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Course Plan for MTT 1 - 3 - Developmental Math
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MTH 3 Bundle 1-3: Operations with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents and Algebra Basics

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

Prerequisite(s):

Qualifying placement score indicating the need for MTE units 1 – 3.

Description:

Covers all mathematics topics in MTE units 1 – 3 in a lecture format. Includes operations and problem-solving with proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers without the use of a calculator; operations and problem-solving with positive decimals and percents; basic operations with algebraic expressions and solving simple algebraic equations using signed numbers. Emphasizes applications and includes U. S. customary and metric units of measure. Credits not applicable toward graduation. (See unit descriptions below.)

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.)

Descriptions of Developmental Math Units (MTE – Math Essentials)

Unit 1 (MTE 1): Operations with Fractions

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): Operations with Decimals and Percents

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.

Unit 3 (MTE 3): Algebra Basics

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.

Unit 4 (MTE 4): First Degree Equations and Inequalities in One Variable

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): Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Systems of Linear Equations

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): Exponents, Factoring, and Polynomial Equations

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): Rational Expressions and Equations

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.

Unit 8 (MTE 8): Rational Exponents and Radicals

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): Functions, Quadratic Equations, and Parabolas

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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Mathematics Department Contact Information

General questions and requests about the Mathematics department should be directed to Pablo Chalmeta 1-866-462-6722, extension 4266, or (540) 674-3600 extension 4266.
You may also email pchalmeta@nr.edu.

Mathematics Department Faculty

Call (540) 674-3600 or toll-free 1-866-462-6722, then you will be prompted to add the extension number to reach any employee.

Caroline Abbott

 

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Michael Carlson

 

Adjunct Instructor

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William Case

 

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Pablo Chalmeta

 

Professor / Department Head

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Travis Coake

 

Assistant Professor

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Debra Gupton

 

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Kelli Karcher

 

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Sam Muriello

 

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Christopher Murphy

 

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William Noble

 

Associate Professor

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Richard Oderwald

 

Adjunct Instructor

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Ellen Oliver

 

Instructor/Developmental Math Coordinator

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Robert Powers

 

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Dorothy Strater

 

Adjunct Instructor

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Kathleen Tolley

 

Math Lab Assistant

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Blair Watkins

 

Adjunct Instructor

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