Math 301 requisite skills


requisite skills topics

1.Number systems

a.Representations of whole numbers and decimals, base 10 system

b.Meaning of fractions, representations of fractions (including improper)

c.Locating integers, fractions, decimals on a number line

d.Comparing fractions, decimals


a.Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, whole numbers, integers, rationals, decimals

b.Recognizing/using commutative, associative, distributive properties

c.Order of operations

d.Exponents and order of operations

e.Equivalent fractions

f.Converting between fractions, decimals

g.Solving basic word problems involving fractions, decimals

h.Converting with percents and solving basic word problems involving percents

3.Number theory

a.Finding factors and multiples of a number

b.Determining if a number is prime, factoring into primes

c.Find LCM, GCD


a.Meaning of length, area, volume

b.Units for length, area, volume, time

c.Formulas for area/perimeter of rectangle and volume of rectangular prism


a.Solve basic ratio and proportion [word] problems

b.Graph ratio and linear equations and interpret simple graphs

c.Solve a linear equation

d.Solve basic word problems involving linear functions

e.Arithmetic (add, subtract, multiply) and factoring a basic polynomial


a.Identification of common geometric figures (e.g. parallelogram, isosceles triangle, sphere, prism, pyramid, etc.), including nets of those figures.

b.Measure angles, including reflex angles (> 180 degrees)

c.Know the sum of angles in a triangle or a quadrilateral

d.Find perimeter and area of common plane figures (rectangle, triangle, circle, etc.)

e.Find surface area and volume of a rectangular prism, volume of other prisms


Review Suggestions for 301A

I.Word problems involving fractions, ratios and percents:

•Fraction Challenge Problems – Levels 1 and 2

•Ratio Challenge Problems – Level 1

•Percent Challenge Problems – Levels 1 and 2

II.Travel time, travel distance, and travel speed (metric and standard)

•Travel Time word problems

III.Multiplication of decimals (conceptual approaches)

Decimal Multiplication

•PowerPoint with examples

IV.Division of decimals (conceptual approaches)

Decimal Division

•PowerPoint with examples

V.Compare fractions

•Practice problems: Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2.


Math 301A
Topics:  1(a - d) and 2(a - g)


Review Suggestions for 301B

I.To be updated....Please send suggestions to smcmurra (at) csusb (dot) edu .

Math 301B
Topics:  Above topics and 2h, 3(a-c), 4(a-c), 5(a-d)


Review Suggestions for 301C

I.To be updated....Please send suggestions to smcmurra (at) csusb (dot) edu .

Math 301C
Topics:  Above topics and 5(e), 6(a-e)