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Chemistry 101 does not use math/arithmetic techniques beyond grade / middle school levels.

However, because of the large variety of math level skills / fears that are present in the chemistry 101 student population,

a summary of basic math skills is presented only for those who feel the need to refresh these elementary math skills.

The following are intended only as a brief overview of a specific math skill.

**Since course
pre-requisites assume these are known skills, no class time will be spent on
these topics.**

Books offering well received reviews on middle school math.

Web-Based Pre-Algebra Tutorials

Web sites with on-line tutorials

The Texas Instruments TI-30 is considered a reasonable model for an algebraic chip based hand held calculator.

This is not a universal manual as each manufacturer may have their own chip-specific operations and key pads.

The Casio 300ES Plus is sold in the WCC bookstore. It has more powerful (has more keypad options) than the typical

entry-level scientific calculator

Review of exponentials, scientific notation, and decimal-exponential conversions.

Review of significant figures and the rounding rules for addition/subtraction and multiplication/division.

Not used in chemistry 101, but used in chemistry 105 and 111.

Review of basic algebraic procedures for solving for one variable; cross-multiplication.

Review of the arithmetic operations involving fractions

Review of arithmetic operations involving decimals.

Review of arithmetic operations used to convert decimal representation to fractions and visa versa.

Review of arithmetic operations involving percentages

Review of simple 2-dimensional (x,y) graphing techniques

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