# Welcome to Pre-Health Sciences Mathematics 1!

Welcome to Pre-Health Sciences (PHS), and in particular, to MATH-1024!

In this course, we will cover the following topics.

- Unit 1: The Real Numbers and Introduction to Algebra
- Unit 2: Measurement and Rounding Rules
- Unit 3: Solving Linear Equations, Graphs of Linear Equations, and Applications of Linear Functions
- Unit 4: Systems of Linear Equations
- Unit 5: Introduction to Polynomials
- Unit 6: Geometry and Trigonometry

Through our coverage of these topics, we will have the main goal of developing resilience, critical thinking skills, and self-directed learning skills. In addition to these transferable skills, we will aim to develop your attention to detail, determination, time management skills, as well as your mental mathematics skills.

In health care, making a small calculation error can be life threatening, and therefore, it is essential that we develop our intuition with numbers and mathematics throughout the PHS math program. To do this, we will often work without a calculator to improve on our mathematical abilities.

Mathematics can be challenging, and it is critical that students keep an open-mind and remain positive. Remember that it takes a lot of practice to develop these foundational skills, so if you do not succeed right away, stay patient, ask for help, and keep working hard!

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