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DMA Developmental Math Courses Information

DMA courses are taken by registering for either DMS 001, DMS 002, or DMS 003, depending on the number of DMA courses needed. A TI-84 Plus graphing calculator is required for all DMS courses.


DMA 010 – Operations With Integers

Class     0.75    Lab     0.50    Clinical     0    Work     0    Credit    1

This course provides a conceptual study of integers  and integer operations. Topics include integers, absolute value, exponents,  square roots, perimeter and area of basic geometric figures, Pythagorean  theorem, and use of the correct order of operations. Upon completion, students  should be able to demonstrate an understanding of pertinent concepts and  principles and apply this knowledge in the evaluation of expressions.

Minimum State Prerequisites

None

Minimum State Corequisites

None

DMA 020 – Fractions  and Decimals

Class     0.75    Lab     0.50    Clinical     0    Work     0    Credit    1

This course provides a conceptual study of the  relationship between fractions and decimals and covers related problems. Topics  include application of operations and solving contextual application problems,  including determining the circumference and area of circles with the concept of  pi. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of  the connections between fractions and decimals.

Minimum State Prerequisites

Take DMA-010

Minimum  State Corequisites

None

DMA 030 Proportion/Ratios/Rates/Percents

Class     0.75    Lab     0.50    Clinical     0    Work     0    Credit    1

This course provides a conceptual study of the  problems that are represented by rates, ratios, percent, and proportions. Topics  include rates, ratios, percent, proportion, conversion of English and metric  units, and applications of the geometry of similar triangles. Upon completion,  students should be able to use their understanding to solve conceptual  application problems.

Minimum State Prerequisites

Take All: DMA-010 and DMA-020

Minimum  State Corequisites

None

DMA 040 Expressions, Linear Equations, Linear Inequalities

Class     0.75    Lab     0.50    Clinical     0    Work     0    Credit    1

This course provides a conceptual study of problems  involving linear expressions, equations, and inequalities. Emphasis is placed  on solving contextual application problems. Upon completion, students should be  able to distinguish between simplifying expressions and solving equations and  apply this knowledge to problems involving linear expressions, equations, and inequalities.

Minimum State Prerequisites

Take One Set:

Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020 and DMA-030

Set 2: MAT-060

Minimum  State Corequisites

None

DMA 050 Graphs and Equations of Lines

Class     0.75    Lab     0.50    Clinical     0    Work     0    Credit    1

This course provides a conceptual study of problems  involving graphic and algebraic representations of lines. Topics include slope,  equations of lines, interpretation of basic graphs, and linear modeling. Upon  completion, students should be able to solve contextual application problems  and represent real-world situations as linear equations in two variables.

Minimum State Prerequisites

Take One Set:

Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030 and DMA-040

Set 2: DMA-040 and MAT-060

Minimum State Corequisites

None

DMA 060 Polynomial and Quadratic Applications

Class     0.75    Lab     0.50    Clinical     0    Work     0    Credit    1

This course provides a conceptual study of problems  involving graphic and algebraic representations of quadratics. Topics include  basic polynomial operations, factoring polynomials, and solving polynomial  equations by means of factoring. Upon completion, students should be able to  find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with quadratic applications.

Minimum State Prerequisites

Take One Set:

Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040 and DMA-050

Set 2: DMA-040, DMA-050, and MAT-060

Set 3: MAT-060 and MAT-070

Minimum State Corequisites

None

DMA 070 Rational Expressions and Equations

Class     0.75    Lab     0.50    Clinical     0    Work     0    Credit    1

This course provides a conceptual study of problems  involving graphic and algebraic representations of rational equations. Topics  include simplifying and performing operations with rational expressions and  equations, understanding the domain, and determining the reasonableness of an  answer. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to  contextual problems with rational applications.

Minimum State Prerequisites

Take One Set:

Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050 and DMA-060

Set 2: DMA-040, DMA-050, DMA-060, and MAT-060

Set 3: DMA-060, MAT-060, and MAT-070

Set 4: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-060, AND MAT-070

Minimum  State Corequisites

None

DMA 080 Radical Expressions and Equations

Class     0.75    Lab     0.50    Clinical     0    Work     0    Credit    1

This course provides a conceptual study of the  manipulation of radicals and the application of radical equations to real-world  problems. Topics include simplifying and performing operations with radical  expressions and rational exponents, solving equations, and determining the  reasonableness of an answer. Upon completion, students should be able to find  algebraic solutions to contextual problems with radical applications.

Minimum State Prerequisites

Take One Set:

Set 1: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050, DMA-060 and DMA-070

Set 2: DMA-060, DMA-070, MAT-060, and MAT-070

Set 3: DMA-040, DMA-050, DMA-060, DMA-070, and MAT-060

Set 4: DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-060, DMA-070, and MAT-070

Minimum State Corequisites

None