Developmental Classes

Course Plan for MTT 1 - 3 - Developmental Math

Course Plan for MTT 1 - 3 - Developmental Math - Distance Ed

MTT 1: Developmental Mathematics (Technology‐Based) I

Credit Hours: 1 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 0 Total Contact Hours: 1

Prerequisite(s):

Placement scores requiring the student to complete one developmental math unit

Description:

Covers mathematics topics in a technology‐based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of one developmental math unit prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Credits not applicable toward graduation. (See unit descriptions below.)

MTT 2: Developmental Mathematics (Technology‐Based) II

Credit Hours: 2 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 0 Total Contact Hours: 2

Prerequisite(s):

Placement scores requiring the student to complete two developmental math units

Description:

Covers mathematics topics in a technology‐based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of any combination of two developmental math units prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Credits not applicable toward graduation. (See unit descriptions below.)

MTT 3: Developmental Mathematics (Technology‐Based) III

Credit Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Total Contact Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s):

Placement scores requiring the student to complete three developmental math units

Description:

Covers mathematics topics in a technology‐based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of any combination of three developmental math units prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Credits not applicable toward graduation. (See unit descriptions below.)

Math VPT Preparation Materials

NRCC offers a free online prep course for the VPT – Math to help you prepare to do as well as you can on this test. The better you do on it, the less math you will have to take! More information about it, and how to sign up and use the course can be found here: Conquering the VPT in Math.

- VPT Math Practice Questions
- Basic Math Practice Questions
- VPT Calculus Practice Questions, Part 1
- VPT Calculus Practice Questions, Part 2

Descriptions of Developmental Math Units (MTE – Math Essentials)

Includes operations and problem solving with proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers without the use of a calculator. Emphasizes applications and includes U. S. customary units of measure. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

Unit 2 (MTE 2):Includes operations and problem solving with positive decimals and percents. Emphasizes applications and includes U. S. customary and metric units of measure. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

- Operations with Decimals
- Conversions between Fractions and Decimals
- Percentages
- Ratios and Proportions
- Percent Word Problems
- Number Word Problems

Includes basic operations with algebraic expressions and solving simple algebraic equations using signed numbers with emphasis on applications. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

- Operations with Integers
- Multiples and factors of integers
- Exponents, Square Roots, Scientific Notation
- Substituting Values into Algebraic Expressions
- Setting Up Equations for Given Situations

Includes solving first degree equations and inequalities containing one variable, and using them to solve application problems. Emphasizes applications and problem solving. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

Unit 5 (MTE 5):Includes finding the equation of a line, graphing linear equations and inequalities in two variables and solving systems of two linear equations. Emphasizes writing and graphing equations using the slope of the line and points on the line, and applications. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

Unit 6 (MTE 6):Includes techniques of factoring polynomials and using these techniques to solve polynomial equations. Emphasizes applications using polynomial equations solved by factoring. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

Unit 7 (MTE 7):Includes simplifying rational algebraic expressions, solving rational algebraic equations and solving applications that use rational algebraic equations. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

- Simplifying Rational Expressions
- Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
- Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

Includes simplifying radical expressions, using rational exponents, solving radical equations and solving applications using radical equations. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

Unit 9 (MTE 9):Includes an introduction to functions in ordered pair, graph, and equation form. Also introduces quadratic functions, their properties and their graphs. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. 1 credit.

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