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 2035 MTH 098 or MAH 101 or MTH 116 or MTH 131 

Required Textbook / eText 
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra 4^{th}
Edition—ISBN 0321507223 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 stepbystep 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


Homework Problems are provided through MML 
Extra Practice Problems


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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