# BASIC ALGEBRA WITH MEASUREMENT

**COURSE DESCRIPTION**

Basic algebra course covering variable expressions, linear equations and
inequalities, exponents, polynomials,

factoring, square and cube roots , scientific and engineering notation, and
elementary graphing, and measurement unit

and conversions. Prerequisite : MT 055 or equivalent as determined by KCTCS
placement examination

**COURSE OBJECTIVES
**

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to

1. Apply properties of real numbers .

2. Perform conversions within and between U.S. Customary and the International System (SI-metric) of

units.

3. Simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions using the order of operations.

4. Use the properties of integer exponents.

5. Perform operations with powers of 10, scientific and engineering notations, and units of measurement.

6. Simplify and evaluate square and cube roots.

7. Add, subtract, and multiply polynomials .

8. Divide a polynomial by a monomial.

9. Solve linear equations and inequalities.

10. Solve literal equations for variables of power 1.

11. Solve problems using direct and inverse variations.

12. Plot points in the rectangular coordinate system and graph linear equations using slope and yintercept.

13. Calculate the third side of a right triangle using the Pythagorean Theorem.

14. Translate verbal statements into mathematical equations and solve.

15. Calculate and solve applied problems of the perimeter, circumference, area, volume, and surface

area.

16. Factor the greatest common factor from a polynomial; factor simple trinomial of the form

x

^{2}+ bx + c; factor difference of two squares.

17. Solve applied problems using these competencies with real world applications.

TEXTBOOK

TEXTBOOK

Beginning Algebra (Fifth edition) by K. Elayn Martin-Gay (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 2009).

Additional Resources include free tutoring at both main campus and south campus.

**CALCULATORS**

Calculators may be used after test 1. No cell phone may be used as a calculator. Remember that they are not a

substitute for thinking .

**EVALUATION**

**ATTENDANCE**Attendance is necessary for success in any mathematics course, and therefore, students are

expected to attend all classes. To be eligible to pass, students may not miss more than 6 classes. Any student

missing 7 or more classes for any reason will not be eligible for a passing score. Students are responsible for lecture

material, assignments, and announcements given during all classes. Cell phones must be turned off during class.

**WRITTEN WORK **Quizzes, homework, and exams may
include some questions that require a written response.

Proper use of mathematical notation and symbolism will be required on all
assignments. All written work is to be done

in pencil on the front side of loose leaf paper.

**READING** Each homework assignment includes reading the appropriate section
of the textbook as well as completing

the assigned problems.

**ETHICS AND VALUES** Plagiarism and cheating, as well as the

sanctions for these offenses are defined in Section 2.3.

**HOMEWORK AND QUIZZES** A course outline and a list of suggested problems
are attached. The student is

responsible for the material covered in these problems, as well as all topics
covered in class. Homework assignments

may or may not be collected. Late work will not be accepted. Several unannounced
quizzes will be given throughout

the semester. These will cover daily homework. No make-up quizzes will be given,
but the lowest quiz grade will be

dropped when grades are computed. Homework will be counted in the category with
quizzes. The quiz and homework

portion of the course grade will be the percentage of all quiz and homework
problems worked correctly.

**EXAMS** There will be three 1-hour exams during the semester as shown on
the attached course outline. Each of

these exams will count 100 points toward the final grade. If missing an exam is
absolutely unavoidable, the instructor

should be contacted before the scheduled exam time. Make-up exams will be given
only in cases of extreme

emergency and then solely at the discretion of the instructor. Unless
satisfactory arrangements can be made in

advance, the percentage scored by the student on the final exam will be used in
place of the missing exam grade.

Only one test grade may be replaced.

**FINAL EXAM** The final exam, worth 150 points toward the course grade, will
be comprehensive. If a student scores

a higher percentage of correct answers on the final exam than he or she did on
an exam, the percentage of correct

answers on the final exam will be used in place of that test score if this
option has not been used to make up a test.

This is a one-time replacement.

**COURSE GRADE** The final course grade will be based on the following:

Quizzes/Homework | 100 points | Scale: | 495 - 550 = A |

Exams (3 @ 100 points) | 300 points | 440 - 494 = B | |

Final Exam | 150 points | 385 - 439 = C | |

Total | 550 points | 330 - 384 = MP (Re-enroll) | |

0 - 329 = E |

To advance to MA108R, a student must receive a grade of C
or higher in MT065. If a student enrolls in MA108R not

having met this requirement, they will be asked to withdraw.

An “I” grade will be given only when a student is unable to complete the course
for some reason that is satisfactory to

the instructor. It shall be given only when there is a reasonable possibility
that a passing grade will result from the

completion of the course work.

A “W” grade will be assigned to any student who officially withdraws from the
course by 2 pm Friday,

May 1, 2009.

**MT 065 – SPRING 2009 - MWF**

Monday |
Tuesday |
Wednesday |
Thursday |
Friday |

January 12 Classes begin 1.2 Symbols and Sets |
13 | 14 1.3 Fractions |
15 | 16 1.4 Variables and Order of Operations |

19MLK, Jr. DAY |
20 | 21 1.5 Adding Real Numbers |
22 | 23 1.6 Subtracting Real Numbers |

26 1.7 Multiplying/Dividing Real Numbers |
27 | 28 1.8 Properties of Real Numbers |
29 | 30 2.1 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions |

February 2 2.2 Addition Property |
3 | 4 2.3 Multiplication Property |
5 | 6 2.4 Solving Linear Equations |

9 2.4 Continued |
10 | 11 REVIEW |
12 | 13EXAM 1 |

16 PRESIDENT’S DAY |
17 | 18 2.5 Intro to Problem Solving 2.6 Formulas |
19 | 20 2.9 Solving Linear Inequalities |

23 3.1 Rectangular Coordinate System |
24 | 25 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations |
26 | 27 3.2 Continued |

March 2 3.3 Intercepts |
3 | 4 3.4 Slope |
5 | 6 5.1 Exponents 5.5 Negative Exponents |

9 Midterm 5.2 Adding/Subtracting Polynomials |
10 | 11 REVIEW |
12 | 13 EXAM 2 |

16S P |
17R I |
18N G B |
19R E |
20A K |

23 5.3 Multiplying Polynomials |
24 | 25 5.4 Special Products |
26 | 27 6.1 Grouping and Common Factors |

30 6.2 Factoring Trinomials |
31 | April 1 6.3 Factoring Trinomials |
2 | 3 6.5 Factoring Binomials |

6 Factoring Strategies (Integrated Review) |
7 | 8 Factoring Strategies (Integrated Review) Continued |
9 | 10 GOOD FRIDAY |

13 6.6 Solving Quadratics |
14 | 15 6.6 Continued |
16 | 17 5.6 Dividing Polynomials |

20 7.1 Simplifying Rat’l Expressions |
21 | 22REVIEW |
23 | 24EXAM 3 |

27 7.2 Mult/Divide Rat’l Expressions |
28 | 29 Review for Final Exam |
30 | May 1 Classes End Review for Final Exam |

4 Final Exam Week | 5 | 6 FINAL EXAM Section J001 9-11 am Section J005 12-2pm |
7 | 8 Semester Ends |

**MT 065 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS**

**SPRING 2009**

Section | Page | PROBLEMS |

1.2 | 14 | 1-27odd, 41-48, 51-58, 61-75odd, 83-88 |

1.3 | 21 | 1-10, 11-29odd, 33-53odd, 61-81odd |

1.4 | 32 | 1-17odd, 20-42even, 43, 44, 47, 49, 51, 52, 57-61odd, 75-80, 81, 83, 85-88, 90-92 |

1.5 | 40 | 1-59odd, 65, 67, 69, 71, 75, 77, 79 |

1.6 | 46 | 1-29odd, 33, 34, 39, 40, 43-59odd, 63, 67 |

1.7 | 56 | 1-37every other odd, 39-50, 51, 55, 59, 63-79odd, 85-111odd |

1.8 | 63 | 17-28, 31-61 |

2.1 | 79 | 1-9odd, 13, 19, 21-31odd, 33, 34, 35, 37, 40-52even, 61-64, 69-79odd, 89, 90 |

2.2 | 87 | 2-14even, 15, 16, 17-39odd, 41-49odd, 65-70, 72 |

2.3 | 95 | 1-13odd, 17-25odd, 33-41odd, 49-63odd, 69, 71, 77-80 |

2.4 | 103 | 2-14even, 17, 19, 23, 24, 29-53odd |

2.5 | 111 | 1-9, 11, 13, 17-27odd |

2.6 | 122 | 1-7odd, 16-26even |

2.9 | 153 | 1-27odd, 29-45every other odd, 51, |

3.1 | 180 | 17-32, 39, 40, 49-57odd |

3.2 | 191 | 1-15odd, 17-26, 33, 35, 37, 41-45odd, 47-50 |

3.3 | 200 | 1-8, 13-37odd |

3.4 | 213 | 1-8 graph line and find slope, 9-14 |

5.1 | 310 | 1-7odd, 8, 11-21odd, 28-38even, 42-56even, 62-68even, 69-75odd, 79-103every other odd |

5.5 | 343 | 1-25odd, 27-51every other odd, 53 |

5.2 | 320 | 1-7odd, 23-27, 35-43odd, 46-54even, 55-65odd |

5.3 | 327 | 10-18even, 21-35odd, 36, 37, 39, 55-58 |

5.4 | 334 | 1-27odd, 32-60every other even |

5.6 | 350 | 1-12, 33, 34, 37, 38, 43, 44, 49, 50 |

6.1 | 369 | 1-15odd, 25-37odd, 43-61 odd, 75-80 |

6.2 | 376 | 1-13odd, 17-21odd, 29, 31, 33, 37-47 odd, 51, 53, 55, 59 |

6.3 | 384 | 7-21odd, 27-43odd, 52-76every other even |

6.5 | 396 | 1-9odd, 15, 23-31odd, 36-52every other even, 60 |

Integrated Review | 400 | 1-33every other odd, 35-45odd, 54-94every other even |

6.6 | 408 | 1-11odd, 20-26 even, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46-62even |

7.1 | 434 | 2-6even, 10-14even, 27-51odd |

7.2 | 442 | 1-15odd, 17-45every other odd |

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