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Developmental MatHematics Course Information and Descriptions
 
Critical thinking and application problems are components of all MTE classes.
Each MTE class is one credit. Developmental credits do not apply to any certificate or degree.

Math Essentials (MTE)

 

MTE 1  Operations with Positive Fractions

1 credit

Includes operations and problem solving with proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers without the use of a calculator. Emphasizes applications and includes U. S. customary units of measure. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite: Placement test. Lecture 1 hour per week.

MTE 2  Operations with Positive Decimals and Percents

1 credit

Includes operations and problem solving with positive decimals and percents. Emphasizes applications and includes U. S. customary and metric units of measure. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite: Placement test or MTE 1. Lecture 1 hour per week.

MTE 3  Algebra Basics

1 credit

Includes operations with algebraic expressions and solving simple algebraic equations using signed numbers with emphasis on applications. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite: Placement test or MTE 2. Lecture 1 hour per week.

MTE 4   First Degree Equations and Inequalities in One Variable

1 credit

Includes solving first degree equations and inequalities containing one variable, and using them to solve application problems. Emphasizes applications and problem solving. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite: Placement test or MTE 3. Lecture 1 hour per week.

MTE 5   Linear Equations, Inequalities and Systems of Linear Equations in Rwo Variables       

1 credit

Includes finding the equation of a line, graphing linear equations and inequalities in two variables and solving systems of two linear equations. Emphasizes writing and graphing equations using the slope of the line and points on the line, and applications. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite: Placement test or MTE 4. Lecture 1 hour per week.

MTE 6   Exponents, Factoring and Polynomial Equations

1 credit

The student will learn to perform operations on exponential expressions and polynomials. Students will also learn techniques to factor polynomials and use these techniques to solve polynomial equations. Emphasis should be on learning all the different factoring methods, and solving application problems using polynomial equations. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Lecture 1 hour per week.

MTE 7   Rational Expressions and Equations

1 credit

Includes simplifying rational algebraic expressions, solving rational algebraic equations and solving applications that use rational algebraic equations. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite: Placement test or MTE 6. Lecture 1 hour per week.

MTE 8   Rational Exponents and Radicals

1 credit

Includes simplifying radical expressions, using rational exponents, solving radical equations and solving applications using radical equations. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite: Placement test or MTE 7. Lecture 1 hour per week.

MTE 9   Functions, Quadratic Equations and Parabolas

1 credit

Includes an introduction to functions in ordered pair, graph, and equation form. Also introduces quadratic functions, their properties and their graphs. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite: Placement test or MTE 8. Lecture 1 hour per week.