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PCM 23: Pre-College Mathematics

Course Description

PCM 23, Pre-College Mathematics is a non-credit mathematics course designed for students who must acquire fundamental skills to advance to community college mathematics courses.

Students taking PCM 23 will review the basic arithmetic skills: operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. Other topics include: ratio and proportion, measurement, and signed numbers. Study skills, time management, note taking, test preparation, and anxiety-reduction are emphasized.

Supervised collaborative work groups, progress-monitoring, counseling, and computer-assisted instruction will be major components of the class. See detailed objectives.

Circulating Books in KCC Library
Prentice Hall Refresher Mathematics - Whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percent, consumer applications, measurement, basic geometry, introductory algebra. In the READ collection.
Basic Math & Pre-Algebra for Dummies - Whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percents, picturing and measuring, basic geometry, introductory algebra.
Bob Miller's Basic Math and Pre-Algebra for the Clueless - Arithmetic, fractions, decimals, basic equations, graphing points & lines, percentages, ratios, basic geometry, beginning trigonometry, preview of statistics and probability. Plenty of examples, but no real practice problems.
Cliffs Quick Review: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra - Whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, signed numbers, exponents, measurement, graphs, probability, series, basic equations.
Super Review: Basic Math & Pre-Algebra - Integers, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, percents, exponents. Includes some introductory algebra and geometry. Features concise exposition, with the primary focus on step-by-step solutions to numerous example problems.
Master Math: Basic Math & Pre-Algebra - Integers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio and proportion, exponents, logarithms, roots, statistics and probability. Concise explanation, examples. No practice problems.
Basic Math Refresher - Addition, Subtrction, multiplication, division, decimals, rounding, percentage, fractions, averages, sales tax, discounts, measurements, graphs. Very basic math.
Life Skills Math - Money, fractions, decimals, percents, word problems, measurement. In the READ collection.
Stein's Refresher Mathematics - Whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, squares and square roots, informal geometry, measurement, signed numbers, ratio and proportion, consumer applications. Includes practice problems with solutions.

Online Books (ebrary) - KCC Student
Pre-Algebra Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide - Integers, fractions, decimals, percents, basic equations, ratios, informal geometry, measurement, graphing, introduction to monomials and polynomials. Many examples, practice problems, and end-of-chapter quizzes, all with answers provided.
Schaum's Outlines: Review of Elementary Mathematics, 2nd Ed. - Arithmetic, fractions, decimals, percents, signed numbers, basic equations, ratios, introductory geometry. Includes practice problems, although the answers are generally given on the same page.
Bob Miller's Basic Math and Pre-Algebra for the Clueless, 2nd Ed. - Arithmetic, fractions, decimals, basic equations, graphing points & lines, percentages, ratios, basic geometry, beginning trigonometry, preview of statistics and probability. Plenty of examples, but no real practice problems.
Arithmetic and Algebra Again (2nd Edition) - Part One: Algebra. Whole numbers, integers, decimals and percents, fractions, measurements. Part Two: Algebra. Basic operations, equations and inequalities, graphing, word problems. Part Three: Practical Mathematics. Applications, mathematics in banking, statistics, probability, calculators

Interactive Practice

FreeRice: Basic Math - Ten levels of problems, from basic addition to fractions, decimals, and exponents. This website raises money for the UN World Food Program.

Khan Academy - Starts with basic arithmetic, allowing advancement only after a specified number of problems in a row have been answered without error. Over 75 total lessons, continuing all the way up into introductory calculus topics. This site requires an e-mail address for registration.


Khan Academy: Pre-Algebra - Blackboard-style videos with audio explanation. See also the preceding section for a review of arithmetic.

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