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# DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS COURSE INFORMATION SHEET FOR

MAT096 – ARITHMETIC
All members of the Math Department at Clinton Community College use the respective course
template as a basis for their course syllabi. Faculty may, at their discretion, change the order of
the course content or add course content.

## INSTRUCTOR’S NAME, TELEPHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS, OFFICE

NUMBER, AND OFFICE HOURS: TBA

I. COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course covers the basic arithmetic skills necessary for all higher-level math courses. Course
topics include operations with whole numbers, fractions and decimal numbers; ratios and
proportions; percent problems. Applications of each of these topics will be explored. Students
must earn a CN or better to pass the course. Near the end of the course, students will complete a
comprehensive, departmental final exam to assess their preparedness to move on to MAT098
Prealgebra.

## III. COURSE OBJECTIVES AND ASSESSMENT:

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
As the result of instructional activities, students will be able to:
1. Perform the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on whole
numbers, fractions, and decimals, by hand.
2. Evaluate numerical expressions involving whole number exponents and square roots.
3. Identify basic geometrical figures and find their perimeter and area.
4. Solve problems involving ratios and proportions.
5. Solve problems involving percents.
6. Apply knowledge of basic arithmetic skills to problem solving.
7. Reason clearly and express themselves coherently in a mathematical context.
8. Transfer basic arithmetic skills to subsequent courses such as pre- and introductory algebra.

ASSESSMENT:

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Students will take a 32 objective question computational skills pretest on the first day of class
and posttest (final exam) on the last day of class.

## IV. REQUIRED TEXTBOOK AND MATERIALS:

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:
Basic Mathematical Skills with Geometry, 9th edition; Hutchinson, Bergman, Baratto. McGraw-
Hill. ISBN #978-0-07-338444-3

REQUIRED MATERIALS:
To be determined by the respective instructor. Note that calculators are not used in this course.

## V. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION/COURSE ORGANIZATION: To be determined by the

respective instructor.

## VI. ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE (INCLUDING MAKEUP POLICY): To be determined

by the respective instructor.

## VII. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF READINGS (IF APPLICABLE): To be determined by the

respective instructor.

## VIII. METHODS OF EVALUATION (INCLUDING THE CALCULATION OF COURSE

GRADE): To be determined by the respective instructor. The methods of evaluation shall
include tests (test types, length and weight of each), papers (weight of each), projects (weight of
each), and other forms of evaluation (weight of each).

Departmental Grading Policies: A minimum of 70% of the course final average must be from in-
class assessments/assignments and a maximum of 10% extra credit points can be issued per
assignment.

Departmental/Course Final Exam Grading Policies: The departmental/course final exam must
be given as an in-class exam and its score cannot be dropped; the departmental/course final
exam must count as a minimum of 20% in the student’s final average.

IX. GRADING SCALE: To be determined by the respective instructor. The grading scale shall
indicate what numerical scores correspond to the following grades: AN, BN, CN, FN, and RN.

## X. GENERAL TOPICS OUTLINE:

1. Operations On Whole Numbers (textbook chapter 1 and chapter 9 section 1) including the
decimal place-value system, addition, subtraction, rounding, estimation, multiplication,
division, exponential notation, the order of operations, means, medians, and modes.
2. Multiplying And Dividing Fractions (textbook chapter 2)
Including prime numbers, divisibility, factoring whole numbers, fractions basics,
simplifying fractions, multiplying and dividing fractions.
3. Adding And Subtracting Fractions (textbook chapter 3)
Including adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators, common multiples,
numbers, orders of operations with fractions, and estimation.
4. Decimals (textbook chapter 4)
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including place value and rounding, converting between fractions and decimals, adding
and subtracting decimals, multiplying and dividing decimals.
5. Area and Circumference of a Circle (textbook chapter 8 section 3)
6. Ratios and Proportions (textbook chapter 5)
Including ratios, rates, unit pricing, proportions, and solving proportions.
7. Percents (textbook chapter 6)
including writing percents as fractions and decimals, writing decimals and fractions as
percents, solving the three types of percent problems, and applications of percent
problems.
8. The Real Number System (Optional) (textbook chapter 10)
including real numbers and order, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing real
numbers.

## XI. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: Academic honesty is expected of all Clinton Community

College students. It is academically dishonest, for example, to misrepresent another person’s
work as one’s own, to take credit for someone else’s work or ideas, to accept help on a test, to
obtain advanced information on confidential test materials, or to intentionally harm another

## XII. GENERAL COLLEGE INFORMATION:

COURSE CONTINUITY PLAN: In the case that the college officially closes because of an
emergency which causes a short term disruption of this course, we will utilize e-mail to continue
this course in the short term (1-3 weeks). All students need to utilize their campus email to

ACCOMMODATIVE SERVICES: If you have, or suspect you may have, any type of
disability or learning problem that may require extra assistance or special accommodations,
please speak to me privately after class or during my office hours as soon as possible so I can
help you obtain any assistance you may need to successfully complete this course. You should
also contact Laurie Bethka, Room 420M in the Accommodative Services Office, for further
assistance.

TECHNOLOGY STATEMENT: A CCC student should expect that any class may require
some course activity that uses a computer and the internet. Activities could include, but are not
limited to, accessing the course syllabus, schedule, or other handouts on the website, completing
homework online, taking quizzes or submitting written work, participating in a discussion
or sending/receiving e-mail.

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