# NCBS 440A: JUST-IN-TIME SUPPORT FOR MATH 40A

## Foothill College Course Outline of Record

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

Effective Term: |
Summer 2024 |

Units: |
0 |

Hours: |
2.5 lecture per week (30 total per quarter) |

Corequisite: |
MATH 40A. |

Advisory: |
Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement via multiple measures OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249. |

Degree & Credit Status: |
Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course Basic Skills |

Foothill GE: |
Non-GE |

Transferable: |
None |

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

Repeatability: |
Unlimited Repeatability |

## Student Learning Outcomes

- Students will assess their own learning process and performance.
- Students will define, interpret, and use variables to represent quantities that vary.
- Students will simplify expressions using the order of operations and solve linear equations involving one or two variables.

## Description

A just-in-time approach to the core prerequisite skills, competencies, and concepts needed in Quantitative Reasoning. Intended for students who are concurrently enrolled in MATH 40A at Foothill College. Topics include: a review of computational skills developed in beginning and intermediate algebra, including proportional reasoning, order of operations, simplifying expressions, solving equations, use of variables, creating and using graphical displays.

## Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

- Plan, implement, and assess their work cycles, at the problem, lesson, module, and course level, to develop self-efficacy through the practice of self-regulated learning.
- Collaborate to collect, assemble, discuss, and present culturally-relevant information using group member knowledge, reading strategies, and the internet.
- Read, comprehend, and discuss quantitative situations drawn from the fields of personal finance, health and wellness, environmental technologies, and civic engagement.
- Demonstrate an understanding of mathematics by writing complete and correct responses to questions.
- Use algebraic notation and symbol manipulation strategies.
- Use dimensional analysis to solve complex problems.

## Course Content

- Plan, implement, and assess work cycles, at the problem, lesson, module, and course level, to develop self-efficacy through the practice of self-regulated learning
- Workload analysis
- School/study time calculation
- Plotting weekly calendar

- Math support resources
- Classmates
- Instructor
- Tutoring resources

- Learning opportunities in math
- Productive struggle
- Deliberate practice
- Explicit connections
- Collaboration and teamwork

- Workload analysis
- Collaborate to collect, assemble, discuss, and present culturally-relevant information using team member knowledge, reading strategies, and the internet
- Build collaboration skills
- Mathematical identity development
- Cultural capital recognition and development
- Quantitative communication skill development

- Read and discuss quantitative situations drawn from the fields of personal finance, health and wellness, environmental technologies, and civic engagement
- Reading comprehension strategies
- Comprehension and Synthesis Chart
- Qualitative information and vocabulary
- Quantitative information and vocabulary
- Plan of action

- Reading apprenticeship routines, such as:
- "Think Aloud" or
- "Talk to the Text"

- Discussion strategies and norms
- Think time before share
- Whip around discussion format

- Reading comprehension strategies
- Employ strategies for writing complete and correct responses to questions
- Simple and complete
- Specific
- Stand-alone

- Use algebraic notation and symbol manipulation strategies
- Variables
- Subscripts

- Order of operations
- Units and dimensional analysis
- Solve equations
- Linear
- Radical
- Exponential
- Quadratic

- Inequalities
- Evaluating formulas

- Variables
- Use dimensional analysis to solve complex problems with multiple pieces of information and steps
- Units
- Conversions
- Equivalencies

- Application to real life problems
- Equations and proportions

- Units

## Lab Content

Not applicable.

## Special Facilities and/or Equipment

1. Access to graphing technology, such as a graphing calculator or graphing software.

2. For all sections of this course, students will need access to a computer and the internet.

2. For all sections of this course, students will need access to a computer and the internet.

## Method(s) of Evaluation

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

Group and independent exploratory activities

Homework

Performance in MATH 40A

## Method(s) of Instruction

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

Group work

Discussion

Mini-lectures

Instructor-guided discovery

Formative assessment

## Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

No course materials.

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

- Problem sets
- Exploratory activities and/or projects
- Reading and/or writing assignments

## Discipline(s)

Mathematics