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 051 1
Credit

Math Skills Review

Develops and reviews basic mathematical terminology, theory
and operations as outlined by the Alaska State Mathematics Standards.
Mathematics topics focus on reviewing the six basic "strands" of mathematical
content: numeration, measurement, estimation and computation, function and
relationship, geometry, and statistics and probability. Approaches to problem
solving will emphasize the process of mathematical thinking, communication and
reasoning. It is an appropriate course for those preparing for the High School
Qualifying exam in Alaska or those needing a review of basic math skills in
preparation for a math placement test at UAF. May be repeated for a total of
three credits. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

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, ABUS 155 or appropriate placement test scores. Prerequisite
courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to
commencement of the course.) (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.
Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar
year prior to commencement of the course.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall,
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. May be offered as pass/fail or
letter grade. (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. Available via Independent Learning only.
(Prerequisite: DEVM 060.)

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.
To matriculate to MATH 107X from DEVM 105 a grade of B or higher is required.
Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in
DEVM 060, DEVM 062 or appropriate placement test scores. Prerequisite courses
and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to
commencement of the course.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring

DEVM 106 4
Credits

Intensive 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, DEVM 105 or appropriate placement test scores.
This course satisfies elective credit only. Prerequisite courses and/or
placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to commencement of
the course.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring