Students are strongly encouraged to be familiar with the following concepts prior to taking Chem 1.

## Basic Math and Algebra

- Decimals
- Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and dividing Mixed Numbers and Fractions
- Simplifying Fractions and Complex Fractions
- Changing Fractions to Decimals
- Square Roots and Cube Roots
- Number operations & properties (Associative, commutative, distributive properties)
- Order of Operations
- Rounding Numbers
- Solving for unknowns

## Numbers in Science

- Scientific Notation
- Adding and Subtracting fractions and exponents
- Multiplying and Dividing fractions and exponents
- Square roots

## Ratios and Proportions

- Ratio: The relative size of two quantities expressed as the quotient of one divided by the other; the ratio of a to b is written as a:b or a/b.
- Proportion: equality between two ratios

## Units, Dimensions, and Conversions

- Units and Dimensions
- Combinations of Units
- Prefixes on Units
- Unit Conversions (i.e. dimensional analysis)

## Percents

## Simple Statistics

- Arithmetic Mean, Error, Percent Error, and Percent Deviation
- Standard Deviation

## Metric System

- Units of mass, length, and volume in the metric system

## Logarithms

- Logs and anti logs to the base 10

Source: Mathematics In Chemistry (verbatim) & Mark Vidensek