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Developmental Math Courses

Pre-Algebra Mathematics (DVMT 095) and Intermediate Algebra (DVMT 100) help students develop mathematics abilities that enable them to complete mathematics courses necessary for their plan of study.  Personalized instruction, self-pacing, and mastery learning characterize the instruction in these classes.

In addition to the regular teacher-based course instruction sections, FSU offers computer-mediated sections of DVMT.  These sections are conducted using interactive computer software and are supervised by an instructor.  Each of the DVMT courses described below are offered in both a computer-mediated and instructor-based format.


DVMT 095: Pre-Algebra Mathematics

The primary focus of this course is to improve students' basic math skills:  arithmetic concepts of whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals; problem solving skills dealing with ratios, rates, proportions, and percentages; concepts of linear, area, volume measurement in both the English and metric systems; and introductory algebra topics of solving linear equations and graphing.  Completion of this course will meet the prerequisites for MATH 104, MATH 209, or DVMT 100.  This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.  It is worth three (3) credits; however, it may not be used to satisfy the requirements for a major or minor in mathematics, fulfill the Basic University Requirement in mathematics, nor count toward the 120 credit hour minimum required for graduation.

NOTE: Students are placed in this course based upon results of the Mathematics Placement Test administered by the University.

Syllabus for DVMT 095 - Pre-Algebra Syllabus
for Computer Mediated Sections using ASALGEBRA

Syllabus for DVMT 095 - Pre-Algebra Syllabus
for Lecture Based Sections
 

DVMT 100: Intermediate Algebra

An introduction to the fundamental aspects of algebra, including properties of the real number system; integer arithmetic; operations with positive and negative exponents; variables and linear equations; graphing; second degree equations; factoring; operations with positive, negative, and fractional exponents; and quadratic equations.  Completion of this course will meet the prerequisites for MATH 102, 103, and 106.  This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.  It is worth three (3) credits and is offered every semester.  However, it does not fulfill the Basic University Requirement in mathematics, nor may the credits be used to fulfill the 120 credit hour minimum required for graduation.

Prerequisite: A passing score on the Mathematics Placement Test administered by the University or successful completion of DVMT 095.

Syllabus for DVMT 100 - Intermediate Algebra Syllabus