This course offers practice using workplace communication and math skills that are encountered in the workforce, with activities designed to strengthen skills in preparation for entering a college program in a STEM career.
- What students will learn
- Learning objectives by module
- Course assessments, activities, and outline
- Other course details
- System requirements
- Included instructor tools
What students will learn
- Workplace Communications
- Reading Strategies for Comprehension
- Writing Skills
- Writing Structure
- Listening and Speaking Skills
- Time Management
- The Number Line and Integers
- Multiplying and Dividing Integers
- Order of Operations (MDAS)
- Conceptual Equality
- Signed/Negative Values
Learning objectives by module
Unit 2: Workplace Communication
- Module 1: Apply Reading Strategies to Improve Comprehension
- Apply effective strategies before, during and after reading to improve comprehension
- Identify main idea and supporting details of a text and summarize effectively.
- Summarize the main idea and supporting details of a text.
- Module 2: Demonstrate the Ability to Use Sentence and Paragraph Structure Effectively in Writing
- Demonstrate ability to use sentence and paragraph structure effectively in writing
- Module 3: Develop and Improve Writing Skills
- Compose effective email communications.
- Develop and demonstrate a writing process
- Module 4: Practice Listening and Speaking Skills
- Demonstrate professionalism on the telephone
- Prepare effective presentations
- Relay calls and messages to the appropriate recipient
- Summarize messages accurately
- Module 5: Demonstrate Effective Time Management and Organizational Skills
- Demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills for classroom success
Unit 3: Mathematics
- Module 6: The Number Line and Integers
- Use the number line to add and subtract integers.
- Module 7: Multiplying and Dividing Integers
- Multiply and divide integers.
- Module 8: Order of Operations (MDAS)
- Demonstrate the Commutative Property for each operation.
- Explain and employ basic order of operations ((Multiplication Division Addition Subtraction (MDAS)).
- Module 9: Fractions
- Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.
- Calculate the greatest common factor (GCF) among fractions.
- Determine equivalent fractions.
- Determine the fraction when given specific information.
- Multiply and divide fractions.
- Module 10: Conceptual Equality
- Apply the principle of equality.
- Define the concept of a variable.
- Module 11: Signed/Negative Values
- Add signed values including fractions and decimals.
- Commute expressions using Order of Operations (PEMDAS).
Course assessments, activities, and outline
UNIT 1: STEM Foundations Introduction
UNIT 2: Workplace Communication
Module 1: Apply Reading Strategies to Improve Comprehension
Module 2: Demonstrate the Ability to Use Sentence and Paragraph Structure Effectively in Writing
Module 3: Develop and Improve Writing Skills
Module 4: Practice Listening and Speaking Skills
Module 5: Demonstrate Effective Time Management and Organizational Skills
UNIT 3: Mathematics
Module 6: The Number Line and Integers
Module 7: Multiplying and Dividing Integers
Module 8: Order of Operations (MDAS)
Module 9: Fractions
Module 10: Conceptual Equality
Module 11: Signed/Negative Values
Other course details
The complete course will support 12-15 hours of instruction.
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- pop-ups enabled
- cookies enabled
Some courses include exercises with exceptions to these requirements, such as technology that cannot be used on mobile devices.
This course’s system requirements:
- none listed (subject to change)
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