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ABE 037 - ESL Math

10 Credits
To aid non-native English speakers who need instruction in numeracy skills. Instruction is delivered in a variety of formats including lecture and group activities. ESL Math is equivalent to CASAS scores between 211-220.

Instructor Permission Required Yes

Designed to Serve Students who have numeracy skills below a high school level.
Active Date 2015-03-06

Grading System Credit/Non-Credit
Variable Credit Yes
Continuous Enrollment Yes
Class Limit 35
Contact Hours: Lecture 110 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 110
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline
This course is designed to help students improve their numeracy skills in order to achieve a wide range of career, educational, and personal goals. Content will be delivered in a lecture format and group settings.

Student Learning Outcomes
Read, write, and interpret some common types of mathematical information such as
Numbers and number sense: whole numbers, monetary values and prices, benchmark fractions (3/4, 1/10), decimals (.25, .50, .75, .10) and percents (25%, 75%, 10%, 100%).
Patterns/Functions/Relationships: simple patterns, probability and proportions (1:4, 4:1); simple decimal/fraction conversions and equivalents.
Space/Shape/Measurement: commonly used standard units of measurement, common geometric shapes, and the concept of “area”.
Data/Statistics: simple ways to interpret and represent data (tables, bar graphs with and without gridlines, line graphs and pie graphs).

Recall and use mathematical procedures such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division on whole numbers, benchmark decimals and fractions (with or without use of calculator), grouping, comparing 2 numbers, and basic estimating; and measure length, weight, and areas of standard and non-standard shapes using tools calibrated with whole numbers and benchmark fraction and decimal equivalents (rulers, manipulatives). Evaluate the degree of precision needed for the solution.

Define, select, and organize simple data, and measure with appropriate tools, describe patterns, and/or use computational procedures effectively to solve a problem and to verify that the solution is reasonable.

Communicate the solution to the problem orally, in pictures, or in writing.

Use computer programs and/or internet to practice math.

Use a Highline username and password to log on to campus computers.

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