MTH069 - Mathematics Level I

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Subject Title
Mathematics Level I

Subject Description
This is an introductory course in mathematics. By the end of the course, students will have acquired problem-solving and mathematical skills and have demonstrated the ability to apply mathematical principles to typical problems that arise in a variety of work places, including business, science, health care and technology.

Credit Status

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.      Evaluate basic mathematical expressions.
2.      Apply the order of operations to evaluate multi-step mathematical operations.
3.      Perform operations involving fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages.
4.      Use mental calculation strategies to estimate answers and check for accuracy.
5.      Solve linear equations by manipulating algebraic equations.
6.      Solve real-world problems involving measurement and geometry.
7.      Interpret and solve a variety of mathematical word problems. 

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Basic arithmetic skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)

*Completion of both MTH069 and MTH079 is required for Grade 12C equivalency.

Topic Outline
   1.  Introduction to Numbers

    Rounding, Order of Operations, Least Common Multiples
    Real Numbers: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

     2.  Fractions

    Fraction Notation and Simplifying
    Converting between fraction and mixed numerals
    Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

     3.  Decimal Numbers

    Decimal Notation and Rounding
    Converting between Decimals and Fractions
    Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

     4.   Ratio and Proportion
     5.   Percentages

    Converting between Percentages and Decimals or Fractions
    Applications: Percent of Increase or Decrease

     6.   The Metric System and Other Systems of Measurement

    American and Metric Linear Measures, Capacity and Mass
    Conversions within American or Metric System, between American and Metric Systems
    Time and Temperature

     7.   Algebra and Formulae

    Simplifying Expressions, Order of Operations
    Solving Equations, Evaluating and Solving Formulas
    Exponents and Scientific Notation
    Introduction to Logarithms (Base 10, pH)

     8.   Geometry

    Segments, Rays, Lines, Angles and Polygons
    Perimeter and Area: Rectangles, Squares, Parallelograms, Triangles, Trapezoids and Circles
    Volume and Surface Area: Rectangular Solids, Cube, Cylinders, Spheres and Cones
    Relationships between Angle Measures: Complementary and Supplementary Angles
    Congruent Segments and Angles,Vertical Angles, Transversals and Angles
    Congruent and Similar Triangles, Properties of Parallelograms

     9.   Linear Equations and Graphing

    Solving Systems of Equations in Two Variables by Substitution and Elimination

Mode of Instruction
There are two modes of delivery for this course:

1. In-class: Students attend classes on campus each week. All instruction is delivered in a face to face environment.

2. Online: All class work is completed in a fully online environment. Students do not attend any classes on campus; however, the final exam must be written in-person at the Test Centre.

* Students interested in pursuing online courses must have strong time management skills and regular access to a home or office computer with an Internet connection and web access.

Teaching and Learning Methods:
To ensure that students are engaged as much as possible in the learning process, instructors can use such teaching methods as class and small group discussions, essays and research, individual and group presentations, readings, lectures, workshops, in-class exercises, and/or web-based instruction. The mode of delivery will dictate the most appropriate teaching methods available to an instructor.

Prescribed Texts
InClass and Online Prescribed Text
Mathematics for Health Sciences
Lee, Kugathasan, Saunders
Toronto:  Vretta Inc.
1st Edition (2017)

Reference Material
In Class:

Additional resources will be available online

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

To be successful in this course, you must complete all course work as specified and achieve an overall grade of 50% or higher.

Modes of Evaluation
To be successful in this course, you must complete all course work as specified and achieve an overall grade of 50% or higher.  

Please note:  to satisfy the Pre-health graduation requirements, student's must obtain a minimum grade of 60% if wishing to pursue a BSCN or 65% if wishing to pursue the RPN Program.
Modes of Evaluation

In-Class Sections Online Sections
2 Tests 55% 3 Tests 55%
2 Quizzes 15% Assignments/Quizzes 15%
Final Exam 30% Final Exam 30%

Term Work:
All term work assignments must be completed prior to the time of the examination. Unless students have been granted an extension in advance, late take-home assignments will be penalized
one letter grade per day and will not be graded after one week (there is no provision for rewriting late assignments, regardless of the grade).  Students must contact faculty in advance
of due date to discuss extensions.

If a student has to miss any in-class quiz/test, he/she must notify the faculty via email or phone messages prior to start time of the quiz/test date.  Valid documentation
(such as original stamped doctor's note) must be submitted to the faculty on or before the next scheduled class.  Make-up opportunities may be arranged at the Test Centre.

Upon successful completion with a final grade of B or higher, students may enrol in MTH079.

Student Success
Please come prepared to participate in class. Make sure you bring your course text to each class, participate in class discussions, hand in any assigned work on time and attend each and every class. Following these suggestions will increase your chances of success.

Please access the course every week (or more) and keep up with assigned readings. Make sure you participate in online discussions and hand in any assigned work on time. Following these suggestions will increase your chances of success.

Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood