BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

MATH-020 - ALFM Level I & II -

MATH-020 - ALFM Level I & II -

Course Details
This British Columbia Adult Literacy Fundamental Mathematics (ALFM) Level I and Level II course will give students a strong foundation of basic skills, concepts, mathematical vocabulary, and problem solving strategies to prepare them to meet personal, career or further academic goals. Both Level I and Level II outcomes must be met to satisfy the requirements for this course. Math 020 is the pre-requisite for Math 030. Some of the topics include whole numbers, operations, and estimation.
Part of the:
  • ACADEMIC/CAREER PREPARATION Department
  • Developmental Studies Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • College Readiness - Qualifying Courses
  • Prerequisites : Permission of instructor or advisor assessed placement.
    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 I Outcomes

    It is expected that students should be able to:

  • explain or use examples of keywords such as digit, place value, rounding, estimating, greater than, less than, equal, not equal, odd , even, zero, horizontal, vertical, operation, sum, difference, addition, subtraction, increase, decrease;
  • identify place value to 100;
  • recognize vertical and horizontal format for adding and subtracting;
  • read and write digits 0 to 9;
  • count to 100;
  • read and write whole numbers to 100;
  • compare and order whole numbers to 100;
  • add whole numbers whose sum is 20 or less without carrying;
  • subtract whole numbers that are 20 or less, without borrowing/trading in;
  • round whole numbers to the nearest 10;
  • use and apply patterns (shapes, letter and numbers);
  • count by 2’s; 5’s; 10’s; up to 100;
  • recognize coins and their values;
  • show the relationship between manipulatives and numbers to 20;
  • est
  • imate (ex. “It takes me about an hour to get to work in the morning”);
  • use estimation in situations such as transportation and time management (ex. estimating commuting time per day);
  • apply addition (to 20) to one step word problems in real life situations;
  • apply subtraction (20 or less) to one step word problems in real life situations;
  • explain or use examples of keywords such as rectangle, square, triangle, circle, and perimeter;
  • identify rectangle, square, triangle, and circle;
  • recognize am/pm clock notation;
  • recognize common base time units and their relationship to each other (seconds to minutes, etc);
  • apply logical thinking to math operations;
  • use critical thinking skills;
  • give and receive help in a respectful manner;
  • organize work, with help, for easy access;
  • work independently for short periods of time;
  • receive feedback and respond appropriately;
  • identify personal short-term numeracy goals;
  • ask for help appropriately;
  • recognize personal learning strengths;
  • recognize math anxiety;
  • use strategies to manage math anxiety;
  • locate information in a text book with help; and,
  • manage frustrations of learning.

  • Level II Outcomes

    It is expected that students should be able to:

    • explain or use examples of keywords such as multiplier, multiplicand, multiple, multiplication, multiply, product, double, triple, twice, carrying, borrowing, of (ex: 2 groups of 3), times by;
    • place value to 1,000,000;
    • show the relationship between multiplication and repeated addition;
    • read and write whole numbers to 1,000,000 in digits and words;
    • compare and order whole numbers to 1,000,000 (use <; >; =; ≠);
    • round whole numbers up to and including 1,000,000;
    • add whole numbers without carrying;
    • subtract whole numbers without borrowing;
    • add whole numbers with carrying;
    • subtract whole numbers with borrowing;
    • estimate a sum using whole numbers;
    • estimate a difference using whole numbers;
    • multiply two whole numbers that are less than or equal to 10;
    • memorize 10 X 10 multiplication chart;
    • explain or use examples of key words such as expanded notation;
    • show the relationship between multiplication and repeated addition;
    • write numbers in expanded notation to 10,000;
    • write numbers as repeated additions or multiplication;
    • multiply one digit numbers by 10; 100; 1000;
    • apply addition to solve multi-step word problems reflecting real life situations;
    • apply subtraction to solve multi-step word problems reflecting real life situations;
    • apply multiplication to one-step word problems reflecting real life situations;
    • make change up to $1.00;
    • use manipulatives to explain multiplication;
    • recognize time using an analog clock;
    • recognize 24 hour system International clock notation;
    • convert units of time;
    • convert to and from 12 hour notation to 24 hour notation;
    • add time units;
    • subtract time units;
    • explain or use examples of keywords such as perimeter;
    • calculate perimeter of a square;
    • apply logical thinking to math operations;
    • work independently and ask for help when needed;
    • receive and respond to feedback;
    • manage time to complete work;
    • identify short-term personal numeracy goals;
    • identify personal learning strengths and styles;
    • use a multiplication table grid;
    • use “Answer Key” to mark and self-assess;
    • locate information in a text book and check that the question was accurately transferred;
    • organize computation effectively;
    • 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.