MATH 0401
Intermediate Mathematics

0 Credit

Note: Students who complete MATH 0401 will meet the ABE Intermediate Level (Grade 10) Math learning outcomes and competencies for transfer credit as stated in the BC Provincial Government’s publication Adult Basic Education: A Guide to Upgrading in British Columbia’s Public Post-Secondary Institutions – An Articulation Handbook at


This ABE intermediate-level math course is equivalent to Grade 10 Algebra. Once you have mastered the mathematics found in MATH 0401, you will be well prepared for the ABE advanced-level course, MATH 0523 or Algebra 11. MATH 0401 is also good preparation for studies in a variety of technical, business and scientific fields requiring an understanding of this level of mathematics.

Delivery Method

Print, self-paced


Grade 9 Math is recommended. Mathematics Self-Assessment Tests are available from Student Services.

A Mathematics Self-Assessment Tests are available online at


MATH 0400


The main goal of MATH 0401 is to provide you with a solid grounding in Grade 10 mathematics. After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Solve problems in arithmetic involving whole numbers, decimals, and fractions by estimating answers and by using a scientific calculator.
  • Read, take, estimate, and convert measurements in common metric and Imperial units, using tables, a calculator, and common measuring tools.
  • Find the perimeter, area, surface area, and volume of geometric figures by measuring and by using formulas.
  • Solve problems in arithmetic by using ratio and proportion.
  • Convert between decimals, fractions, and percents and solve problems using percent.
  • Identify, draw, measure, and classify common geometric figures.
  • Draw and construct geometric figures using a compass and straight edge.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of statistics by tabulating and graphing data; interpreting graphs; calculating mean, median, mode, and range; and finding meaning in numerical facts or data.
  • Evaluate algebraic expressions using signed rational numbers, absolute value, and the order of operations.
  • Solve algebraic equations, formulas, and word problems.
  • Perform operations using polynomials.
  • Solve equations using powers, roots, and scientific notation, and with the use of a scientific calculator.
  • Graph linear equations by using the Cartesian coordinate system, and use the graphs to solve mathematical problems.
  • Solve for missing parts of a triangle and right triangle problems by using the Pythagorean Theorem and trigonometry ratios.

Course Outline

MATH 0401 includes the following 14 modules:

  1. Arithmetic and Estimation
  2. Measurement
  3. Perimeter, Area, and Volume
  4. Ratio and Proportion
  5. Percent
  6. Geometry: Introduction
  7. Geometry: Construction
  8. Statistics
  9. Signed (Rational) Numbers
  10. Algebra: Equations
  11. Algebra: Polynomials
  12. Powers, Roots, and Scientific Notation
  13. Graphing
  14. Trigonometry

Maximum Completion

30 weeks.

Required Text and Materials

There is no required textbook for this course .

Additional Requirements

Scientific calculator is required.

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.


To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory examination.

Assignment 1 10%
Assignment 2 10%
Assignment 3 10%
Assignment 4 10%
Assignment 5 10%
Assignment 6 10%
Assignment 7 10%
Final Examination * 30%
TOTAL 100%

* Mandatory