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 5credit 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:
MYMATHLAB 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
(GPA AFFECTED)
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.
Objectives:
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.
MAT0020  Date  Topics 
Week 1  8Jan  Introduction of the Course Section 1.1 Number set and Structure of Algebra 
9Jan  Section 1.2 Fractions  
10Jan  Examples Section 1.1 and 1.2  
Week 2  14Jan  Section 1.3 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers and Section 1.4 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers 
15Jan  Examples of Section 1.3 and 1.4  
16Jan  Section 1.5 Exponent, Roots, and Order of Operations  
17Jan  Examples of Section 1.5  
Week 3  21Jan  Section 1.6 Translating Word Problem to Expressions Section 1.7 Evaluating and Rewriting Expressions 
22Jan  Examples of Section 1.6
and 1.7 Review for Test#1 

23Jan  
24Jan  Review for Test#1  
Week 4  28Jan  Test#1 
29Jan  Section 2.1 Problem Solving Process
Section 2.2 The addition Principle Section 2.3 The Multiplication Principle 

30Jan  Exercises of Section 2.1,
2.2 and 2.3 Exercises of Section 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 

31Jan  
Week 5  4Feb  Section 2.4 Applying the principle to formulas Section 2.5 Translating Word Sentences to Equations 
5Feb  Section 2.6 Solving Linear Inequality  
6Feb  Exercises of Section 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6  
7Feb  Review for Test#2  
Week 6  11Feb  Test#2 
12Feb  Section3.1 Ratios and Proportions  
13Feb  Section 3.2 Percents  
14Feb  Exercises of Section 3.1 and 3.2  
Week 7  18Feb  Section 4.1 The Rectangular
Coordinate System Section 4.2 Graphing Linear Equations Section 4.3 Graphing Using Intercepts 
19Feb  Exercises of Section 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3  
20Feb  Review for Test#3  
21Feb  Review for Test#3  
Week 8  25Feb  Test#3 
26Feb  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 

27Feb  Exercises of Section 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3  
28Feb  Section 5.5 Multiplying Polynomials: Special Product Section 5.6 Exponent Rules and Dividing Polynomials  
Week 9  3Mar  Section 6.1 Greatest Common factor and factoring by Grouping 
4Mar  Section 6.2 Factoring Trinomials Section 6.3 Factoring Trinomials when a is not equal to 1. 

5Mar  Exercises of Section 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3  
6Mar  Section 6.4 Factoring Special Products  
Week 10  10Mar  Section 6.5 Strategies for Factoring 
11Mar  Section 6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring  
12Mar  Review for Test#4  
13Mar  Review for Test#4  
Week 11  17Mar  Test#4 
18Mar  Section 7.1 Simplify Rational
Expression Section 7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expression 

19Mar  Exercises of Section 7.1,
and 7.2 Exercises of Section 7.1, and 7.2 

20Mar  
Week 12  24Mar  Section 7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expression with the same Denominator 
25Mar  Section 7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expression with the Different Denominator  
26Mar  Exercises of Section 7.3, and 7.4  
27Mar  Exercises of Section 7.3, and 7.4  
Week 13  31Mar  Section 9.1 Square Roots and Radical Expressions 
1Apr  Section 9.2 Multiplying and Simplying
Square Roots Section 9.3 Dividing and Simplifying Square Roots 

2Apr  Exercises of Section 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3  
3Apr  Section 9.4 Adding and Subtracting Square Roots  
Week 14  7Apr  Exercises of Section 9.4 
8Apr  Review for Test#5  
9Apr  Review for Test#5  
10Apr  Review for Test#5  
Week 15  14Apr  Test#5 
15Apr  Workshop for the Exit
Exam Workshop for the Exit Exam 

16Apr  
17Apr  Workshop for the Exit Exam  
Week 16  21Apr  Workshop for the Exit
Exam Workshop for the Exit Exam 
22Apr  
23Apr  Workshop for the Exit Exam  
23Apr  Workshop for the Exit Exam  
Week 17  28Apr  Workshop for the Exit
Exam Workshop for the Exit Exam Workshop for the Exit Exam 
29Apr  
30Apr  
1May  Workshop for the Exit Exam 
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