2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
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CIS 114 - Math and Problem Solving



5.0 Credits
Builds problem solving skills needed by computer students. Skills covered: logical reasoning, problem analysis and computation. This course prepares students for the first course in programming. Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 080.

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply different strategies to solve problems, including brainstorming, flowcharting, estimating, inductive and deductive reasoning, and instant insight. [REASON]
  2. Apply computational methods to solve problems using basic arithmetic, signed numbers, scientific notation, order of operation, fractions, and percentages. [REASON]
  3. Apply elementary algebra to problem solving, using variables, algebraic notation, basic algebraic operations, and linear equations. [REASON]
  4. Solve computer programming problems using Boolean Algebra. [REASON]
  5. Convert between various number systems, including decimal, binary, and hexadecimal. [REASON]
  6. Describe structured programming constructs and develop algorithms for Top Down techniques and Bottom Up techniques. [REASON]



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