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College Preparatory Mathematics
Course Description:
This course combines arithmetic and beginning algebra. All topics taught in
College Preparatory
Arithmetic (MAT 0002) and College Preparatory Algebra (MAT 0024) are combined in
an orderly,
integrated sequence. Topics include sets, operations on signed numbers, solving
linear equations and
inequalities in one variable, operations on polynomials, factoring, integer
exponents, radicals,
graphing, and applications of these topics. This course does not satisfy college
level mathematics
requirements for graduation.
Competencies:
Competency 1:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of whole numbers by:
1. Performing operations of addition, subtraction , multiplication, and division
on whole numbers
2. Applying the order of operations rule
3. Solving applications involving operations of whole numbers
Competency 2:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of fractions by :
1. Performing operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
on fractions
2. Distinguishing between proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed
numbers
3. Performing operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
on mixed numbers
4. Comparing fractions using <, > or =
5. Solving applications involving operations of fractions
Competency 3:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of decimal by:
1. Performing operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
on decimals
2. Rounding decimals
3. Solving applications involving operations of decimals
Competency 4:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of percents by:
1. Using percent notation, fractional notation, and decimal notation
interchangeably
2. Solving applications involving percents
Competency 5:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of signed number by:
1. Performing operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
on signed numbers
2. Applying the order of operations rule
3. Comparing signed numbers using <, >, ≤, ≥, ≠, or =
4. Determining the absolute values of signed numbers
5. Adding and subtracting absolute values
Competency 6:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of algebraic expressions by:
1. Evaluating expressions
2. Identifying and combining like terms
3. Simplifying expressions
Competency 7:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of equations by:
1. Solving linear equations in one variable
2. Solving linear equations involving fractions and decimals
3. Solving literal equations
4. Solving applications involving linear equations in one variable (including
number problems,
geometry problems, and proportions problems)
Competency 8:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of linear inequalities by :
1. Solving linear inequalities in one variable
2. Graphing solutions of linear inequalities on a number line
Competency 9:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of polynomials by:
1. Performing operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
on polynomials
2. Applying the rules of exponents to perform operations on polynomials
3. Converting numbers to scientific notation and changing from scientific
notation to decimal form
Competency 10:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of factoring by:
1. Factoring out the greatest common factor
2. Factoring by grouping
3. Factoring trinomials
4. Factoring the difference of two squares
5. Solving quadratic equations by factoring
Competency 11:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of linear equations in two variables by :
1. Graphing linear equations in two variables
2. Determining the intercept(s) of a linear equation
Competency 12:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of rational expressions by simplifying
rational expressions by
factoring
Competency 13:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of radical expressions by:
1. Simplifying radical expressions using the product rule
2. Adding, subtracting, and multiplying radicals
Lectures and Lab Sessions:
In your math class , you will receive instruction on the course content. In your
math lab sessions, you will receive tutoring to help you with your class
assignment.
Examinations:
Six unit exams and a mandatory comprehensive final exam will be given during the
semester.
The final exam is an exit exam, this means that you must receive a grade of 60
or higher on this exam in order to pass the class, regardless of your overall
average. If the final exam grade is higher than any of the unit exam grades, it
may substitute the lowest grade or a missing exam grade (not both).
Grading:
70 – 100 = S (Passing)
60 – 69 = P (Must repeat course; however, GPA is not affected)
0 – 59 = U (Must repeat course; does affect GPA, counts as an “F”)
Makeups:
No makeups will be given.
Drops/Withdrawals:
Should be conducted through the office of the registrar.
Attendance:
Students are expected and required to attend and participate in class and lab.
Labs:
Attendance to lab sessions is mandatory.
Cheating:
Cheating will not be tolerated in this course. Any student caught cheating will
receive an automatic “U” in the course.
Incompletes:
Incompletes will only be given in the case of a medical emergency if the student
has a passing
average.
Suggested Syllabus
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 Exam 1
2.1, 2.2, 2.3. 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 Exam 2
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 3.8, 4.1, 4.3, 4.5 Exam 3
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8 Exam 4
6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7 Exam 5
8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 Exam 6
Final Exam
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