# NCBS 403A: BRIDGE TO COLLEGE LEVEL MATHEMATICS I

## Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Heading | Value |
---|---|

Effective Term: |
Summer 2024 |

Units: |
0 |

Hours: |
25 lecture per quarter (25 total per quarter) |

Degree & Credit Status: |
Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course Basic Skills, 3 Levels Below Transfer |

Foothill GE: |
Non-GE |

Transferable: |
None |

Grade Type: |
Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade) |

Repeatability: |
Unlimited Repeatability |

## Student Learning Outcomes

- Students demonstrate mastery in an increased number of mathematical topics as described in the course objectives
- Students gain more math skills as described in the course objectives to increase score on placement exam.
- Students can identify one test-taking strategy to increase success on the placement exam.

## Description

Part one of a bridge to college level mathematics program for students who seek to refresh mathematical reasoning, computational skills, and test-taking strategies. Topics include mathematical skills from arithmetic and pre-algebra.

## Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

- Apply arithmetic operations on whole numbers, fractions, percents, decimals, and signed numbers
- Apply order of operations with real numbers
- Solve problems involving proportional reasoning

## Course Content

- Apply arithmetic operations on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and signed numbers
- Add whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and signed numbers
- Subtract whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and signed numbers
- Multiply whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and signed numbers
- Divide whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and signed numbers
- Solve application problems that utilize arithmetic operations on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and signed numbers

- Apply order of operations with real numbers
- Simplify mathematical expressions, including the use of order of operations

- Solve problems involving proportional reasoning
- Write and solve proportions
- Unit conversion
- Solve application problems involving ratios and proportions

## Lab Content

Not applicable.

## Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Access to computers with internet capabilities.

## Method(s) of Evaluation

Methods of Evaluation may include but are not limited to the following:

Homework

Quizzes

Class participation

## Method(s) of Instruction

Methods of Instruction may include but are not limited to the following:

After an initial assessment, students will work online using software such as ALEKS to improve their understanding in identified areas of need

The instructor will offer whole-class mini-lectures on test-taking skills and selected math topics

The instructor will provide one-on-one in-class targeted support for individual needs around test-taking and specific math topics

## Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

No text required.

## Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

Not applicable.

## Discipline(s)

Mathematics-Basic Skills: Noncredit