This course will provide students with essential skills and critical thinking techniques needed for success in any mathematics course. Emphasis will be placed on four of the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs), which are outlined by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics and embedded into California Common Core State Standards K-12 mathematics curriculum for all grade levels. This course falls under the Communication and the Critical Thinking Institutional Level Outcome (ILO).
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Read mathematical problems using signs and symbols
- Translate a word problem into mathematical problem using previous learned techniques