# MTH 058 : Math Literacy I

Math Literacy I

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## Recommended preparation

MTH 010 or minimum placement into MTH 020.

## Description

Designed for non-math and non-science majors: integrating numeracy, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning and beginning data presentation and analysis. Develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. Introduces pattern recognition, estimation and number sense, working with units, and making accurate inferences and conclusions based upon data presented in graphical or tabular format. Explores how to clearly communicate arguments supported by quantitative evidence using words, tables, graphs, and mathematical equations.

## Learning outcomes

1. Perform basic arithmetic on percentages, decimals, and fractions, including converting between fractions, decimals, and percents.
2. Use units for measurement and calculation, including converting within units of length, capacity, and weight using both the standard system and the metric system and using dimensional analysis to convert between different ratios and rates.
3. Collect and present data in basic graphical or tabular format, and make accurate or estimated inferences and conclusions based upon the data presented in graphical or tabular format.
4. Solve applied problems involving ratios, rates, percents and proportions.
5. Use number sense and numerical approximation to validate the results of calculations in context.

## Content outline

Arithmetic on percentages, decimals, and fractions, including converting between fractions, decimals, and percents.
Measurement concepts, including units, conversion, and dimensional analysis.
Data analysis using graphs and tables to make conclusions based on given data.
Computations with rates, solving percent and proportion problems. Developing proportional reasoning skills.
Throughout the course there is an emphasis on estimation and sense making of calculated results within the context of mathematical applications.

## Required materials

This course uses materials generated by the COCC math department faculty.