# Developmental Mathematics Department at Colorado Mountain College

If you were placed into developmental math, then you have to successfully complete the developmental math classes before enrolling in college-level math classes. Developmental math classes will prepare you to succeed in your college-level math classes. Additionally, developmental math classes will help to prepare you for college major.

- MAT 050-Quantatitive Literacy prepares students for math for Liberal Arts, Statistics, Integrated Math, and college-level career math courses
- MAT 055-Algebraic Literacy prepares students for College Algebra and Finite Math

The developmental math classes will help you to build the knowledge and skills needed to successfully achieve your academic and career goals.

### Meet the Developmental Mathematics Faculty at Colorado Mountain College

## David A. Gifford

**Dean, School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math**

970-569-2935 | dgifford@coloradomtn.edu

Discipline Coordinator

Assistant Professor of Developmental Education

970-947-8241 | rshepard@coloradomtn.edu

Adjunct Math Instructor

gthompson@coloradomtn.edu

## Mathematics Courses

**MAT 050 - Quantitative Literacy 4.0** **Credits**

Develops number sense and critical thinking strategies, introduces algebraic thinking, and connects mathematics to real-world applications. Topics in the course include ratios, proportions, percents, measurement, linear relationships, properties of exponents, polynomials, factoring, and math learning strategies. This course prepares students for Math for Liberal Arts, Statistics, Integrated Math, and college-level career math courses. *Lecture,* *60 Clock hrs.*

**MAT 055 - Algebraic Literacy, 4.0** **Credits**

*Co-requisites: *MAT 025

MAT 025

This course prepares students for College Algebra and Finite Math.

Develops skills necessary for manipulating algebraic expressions and solving algebraic equations. Topics in the course include radicals, complex numbers, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, quadratic equations, absolute value equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations, related applications, and math learning strategies. *Lecture*, *60 Clock hrs.*

**MAT 933 - Assessment Prep and Skill Refresher, 0** **Credits**

Students with any developmental placement score can chose this non-credit option for preparation and re-test into the appropriate class. *Lecture.*

**AAA 095 - Math Helps, 1.0** **Credits**

Provides students with the opportunity to supplement their current math course with mathematical instruction individually designed to fill in the holes “of missing mathematical concepts. In addition, the course serves as a solid review of mathematical concepts in preparation for college-level math courses. Students will study the content area needed for that student, as indicated by a diagnostic assessment.” *Lecture*, *15 Clock hours.*

How to **Register for Classes**

### Vision

The Developmental Mathematics Department strives to encourage a student’s mathematical journey by providing a positive learning environment that promotes skill-building mathematical pathways designed to improve success and accessibility to college-level mathematics courses.

### Mission

Our mission at Colorado Mountain College is to contribute to the creation of a better future for our students through the teaching and learning of mathematics,