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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 Martin-Gay, 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., TI-89, TI-92) 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 MAKE-UP 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: In-class 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 2nd is the last day to withdraw without academic penalty (no refund). Friday, July 3rd –Independence
Day observed. College closed.

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