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Course Syllabus for Basic Algebra II
Course Description: This course provides a solid
foundation in algebra for the purpose of preparing
students for credit mathematics courses . It covers equations, inequalities,
polynomials, graphing,
rational expressions , radicals with real applications integrated throughout.
Prerequisite: CPT (College Placement test) score between 4571 or
successful completion of MAT0012
Corequisite: SLS 1501 if not completed with MAT0012
Transferability: Not transferrable
Three Attempt Rule : Students may enroll in MAT 0012 a maximum of three
times. Students in
their third attempt will be charged full instructional costs due to Florida
legislation.
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student
will be able to
1. Solve linear equations with applications.
2. Graph linear equations by plotting points.
3. Perform ordinary operations with expressions containing integer exponents.
4. Factor a polynomial expression.
5. Solve a quadratic equation with applications.
6. Multiply, divide, and simplify rational expressions.
7. Simplify and perform ordinary operations with radical expressions.
8. Manipulate formulas using ordinary operations.
Class Schedule: See attached schedule on the last
page.
Textbook(s) Information: Introductory Algebra, Custom Edition for Palm Beach
Community College,
Edition 2, by Elayn MartinGay, Copyright © 2007, Published by Pearson Custom
Publishing (2007), ISBN:
0536817677, or Prealgebra and Introductory Algebra, Custom Edition for Palm
Beach Community
College, by Elayn MartinGay, Edit
Palm Beach Community College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Schedule (Test and Quiz dates are tentative and may be changed by the
instructor.
#  Date  Topic  Content 
1  01/06  Syllabus, Ch.1.3  Class requirements; Order of Operations 
2  01/11  1.31.8  Arithmetic Review 
3 
01/13 
2.12.3 Quiz #1a (Ch.1) 
Solving Linear Equations 
4  01/20  2.5,2.6  Formulas and Percent 
5  01/25  2.7 Quiz #1b (2.12.7) 
Solving Inequalities 
6  01/27  Test#1  1.31.6, 1.8, 2.12.7 
7  02/01  3.1  Exponents 
8  02/03  3.2  Negative Exponents 
9 
02/08 
3.23.4 Quiz #2a(3.13.2) 
Scientific Notation Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 
10  02/10  3.53.7  Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials 
11 
02/15 
Review Quiz #2b(3.33.5) 
3.1 3.7 
12  02/17  Test#2  (3.1 3.7) 
13  02/22  4.1  GCF 
14  02/24  4.24.3  Factoring Trinomials 
15  03/01  4.34.4 Quiz #3a(4.14.2) 
Factoring Trinomials 
16  03/03  Test#3 (Part I)  4.14.4 
03/0803/14  Spring Break  Closed  
17  03/15  4.5, Review  Factoring Binomials . Review Factoring 
18  03/17  Test#3 (Part II)  4.44.5 
19  03/22  4.6  Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring 
20  03/24  5.1 Quiz #3a(4.6) 
Simplifying Rational Expressions 
21 
03/29 
5.2 Quiz #3b(5.1) 
Adding Rational Expressions 
22  03/31  Review  4.6, 5.1, 5.2 
23  04/05  Test#4  4.6, 5.1, 5.2 
24  04/07  8.18.2  Simplifying Radicals 
25 
04/12 
8.3 Quiz #4a(8.18.2) 
Adding and Subtracting Radicals 
26  04/14  8.4  Multiplying and Dividing Radicals 
27  04/19  Test #5  8.18.4 
28  04/21  6.1−6.3  Graphing Linear Equations 
29  04/26  Review  Practice Final 
31  04/28  Review  Practice Final 
32  0503  Final Exam 
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