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Syllabus for Elementary Algebra
Course Information
Prerequisite(s)  A score of a least 39 on the numerical skills
(NS) component of the ASSET test or a score of 36100 on the PreAlgebra portion of COMPASS or a score of 023 on the Algebra portion of COMPASS or a grade of S in MTH 090 is required. Students are required to complete prerequisites for this course. Students who enroll without completing prerequisites for this course may be withdrawn by the College and may not qualify for a refund of tuition. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all course prerequisites are completed and documented at the College. 
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 . 
Student Learning Outcomes 
Students will demonstrate competence in:
arithmetic skills and concepts; algebraic skills and concepts; basic coordinate geometry ; critical thinking skills. 
Class days and time 
Tuesday/Thursday: 7:30am – 9:10am 
Campus and Class location 
Martin Campus: room 2826 
Required textbook and Course Materials 
Textbook: Developmental Mathematics  Basic
Mathematics and Algebra (2^{nd} edition) Author: Lial, Hornsby, et al, and the My MathLab Starter Kit Graph paper Calculators are allowed in this class but may not be used on some sections; recommended calculators include the TI30X IIS. Graphing calculators are not permitted. 
Last Date of Withdrawal 
December 9, 2009 
Makeup policy 
MAKEUP TEST POLICY: Students who miss a test or
quiz should contact the instructor before the next class meeting. Students who have an excused absence (see Standard College Policies sheet) should present documentation and complete any makeup work within one week of the last day covered by their excuse. Students who will miss a test or quiz because of official school events must make arrangements for making up work prior to missing. Documentation is subject to verification. 
Course Compass 
The HOMEWORK and QUIZ portion of the grade will
come from work on MyMathLab. Each student must have a MyMathLab student access kit. Course Compass ID: blount72172 
Quizzes  Daily quizzes are required; they must be accessed
through MyMathLab. Each quiz may be attempted up to FIVE times. The highest grade from these attempts is the grade that will count. The deadline for each quiz is posted on MyMathlab. Makeups for these quizzes will NOT be given, but at least THREE quiz grades will be dropped If you do not attempt a quiz before its DEADLINE, you will LOSE one of your five attempts.. 
Final Examination 
Tuesday, December 15, 2009: 8:00am – 10:00am 
College Policy Information
Academic Misconduct 
Students are expected to be honorable in all
college assignments. Suspected cases of academic misconduct are reported to the Dean of Instructional Services. 
Attendance Policy 
SSCC Attendance Policy: Students are expected to
attend all classes for which they are registered, to be prompt and to remain in class/lab for the entire time. Attendance will be recorded at every class/lab meeting. On the final grade report, instructors are required to identify the last day of attendance for all students who receive a grade of “F” or “U.” Students who are unable to attend class regularly, regardless of the reason or circumstance, should withdraw from the class. Withdrawal from class can affect eligibility for federal financial aid. 
Standard College Policies 
The Standard College Policies apply to all
classes at the college and are a part of every official course syllabus; each student receives a copy when he or she completes the vehicle registration/waiver procedure.It is the responsibility of the student to have a copy of these policies and to abide by them. This class syllabus is intended to give further detail about the policies and expectations in this class. College policies are also published in the Schedule of Classes and the SSCC College Catalog/Student Handbook. Students are expected to be aware of and abide by College policies in every class. 
Student Email (Bucs Mail) 
are provided an email account. Students who are
currently registered must have an email account. Electronic mail is the official method of communication for delivery of information Shelton State designated communicators may use this email account to send official communications to the student body. Student email addresses will be recorded in the college’s electronic directories and records. 
Quality Enhancement Plan 
Shelton State’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Improving Student Success in Online Classes 
Grading:
Students who take all tests and have no more than 1 unexcused absence may
replace their lowest test grade with the final exam score. The final examination
is required.

Letter grades will be assigned
according to the following:

MTH 09813 NEW BOOK (graded HW
is on MyMathLab – Course ID: blount72172) Room 2826 TR 7:309:10 am 

Day  Date  Section  Topic  Practice Problems 
1  Aug 20  9.1  Exponents, Order of Operations and
Inequality; Introduction to MyMathLab 
p. 621: 7  22, 25  50 
2  Aug 25  9.2  Variables, Expressions, and Equations  p. 627: 11 – 30 (omit 15, 16), 33 – 44, 59 70 
9.8  Simplifying Expressions  p. 683: 5 – 14; 37  56  
3  Aug 27  10.1  Addition Property of Equality  p. 703: 5  58 
10.2  Multiplication Property of Equality  p. 709: 21 62  
4  Sept 1  10.3  More on Solving Linear Equations  p. 719: 7 – 30; 33  60 
5  Sept 3  10.4  An Introduction to Applications of Linear Equations  p. 731: 7 – 14; p. 735 49  56 
6  Sept 8  10.5  Formulas & Applications from Geometry  p. 743: 13 – 37; p.748 61 74 
10.6  Solving Linear Inequalities  p. 757: 7  54  
7  Sept 10  Review  
8  Sept 15  Test 1 (9.1 – 10.6)  
9  Sept 17  11.1  Reading Graphs; Linear Equations in Two Variables  p. 782: 15 – 24; 27 – 54; 57  74 
10  Sept 22  11.2  Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables  p. 795: 1  30 
11  Sept 24  11.3  Slope of a Line  p. 809: 1 – 6; 9 – 13; 16  45 
11.4  Equations of Lines  p. 821: 3 – 13; 15  29  
12  Sept 29  15.3  Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination  p. 1089: 15  40 
13  Oct 1  12.1  Adding & Subtracting Polynomials  p. 855: 31 – 47; 53 86 
12.2  Product Rule and Power Rules for Exponents  p. 865: 7 – 12; 25  85  
14  Oct 6  Review  
15  Oct 8  Test 2 (11.1 – 12.2, 15.3) Approx. 20% from previous material  
16  Oct 13  12.3  Multiplying Polynomials  p. 871: 7  43 
12.4  Special Products  p. 877: 3 – 18; 21  32  
17  Oct 15  12.5  Integer Exponents & the Quotient Rule  p. 887: 1 – 28; 37  76 
18  Oct 20  12.6  Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial  p. 891: 7  28 
12.8  Scientific Notation  p. 903: 3 – 10; 13  32  
19  Oct 22  13.1  Factors: Greatest Common Factor  p. 923: 1  74 
13.2  Factoring Trinomials with a Coeff. of 1 for the Squared Term  p. 929: 11  56  
20  Oct 27  13.3  Factoring Trinomials by Grouping  p. 933: 7 – 12; 17 – 33 
13.4  Factoring Trinomials Using FOIL  p. 939: 1 – 6; 27  43  
21  Oct 29  13.4  Factoring Trinomials Using FOIL  p. 939: 1 – 6; 27 – 43 
13.5  Special Factoring Techniques  p. 947: 5 – 28; 33 – 38; 4250  
22  Nov 3  13.7  Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring  p. 961: 1 – 12; 15  52 
13.8  Applications of Quadratic Equations  p. 971: 17  24  
23  Nov 5  Review  
24  Nov 10  Test 3 (12.3 – 13.8) Approx. 20% from previous material  
25  Nov 12  14.1  Fundamental Property of Rational Expressions  p. 993: 5  52 
14.2  Multiplying & Dividing Rational Expressions  p. 999: 3 – 20; 23  40  
26  Nov 17  14.4  Adding & Subtracting Rational Expressions  p. 1013: 9 – 20; 23 – 44; 47  56 
27  Nov 19  16.1  Evaluating Roots  p. 1129: 17 – 37; p. 1132 75  94 
16.2  Multiplying, Dividing, & Simplifying Radicals  p. 1139: 3–10; 13–36; 41–72 91  102  
28  Nov 24  16.3  Adding & Subtracting Radicals  p. 1145: 5  38 
16.5  More Simplifying & Operations with Radicals  p. 1157: 5 – 34; 51  56  
29  Dec 1  Review  
30  Dec 3  Test 4 (14.1 – 16.5) Approx. 20% from previous material  
**********Wednesday December 9, 2009 – Last Day to Withdraw********** 

31  Dec 8  Review for Final  
This course outline and the dates established therein are tentative, and the instructor reserves the right to change them. 
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