# Basic Mathematics –

### mat115

(3 credits)

MAT 115 (Basic Mathematics) focuses on a foundational understanding of basic mathematics principles, including arithmetic, decimals, fractions, percentages, linear equations with one and two variables, and simple geometry.
This undergraduate-level course is weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

### Percents/Geometry and Measure

• Perform conversions among fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, and percentages.
• Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of a missing side of a right triangle.
• Find the square root of a number.
• Differentiate among right, acute, and obtuse angles.
• Find the measure of angles.
• Recognize lines and line segments.
• Perform operations with denominate numbers.
• Perform conversions between English and metric units of measure.
• Calculate equivalent measures for English and metric units of measure, weight, and volume.
• Determine the percent of increase or decrease in an application.
• Solve the rate, base, and amount for percentages and interest.

### The Real Number System

• Perform mathematical functions for real numbers.
• Simplify absolute value expressions.
• Determine the absolute value of a number.
• Order a set of real numbers.

### Ratios and Proportions

• Solve applications involving proportions.
• Determine whether or not fractions and rates are proportional.
• Calculate rates and unit prices.
• Write the ratio of two quantities in simplest form.

### Operations on Whole Numbers

• Calculate the perimeter and area of specified geometric figures.
• Solve mathematical problems using the concepts of exponentiation and order of operations.
• Round decimals to the nearest whole number.
• Determine the place value of a digit.
• Perform the basic mathematical functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

### Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

• Solve mathematical problems using fraction basics.
• Find the prime factorization and greatest common factor (GCF) of numbers.
• Determine the divisibility of a number.
• Apply the basic mathematical functions of multiplication and division to fractions.
• Perform conversions between improper fractions and mixed numbers.
• Identify prime and composite numbers.
• List the factors of a number.

### Decimals

• Compare the sizes of common fractions and decimals.
• Perform conversions between fractions and numbers.
• Find the perimeter, circumference, and area of specified geometric figures.
• Apply basic mathematical functions to decimals.
• Round decimals to any specified decimal place.
• Write a decimal as a fraction or mixed number.

### Data Analysis and Statistics

• Summarize data sets.
• Create graphs and charts.
• Interpret tables, graphs, and charts.
• Calculate the mean, median, and mode of data sets.

### Basic Mathematical Concepts

• Apply a variety of basic mathematical concepts to mathematical problems.

### Adding and Subtracting Fractions

• Solve applications involving mixed numbers.
• Identify the least common multiple (LCM) of numbers.
• Apply the basic mathematical functions of addition and subtraction to fractions with both like and unlike denominators.

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