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BASIC ALGEBRA
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 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.
*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 20, 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 B 2009 Course: MAT 0024
Week  Sections Covered  Topics Covered  Suggested Homework Assignments 
1 W 6/24 – R 6/25 
1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 
Symbols and Sets of Numbers Exponents, Order of Operations Adding Real Numbers Subtracting Real Numbers Multiplying & Dividing Real Numbers Properties of 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 Pg 55 1 – 113 eoo Pg 65 1 – 85 eoo 
2 M 6/29 – R 7/2 
1.8, Review Test 1, 2.1, 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 
Simplifying Expressions, Review The Addition & Subtraction Property Further Solving Linear Equations Introduction to Problem Solving Formulas and Problem Solving Percent and Mixture Problems 
Pg 73 1 – 77 eoo; Pg 83 1 – 97 eoo Pg 95 1 – 61 eoo; Pg 105 1 – 77 eoo Pg 113 1 – 57 eoo Pg 124 1 – 45 eoo Pg 136 1 – 61 eoo Pg 148 1 – 29 eoo, 39 – 51 eoo 
3 M 7/6 – R 7/9 
2.7, Review Test 2, 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 
Solving Linear Inequalities , Review Test 2, Exponents Negative Exponents /Scientific Notation Introduction to Polynomials Adding & Subtracting Polynomials Multiplying Polynomials 
Pg 160 1 – 57 eoo; Pg 168 1 – 81 eoo Pg 187 1 – 101 eoo Pg 196 1 – 89 eoo Pg 206 1 – 65 eoo Pg 213 1 – 65 eoo Pg 220 1 – 73 eoo 
4 M 7/13 – R 7/16 
3.6 3.7, Review Test 3, 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5, Integrated Review 4.6 
Special Products Dividing a Polynomial, Review Test 3, Factoring: GCF & Grouping Factoring Trinomials a = 1 Factoring Trinomials a ≠ 1 Factoring Trinomials a ≠ 1 Factoring: Difference of Squares Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring 
Pg 228 1 – 81 eoo Pg 237 1 – 12 all; Pg 244 1 – 109 eoo Pg 261 1 – 75 odds 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 Pg 298 1 – 35 odds, 51 
5 **M 7/20 – R 7/23 
5.1 5.6 Review, Test 4 6.1 6.2 6.3 8.1 8.2 
Simplifying Rational Expressions Proportions Do the Chapter Review Plotting Ordered pairs Graphing Linear Equations Intercepts Introduction to Radicals Simplifying Radicals 
Pg 331 23 – 55 odds Pg 378 1 – 19 odds, 29, 31, 45, 55 Pg 315 1 – 61 odds, Pg 397 5 – 11 odds 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 
6 M 7/27 – R 7/30** ** Summer B Classes End. 
8.3 8.4 Review for Dept Final Department Final Review for Exit Exam 
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 Practice Exit Exam on MCC website 
T 8/3  Exit Exam on Tues. 8/3 (No Calculator Allowed) 

W 8/5  Final Grades Due At 5:00 p.m. For All Summer B Classes 
**Note: Monday, July 20^{th} is the last day to withdraw without academic penalty (no refund). Friday, July 3^{rd} – Independence Day observed. College closed.
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