Lesson Plan for College Preparatory Mathematics

Description: This course combines arithmetic and beginning algebra. Topics include sets, operations on signed numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, operations on polynomials, factoring, integer exponents, radicals, graphing, and applications of these topics.

Text: Elementary Algebra by Tom Carson an Ellyn Gillespie and Jordan (Second Edition).

Attendance: Try not to be absent! Keep in mind that this course is a 5-credit course and it requires a lot of meeting hours and lab hours.
If you are absent it is your responsibility to catch up with the rest of the class. Please see me if you have questions on the material you have missed.

Supplementary Materials:
on line software package sold separately or included with new textbook. No calculators allowed.
1) Visit the Learning Support lab at least one hour per week.
2) Complete the homework that will be posted before its due date, you must completed at least 70%, if you want obtain a 100 points of the LAB. For registration in the Lab, you should use the Course ID# taboada64399.

Tests: There will be 5 tests, all equally weighted. NO MAKE UPS. And also you must pass the exit test, which is requirement for passing this class.

NOTE. Students must score at least 60% on the final AND have 70% overall in the class AND complete 16 lab hours to pass this class.

Final Course Grade.
There are three possible Course Grades. They are S, P or U.

S – Satisfactory. Students receiving “S” may proceed to the next math course. Course Average 70%.

P - Progress. Students must repeat the course (GPA not affected).
Course average below 70%.

U – Unsatisfactory Students must repeat the course
Students display unsatisfactory behavior such as insufficient effort, poor attendance, missing tests, etc.

Grading Scale:

A – 90% to 100%
B - 80% to 89%
C - 70% to 79%
D - 60% to 69%
F - 59% to 69%

Final Course Average:
Tests and Final exam (Every one must take the final exit exam) 100 points (each one)
Text book assignments (Will be collected in every test) 5 additional points (each one)
MYMATHLAB (homework will be posted on line) 100 points

Final Course Average: 600 points, and the students must reach at least 420 points, if you want to have right for doing the Exit Test.

Student Responsibilities:
0 It is imperative that you complete the homework as best you can.
1. Try not to be late as it is distracting to the other students.
2. Put all cells and beepers in vibrating mode.
3. No cheating. Cheating of any form will be cause for immediate removal from this class and a grade of F will be given for the course.
4. I do not give W’s. It is your responsibility to withdraw from the course prior to the deadline. I also do not place a student into an “audit” status. You must declare yourself as an auditing student during the first week of the semester. If you simply stop attending class without formally withdrawing from the course, you will receive an automatic U.
5. Please take advantage of the math lab and my office hours.
6. Respect your fellow classmates and your instructor.


The most important objectives are:
0. To motivate students about College and Math
1. Prepare students for MAT 1033.
2. Challenge students to think analytically.
3. To show how Mathematics can be integrated into the scientific and business related fields.
4. To help students overcome Math anxiety.
5. To challenge students to explain to their peers what they have learned in the course.

Final Notes:
The Teacher will verbally announce dates of all Tests at least two weeks in advance. All changes to this Syllabus will be made by the Teacher and announced in advance, in class.

MAT-0020 Date Topics
Week -1 8-Jan Introduction of the Course Section 1.1 Number set and Structure of Algebra
9-Jan Section 1.2 Fractions
10-Jan Examples Section 1.1 and 1.2
Week -2 14-Jan Section 1.3 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers and Section 1.4 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
15-Jan Examples of Section 1.3 and 1.4
16-Jan Section 1.5 Exponent, Roots, and Order of Operations
17-Jan Examples of Section 1.5
Week -3 21-Jan Section 1.6 Translating Word Problem to Expressions Section 1.7 Evaluating and Rewriting Expressions
22-Jan Examples of Section 1.6 and 1.7
Review for Test#1
24-Jan Review for Test#1
Week -4 28-Jan Test#1
29-Jan Section 2.1 Problem- Solving Process
Section 2.2 The addition Principle
Section 2.3 The Multiplication Principle
30-Jan Exercises of Section 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3

Exercises of Section 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3

Week -5 4-Feb Section 2.4 Applying the principle to formulas Section 2.5 Translating Word Sentences to Equations
5-Feb Section 2.6 Solving Linear Inequality
6-Feb Exercises of Section 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6
7-Feb Review for Test#2
Week -6 11-Feb Test#2
12-Feb Section3.1 Ratios and Proportions
13-Feb Section 3.2 Percents
14-Feb Exercises of Section 3.1 and 3.2
Week -7 18-Feb Section 4.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System
Section 4.2 Graphing Linear Equations
Section 4.3 Graphing Using Intercepts
19-Feb Exercises of Section 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3
20-Feb Review for Test#3
21-Feb Review for Test#3
Week -8 25-Feb Test#3
26-Feb Section 5.1 Standard and Scientific Notation
Section 5.2 Introduction to Polynomials
Section 5.3 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Section 5.4 Exponent Rules and Multiplying Monomials
27-Feb Exercises of Section 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3
28-Feb Section 5.5 Multiplying Polynomials: Special Product Section 5.6 Exponent Rules and Dividing Polynomials
Week -9 3-Mar Section 6.1 Greatest Common factor and factoring by Grouping
4-Mar Section 6.2 Factoring Trinomials
Section 6.3 Factoring Trinomials when a is not equal to 1.
5-Mar Exercises of Section 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3
6-Mar Section 6.4 Factoring Special Products
Week -10 10-Mar Section 6.5 Strategies for Factoring
11-Mar Section 6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
12-Mar Review for Test#4
13-Mar Review for Test#4
Week -11 17-Mar Test#4
18-Mar Section 7.1 Simplify Rational Expression
Section 7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expression
19-Mar Exercises of Section 7.1, and 7.2
Exercises of Section 7.1, and 7.2
Week -12 24-Mar Section 7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expression with the same Denominator
25-Mar Section 7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expression with the Different Denominator
26-Mar Exercises of Section 7.3, and 7.4
27-Mar Exercises of Section 7.3, and 7.4
Week -13 31-Mar Section 9.1 Square Roots and Radical Expressions
1-Apr Section 9.2 Multiplying and Simplying Square Roots
Section 9.3 Dividing and Simplifying Square Roots
2-Apr Exercises of Section 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3
3-Apr Section 9.4 Adding and Subtracting Square Roots
Week -14 7-Apr Exercises of Section 9.4
8-Apr Review for Test#5
9-Apr Review for Test#5
10-Apr Review for Test#5
Week -15 14-Apr Test#5
15-Apr Workshop for the Exit Exam

Workshop for the Exit Exam

17-Apr Workshop for the Exit Exam
Week -16 21-Apr Workshop for the Exit Exam

Workshop for the Exit Exam

23-Apr Workshop for the Exit Exam
23-Apr Workshop for the Exit Exam
Week -17 28-Apr Workshop for the Exit Exam

Workshop for the Exit Exam

Workshop for the Exit Exam

1-May Workshop for the Exit Exam
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