# Course Syllabus for Elementary Algebra

Course Description

This course is a review of the fundamental arithmetic and algebra operations.
The topics include the numbers of ordinary arithmetic and their properties;
integers and rational numbers; the solving of equations ; polynomials and
factoring
; and an introduction to systems of equations and graphs.
Hours 3 credit hours
Days / Time N.A.
Course Type Internet
Campus Ayers – Anniston, AL
Building/Room Cheaha Career Center – Room 246
Prerequisite (s) Compass Placement or successful completion of MTH 090 with a 75 “C” or
higher
Corequisite(s) None
Asset/Compass Score

COMPASS

Algebra
20-35 MTH 098 or MAH 101 or MTH 116 or MTH 131
Required Textbook / eText

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra 4th Edition—ISBN 0-321-50722-3
Course Supplies

Green scantron sheet needed for final exam. Calculators are not allowed in
MTH 098.
Other Required Software
or Materials
MyMathLab Student Access Kit

WebCT
Course Portal Information

register. Once on the homepage, click on MTH 098. This will take you to the
class’s WebCT homepage.
MyMathLab Course Portal
Information

On the WebCT class homepage, you will click on the MyMathLab link. This link
will take you to the MML homepage. Follow the step-by-step registration
process provided on the website or provided in the MML Instructions folder in
CONCERNING MYMATHLAB ON THE LAST PAGE OF THIS SYLLABUS.
Course Objectives
(These should be the
objectives listed in the
state wide syllabus)

Upon completion of this course the student will become proficient in the
following objectives:
1. Solution of linear equations
2. Solution of formulas
3. Applications of linear equations
4. Solution of linear inequalities
5. Solution of absolute value equations & inequalities
6. Graphing straight lines using tables and intercepts
7. Finding slopes of lines
8. Solving linear systems by graphing
9. Properties of exponents
10. Addition and subtraction of polynomials
11. Multiplication and division of monomials and polynomials
12. Factoring
13. Solution of equations by factoring
SACS Objectives

Demonstrate the ability to solve linear equations.
Demonstrate the ability to solve a quadratic equation by factoring.
Demonstrate the ability to solve a linear inequality.
Demonstrate the ability to solve an absolute value equation.
Demonstrate the ability to graph a line.
Demonstrate the ability to factor by grouping .
Demonstrate the ability to factor a trinomial .
Demonstrate the ability to factor the difference of squares .
Demonstrate the ability to factor the sum and difference of cubes.
Demonstrate the ability to solve a number problem.
Course Outline Tentative Semester Outline

 Date Chapter - Section 8/21/2009 2.1 The Addition property of equality 2.2 The Multiplication property of equality 2.3 More on solving linear equations 2.4 An Introduction to applications of linear equations 2.5 Formulas and applications from geometry 2.6 Ratios and proportions 2.7 More about problem solving (optional) 2.8 Solving linear inequalities 9/16/09 Test on Chapter 2 9.1 Compound inequalities 9.2 Absolute value equations and inequalities 3.1 Reading graphs 3.2 Graphing linear equations 3.3 The slope of a line 8.1 Solving systems of linear equations by graphing 10/12/09 Test on 9.1, 9.2, 8.1 & Chapter 3 4.1 Product and power rules for exponents 4.2 Integer exponents and quotient rule 4.3 An application of exponents (optional) 4.4 Adding and subtracting polynomials 4.5 Multiplying polynomials 4.6 Special products 4.7 Dividing polynomials 11/4/09 Test on Chapter 4 5.1 Greatest common factor; factor by grouping 5.2 Factoring trinomials 5.3 More on factoring trinomials 5.4 Special factoring rules 5.5 Solving quadratic equations by factoring 5.6 Applications of quadratic equations 12/7/09 Test on Chapter 5 12/15 Departmental Comprehensive Final 10am – 12noon, Rm 246, Cheaha Career Center, Ayers Campus
Homework Problems are
provided through MML
Extra Practice Problems

 Dates Sections/Test Notes Intro. To Class and 2.1 Review pg 90-92 #43-126 all Pg 100-101 #5 – 43 odd, 47-65 odd 2.2 Pg 106-7 #3 – 69 odd 2.3 Pg 115-116 #5 – 61 odd Summary exercises on Pg 117-all 2.4 Pg 126-30 #5-57 odd (choose 2.5 Pg 138 #13-43 odd and Pg 141 2.6 pg 147 #29 – 43 2.8 Pg174-175 # 1-71 odd 9.1 Pg 626-7 #1-61 odd 9.2 Pg 635-637 #1-95 odd and 8.1 Pg 555-7 #1-27 odd 3.1 Pg 201-3 #1-69 odd 3.2 Pg 214-215 #1-55 odd 3.3 Pg 226-229 #1-63 odd 4.1 Pg 261-2 #1-79 odd 4.2 Pg 270-271 #1-79 odd and summary Pg272#1-41 odd 4.4 Pg 289-91#1-95odd 4.5 Pg 297-99 #1-83 odd 4.6 Pg 303-4 #1-53 odd 4.7 Pg 312-4 #1-31 39-75 odd 5.1 Pg 334-5 #35-85 odd 5.2 Pg 340-1 #1-59 odd 5.3 Pg 347-9 #1-89 odd 5.4 Pg 356-7 #1-51 odd and Summary Pg 359 # 1-79 odd 5.5 Pg 366-7#1-81 odd 5.6 Pg 375-8 #5, 7, 11, 17, 19, 31 Final The final exam is a departmental test.
Course Due Dates
Chapter 2 Test September 16, 2009
9.1 & 9.2, Chapter 3 Test October 12, 2009
Chapter 4 Test November 4, 2009
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