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Course Syllabus for Elementary Algebra

Course Description


 

This course is a review of the fundamental arithmetic and algebra operations .
The topics include the numbers of ordinary arithmetic and their properties;
integers and rational numbers ; the solving of equations ; polynomials and
factoring
; and an introduction to systems of equations and graphs.
Hours 3 credit hours
Days / Time N.A.
Course Type Internet
Campus Ayers – Anniston, AL
Building/Room Cheaha Career Center – Room 246
Prerequisite (s) Compass Placement or successful completion of MTH 090 with a 75 “C” or
higher
Corequisite(s) None
Asset/Compass Score

 
COMPASS

Algebra
20-35 MTH 098 or MAH 101 or MTH 116 or MTH 131
Required Textbook / eText
 
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra 4th Edition—ISBN 0-321-50722-3
Author: Lial/Hornsby Publisher: Addison/ Wesley
Course Supplies

 

Textbook, pencils, paper, knowledge of and access to computer REQUIRED.
Green scantron sheet needed for final exam. Calculators are not allowed in
MTH 098.
Other Required Software
or Materials
MyMathLab Student Access Kit
 
WebCT
Course Portal Information

 
The website,  will take you to the WebCT log in site.
Enter your student ID number and your password or follow the instructions to
register. Once on the homepage, click on MTH 098. This will take you to the
class’s WebCT homepage.
MyMathLab Course Portal
Information


 

On the WebCT class homepage, you will click on the MyMathLab link. This link
will take you to the MML homepage. Follow the step-by-step registration
process provided on the website or provided in the MML Instructions folder in
WebCT. Your course ID is – harris55454. PLEASE READ NOTE
CONCERNING MYMATHLAB ON THE LAST PAGE OF THIS SYLLABUS.
Course Objectives
(These should be the
objectives listed in the
state wide syllabus)
 

 

 

 

 


 

Upon completion of this course the student will become proficient in the
following objectives:
1. Solution of linear equations
2. Solution of formulas
3. Applications of linear equations
4. Solution of linear inequalities
5. Solution of absolute value equations & inequalities
6. Graphing straight lines using tables and intercepts
7. Finding slopes of lines
8. Solving linear systems by graphing
9. Properties of exponents
10. Addition and subtraction of polynomials
11. Multiplication and division of monomials and polynomials
12. Factoring
13. Solution of equations by factoring
14. Applications of quadratic equations
SACS Objectives

 

 

 


 

Demonstrate the ability to solve linear equations.
Demonstrate the ability to solve a quadratic equation by factoring.
Demonstrate the ability to solve a linear inequality.
Demonstrate the ability to solve an absolute value equation.
Demonstrate the ability to graph a line.
Demonstrate the ability to factor by grouping .
Demonstrate the ability to factor a trinomial .
Demonstrate the ability to factor the difference of squares .
Demonstrate the ability to factor the sum and difference of cubes.
Demonstrate the ability to solve a number problem.
Course Outline Tentative Semester Outline
 
Date Chapter - Section
8/21/2009 2.1 The Addition property of equality
  2.2 The Multiplication property of equality
  2.3 More on solving linear equations
  2.4 An Introduction to applications of linear equations
  2.5 Formulas and applications from geometry
  2.6 Ratios and proportions
  2.7 More about problem solving (optional)
  2.8 Solving linear inequalities
9/16/09 Test on Chapter 2
  9.1 Compound inequalities
  9.2 Absolute value equations and inequalities
  3.1 Reading graphs
  3.2 Graphing linear equations
  3.3 The slope of a line
  8.1 Solving systems of linear equations by graphing
10/12/09 Test on 9.1, 9.2, 8.1 & Chapter 3
  4.1 Product and power rules for exponents
  4.2 Integer exponents and quotient rule
  4.3 An application of exponents (optional)
  4.4 Adding and subtracting polynomials
  4.5 Multiplying polynomials
  4.6 Special products
  4.7 Dividing polynomials
11/4/09 Test on Chapter 4
  5.1 Greatest common factor; factor by grouping
  5.2 Factoring trinomials
  5.3 More on factoring trinomials
  5.4 Special factoring rules
  5.5 Solving quadratic equations by factoring
  5.6 Applications of quadratic equations
12/7/09 Test on Chapter 5
12/15
 
Departmental Comprehensive Final 10am – 12noon, Rm 246,
Cheaha Career Center, Ayers Campus
Homework Problems are
provided through MML
Extra Practice Problems
 
Dates Sections/Test Notes
  Intro. To Class and 2.1
 
Review pg 90-92 #43-126 all
Pg 100-101 #5 – 43 odd, 47-65 odd
  2.2 Pg 106-7 #3 – 69 odd
  2.3
 
Pg 115-116 #5 – 61 odd
Summary exercises on Pg 117-all
  2.4 Pg 126-30 #5-57 odd (choose
  2.5 Pg 138 #13-43 odd and Pg 141
  2.6 pg 147 #29 – 43
  2.8 Pg174-175 # 1-71 odd
  9.1 Pg 626-7 #1-61 odd
  9.2 Pg 635-637 #1-95 odd and
  8.1 Pg 555-7 #1-27 odd
  3.1 Pg 201-3 #1-69 odd
  3.2 Pg 214-215 #1-55 odd
  3.3 Pg 226-229 #1-63 odd
  4.1 Pg 261-2 #1-79 odd
  4.2
 
Pg 270-271 #1-79 odd and
summary Pg272#1-41 odd
  4.4 Pg 289-91#1-95odd
  4.5 Pg 297-99 #1-83 odd
  4.6 Pg 303-4 #1-53 odd
  4.7 Pg 312-4 #1-31 39-75 odd
  5.1 Pg 334-5 #35-85 odd
  5.2 Pg 340-1 #1-59 odd
  5.3 Pg 347-9 #1-89 odd
  5.4
 
Pg 356-7 #1-51 odd and Summary
Pg 359 # 1-79 odd
  5.5 Pg 366-7#1-81 odd
  5.6 Pg 375-8 #5, 7, 11, 17, 19, 31
  Final
 
The final exam is a departmental
test.
Course Due Dates  
Chapter 2 Test September 16, 2009
9.1 & 9.2, Chapter 3 Test October 12, 2009
Chapter 4 Test November 4, 2009
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