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People use math in many ways: to tell time, find an address, make change or count calories. Math is also useful when balancing a checkbook, measuring ingredients or taking medication. This course teaches how to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions. Throughout the course, the student has opportunities to apply these skills to real-life situations. The goal of this course is to enable the student to develop the math skills needed for daily living and further studies.**Prerequisite: Math Diagnostic Test**

Note: The braille version of this course introduces students to the Nemeth Code, which is the braille code used for mathematics and science.

**Course: MTH-101, Media: B or LP, Lessons: 12**

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The Getting Started instructions from the instructor include important information on:

- Instructor introduction and background
- Unique course materials and prerequisites, if any
- Assignment submission information and deadline
- Contact information for questions and concerns

To proceed through the course, the student:

- Reads the Getting Started instructions from the instructor. (separate document for large print and braille users)
- Proceeds to the Overview at the beginning of the course.
- Begins Lesson 1 in the course by reading the lesson introduction, objectives, and key terms, if any.
- Reads the first reading section of the lesson.
- Completes the practice exercise and checks the answers. Practice exercise answers are
**NOT**submitted to the instructor. They are for the student's practice and benefit only - Continues to the next reading section and section review.
- After the last practice exercise, reviews the lesson summary.
- Proceeds to the assignment and completes the assignment independently, free from the assistance of others.
- Submits the assignment to the instructor, following the instructions in the assignment and the Getting Started instructions.
- Begins the next lesson; student does not submit a new assignment, however, until feedback from previous assignment has been received.
- Reviews assignment feedback from the instructor, as well as any supplementary material the instructor may provide.

Each program (ACE, High School) has an expected assignment submission time frame. Refer to the Getting Started instructions for that important information.

Students may contact the instructor at any time in this procedure if they have questions about the material. Instructor contact information is in the Getting Started instructions.

Adult Continuing Education and High School Programs

How does math play a role in everyday life? People use it in many ways: to tell time, find an address, make change, or count calories. Math is also useful when balancing a checkbook, measuring ingredients, or taking medication. Clearly, math skills are important. This course teaches how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers and fractions. Throughout the course, the student has opportunities to apply these topics to real-life situations. The goal of this course is to enable the student to develop the math skills needed for daily living and further studies.

**Note:**The braille version of this course introduces students to the Nemeth Code, which is the braille code used for mathematics and science.

12 lessons, 12 assignments, 1 supplement (Math Facts)

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Mathematics Diagnostic Assessment

Assignments have between 18 and 30 questions, with point values from 2 to 8 points for a total of 100 points each. Assignments are open book and do not need to be completed in one sitting. Students are expected to do their own work, independent of any outside help. Students will need 1 to 3 hours to complete an assignment.

You must show your work and computations when solving the problems in your assignments. Also, you are not permitted to use a calculator.

1,200–1,080 points | A |
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1,079–960 points | B |

959–840 points | C |

839–720 points | D |

719–0 points | F |

Students are expected to follow Hadley's Student Code of Conduct. Also, by submitting an assignment, students acknowledge that they have completed the work themselves and without plagiarism. Refer to the Student Handbook for the Student Code of Conduct and Hadley's full plagiarism policy. Plagiarism may result in the requirement to redo the assignment, a failing grade on the assignment, or even expulsion from the Hadley Institute.

After completing this course, the student will have the math skills needed for daily living and further studies.

After completing Lesson 1: What Are Whole Numbers? the student will be able to

- define whole numbers
- indicate place value
- change whole numbers from words to digits and vice versa
- tell if a whole number is greater than, less than, or equal to another whole number
- put whole numbers in order from least to greatest and vice versa
- change a whole number to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand

This lesson includes Assignment 1.

After completing Lesson 2: Addition with Whole Numbers, the student will be able to

- solve basic addition problems
- add larger numbers
- solve addition problems with regrouping
- This lesson includes Assignment 2.

This lesson includes Assignment 1.

After completing Lesson 3: Subtraction with Whole Numbers, the student will be able to

- solve basic subtraction problems
- subtract larger numbers
- subtract with one regrouping
- subtract with more than one regrouping

This lesson includes Assignment 3.

After completing Lesson 4: Multiplication with Whole Numbers, the student will be able to

- solve basic multiplication problems
- multiply larger numbers
- solve multiplication problems with regrouping
- multiply by numbers containing zero

This lesson includes Assignment 4.

After completing Lesson 5: Division with Whole Numbers, the student will be able to

- solve basic division problems
- divide and have remainders in answers
- divide larger numbers
- divide by larger numbers

This lesson includes Assignment 5.

After completing Lesson 6: More Number Facts, the student will be able to

- test numbers for divisibility
- find factors of a number
- find multiples of a number

This lesson includes Assignment 6.

After completing Lesson 7: Fractions, the student will be able to

- define a fraction and its parts
- explain how to write equivalent fractions
- find common denominators
- compare and order fractions

This lesson includes Assignment 7.

After completing Lesson 8: Mixed Numbers, the student will be able to

- change mixed numbers to improper fractions, and improper fractions to mixed numbers
- order fractions and mixed numbers

This lesson includes Assignment 8.

After completing Lesson 10: Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers, the student will be able to

- divide fractions
- divide mixed numbers

This lesson includes Assignment 10.

After completing Lesson 11: Addition and Subtraction of Like Fractions and Like Mixed Numbers, the student will be able to

- add like fractions
- subtract like fractions
- add like mixed numbers
- subtract like mixed numbers

This lesson includes Assignment 11.

After completing Lesson 12: Addition and Subtraction of Unlike Fractions and Unlike Mixed Numbers, the student will be able to

- add unlike fractions
- subtract unlike fractions
- add unlike mixed numbers
- subtract unlike mixed numbers

This lesson includes Assignment 12.

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