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MATH 044 - Advanced Business/Technical Mathematics
Course Details

Course Code:
MATH 044

Calendar Description:
Math 044 is an applied math that covers a variety of areas that will be of benefit in a working career. As this is an Advanced Math, successful completion of this course satisfies the Math component of the B.C.Adult Graduation Diploma. Whether you want to be a teacher, welder, secretary, or a carpenter, math is key to your success in the business world.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 120
Lecture Hours: 7.5

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

Grade 10 Math or MATH 030 - Intermediate Mathematics or MATH 031 - Intermediate Trades Math

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
This Course Consists of Three Core Chapters;
Operations with Real Numbers
First Degree Equations and Inequalities
Equations and their Graphs

Learners must complete a minimum of four of the following Sections;
Consumer Mathematics
Data Analysis
System of Equations

Learning Outcomes:
As a result of taking this course, learners will be able to

Consumer Module
Add, subtract, multiply and divide rational numbers
Evaluate powers with rational base and integer exponents
Demonstrate order of operations
Evaluate radicals and distinguish between exact and approximate answers
Write numbers in scientific notation and convert from scientific notation to decimal notation
Use a scientific calculator
Solve first degree equations in one variable including those in parentheses
Solve formulas for a given variable
Solve first degree inequalities in one variable
Solve practical problems using a first degree equation
Plot points on a coordinate system
Use number pairs to name points on the coordinate system
Determine whether a given point is a solution to an equation in two variables
Create an appropriate table of values and recognize the graph of the following; Linear, quadratic, reciprocal, square root, exponential.
Given the graph of an equation determine where appropriate, the following: X and Y intercepts, vertex, slope

Finance Module
Solve consumer problems involving unit prices, wages earned in various situations, taxation problems, and exchange rates
Reconcile financial statements
Solve budget problems
Solve investment and credit problems involving simple and compound interest
Solve problems involving compound interest
Find the effect interest rate
Solve annuity problems
Solve loan and mortgage problems
Determine the finance charge on a loan

Data Analysis Module
Determine the mean, median, mode and range from a set of data
Interpret and /or construct frequency tables, broken line graphs, bar graphs, and stem plots from a set of data
Find quartiles and the percentile represented by a given data value
Calculate the standard deviation of a set of data using appropriate technology
Use Z scores to analyze normally distributed data

Measurement Module
Solve problems involving composite shapes and solids with reference to perimeter, area, volume and surface area
Calculate maximum and minimum values using tolerances for lengths, areas and volumes
Enlarge or reduce a dimensionable object according to a specified scale

Geometry Module
Use any of the following angle properties to determine an angle in a drawing
- vertically opposed angles
- corresponding angles, alternate interior angles, and angles on the same side of the transversal
- angles on a line
- angles on a pint
- complementary and supplementary angles
- angle sum of a triangle
Classify triangles and quadrilaterals according to their sides and angles
Draw triangles given: three sides, two sides and a including angle, two angles and a side
Draw quadrilaterals given various combinations of side angles and diagonals

Trigonometry Module
Solve right-angle triangles using one or more of :
- the sine ratio
- the cosine ratio
- the tangent ratio
- the Pythagorean theorem.
Solve triangles using the Law of Sines and/or the Law of Cosines

Systems of Equations Modules
Solve systems of linear equations in two variables graphically and /or algebraically
Graph linear inequalities in two variables
Solve graphically, systems of linear equations
Solve practical problems

Grading System:

Passing Grade:
D (50%)

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 40 %
Quizzes and Tests: 60 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Other Programs:
BC Campus-online

Additional Comments:
Students work with each module until they achieve a "C" grade before they move on to the next module

Pencils, pens, scientific calculator, paper (lined/graph)geometry set.

Course Change:
Modules are subject to change when deemed appropriate by the Math Articulation Committee

Text Books:
Optional - BC Campus, Modules supplied by ABE Department (BC Campus Modules). Chapters Covered: All
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