Full course description

Course Date:

Oct 3 - Nov 6, 2016

Duration:

5 weeks

Commitment:

4 hours/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Self-paced

Credential:

Certificate

Description

Here’s your chance to review the fundamental processes of mathematics with emphasis on problem-solving techniques.

During this five-week course, students can select individual math concepts or proceed through each of the self-paced learning modules. Topics include a review of arithmetic, introductory algebra, rudiments of analytic geometry, elementary trigonometry, introductory statistics, and basic finance. Module warm-up questions will help students identify learning deficits, which can then be addressed through the modules. This course also contextualizes math for trades, including electro-mechanical, engineering graphics, machining, and welding. Students who choose to master every short module quiz will be awarded a certificate of completion. Read More.

Topics covered include:

  • Module One: Numbers, Conversions and Measurements
  • Module Two: Algebra Essentials
  • Module Three: Geometry
  • Module Four: Trigonometry, Vectors and Logarithms
  • Module Five: Concepts in Finance, Statistics and Graphing

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of ratios, proportions and percents.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of units of measure.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of signed numbers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of powers of ten and scientific notation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of algebraic operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of algebraic equations and formulas.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of systems of equations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of angles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of triangles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of circles and polygons.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of geometric solids.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of basic trig properties for sin, cos and tan.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of vectors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of finance.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of graphs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of logarithms.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of statistics.

Course Instructors

Dzung Nguyen

Dzung Nguyen

Instructor

Dzung Nguyen is an associate professor in the Mathematics Department. He first joined Community College of Denver (CCD) in 1985 as an adjunct instructor teaching electronic courses for the Department of Electronic Technology while working as an electronic engineer at the IBM facility in Boulder Colorado. He later obtained a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management and worked in the aviation industry while maintaining a part-time teaching position at Community College of Denver and Front Range Community College. In 2005, he received his Master of Education with emphasis in Instructional Technology and a Certificate in graduated level of Applied Mathematics.

Joseph Massotti

Joseph Massotti

Instructor

Joe Massotti is an instructor in the Mathematics Department. He first joined Lamar Community College in 2013 teaching mathematics and statistics courses and continues to do so. In 1999, he received his Master of Arts in Mathematics with an emphasis in Statistical Analysis and in 1996 he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from SUNY Buffalo. He was previously employed as a statistician in the computer industry for a company named ASML. Joseph has taught all levels of Mathematics from middle school algebra to graduate level statistical analysis. His mission is to convince people that they do actually use mathematics every day and the more they understand, the more successful you will be in all areas of life.