Lake Superior College Mathematics Department

Math 0540 - Math Foundations 4

Course Number, Title, and Credits:  Math 0540, Math Foundations 4,  1-2 Credits

Hours Per Week___1-2___ Lecture__1-2___ 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. In MATH 500 Series 4, students are able to finish their individual developmental mathematical studies without repetition of previously mastered modules. Students must complete their remaining modules necessary for their field of study with 80% mastery to pass the course. Students needing to complete a single module will receive 1 credit; students needing to complete two or more modules will receive 2 credits.

Note: The only time a student should be taking this course to complete 4 modules is if they have taken Math 0510, Math 0520, and Math 0530 and have only completed modules 1-13 but still wish to complete modules 14-17. Otherwise, if a student needs 4 or more modules, they should take Math 0510, Math 0520, or Math 0530.

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

  • 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

Grading Method: A-F

Prerequisites: Passing grade in MATH 0510 – MATH 500 Series 1 or MATH 0520 – MATH 500 Series 2 or MATH 0530 – MATH 500 Series 3 and Instructor permission (to determine credits.)

Course Outcomes (Modules):
The student will be able to complete one of the following of modules to earn 1 credit or two or more modules to earn 2 credits:

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
15. Functions
16. Radical expressions and functions
17. Quadratic functions and equations

College-Wide Outcomes: Intellectual and Practical Skills

  • Competencies Addressed: Synthesis and application