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MATH-040 - ALFM LEVEL V & VI -

MATH-040 - ALFM LEVEL V & VI -

Course Details
This British Columbia Adult Literacy Fundamental Mathematics (ALFM) Level V and Level VI course continues in giving 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 V and Level VI outcomes must be met to satisfy the requirements for this course. Math 040 is the pre-requisite for Math 041. Some of the topics include whole numbers, operations, decimals, word problems fractions, and dealing with factors.
Part of the:
  • ACADEMIC/CAREER PREPARATION Department
  • Developmental Studies Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • College Readiness - Qualifying Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2018 (January - April)
  • Spring 2019 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : MATH 030, permission of instructor, or advisor assessed placement.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant bachelor degree or equivalent.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 90
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments/Chapter tests/Midterms 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Level V Outcomes

    It is expected that students should be able to:

  • explain or use examples of keywords such as fraction, numerator, denominator, of (multiplication), proper fraction, improper fraction, mixed number, equivalent fractions, LCD, LCM, reciprocal, prime, composite, GCF, simplify;
  • identify common fraction as part of a whole;
  • relate common fractions to decimals;
  • use a graphic to show a proper fraction (ex: a drawing);
  • use a graphic to show a mixed number;
  • reduce proper fractions;
  • convert improper fractions to mixed numbers;
  • convert mixed numbers to improper fractions;
  • write equivalent fractions;
  • write mixed numbers as improper fractions;
  • multiply proper fractions;
  • multiply improper fractions;
  • multiply mixed numbers;
  • divide proper fractions;
  • divide improper fractions;
  • divide mixed numbers;
  • solve multiplication word problems using fractions;
  • solve division word problems using fractions;
  • find lowest common multiple;
  • find greatest common factors;
  • express a number as a product of prime factors;
  • add proper fractions with like denominators;
  • add proper fractions with different denominators;
  • add mixed numbers with like denominators;
  • add mixed numbers with different denominators;
  • subtract proper fractions with like denominators;
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  • tract proper fractions with different denominators;
  • subtract mixed numbers with like denominators;
  • subtract mixed numbers with different denominators;
  • subtract fractions with borrowing;
  • solve addition word problems using fractions;
  • solve subtraction word problems using fractions;
  • convert fraction to decimals;
  • convert decimals to fractions;
  • compare fractions to decimals (<,>,=,¡Á);
  • compare decimals to fractions (<,>,=, ¡Á);
  • compare fractions (<,>,=, ¡Á);
  • compare fractions and mixed numbers (<,>,=,¡Á);
  • divide a whole into parts (pizza, cake);
  • apply operations with fractions to recipes (double, half);
  • determine whether it is more appropriate to express a number as a decimal or common fraction in a given situation (ex: $2.50 rather than 2 1/2 dollars );
  • calculate perimeter of squares with correct formula;
  • calculate perimeter of rectangles with correct formula;
  • calculate area of squares with correct formula;
  • calculate area of rectangles with correct formula;
  • use critical thinking skills;
  • independently set goals;
  • independently track progress;
  • apply logical thinking to fractional operations;
  • build math confidence;
  • move onto other tasks while waiting for help;
  • write tests in a variety of formats;
  • locate and correct errors; and
  • manage frustrations of learning.


  • Level VI Outcomes

    It is expected that students should be able to:

  • explain or use examples of keywords such as ratio and proportion: ratio, rate, proportion, percent, of, commission, tax, discount, simple interest;
  • compare fractions, decimals and percents;
  • write the relationship between two numbers or quantities as a ratio;
  • write the relationship between two numbers or quantities with different units as a rate;
  • write proportion as a statement of equivalence between two ratios;
  • determine if a proportion is true using both common denominators and cross multiplying;
  • solve a proportion for a missing term;
  • convert a decimal to a percent;
  • convert a percent to a decimal;
  • convert a fraction to a percent;
  • convert a percent to a fraction;
  • find a percent of a number;
  • find what percent one number is of another;
  • find a number when a percent is given;
  • apply ratio and proportion to solve problems involving real-life situations including percent increase and decrease;
  • read and obtain information from a bar graph;
  • read and obtain information from a line graph;
  • read and obtain information from a circle graph;
  • read and obtain information from a table;
  • recognize percent notation as a denominator of 100;
  • express the relationship between two numbers as a percent;
  • estimate percentages (mental shopping);
  • calculate discounts on purchases;
  • calculate tips on service;
  • calculate tax;
  • calculate wage increase;
  • calculate budget;
  • explain or show with examples the different elements of a graph;
  • identify bar graph;
  • identify line graph;
  • identify circle graph;
  • identify pictograph;
  • identify histogram;
  • read and obtain information from a bar graph;
  • read and obtain information from a line graph;
  • read and obtain information from a circle graph;
  • read and obtain information from a table;
  • set further numeracy goals;
  • use critical thinking skills;
  • build math confidence;
  • move on to other tasks while waiting for help;
  • write tests in a variety of formats;
  • locate and correct errors;
  • use strategies to manage test-taking anxiety;
  • manage frustrations of learning; and
  • apply logical thinking to math operations.
  • Text and Materials: Bittinger, and Penna. Basic College Mathematics with Early Integers. Current Edition. New York. Pearson.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved February 2013.
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    MATH-040-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
     
    MATH-040-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M,T,W,TH9:00AM - 10:00AM02 Jan 201916 Apr 2019