Oct 20, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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ICS 081 - Integrated College Skills (Mathematics)

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Knowledge, skills and techniques required to be successful in college. Includes foundational skills in digital literacy and mathematics. Also includes study techniques, goal setting, time management, note taking systems, and test taking strategies.

Information: This course can be taken twice for a maximum of 8 credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.



Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Develop and apply effective math study techniques.
  2. Identify and apply time management strategies.
  3. Identify and apply successful test taking strategies, including test anxiety.
  4. Perform basic operations on real numbers and polynomials.
  5. Solve problems involving real world applications.
  6. Solve linear equations involving real numbers.
  7. Create and interpret visual displays of data.
  8. Communicate information utilizing technology.
  9. Participate collaboratively in group activities.
  10. Identify and demonstrate growth mindset behaviors.

 


Outline:
  1. Develop and apply effective math study strategies
    1. Practice multiple study strategies
    2. Perform a SWOT analysis of strategies
    3. Summarize strengths and weaknesses of applied study strategies
  2. Analyze time management strategies
    1. Creating a realistic balance
    2. Procrastination
    3. Using calendars, schedules, to-do lists, etc.
  3. Identify and apply successful test taking strategies, including test anxiety.
    1. Practice test taking strategies in preparation for exams
    2. Design a test taking preparation process
    3. Identify test anxiety triggers and how to reduce anxiety’s negative effect on performance.
    4. Summarize strengths and weaknesses of applied test taking strategies
  4. Perform basic operations on real numbers and first degree polynomials
    1. Addition on whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, and polynomials
    2. Subtraction on whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, and polynomials
    3. Multiplication on whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, and polynomials
    4. Division on whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers
  5. Solve problems involving real world applications
    1. Whole number, Integer, Fraction and Decimal applications
    2. Percent applications
    3. Perimeter, Area, and Volume applications
  6. Solve linear equations involving real numbers
    1. Graph linear equations by plotting points
    2. Solve one step linear equations with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    3. Solve two step linear equations with grouping symbols
  7. Create and interpret visual displays of data
    1. Describe and display data using a spreadsheet
    2. Analyze data including central tendency
  8. Develop college knowledge
    1. Access campus and online college services and resources
    2. Participate in student activities
    3. Goal setting
    4. Note taking
  9. Demonstrate collaborative skills
    1. Practice active listening skills
    2. Identify the effects of nonverbal communication
    3. Participate in team building exercises
  10. Communicate information utilizing technology
    1. Investigate technology tools
    2. Access information from the internet
    3. Organize information with various software applications
    4. Investigate web applications
    5. Summarize and send information to peers and professors
  11. Develop a growth mindset
    1. Identify attributes of a growth vs fixed mindset
    2. Practice growth mindset behaviors
    3. Describe personal actions reflecting a growth mindset


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/21



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