Course descriptions index

Developmental Mathematics

DEVM F050 Prealgebra

3 Credits

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)

DEVM F051 Math Skills Review

1 Credit     Offered As Demand Warrants

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 & 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. Graded Pass/Fail. (1+0)

DEVM F060 Elementary Algebra

3 Credits

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. Prerequisites: DEVM F050, ABUS F155, or appropriate placement test scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to commencement of the courses. (3+0)

DEVM F061 Review of Elementary Algebra

1 Credit

Designed to assist students in reviewing material covered by DEVM F060. Individuals who have not previously taken an elementary algebra course are recommended to enroll in DEVM F060. Available via Independent Learning only. (1+0)

DEVM F062 Alternative Approaches to Math: Elementary Algebra

3 Credits

Algebraic topics. Includes operations with polynomial expressions, first- and second-degree equations, graphing, integral and relational exponents, and radicals using alternative teaching styles. Prerequisites: DEVM F050 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)

DEVM F065 Mathematics Skills

1 - 3 Credits

Designed to assist students in reviewing and reinforcing course concepts covered by DEVM F050, DEVM F060, DEVM F062, DEVM F105 and DEVM F106. Consists of instruction which may include lab instruction, individual student work or group work. May be repeated. Recommended for students who need more time and help to master the material in Developmental Math courses. May be repeated. Prerequisites: Placement. (1 - 3+0)

DEVM F071 Review of Intermediate Algebra

1 Credit

Course reviews material covered by DEVM F105. Individuals who have not taken an intermediate algebra course on the high-school level are recommended to enroll in DEVM F105. Available via Independent Learning only. (1+0)

DEVM F081 Review of Basic Geometry

1 Credit

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. Prerequisites: DEVM F060. (1+0)

DEVM F082 Hands-On Geometry

1 Credit

Basic concepts and uses of geometry. Emphasis on "hands-on" and applied problems. Prerequisites: A solid knowledge of arithmetic -- no algebra required. (1+0)

DEVM F105 Intermediate Algebra

3 Credits

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 F107X from DEVM F105 a grade of B or higher is required. Also available via Independent Learning. Prerequisites: DEVM F060; DEVM F62; 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)

DEVM F106 Intensive Intermediate Algebra

4 Credits

Algebraic topics. Includes exponents, radicals, graphing, systems of equations, quadratic equations and inequalities, logarithms and exponentials, and complex numbers using alternative teaching styles. Note: This course satisfies elective credit only. Prerequisites: DEVM F060; DEVM F062; DEVM F105; or appropriate placement test scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to commencement of the courses. (4+0)