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(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.

- 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.

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

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

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

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

- 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.

- The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
- While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
- Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.