# 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
x2+ bx + c; factor difference of two squares.

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

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 19 MLK, 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 13 EXAM 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 16 S P 17 R I 18 N G B 19 R E 20 A 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 22 REVIEW 23 24 EXAM 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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