## Course Descriptions

# Developmental Mathematics

**DEVM 050 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring**

**Prealgebra (3+0)**

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.

**DEVM 052 (2 Credits) Spring**

**Alternative Approaches to Math: Basic College Math (2+0)**

Basic college mathematics: operations with percents, decimals, fractions and signed numbers, translating word problems, introduction to algebra and geometry, using alternative teaching styles tailored to the specific cultural backgrounds of the students.

**DEVM 060 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring**

**Elementary Algebra (3+0)**

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: DEVM 050 or placement.)

**DEVM 061 (1 Credit) Independent Learning Only**

**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.

**DEVM 062 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring**

**Alternative Approaches to Math: Elementary Algebra (3+0)**

Elementary algebra. Algebraic equations, first-degree equations, polynomials, factoring, integral exponents and rational expressions using alternative teaching styles tailored to the specific cultural backgrounds of the students. (Prerequisites: DEVM 050 or appropriate placement test scores.)

**DEVM 063 (2 Credits) Fall**

**Applied Math I: Alternative Approaches to Elementary Algebra (1+3)**

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 070. (Prerequisites: DEVM 050, appropriate placement test scores or permission of instructor.)

**DEVM 064 (2 Credits) Spring**

**Applied Math II: Alternative Approaches to Elementary Algebra (1+3)**

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 070. (Prerequisites: DEVM 060, DEVM 063 or permission of instructor.)

**DEVM 065 (1 - 3 Credits) Fall, Spring**

**Mathematics Lab (0+3 - 9)**

Designed to assist students in reviewing and reinforcing course concepts covered by DEVM 050, 060 and 070. 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. (Prerequisite: Placement.)

**DEVM 070 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring**

**Intermediate Algebra (3+0)**

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: DEVM 060 or placement.)

**DEVM 071 (1 Credit) Independent Learning Only**

**Review of Intermediate Algebra**

Course reviews material covered by DEVM 070. Individuals who have not taken an intermediate algebra course on the high-school level are recommended to enroll in DEVM 070.

**DEVM 072 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring**

**Alternative Approaches to Math: Intermediate Algebra (3+0)**

Intermediate algebra. Exponents, radicals, graphing, systems of equations, quadratic equations, inequalities and complex numbers using alternative teaching styles tailored to specific cultural backgrounds of the students. (Prerequisites: DEVM 060 or appropriate placement test scores.)

**DEVM 081 (1 Credit) Independent Learning Only**

**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. (Prerequisite: DEVM 060.)

**DEVM 082 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring**

**Hands-On Geometry (1+0)**

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