This arithmetic course covers operations on natural numbers, integers, rational numbers (fractions), decimals and percents. Multi-step problems utilizing the correct order of arithmetic operations will be stressed. Correct mathematical format will be stressed. An on-campus, in-person departmental final exam is required with no calculators allowed. Credit will not apply toward graduation.
Foundational Mathematics Courses
NOTE: On the basis of placement tests in mathematics, students are assigned to math courses at an appropriate level. There are courses at the pre-college level, as well as a variety of transferable college courses. All courses numbered below 100 are pre-college courses.
FNMT 016 - Arithmetic
FNMT 017 - Elementary Algebra
This course covers algebraic expressions; equivalent algebraic expressions; operations on algebraic expressions; linear equations and inequalities in one variable; and factoring. An on-campus, in-person departmental final exam is required with no calculators allowed. Credit will not apply toward graduation.
"Pass" grade in FNMT 016 or satisfactory score on mathematics placement test.
FNMT 019 - Introductory Mathematics
This course covers operations with whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers written as fractions or decimals; solving problems with dimensional analysis, ratios, proportions, percent, speed/distance/time, and perimeter and area of basic geometric shapes; simplifying and manipulating linear algebraic expressions and solving linear equations and inequalities; an introduction to laws of exponents; and factoring out a greatest common factor monomial from a binomial/trinomial. An on-campus, in-person departmental final exam is required (conditions permitting) with no calculators allowed.
FNMT 020 - Introductory Mathematics Discussion
This course emphasizes operations with whole numbers and serves as a companion to FNMT 019, Introductory Mathematics, helping students succeed at that course by providing additional time to work on course concepts and procedures.
FNMT 019, which may be taken concurrently
FNMT 101 - Quantitative Reasoning
This course is designed to enable students in liberal arts programs to learn how to use and interpret quantitative information in a real-world context. Students will learn how to use data to make decisions in day-to-day life, develop simple mathematical models in their personal and professional settings, and reach logical conclusions in real-world scenarios. The students will learn by exploring topics such as formal logic, algebraic modeling, and estimation.
Academic Major Restrictions:
Students must be in one of the following academic degree programs to take this course:
- Art & Design
- Black Studies
- Communication Studies
- Creative Writing AC
- International Studies
- ASL/English Interpreting
- Liberal Arts
- Liberal Arts: Honors
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra
Real numbers, polynomials, rational expressions, algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities in one variable, absolute value equations and inequalities, linear equations in two variables, graphs of lines, systems of linear equations in two variables, quadratic equations in one variable, problem solving. An on-campus, in-person departmental final exam is required with no calculators allowed.
FNMT 121 - Retail Mathematics & Merchandising
Students learn the essential concepts, practices, and quantitative skills necessary for retail planning, buying, and selling. This course covers mathematical topics that pertain to students who are pursuing careers in Fashion Merchandising. These topics include profit and loss statement, retail pricing of merchandise, markups, markdowns, the retail method of inventory, six-month planning, and assortment planning. Students learn the various financial tools that retailers use to evaluate performance. Students will simulate buying decisions and learn how to use technology to assist in retail management.