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MATH 031 - Intermediate Trades Math
Course Details
Course Code:

MATH 031

Calendar Description:
Intermediate Trades Math is intended to give students the necessary arithmetic knowledge and competence to successfully enter vocational training. It is not acceptable as a prerequisite for ABE Math 040 or Advanced Chemistry or Physics.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 120
Lecture Hours: 6

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

Successful completion of MATH 020 Fundamental Mathematics, or Grade 8 Math

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:

Competent use of calculators

Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
- whole numbers (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, problem-solving)
-decimals and the metric system (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, solving word problems)
-common fractions and mixed numbers (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, solving word problems)
-ratio and proportion
-statistics (graphs)
-algebra (positive and negative numbers, expressions, equations, graphing, solving word problems)
-geometry and right-triangle relations (perimeter, area, volume, pythagorean rule, trigonometry, solving word problems)

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

-add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers
-add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals
-use metric measurements
-add, subtract, multiply, and divide common fractions and mixed numbers
-demonstrate ratio and proportion
-use ratio and proportion to solve percent problems
-calculate perimeter and area
-calculate surface area and volume
-analyze and extract information from bar, line and circle graphs and tables
-recognize and use positive and negative numbers
-use basic algebraic expressions and equations
-use Pythagorean rule and trigonometry to solve problems
-use a calculator to calculate, solve and check problems
-solve vocational word problems

Grading System:

Passing Grade:
D (50%)

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 15 %
Midterm Exam: 15 %
Quizzes and Tests: 70 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Additional Comments:
A grade of B (75%) is required to progress to Math 041, 042, or 044.
Math 031 is not considered a sufficient prerequisite for Math 040 or 043

Text Books:

Required - Lial, Salzman, and Hestwood, 2002, Basic College Mathematics (Toronto, ON Pearson Education, Inc.). Chapters Covered: All
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