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SYLLABUS FOR BASIC ALGEBRA
Adjuncts available prior to class or after class or
specific times available by appointment.
COURSE
DESCRIPTION:
This course includes basic algebra concepts and skills needed for success in
higher level courses.
Topics include real numbers , exponents, polynomials, rational expressions ,
graphing, radicals, factoring and solving
linear and quadratic equations and applications.
PREREQUISITES:
A grade of "C" or better in MAT 0012 or equivalent .
Student enrollment in any mathematics course is contingent upon
approval of the Mathematics Department. This means that students who have been
misplaced may have their schedule
changed .
LAB
REQUIREMENT:
As part of this course, you are required to register for
MAT 0024L. In order to successfully complete the lab
requirement, you must do the following:
1. You must attend the required meetings with your lab instructor at the time
and location designated in your
schedule for MAT 0024L.
2. You must spend the required time studying, doing homework, receiving
tutoring, etc. in the Academic Resource
Center.
Your participation in both components of the lab requirement will be monitored
and counts towards your final grade.
TEXT: Introductory Algebra by Elayn MartinGay, 3rd Edition (required).
MATERIALS:
A scientific calculator is required. It is allowed during
chapter tests and quizzes as directed by your instructor.
Calculators with symbolic manipulation capabilities (e.g., TI89, TI92) will
not be allowed for use during exams.
Your section may require that all students use the supplemental software (such
as MyMathLab). If your
instructor requires the software, it must be purchased by the end of the first
week of classes.
EXAMINATIONS:
There will be four chapter tests, a department final exam
and a required comprehensive Florida College Basic Skills
Exit Exam. NO MAKEUP TESTS or EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN. CALCULATORS WILL NOT BE
ALLOWED ON THE FLORIDA COLLEGE BASIC SKILLS EXIT EXAM.
GRADING:
In order to pass the course, a student must earn a
grade of 70% or better on the Florida College Basic
Skills Exit Exam and an overall 75% average of the total points. Students
who earn a grade of “A” or
“B” in this course are allowed to take the placement test to attempt to place
into MGF 1106 or MGF 1107.
POINTS  SCALE  
4 Chapter Exams  400  94 – 100%= A 
Assigned Math Lab  150  85 – 93% = B 
Open Math Lab  75  75 – 84% = C 
Quizzes/Participation/Projects/Homework*  100 – 200  0 – 74% = No Pass = N 
Department Final Exam (cumulative)  100  
Florida College Basic Skills Exit Exam  200  Below 70% on Exit Exam = NO PASS 
*Instructor will choose composition of these points.
ATTENDANCE:
All late arrivals, early departures and absences must be
discussed and cleared with the instructor. More than 3 hours of
unexcused absences or excessive tardiness may result in your withdrawal from the
course.
WITHDRAWAL:
July 2, 2009 is the last day to withdraw with a “W”. If
you remain in the course after that date, you must receive a
grade. Withdrawal after the indicated date may be granted only by the Provost
and shall be based on major extenuating
circumstances. A student is allowed a maximum of three attempts per course. On
the third attempt the student cannot
be withdrawn and must receive a grade. More information regarding this policy is
available in the current Manatee
Community College Catalog or the class schedule.
ELECTRONICS POLICY:
Cell phone etiquette must be observed: Inclass usage is
restricted to emergency situations. Cell phones are not
allowed to be used during tests, not even as a calculator. Inform the instructor
before class of any extenuating
circumstances. Electronic devices, such as iPods, Blackberries, etc. are not
permitted to be used or worn in class.
MISCONDUCT: Students are required to adhere to statements regarding student
misconduct outlined in official Manatee Community
College publications including the Catalog and the Student Handbook. The minimal
consequence of failure to adhere to
these statements is withdrawal from the course.
Tentative Academic Calendar Summer C Full Term 2008 Course: MAT 0024 MW
Week  Sections Covered  Topics Covered  Suggested Homework Assignments 
1 T 5/12 – R 5/14 
1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 
Symbols and Sets of Numbers Exponents, Order of Operations Adding Real Numbers Subtracting Real Numbers 
Pg 15 1 – 73 eoo (every other odd) Pg 25 1 – 93 eoo Pg 34 1 – 85 eoo Pg 42 1 – 77 eoo 
2 M 5/18 – R 5/21 
1.6 1.7 1.8 Review 
Multiplying & Dividing Real Numbers Properties of Real Numbers Simplifying Expressions Do the Chapter Review 
Pg 55 1 – 113 eoo Pg 65 1 – 85 eoo Pg 73 1 – 77 eoo Pg 83 1 – 97 eoo 
3 *M 5/25* – R 5/28 *M 5/25 College Closed for Memorial Day 
Test 1 2.1, 2.2 
The Addition & Subtraction Property  Pg 95 1 – 61 eoo; Pg 105 1 – 77 eoo 
4 M 6/1 – R 6/4 
2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 
Further Solving Linear Equations Introduction to Problem Solving Formulas and Problem Solving Percent and Mixture Problems 
Pg 113 1 – 57 eoo Pg 124 1 – 45 eoo Pg 136 1 – 61 eoo Pg 148 1 – 29 eoo, 39 – 51 eoo 
5 M 6/8 – R 6/11 
2.7 Review Test 2, 3.1 
Solving Linear Inequalities Do the Chapter Review Exponents 
Pg 160 1 – 57 eoo Pg 168 1 – 81 eoo Pg 187 1 – 101 eoo 
6 M 6/15 – R 6/18 
3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 
Negative Exponents /Scientific Notation Introduction to Polynomials Adding & Subtracting Polynomials Multiplying Polynomials Special Products 
Pg 196 1 – 89 eoo Pg 206 1 – 65 eoo Pg 213 1 – 65 eoo Pg 220 1 – 73 eoo Pg 228 1 – 81 eoo 
7 M 6/22 – R 6/25 
3.7 Review Test 3, 4.1 
Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial Do the Chapter Review Factoring: GCF & Grouping 
Pg 237 1 – 12 all Pg 244 1 – 109 eoo, 111, 112 Pg 261 1 – 75 odds 
8 **M 6/29 – R 7/2 
4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5, Integrated Review 
Factoring Trinomials a = 1 Factoring Trinomials a ≠ 1 Factoring Trinomials a ≠ 1 Factoring: Difference of Squares 
Pg 269 1 – 65 odds Pg 276 1 – 57 odds Pg 281 1 – 43 odds Pg 287 1 – 63 odds, pg 291 1 – 73 odds 
9 M 7/6 – R 7/9 
4.6 5.1 5.6 Review 
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Simplifying Rational Expressions Proportions Do the Chapter Review 
Pg 298 1 – 35 odds, 51 Pg 331 23 – 55 odds Pg 378 1 – 19 odds, 29, 31, 45, 55 Pg 315 1 – 61 odds, Pg 397 5 – 11 odds 
10 M 7/13 – R 7/16 
Test 4, 6.1 6.2 6.3 8.1 8.2 
Ordered pairs Graphing Linear Equations Intercepts Introduction to Radicals Simplifying Radicals 
Pg 416 19 – 31 odds, 37 – 49 odds, 55 Pg 428 1 – 29 odds Pg 438 9 – 19 odds Pg 572 1 – 18 all, 43, 45, 51 – 62 all Pg 579 1 – 57 odds 
11 M 7/20 – R 7/23 
8.3 8.4 Review Department Final 
Adding & Subtracting Radicals Multiplying Radicals Calculator is allowed on the Dept Final 
Pg 585 1 – 51 odds Pg 593 1 – 21 odds Dept Final Review & Practice Department Final on MCC website 
12 M 7/27 – T 7/28 *Summer C Classes End 
Review for Exit Exam  Practice Exit Exam on MCC website  
W 7/29  R 7/30  Exit Exam (No Calculator Allowed) 

W 8/5  Final Grades Due at 5:00 p.m. For All Summer C Classes 
**Note: Thursday, July 2^{nd} is the last day
to withdraw without academic penalty (no refund). Friday, July 3rd –Independence
Day observed. College closed.
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