Unit Code: MAT501

Unit Title: Mathematics & Computer Applications

Having competent in mathematics and basic computer applications are required in many industries and working-class members. This unit starts with reviewing basic arithmetic used in agriculture such as ratio and proportions (mixing feeds, farm chemicals, medicines), measurements and units (marking off farmland), basic algebra and critical thinking, applied use of exponentials, trigonometry, and basic statistics. Students explore computers as “hardware” and learn basic “software” applications with the application of Microsoft office (word, powerpoint, excel, publisher) and practice internet searches. This unit provides a foundation for other units in agriculture and natural resources.