TAMA-120: Industrial Applications of Algebraic Principles

School
Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Department
Skilled Trade & Apprenticeship
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
TAE - Mathematics
Course Number
120
Course Title
Industrial Applications of Algebraic Principles
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
TAMA-110 or TAE Apprentice Coordinator/Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Emphasizes mastery of basic algebraic principles as related to the industrial environment. Covers symbols, positive and negative numbers, equations, exponents, roots, and formulas.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. The concept of symbols and terms.
  2. Application of positive and negative numbers.
  3. Application of symbols in addition and subtraction.
  4. Application of symbols in multiplication and division.
  5. Concepts of equations.
  6. Solving equations by subtraction and addition.
  7. Solving equations by multiplication and division.
  8. Multiplication and division of numbers and letters with exponents.
  9. Roots of numbers.
  10. Use of algebraic formulas and equations.
  11. Complex equations, special formulas, and handbook data.
  12. Formulas.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Identify and apply the common terms and symbols used in algebra.
  2. Solve application problems requiring the use of signed numbers.*
  3. Apply the concept of the Cartesian coordinate system.*
  4. Solve practical shop application problems using equations.*
  5. Apply the concepts of exponents in practical shop problems.
  6. Apply the concepts of exponents in practical shop problems.
  7. Apply the concepts of root values in practical shop problems.
  8. Utilize algebraic formulas and equations in practical shop applications.*

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. Quizzes: The best 5 of 6 accounts for 75% of the semester grade. Make-ups on missed quizzes will be at the discretion of the Instructor. The first quiz missed will be dropped. Any additional missed quizzes will be recorded as a 0 or zero. All in-class quizzes will be administered with closed books and no notes allowed and only during regularly scheduled class periods.
  2. Final: The final examination will account for 25% of the semester grade. The final must be taken to pass the course. The Final will be administered with closed books and no notes allowed and only during regularly scheduled class periods.
General Course Requirements and Recommendations

Calculator Use:  Students are encouraged to bring a calculator to all class sessions.  Any scientific calculator will be sufficient for this course.

Texts

Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.

 

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Portfolio Review

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2016
ILT Approval Date
02/19/2016
AALC Approval Date
03/09/2016
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
03/14/2016