2005-2006 UAF Catalog


Degrees and Program Index


Developmental Mathematics

Math placement information is in the front of this catalog in the Undergraduate: Applying for Admission section. No student will be permitted to enroll in a course having prerequisites if a grade lower than a C is received in the prerequisite course.


DEVM 050 3 Credits
Prealgebra

Operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents and ratios, signed numbers, evaluation of algebraic expressions and evaluation of simple formula. Metric measurement system and geometric figures. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores.) (3+0) Offered Fall, Spring


DEVM 052 2 Credits
Alternative Approaches to Math: Basic College Math

Basic college mathematics: operations with percents, decimals, fractions and signed numbers, translating word problems, introduction to algebra and geometry, using alternative teaching styles. (Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores.) (2+0) Offered Spring


DEVM 060 3 Credits
Elementary Algebra

First year high school algebra. Evaluating and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving first degree equations and inequalities, integer exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, equations and graphs of lines. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in DEVM 050 or appropriate placement test scores.) (3+0) Offered Fall, Spring


DEVM 061 1 Credit
Review of Elementary Algebra

Designed to assist students in reviewing material covered by DEVM 060. Individuals who have not previously taken an elementary algebra course are recommended to enroll in DEVM 060. Independent Learning Only


DEVM 062 3 Credits
Alternative Approaches to Math: Elementary Algebra

Algebraic topics. Includes operations with polynomial expressions, first- and second-degree equations, graphing, integral and relational exponents, and radicals using alternative teaching styles. (Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in DEVM 050, or appropriate placement test scores.) (3+0) Offered Fall, Spring


DEVM 063 2 Credits
Applied Math I: Alternative Approaches to Elementary Algebra

Elementary algebra, using an alternative teaching style; how skills are used in the work place; problem solving in a hands-on environment; evaluations, factoring, graphing, simplifying, estimating, solving first-degree equations, integer exponents and polynomials. Applied Math I and II will prepare students for DEVM 105. (Prerequisites: DEVM 050, appropriate placement test scores or permission of instructor.) (1+3) Offered Fall


DEVM 064 2 Credits
Applied Math II: Alternative Approaches to Elementary Algebra

Elementary algebra, using an alternative teaching style; how skills are used in the work place; problem solving in a hands-on environment; evaluations, factoring, graphing, simplifying, estimating, solving first-degree equations, integer exponents and polynomials. Applied Math I and II will prepare students for DEVM 105. (Prerequisites: DEVM 060, DEVM 063 or permission of instructor.) (1+3) Offered Spring


DEVM 065 1--3 Credits
Mathematics Skills

Designed to assist students in reviewing and reinforcing course concepts covered by DEVM 050, 060, 062, 105 and 106. Consists of instruction which may include lab instruction, individual student work or group work. Recommended for students who need more time and help to master the material in Developmental Math courses. May be repeated. (Prerequisite: Placement.) (1-3+0) Offered Fall, Spring


DEVM 071 1 Credit
Review of Intermediate Algebra

Course reviews material covered by DEVM 105. Individuals who have not taken an intermediate algebra course on the high-school level are recommended to enroll in DEVM 105. Independent Learning Only


DEVM 081 1 Credit
Review of Basic Geometry

High school geometry without formal proofs. Topics include basic definitions, measurement, parallel lines, triangles, polygons, circles, area, solid figures and volume. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: DEVM 060.) Independent Learning Only


DEVM 082 1 Credit
Hands-On Geometry

Basic concepts and uses of geometry. Emphasis on "hands-on" and applied problems. (Prerequisite: A solid knowledge of arithmetic—no algebra required.) (1+0) Offered Fall, Spring


DEVM 105 3 Credits
Intermediate Algebra

Second year high school algebra. Operations with rational expressions, radicals, rational exponents, logarithms, inequalities, quadratic equations, linear systems, functions, Cartesian coordinate system and graphing. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in DEVM 060, 062 or appropriate placement test scores.) (3+0) Offered Fall, Spring


DEVM 106 3 Credits
Alternative Approaches to Math: Intermediate Algebra

Algebraic topics. Includes .exponents, radicals, graphing, systems of equations, quadratic equations and inequalities, logarithms and exponentials, and complex numbers using alternative teaching styles. (Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in DEVM 060, 062, 105 or appropriate placement test scores. This course satisfies elective credit only) (2+2.5) Offered Fall, Spring


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