Course Description and Objectives:
Technical mathematics is an applications course related to the work environment.
The material covered will include fractions, percents, algebraic concepts, geometry, units
of measure, ratios, graphs, angular measure, trigonometry, circles, and volumes.
The primary objective of this course is for students to understand and be able to solve
problems in a shop or laboratory environment.
Expected Course Outcomes (objectives)
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Work with decimals and understand the difference between exact and approximate
2. Comprehend the fundamental concepts of measurement units.
3. Recognize and resolve practical problems involving ratios and proportions.
4. Apply basic mathematics to problem solving.
5. Determine the area and perimeter of simple geometric shapes.
6. Determine surface area and volume of simple three-dimensional objects.
7. Determine the parameters of right triangles using trigonometry.
Frequent exams will be given to measure student retention of the text material and lectures.
Suggested homework problems will be used to gauge problem solving skills with an emphasis on word problems.
Vocal participation will be encouraged to insure students can describe math problems in their own words.
A suggested list of homework problems and study sections will be offered and will
constitute 20% of the course grade.Home work must be turned in on the due date.
Services for Students with Disabilities:
There will be four exams
Calculators will be permitted and the exams will be cumulative, i.e., all previous
material will be covered. IMPROMPTU QUIZZES MAY OCCUR ANYTIME
All exams will be worth 20 points and 20 points for the homework, total 100 points.
90-100%=A 80-89%=B 70-79%=C 60-69%=D <60% F
Attendance will be taken and it will be your responsibility to make up any missed material.
If you have trouble with the material, please contact me or visit the Academic Success
Center in Room 113 of the EIT building. I will be available by appointment. I will also be available
in the Adjunct Faculty Lounge MCML prior to the class meeting 10am. Mon and Wed.
The instructor reserves the right to change certain aspects of the course syllabus,
such as grading or scheduling, however no changes will be made without class notification.
10943: Math 116, Fall 2010
Tentative Class Schedule