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NOTE: There is a 2-year shelf life for Developmental Math Courses; therefore, students must complete a credit level math course within two years of completing Developmental Math Courses.

MTE 1: Operations with Positive Fractions (1 cr.) — The student will solve application problems using proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers. All student learning outcomes for this unit must be completed without the use of a calculator. Emphasis should be placed on applications throughout the unit. Applications will use U.S. customary units of measurement. All fractions in this unit should be expressed in simplest form, unless otherwise indicated. Prerequisite: BSK 1 or placement into MTE 1 and completion or co-enrolled with ENF 1. Lecture 4 hours per week.

MTE 2: Operations with Positive Decimals and Percentages(1 cr.) — The student will solve problems using decimals and percentages. Emphasis should be placed on applications throughout the unit. Applications will use U.S. customary and metric units of measurement. Prerequisite: BSK 1 and MTE 1 and completion or co-enrolled with ENF 1. Lecture 4 hours per week.

MTE 3: Algebra Basics (1 cr.) — The student will perform basic operations with algebraic expressions and solve simple algebraic equations using signed numbers. Emphasis should be placed on applications throughout the unit. Prerequisite: BSK 1 and MTE 1 – 2 and completion or co-enrolled with ENF 1. Lecture 4 hours per week.

MTE 4: First Degree Equations and Inequalities in One-Variable (1 cr.) — The student will solve first degree equations and inequalities containing one variable, and use them to solve application problems. Emphasis should be on learning the steps to solving the equations and inequalities, applications and problem solving. Prerequisite: BSK 1 and MTE 1 – 3 and completion or co-enrolled with ENF 1. Lecture 4 hours per week.

MTE 5: Linear Equations, Inequalities and Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables (1 cr.) — The student will learn how to find the equation of a line, graph linear equations and inequalities in two variables, and solve a system of two linear equations. Emphasis should be on writing and graphing equations using the slope of the line and points on the line, and applications. Prerequisite: BSK 1 and MTE 1 – 4 and completion or co-enrolled with ENF 1. Lecture 4 hours per week.

MTE 6: Exponents, Factoring and Polynomial Equations (1 cr.) — The student will 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. Prerequisite: BSK 1 and MTE 1-5 and completion or co-enrolled with ENF 1. Lecture 4 hours per week.

MTE 7: Rational Expressions and Equations (1 cr.) — The student will simplify rational algebraic expressions, solve rational algebraic equations and use them to solve application problems. Prerequisite: BSK 1 and MTE 1-6 and completion or co-enrolled in ENF 1. Lecture 4 hours per week.

MTE 8: Rational Exponents and Radicals (1 cr.) — The student will simplify rational algebraic expressions, solve rational algebraic equations and use them to solve application problems. Prerequisite: BSK 1 and MTE 1-7 and completion or co-enrolled with ENF 1. Lecture 4 hours per week.

MTE 9: Functions, Quadratic Equations and Parabolas (1 cr.) — In this unit, the student will have an introduction to functions in ordered pair, graph, and equation form. The student will engage in a thorough introduction to quadratic functions and their properties as they complete preparation for entering STEM or business-administration college-level mathematics courses. Prerequisite: BSK 1 and MTE 1-8 and completion or co-enrolled with ENF 1. Lecture 4 hours per week.

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