**Course Number, Title, and Credits:** Math 0510, Math Foundations 1, 3 Credits

**Hours Per Week**___3___ Lecture__3___ Lab_____

**Course Description:** This is a self-paced, skill mastery developmental mathematics course. It is an individualized, computer-based learning experience which is an alternative delivery to the traditional developmental math sequence offered at Lake Superior College. The instructor will provide instruction, guidance, and monitor progress. A course placement test will determine which modules a student has yet to complete. Students must complete a minimum of five modules in modules 1 – 9 or four modules in modules 6 – 17 with 80% mastery to pass the course; however students have the option of completing as many modules as needed in one semester.

- Students mastering modules 1 – 9 will have completed the equivalent of Math 0450 Pre-Algebra
- Students mastering modules 1 – 13 will have completed the equivalent of Math 0460 Algebra 1
- Students mastering modules 1 – 17 will have completed the equivalent of Math 0470 Algebra 2

If students in the 500 series choose to register in the traditional developmental math sequence, the completion of module equivalents or a new Accuplacer score (at student cost) will determine their placement. MATH 500 Series 1 is a pre-requisite course to MATH 500 Series 2 where students will be able to continue their individual developmental mathematical studies without repetition of previously mastered modules. If, after completing Math 0510, 3 or fewer modules are needed to complete up through module 17 (Algebra 2), the student should take Math 0540.

Note that the modules consist of the **Course Outcomes** listed below.

**Grading Method:** A-F

**Prerequisites:** Students must have taken the Accuplacer Mathematics Exam and placed in the Developmental Math sequence.

**Course Outcomes (Modules):**

The student will be able to master 4 or more Modules in:

1. Whole numbers

2. Integers

3. Algebraic expressions

4. Fractions

5. Decimals

6. Ratios, proportions, measurement

7. Percent

8. Geometry

9. Linear equations and Inequalities

10. Graphing linear equations (Algebra I Equivalent, Mods 10 – 13)

11. Systems of Equations

12. Polynomials and exponents

13. Factoring polynomials and solving

14. Rational expressions (Algebra II Equivalent, Mods 14 – 17)

15. Functions

16. Radical expressions and functions

17. Quadratic functions and equations

**College-Wide Outcome:** Intellectual and Practical Skills

• Competencies Addressed: Synthesis and application