# SYLLABUS

**Course Title:** Pre-algebra

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Course Number:** Math 0950

**3 semester hours**

Course Credit Hours:

Course Credit Hours:

**None**

Prerequisites:

Prerequisites:

**Fundamental concepts of arithmetic including pre-algebra. Does not count for graduation.**

Catalog Description:

Catalog Description:

**Objectives:**

1. Develop excellent mathematics study skills.

2. Review and update college arithmetic skills .

3. Develop skills to reason logically .

4. Improve ability to solve word and real world problems.

5. Teach use of a scientific calculator with direct algebra logic.

6. Prepare the student for Math 0960.

**Suggested Texts:
**Basic Mathematics, fourth edition by Charles P. Mckeague,

PWS Publications, Boston, MA, 1996.

Basic Mathematics, seventh edition by Marvin L. Bittinger &

Mervin L. Keedy, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1995.

**Course Coverage:**

### Whole Numbers

•Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division

• Place Value , and Rounding

•Estimating and Displaying Information

•Tables and Pictographs

•Bar Graphs and Line Graphs

• Circle Graphs

•Properties of Addition and Multiplication

•Averages

•Exponents and Order of Operation

### Fractions and Mixed Numbers

•Four meanings and Properties of Fractions

•Prime numbers, Factoring and Reducing Fractions

•Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtraction

•Order or Operations with Fractions

• Complex Fractions

### Decimals

• Decimal Notation and Place Value

•Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

• Square Roots

### Geometry

•Perimeter

•Area

•Volume

•Surface Area

### Ratio and ProportionUnit Analysis

•Length

•Area and Volume

•Weight

•Converting between Metric and English Systems

•Percent

### Percentage Formula

•Applications of Percent

•Sales Tax

•Commissions

•Percent Increase and Decrease

•Discount

### The Real Number System

•Integers-Addition and Subtraction

•Integers- Multiplication and Division

### Introduction of Algebra

• Distributive Property /Gather Like Terms

•Addition and Multiplication Property of Equality

•Solving Equations In One Unknown

• Simple Exponent Introduction

•Simple Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

•Addition of Polynomials

•Multiplication of Binomials

•Evaluating Expressions

•Introduction to Applications of Algebra

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