Technical Mathematics I - Unit 1
List the integers and determine their position on the line; Add,
subtract, multiply, and divide integers; Find reciprocals; Compare any to integers;
Determine significant digits; Round to the appropriate place; Evaluate absolute values,
powers and roots of integers; Evaluate expressions using order of operations; Simplify
integer exponent expressions using exponent rules; Substitute into formulas and evaluate
expressions; Use and simplify scientific notation; Convert units of measurement. This unit
should take no more than 2 weeks to complete.
*All assignments are in Basic Technical Mathematics With Calculus 7th edition by Allyn J. Washington, 1999.
Method of Evaluation:
The unit test will be a pencil and paper quiz taken at your class site.
The test will be administered by the instructor or by a proctor. Please see the course
schedule for the exact time and date of the unit test.
Understand the meaning of integers, rational, irrational, imaginary and
real numbers. Be able to order two real numbers with, <, >, =, and locate their position on a number line. Be able to determine a reciprocal and absolute value.
- Read 1.1, pages 2-4.
- Complete Work Exercises 1.1, page 5 #1-25 (odd problems), 29, 31, 33, 35, and 39
- Quick Review sheet 1-1.
Be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers. Be able to
follow order of operations.
Be able to determine significant digits and be able to round off.
Understand the meaning of approximate numbers. Be able to evaluate expressions on a
- Read 1.3, pages 10-15.
- Complete Work Exercises 1.3, pages 15-16 #1-55 (odd problems), 46,
- Quick Review sheet 1-3.
Learn the meaning of exponents, the exponent rules, and how to use
them. Know where exponents fit in the order of operations.
Learn to convert between scientific notation and ordinary notation.
- Read 1.5, pages 21-23.
- Complete Work Exercises 1.5, pages 23 #1-25 (odd problems), 24,
29-35 (odd problems).
- Quick Review sheet 1-5.
Objective SixUnderstand and be able to evaluate basic roots
- Read 1.6, pages 24-25.
- Complete Work Exercises 1.6, page 26 #1-9 (odd problems), 13-19 (odd
problems), and 29-41 (odd problems).
- Quick Review sheet 1-6.
Understand and be able to evaluate basic roots
- Review Exercises pages 45-46, #1-13, 21-25, 73-77 odd, 97
- Practice Test page 47, #1-4, 15, 16, 18.
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