MTH1103 College Math

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MTH1103 College Math

This course covers an array of concepts.  It addresses the history of mathematics, brushes up math skills from high school and early college studies, and relates how math is so important for our everyday lives.  Topics will include:  fractions, exponents, algebra, and formulas.  This course will emphasize student preparation, critical thinking, and problem solving.

You will learn how mathematics impact your daily life.  Real world applications include calculating square footage, adding decimals (money), and calculating percentages (sales prices).  You will also learn about the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio.  You will boost your confidence and capability to advance in your mathematical ability.


The student will examine fundamental operations and properties of whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, and real numbers, including decimals, ratios, percent, and exponents.  This course will provide an active and intense survey of essential math concepts up to and including algebra and geometry.  A concise history of the development of mathematical concepts will be inspected.  This course also explores the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio.  By the end of this course, all students should:

  • Recall the required process and methods for computing arithmetic operations with rational numbers
  • Discern what each computation means on a conceptual level
  • Apply their understanding of the concepts and utilize appropriate computations to solve application problems
  • Execute algebraic operations on rational and exponential expressions
  • Solve linear equations and convey the results in numerical form
  • Apply algebraic and exponential functions to solve uncomplicated applications
  • Convert between fractions and decimals and between standard and metric measurements

Full-CLC Students

A CLC award signifies that the student has attained the knowledge, (through either prior education or experience), equal to or greater than the student would have learned in a traditional college course.”

 “Based upon your CLC award, physical classroom attendance is not required; however, you will be required to successfully pass a final exam for each course.”

Based upon your HESEAP Application, you have received full-CLC for this course; therefore, this is a test-out course which does not include traditional education on the subject.

USILACS wants to help you succeed. If you feel you need a little knowledge refresher or want to expand your knowledge on this subject, we recommend that you consider reviewing some of the vast online education resources and search topics below.

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Search Topics: Publications/Videos/Papers

(The majority of the exam questions for this course are based upon information contained in the below search topics)

  • (2017) “Map of Mathematics.” The domain of Science.
  • (2016) “The beauty and power of mathematics.” William Tavernetti,
  • (2016) “What is a Vector?” David Huynh. Ted-Ed.
  • (2015) “Mathematics in Real Life.{ MrBMaths.
  • (2012) CK-12 Trigonometry: CK-12 Foundation.
  • (2015) “The absurd golden ratio.” Robb Enzmann.
  • (2011) Lecture Notes for Most Math Classes Taught at Lake Tahoe Community College: Larry Green
  • (2013) Learn how to calculate the area of a square and rectangle.

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