# Course Elementary Algebra

## Course Outline

The topics that will be taught throughout the course
include: Basic Concepts of

Arithmetic and Algebra; Real Numbers; First-Degree Equations and Inequalities of
One

Variable ; Formulas and Problem Solving; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring and

Solving Equations; Algebraic Fractions ; Coordinate Geometry and Linear Systems;

Roots and Radicals ; Quadratic Equations; Relations and Functions.

## Course Objectives

To categorize numbers; Manipulate numbers using basic
numerical operations; Evaluate

arithmetic expressions containing exponents; Solve first-degree equations and

inequalities; Solve formulas for a given variable; Recognize, solve proportion
problems ,

analyze and solve word problems; Simplify, add, subtract, multiply and divide

polynomials; Simplify expressions containing negative exponents; Factor
polynomials

using appropriate methods ; Apply factoring techniques to solve second-degree
equations;

Factoring polynomials using a variety of techniques; Solve equations and word
problems

using factoring; Manipulate and simplify algebraic fractions using the basic
operations of

addition , subtraction, multiplication and division; Solve equations containing
algebraic

fractions; Graph equations in two variables; Determine equations of lines ; Solve
systems

of equations; Determine roots; Simplify, add, subtract, multiply and divide
radicals ;

Solve equations containing radicals; Solve quadratic equations using completing
the

square and the quadratic formula; Define and evaluate relations and functions.

## Homework and Exams

Homework will be assigned but will not be collected.
Quizzes (50 points total) will be given

throughout the semester. Quizzes will be taken verbatim from previously assigned
homework

and notes will be allowed. Therefore, it is important that you complete homework
assignments

on time. Attendance is important since no make up quizzes will be assigned.
There will be five

exams (worth 100 points each) from which the best four will be averaged into
your grade.

Because of this, no make-up exams will be given. No calculators will be allowed
on any

exams. However, a calculator is recommended for some homework problems. In
addition, there

will be a common final exam (200 points) which will be cumulative covering the
material

presented throughout the course. Updated grades will be posted after each exam.
Students

should plan to spend a minimum of three hours of study outside the class for
each hour of

lecture. It is also important that students read the textbook. The lecture is
designed as a

supplement to the text and is not an alternative for the textbook. Students are
responsible for all

the topics covered in the text unless otherwise stated in the class lecture.

## Class Expectations

Students are expected to follow the “Standards of Student
Conduct” and “Student Academic

Integrity Policy Statement” for Mission College. Please arrive on time and be
present

throughout the entire class. Students are to wait until the end of lecture to
leave the room to

minimize class disruptions. Students should not be engaged in personal
conversations while

instructor is lecturing. Students must turn off pagers, cell phones, ipods, and
any other electronic

devices during class time. Students should also be prepared to discuss any
previous assignments.

It is the student’s responsibility to drop the class if he/she no longer decides
to attend class. Any

student appearing on the grade roster will receive a grade regardless of whether
they are

attending classes or not.

## Grading

Your final grade will be calculated as follows:

Total points received/Total points possible (650) = % grade

The following grading scale will be used:

A 90-100%

B 80-89%

C 70-79%

D 60-69%

F 0-59%

## Tutoring

Tutoring is available at the math center located in the
basement of the Campus Center building

and is highly recommended if you are having difficulties with the assignments.
In addition,

computer software and videos are available. There will also be workshops offered
during the

semester for this course.

## O U T L I N E

This schedule is tentative. It is subject to change .

Week 1 |
September 2 Introduction, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 |
September 4 1.4, 1.5, 2.1 |

Week 2 |
September 9 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 |
September 11 2.5, 3.1 |

Week 3 |
September 16 3.2, 3.3, Rev Ch 1&2 |
September 18 3.4, Test Ch 1&2 |

Week 4 |
September 23 3.5, 4.1 |
September 25 4.3, 4.4 |

Week 5 |
September 30 4.5, 5.1 |
October 2 5.2, Rev Ch 3&4 |

Week 6 |
October 7 5.3, Test Ch 3&4 |
October 9 5.4, 5.5 |

Week 7 |
October 14 5.6, 6.1 |
October 16 6.2, 6.3 |

Week 8 |
October 21 6.4, 6.5 |
October 23 7.1, Rev Ch 5&6 |

Week 9 |
October 28 7.2, Ch 5&6 Test |
October 30 7.3, 7.4 |

Week 10 |
November 4 7.5, 7.6 |
November 6 8.1, 8.2 |

Week 11 |
November 11 8.3, 8.4 |
November 13 8.5, 8.6 |

Week 12 |
November 18 8.7, 9.1 |
November 20 9.2, Rev. 7&8 |

Week 13 |
November 25 9.3, Test Ch 7&8 |
November 27 Thanksgiving Holiday |

Week 14 |
December 2 9.4, 9.5 |
December 4 10.1, 10.2 |

Week 15 |
December 9 10.3, 10.4 |
December 11 11.7, Rev Ch 9, 10, & 11 |

Week 16 |
December 16 Rev Final, Test Ch 9, 10, 11 |
December 18 Rev Final |

**Note:** Final will be held on Saturday December 20
from 10:15am to 12:15pm

## Homework Assignments

Section |
Assignments |
Section |
Assignments |

1.1 | 1-65 eoo | 6.1 | 1-91 eoo |

1.2 | 1-85 eoo | 6.2 | 1-75 eoo |

1.3 | 1-127 eoo | 6.3 | 1-67 odd |

1.4 | 1-91 eoo | 6.4 | 1-79 eoo |

1.5 | 1-81 eoo | 6.5 | 1-87 eoo |

Ch1 rev |
1-67 odd | Ch6 rev |
1-57 odd |

Ch1 test |
1-25 all | Ch6 test |
1-25 all |

2.1 | 1-81 eoo | 7.1 | 1-59 eoo |

2.2 | 1-103 eoo | 7.2 | 1-45 odd |

2.3 | 1-91 eoo | 7.3 | 1-79 eoo |

2.4 | 1-99 eoo | 7.4 | 1-71 eoo |

2.5 | 1-71 eoo | 7.5 | 1-51 odd |

Ch2 rev |
1-65 odd | 7.6 | 1-49 odd |

Ch2 test |
1-25 all | Ch7 rev |
1-35 odd |

3.1 | 1-71 odd | Ch7 test |
1-25 all |

3.2 | 1-67 odd | 8.1 | 1-49 eoo |

3.3 | 1-57 odd | 8.2 | 1-55 odd |

3.4 | 1-85 odd | 8.3 | 1-73 odd |

3.5 | 1-59 eoo | 8.4 | 1- 43 odd |

Ch3 rev |
1-35 odd, 41-51 odd | 8.5 | 1-29 odd |

Ch3 test |
1-18 all, 21-25 all | 8.6 | 1-39 odd |

4.1 | 1-73 eoo | 8.7 | 1-61 odd |

4.2 | 1-69 eoo | Ch8 rev |
1-49 odd |

4.3 | 1-39 odd | Ch8 test |
1-25 all |

4.4 | 1-41 odd | 9.1 | 1-83 oll |

4.5 | 1-29 odd | 9.2 | 1-65 odd |

Ch4 rev |
1-25 all | 9.3 | 1-71 odd |

Ch4 test |
1-71 eoo | 9.4 | 1-69 odd |

5.1 | 1-83 eoo | 9.5 | 1-39 odd |

5.2 | 1-121 eoo | Ch9 rev |
1-67 odd |

5.3 | 1-49 odd | Ch9 test |
1-25 all |

5.4 | 1-39 odd | 10.1 | 1-77 eoo |

5.5 | 1-121 odd | 10.2 | 1-35 odd |

Ch5 rev |
1-83 odd | 10.3 | 1-47 odd |

Ch5 test |
1-25 all | 10.4 | 1-45 odd |

Ch10 rev |
1-21 odd | ||

Ch10 test |
1-20 all | ||

11.7 | 1-43 odd |

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