This class is designed to help students prepare for the College Mathematics College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) test. Please note that although high school credit will be earned, students do not receive college credit by merely taking this class. College credit will be awarded only upon receiving a passing score on the College Mathematics CLEP test. The Salt Lake Community College considers the College Mathematics CLEP test equivalent to Math 1010.
Knowledge and skills required:
solving routine, straightforward problems (about 50% of the examination)
solving non-routine problems requiring an understanding of concepts and the application of skills and concepts (about 50% of the examination)
15% Data Analysis and Statistics Data interpretation and representation: tables, bar graphs, line graphs, circle graphs, pie charts, scatterplots, and histograms, Numerical summaries of data: mean (average), median, mode, and range Standard deviation, normal distribution (conceptual questions only) Applications Data Analysis and Statistics Links Statistical Studies Descriptive Statistics Regression Inferential Statistics
20% Financial Mathematics Percents, percent change, markups, discounts, taxes, profit, and loss Interest: simple, compound, continuous interest, effective interest rate, effective annual yield or annual percentage rate (APR) Present value and future value Applications Financial Mathematics Links Finance and Capital Markets
10% Geometry Properties of triangles and quadrilaterals: perimeter, area, similarity, and the Pythagorean theorem Parallel and perpendicular lines Properties of circles: circumference, area, central angles, inscribed angles, and sectors Applications Geometry Links Geometry
15% Logic and Sets Logical operations and statements: conditional statements, conjunctions, disjunctions, negations, hypotheses, logical conclusions, converses,inverses, counterexamples, contrapositives, logical equivalence Set relationships, subsets, disjoint sets, equality of sets, and Venn diagrams Operations on sets: union, intersection, complement, and Cartesian product Applications Logic and Sets Links Sequences, Series and Induction Basic Set Notation Data and Modeling