The BASE NCBO supports students in developing skills, strategies, and reasoning needed to succeed in mathematics, including communication and appropriate use of technology. Topics include the study of numeracy and the real number system; algebraic concepts, notation, and reasoning; quantitative relationships; mathematical models; and problem solving. This intervention is designed specifically for students assessed at BASE levels 3-4 and must be part of a student’s co-enrollment (co-requisite) enrollment:

  • as a mainstreamed intensifier providing contact hours for additional, just-in-time instructional support for the student’s success in the developmental math course, or
  • as a contextualized and/or integrated basic skills instructional support for a Career/Technical Education course.

This course is a BASE developmental education intervention and supports topics in mathematics such as fractions, integers, decimals, percentages, algebraic concepts, solving equations, and polynomials. This course is designed for students with little algebraic background and will be paired with MATH 0305. The course may also include basic study skills such as note-taking, time management, learning styles, math anxiety, and test-taking strategies.

This course does not count toward graduation at NCTC.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Use appropriate symbolic notation and vocabulary to communicate, interpret, and explain mathematical concepts.
  • Define, represent, and perform operations on real numbers, applying numeric reasoning to investigate and describe quantitative relationships and solve real world problems in a variety of contexts.
  • Use algebraic reasoning to solve problems that require ratios, rates, percentages, and proportions in a variety of contexts using multiple representations.
  • Apply algebraic reasoning to manipulate expressions and equations to solve real world problems.
  • Use graphs, tables, and technology to analyze, interpret, and compare data sets.
  • Construct and use mathematical models in verbal, algebraic, graphical, and tabular form to solve problems from a variety of contexts and to make predictions and decisions.

Grade Basis: P
Credit Hours: 2
Lecture hours: 32.0