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prealgebra
Text: PreAlgebra
Author: Alan S. Tussy and R. David Gustafson
Edition: 3^{rd}
Important Dates:
Last day to drop without a "W"(in person)
 Friday, September 26
Last day to drop without a "W"(Internet/ STEP ) Sunday, September 28
Last day to drop with a "W"(in person) "  Friday, November 21
Last day to drop with a "W"(Internet/STEP)  Sunday, November 23
Final Exam:
Course Objectives:
Whole Numbers: whole numbers, order of operations, solving equations. The
Integers:
an Introduction to integers, subtracting integers . The Language of Algebra:
translating
written phrases, writing and evaluating expressions. Fractions and Mixed
Numbers:
adding and subtracting fractions, multiplying fractions and mixed numbers.
Decimals:
decimal conversions , ordering numbers. Graphing, Exponents, and Polynomials:
coordinate plane . Percent: percent. Ratio, Proportion, and Measurement:
measurement. Introduction To Geometry: perimeter and area.
Homework, Quizzes, and Exams:
Homework from the textbook will be assigned and reviewed in class. Homework will
be
collected and graded. Since the exams will closely resemble homework exercises,
success
in the course strongly depends on diligently completing all assignments in a
timely
fashion. I cannot stress this last point enough! Students must complete all
assignments on
time and come to class prepared . We will have 6 in class closedbook and no
calculator
exams and one midterm. The exams may cover any material discussed in class up to
and
in some cases including material covered the day before. All exams should be
considered
cumulative. We will also have 6 preannounced quizzes. No makeup exams will be
given, but only 5 best exams and quizzes will be chosen towards your grade.
Successful
students should plan to spend at least two hours of study outside of class for
each hour of
discussion. This translates into a minimum of six additional hours per week.
Read the textbook:
I strongly encourage you to read the text carefully. The lectures are designed
as a
supplement to and not an alternative for the textbook. Students are expected to
master all
topics in the textbook unless otherwise indicated and regardless of whether they
are
mentioned in the lecture.
Class comportment:
All students are expected to arrive on time. Late arrivals are disruptive to
both the
lecturer and students. Students must turn off all pagers and cell phones while
in class.
Students are encouraged to ask questions and make comments on the lecture
material.
This should be done in a courteous manner by raising one’s hand and being
recognized.
Side conversations between students that disrupt the flow of the lecture will
not be
tolerated. It is the student’s responsibility to manage his or her academic
workload.
Should a student decide to stop attending class it is their responsibility to
drop the class.
All students appearing on the grade roster will receive a grade regardless of
whether they
are attending classes or not.
Grading:
Your final grade is based on several factors; these factors and their percentage
contribution to your grade are as follows. NO MAKEUP
Course The course will follow the tentative schedule as
closely as
Organization: possible.
Approximate Timetable
MONDAYS
Week  Date  
1  Sep. 2  NO CLASS 
2  Sep. 8  1.1 to 1.7 
3  Sep. 15  2.1 to 2.6 
4  Sep. 22  Test # 1 (1.1 – 2.6) 3.1 to 3.3 
5  Sep. 29  3.4 to 3.6 
6  Oct. 6  Test # 2 (3.1– 3.6) 4.1 to 4.3 
7  Oct. 13  4.4 to 4.8 
8  Oct. 20  Test # 3 ( 4.1 – 4.8) 5.1 to 5.4 
9  Oct. 27  MEADTERM (1.1 – 4.8) 5.5 to 5.7 
10  Nov. 3  Test # 4 (5.1 – 5.7) 6.1 to 6.3 
11  Nov. 10  NO CLASS 
12  Nov. 17  6.4 to 7.1 
13  Nov. 24  Test # 5 (6.1  7.1) 7.2 to 7.4 
14  Dec. 1  8.1 to 9.3 
15  Dec. 8  Test # 6 (7.2  9.3) 9.4 to 9.6 
16  FINAL EXAM (1.1 – 9.6) 
MATH 112 Pre  Algebra
Homework Assignments
EOO every other odd (ex. 1, 5, 9...)
ODDS (ex. 1, 3, 5...)
ALL (ex. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5….)
Chapter  Homework 
Ch. I  1.1 171 EOO 
1.2 183 EOO  
1.3 191 EOO  
1.4 191 EOO  
1.5 191 EOO  
Ch. II  1.6 185 EOO 
1.7 159 EOO  
2.1 189 EOO  
2.1 189 EOO  
2.1 189 EOO  
Ch III  2.4 175 EOO 
2.5 193 EOO  
2.6 157 EOO  
3.1 163 ODDS  
3.2 159 ODDS  
Ch. IV  3.3 177 ALL 
3.4 187 ODDS  
3.5 193 ODDS  
3.6 137 ODDS  
4.1 193 EOO  
4.2 185 EOO  
4.3 167 ODDS  
4.4 182 EOO  
4.5 167 EOO  
4.6 175 ODDS  
4.7 163 EOO  
Ch. V  4.8 183 EOO 
5.1 151 ODDS  
5.2 177 EOO  
5.2 177 EOO  
5.4 179 EOO  
Ch. VI  5.5 1102 ODDS 
5.6 177 ODDS  
5.7 175 EOO  
6.1 139 ODDS  
6.2 153 ODDS  
6.3 1101 EOO  
Ch. VII  6.4 163 ODDS 
6.5 171 ODDS  
6.6 169 EOO  
7.1 173 ODDS  
7.2 143 ODDS  
7.3 147 ODDS  
7.4 134 ALL  
Ch. VIII  8.1 187 ODDS 
8.2 167 ODDS  
Ch. IX  9.1 187 ODDS 
9.2 134 ALL  
9.3 169 ODDS  
9.4 157 ODDS  
9.5 165 ODDS  
9.6 155 ALL 
Learning Outcomes
1) Find the prime factorization of a given number.
2) Evaluate expressions using order of operations.
3) Simplify expressions with exponents.
4) Solve equations with whole numbers and integers .
5) Combine like  terms .
6) Analyze word problems, translate into linear equations and solve.
7) Evaluate expressions with fractions and mixed numbers, including order of
operations and complex fractions .
8) Evaluate expressions with decimals and square roots .
9) Analyze and graph linear equations .
10) Convert numbers to percents and evaluate applications such as discounts,
interest, commissions, etc.
11) Solve ratios and proportions , translate and solve word problems thereof.
12) Calculate perimeters and areas of polygons
13) Distinguish between complementary and supplementary angles as well as acute,
right, obtuse, and straight angles.
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