Course Syllabus for Elementary Algebra
||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.|
|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
Algebra 20-35 MTH 098 or MAH 101 or MTH 116 or MTH 131
|Required Textbook / eText
||Beginning and Intermediate Algebra 4th
Author: Lial/Hornsby Publisher: Addison/ Wesley
|Textbook, pencils, paper, knowledge of and access
to computer REQUIRED.
Green scantron sheet needed for final exam. Calculators are not allowed in
|Other Required Software
|MyMathLab Student Access Kit
Course Portal Information
|The website, will take you to the WebCT log
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
|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.
(These should be the
objectives listed in the
state wide syllabus)
|Upon completion of this course the student will
become proficient in the
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
13. Solution of equations by factoring
14. Applications of quadratic equations
|Demonstrate the ability to solve linear
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|