Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

MATH 110: Shop Mathematics

General Information

  • Name: Shop Mathematics
  • Discipline: Mathematics (MATH)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Covers fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions, measurement, geometry, and briefly, the fundamentals of algebra and right triangle trigonometry.

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

II: Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, successful students should be able to do the following:

  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals, with applications to drawings, using a calculator.
  • Calculate areas and volumes of common geometric figures.
  • Solve proportions.
  • Solve percent problems.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide signed numbers and solve simple linear equations.
  • Work with angles and know the geometric principles for triangles and other common polygons, including the Pythagorean theorem.
  • Compute arc length and angles of circles.
  • Calculate angles and sides of right triangles using trigonometry.
  • Apply right triangle trigonometry to solving simple and complex practical machine problems.

If time permits, the following topics might also be covered:

  • Use the laws of sines and cosines to solve practical machine problems.
  • Determine the hole locations (x, y) of two dimensional part drawings using absolute positioning.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

General Education Mission: Math 110B satisfies the following student learning objectives of the General Education Requirement by ensuring that successful students:

  • Can apply appropriate college-level mathematical skills to real life applications.
  • Have developed adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.

This course addresses two of the points under the primary educational goals of the college's mission statement to ensure that:

  • It provides instruction that contributes to a student's abilities to think critically and solve problems.
  • Students are able to reason mathematically and apply adequate computational skills.
  • The material taught is tailored to meet the mathematical needs of students in machining, construction or other related fields so that they will acquire the mathematical knowledge and skills necessary for them to be successful in their professional lives and enable them to advance in their careers.

Program Objectives for A.G.S. Degree:

  • Ensure that upon completion of this course, successful students will know the subject matter to a level that is appropriate for their fields of study.


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