jerome Gibson, Instructor

GibsonJeromeD@jccmi.edu

### Mathematics Courses

#### MAT 010 Basic Mathematics (4 CR)

*(Formerly MTH 095)*

This course provides the most fundamental support for students who need to develop skills in the arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, signed numbers and metric measurement.

#### MAT 020 Pre-Algebra (4 CR)

*(Formerly MTH 098)*

This course reviews the arithmetic of fractions, decimals, and signed numbers with applications. Students will learn the mathematics of proportion and percent with applications, basic statistical graphs and charts, geometry and measurement (including the metric system), and introductory algebraic concepts. The mathematics department recommends that the prerequisite not be more than two years old. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, the recommendation is course placement assessment be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student. **Prerequisite: MAT 010**

#### MAT 031 Beginning Algebra (4 CR)

Students will build algebraic skills working with linear, polynomial, rational and radical expressions and equations. The course particularly emphasizes graphs and equations of lines, factoring techniques and methods of solving quadratic equations. The mathematics department recommends the prerequisite not be more than two years old. If the prerequisite is more than two years old the recommendation is the course placement assessment be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student. **Prerequisite: MAT 020**

#### MAT 033 Algebra for Statistics (4 CR)

As an alternative pathway toward college-level mathematics, this course introduces fundamental algebra concepts within an underlying framework of statistics and mathematical modeling based on realworld data. Major concepts and themes include: problem solving and experimental design; unit analysis and error in measurement; dimensional analysis and scientific notation; representing data and coordinate graphing; introduction to basic descriptive statistics and probability theorems; basic geometric principles (area, volume, perimeter); arithmetic operations on numbers, ratios, summations, and percents; solution and manipulation of formulas; modeling relationships (linear and exponential regression); solving equations and inequalities; and function arithmetic and graphing. Appropriate technology includes a graphing calculator. The mathematics department recommends that the prerequisite not be more than two years old. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the recommendation is that the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student. **Prerequisite: MAT 020**

### Mathematics Contacts

- Jerome Gibson
- Instructor
- 517.796.8589
- GibsonJeromeD@jccmi.edu

- Allison Price
- Instructor
- 517.796.8472
- PriceAllisonR@jccmi.edu

- Steven Tuckey
- Instructor
- 517.796.8559
- TuckeySteven@jccmi.edu