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SYLLABUS
Course Title: Prealgebra
Course Number: Math 0950
Course Credit Hours: 3 semester hours
Prerequisites: None
Catalog Description: Fundamental concepts of arithmetic including
prealgebra. 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, AddisonWesley 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
•IntegersAddition 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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