MS 091 Ace Math I

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to prepare at-risk students for entry into and success in entry-level college math coursework. Emphasis will be on acquisition of foundational math skills via: (1) regular classroom instruction; and (2) completion of purpose-designed worksheets supplemented with computer-based talking textbooks. Talking textbooks provide the students with an “any-time” classroom in which each topic in the workbook is demonstrated in narrated, step-by-step detail. All class materials are tailored to English language learners (ELLs).

Note::“Achieving College Excellence” is a sequence of course modules designed to assist transitional degree students who have not achieved full degree status, as determined by COMET scores, in preparing them for entry into a degree program. Upon passing all course modules, they shall be deemed minimally qualified to engage in degree coursework.

Course Prepared by: ACE Faculty
Campus Site: Pohnpei Campus
Course Type Hrs/Week No./Weeks Total Hrs Divisor Semester Credits
Lecture/Lab 12 6 72 /16 4
Total Semester Credits 4
  • This course also meets General Education Goals #(s): None

Prequisite Course(s): Placement according to COMET results.

  1. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):


    The student will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate mastery in math and English skills to be able to complete successfully an introductory level course.
    2. Determine the value of lifelong learning and demonstrate the skills and attitudes necessary for the attainment of academic goals.
    3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills necessary to analyze, interpret, evaluate, process, and apply academic content.
    4. Utilize and transfer knowledge of the foundations and concepts for math and English to the academic setting.
  2. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs): GENERAL


    The student will be able to:
    1. Apply computational knowledge, methods, and skills in the order of operations
    2. Simplify expressions
    3. Solve linear equations, word problems, and functions
    4. Graph linear equations and functions
    5. Apply the knowledge of the foundations and concepts for math to the academic setting

    SLOs

    PLO1

    PLO2

    PLO3

    PLO4

    1

    ID

     

    ID

    M

    2

    I

     

    I

    ID

    3

    I

     

    I

    ID

    4

    ID

     

    D

    D

    I = Introduced
    D = Demonstrated
    M =- Mastered

  3. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs): SPECIFIC


    The student will be able to:

    General SLO 1. Apply computational knowledge, methods, and skills in order of operations.

    Student Learning Outcomes Assessments Strategies
    1.1 Master basic arithmetic skills. Basic arithmetic skills test.
    1.2 Use order-of-operation agreements to simplify numerical expressions Order of Operation skills test

    General SLO 2: Simplify expressions.

    Student Learning Outcomes Assessments Strategies
    2.1 Simplify algebraic expressions. In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test.
    2.2 Simplify formulas and equations. In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test.
    2.3 Simplify exponents and polynomials In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test.
    2.4 Factor monomial, binomial, & trinomial expressions In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test.
    2.5 Simplify rational expressions In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test.

    General SLO 3: Solve linear equations, word problems, and functions.

    Student Learning Outcomes Assessments Strategies
    3.1 Use different methods to solve equations. In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test.
    3.2 Identify functions and function notations. In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test.

    General SLO 4: Graph linear equations and functions.

    Student Learning Outcomes Assessments Strategies
    4.1 Use different methods to graph linear equations. In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test.
    4.2 Graph inverse and exponential functions. In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test.
    4.3 Find equation of a line In class work, homework assignment, quizzes, and test.
  4. COURSE CONTENT


    The course will focus on reading strategies necessary for students to effectively process academic content materials and will be divided into academic themes. Themes must include a topic on valuing lifelong learning. Students will read, discuss, present orally and write about the academic themes. Study skills such as time management, decision making, and goal setting are emphasized in the process of writing and preparing assignments

    1. Solutions and graphing of linear equations
    2. Use of unit analysis in solutions of word problems that are described by linear equations
    3. Order of operations
    4. Rational expressions
    5. Percents and word problems
    6. Computer-based graphing and solutions of linear equations
    7. Ratios and proportions
    8. Factoring
    9. Function notation.
  5. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

    Lecture/discussion, group work, oral presentations, guest speakers, computer-assisted learning, collaborative learning, class assignments.
  6. REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS


    Wright, Franklin D. Introductory & Intermediate Algebra. 1st Hawkes Learning Systems (bundled with course software) (or most recent edition).
  7. REFERENCE MATERIALS

    Wright, Franklin D. Teacher Reference: Instructor’s Annotated Edition of Introductory & Intermediate Algebra. Hawkes Learning Systems. (or most recent edition).
  8. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS

    None
  9. EVALUATION

    Formative: Minimum 80% correct on quizzes, class assignments, worksheets, and test.
    Summative: Minimum 80% correct on the COMET math test.
  10. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

    None

This website and all COM-FSM Internet based services are best viewed with Firefox 3.0 or better.
© Copyright 2014 College of Micronesia-FSM | Site Disclaimer
P. O. Box 159, Kolonia, Pohnpei, 96941 - (691) 320-2480
College of Micronesia-FSM is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges,
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Bldv., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234,
an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org

feedback