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MATH-030 - ALFM LEVEL III & IV -

MATH-030 - ALFM LEVEL III & IV -

Course Details
This British Columbia Adult Literacy Fundamental Mathematics (ALFM) Level III and Level IV course will give students a stronger foundation of basic skills, concepts, mathematical vocabulary, and problem solving strategies to prepare them to meet personal, career or further academic goals. Both Level III and Level IV outcomes must be met to satisfy the requirements for this course. Math 030 is the pre-requisite for Math 040. Some of the topics include whole numbers, operations, decimals and word problems.
Part of the:
  • ACADEMIC/CAREER PREPARATION Department
  • Developmental Studies Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • College Readiness - Qualifying Courses
  • Prerequisites : MATH 020, permission of instructor, or advisor placed assessment.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Bachelor Degree or Equivalent.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 60
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments/Chapter tests/Midterms 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Level III Outcomes

    It is expected that students should be able to:

  • explain or use examples of keywords - quotient, remainder, dividend, divisor, division, divide, go into, by, factors;
  • multiply whole numbers with carrying;
  • estimate products;
  • memorize division facts;
  • divide whole numbers without remainder;
  • divide whole numbers with remainder;
  • check a division question using multiplication;
  • estimate quotients;
  • check multiplication with division;
  • recognize the relationship between multiplication and division;
  • divide whole numbers by 10’s, 100’s, and 1000’s;
  • determine a number’s divisibility by 2, 3, 5, and 9;
  • demonstrate division by regrouping;
  • make change up to $100;
  • apply multiplication to real life situations;
  • apply multiplication to solve multi-step word problems reflecting real life situations;
  • use manipulatives to explain division;
  • solve division word problems reflecting real life situations;
  • solve multi-operation word problems;
  • calculate unit prices using whole numbers;
  • calculate best buy using whole numbers;
  • basic prefixes of metric system;
  • recognize basic metric units;
  • define basic prefixes of metric system;
  • explain or use examples of keywords such as perimeter and area;
  • calculate area of a square;
  • calculate area of a rectangle;
  • compare and contrast perimeter and area informally, using a drawing or shape;
  • apply logical thinking to math operations;
  • work independently;
  • ask for help;
  • receive and respond to feedback;
  • manage time to complete assignments in and out of class;
  • recognize personal learning strengths and styles;
  • use an answer key to mark and self-assess;
  • locate information in a textbook;
  • develop a variety of test taking strategies;
  • check that the question was accurately transferred;
  • organize computation effectively;
  • set learning goals to manage time to complete assignments in and out of class;
  • give and receive help in a respectful manner;
  • use a variety of test taking strategies;
  • use critical thinking skills; and
  • manage frustrations of learning.


  • Level IV Outcomes

    It is expected that students should be able to:

  • explain or use examples of keywords such as decimal, decimal place value, per, of, by;
  • identify decimals as part of a whole;
  • read and write decimals to 10 000ths;
  • round decimals to a given place;
  • add decimals;
  • subtract decimals;
  • multiply decimals by whole numbers;
  • multiply decimals by decimals;
  • divide decimals by whole numbers;
  • divide decimals by decimals;
  • divide whole numbers by decimals;
  • apply decimals to multi-operation problems;
  • use the number line to order and compare;
  • identify place value to 10 000ths;
  • compare decimal in order of place value;
  • multiply decimals by 10, 100, and 1000;
  • divide decimals by 10, 100, and 1000;
  • write a cheque and record transactions;
  • calculate unit price;
  • use unit price to find the best buy;
  • calculate expenses (phone, utilities, and groceries);
  • convert between dollars and cents;
  • apply addition of decimals in word problems;
  • apply subtraction of decimals in word problems;
  • apply multiplication of decimals in word problems;
  • apply division of decimals in word problems;
  • apply decimal to multi-operation word problems;
  • explain, using an example, length;
  • explain, using an example, mass;
  • explain, using an example, capacity;
  • explain, using an example, temperature;
  • convert measurements within the metric system using a conversion chart;
  • convert measurements within the imperial system;
  • measure length using an appropriate metric measuring device;
  • measure length using an appropriate imperial measuring device;
  • measure mass using an appropriate metric measuring device;
  • measure mass using an appropriate imperial measuring device;
  • measure capacity using an appropriate metric measuring device;
  • measure capacity using an appropriate imperial measuring device;
  • measure temperature using an appropriate metric measuring device;
  • measure temperature using an appropriate imperial measuring device;
  • add same metric units;
  • add same imperial units;
  • subtract same metric units;
  • subtract same imperial units;
  • use metric conversion without a conversion chart;
  • add mixed metric units;
  • subtract mixed metric units;
  • add mixed imperial units;
  • subtract mixed imperial units;
  • calculate perimeter and area of squares and rectangles with decimals;
  • apply logical thinking to math operations;
  • independently track progress and set learning goals;
  • manage time to complete assignments in and out of class;
  • give and receive help in a respectful manner;
  • use a variety of test taking strategies;
  • use critical thinking skills; and
  • manage frustrations of learning.

  • Text and Materials:
  • Various. Instructor Package.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved February 2013.