 # SYLLABUS

Course Title: Pre-algebra

Course Number:
Math 0950

Course Credit Hours:
3 semester hours

Prerequisites:
None

Catalog Description:
Fundamental concepts of arithmetic including pre-algebra. Does not count for graduation.

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

• Place Value , and Rounding
•Estimating and Displaying Information
•Tables and Pictographs
•Bar Graphs and Line Graphs
• Circle Graphs
•Averages
•Exponents and Order of Operation

### Fractions and Mixed Numbers

•Four meanings and Properties of Fractions
•Prime numbers, Factoring and Reducing Fractions
•Order or Operations with Fractions
• Complex Fractions

### Decimals

• Decimal Notation and Place Value
• Square Roots

•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- 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