# Elementary Algebra Traditional

**Section Eight:** Class Attendance

As stated in your College Handbook, students are expected to attend all
scheduled classes. In the event of an

emergency, students will be permitted a total of:

a) Four (4) personal days (if class meets twice a week)

b) Six (6) personal days (if class meets three times a week)

c) Two (2) personal days (if you are enrolled in an evening class that meets
once a week or a summer

class which meets three times a week)

d) Two (2) personal days (if you are enrolled in a summer class which meets four
times a week)

These are days in which you may choose to not attend class. The personal days
are the only absences that will be

permitted during this course; use them for** true emergencies only! If you fail to
meet the attendance
requirement for the course, you will automatically lose (from that point
forward) the following privileges:
1) MAKE-UP TESTING, 2) TEST CORRECTIONS, 3) TAKING THE FOURTH OPTIONAL TEST TO
IMPROVE
YOUR GRADE**. Once a student violates this attendance policy, I may assign a final
letter grade of NA. Typically, I

reserve this grade for students who stop coming to class without withdrawing, students who are not making

academic progress (i.e. failing the course) and students who disrupt class with inappropriate behavior (see Section

Two).

**Section Nine:**Final Exam and Make-Up Exam Security

The final exams in Math Fundamentals and Elementary Algebra are secured , standardized tests. No scrap paper is

permitted during the final exam (plenty of space is provided on the exam). Final exams are not reviewed with

students (after the student completes and hands in the test). In other words, students may not view their final

exam, for any reason, after they’ve submitted it for grading. Final exams are never returned to students.

**Section Ten:**Disability Services and the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

If you require a specific accommodation under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, more information can

be obtained by contacting Joanne Kinzy at 856-227-7200 ext. 4430 . More

information about CDHH can be obtained by contacting Josie Durkow at 856-227-7200 ext. 4506

No specific accommodations will be given without notification from PACS/CDHH.

**Section Eleven:**Study Partners

Perhaps the most useful resources in the classroom (other than your instructors) are your fellow classmates. Make

acquaintance with at least two (three would be better) other students in class (including exchanging full names and

phone numbers). Keep in touch with your study partners for simple reasons such as obtaining assignments from a

missed class, and consider STUDYING TOGETHER (recommended by your instructor). ***

**IF YOUR CHOSEN**

STUDY PARTNERS DO NOT RETURN YOUR E-MAILS OR PHONE CALLS, CHOOSE OTHER STUDY

PARTNERS IMMEDIATELY!

STUDY PARTNERS DO NOT RETURN YOUR E-MAILS OR PHONE CALLS, CHOOSE OTHER STUDY

PARTNERS IMMEDIATELY!

STUDY PARTNER #1: Name__________________________ Phone_______________ e-mail_____________________

STUDY PARTNER #2: Name__________________________ Phone_______________ e-mail_____________________

STUDY PARTNER #3: Name__________________________ Phone_______________ e-mail_____________________

You must sign the form provided by the instructor, acknowledging your reading, understanding, and completion of

this agreement. Signing the form is REQUIRED. Additionally, signing this form means you agree to attend class

according to rules and regulations stated in this document. If you DO NOT AGREE with any of the information

outlined in this agreement, and do not wish to sign the agreement, YOU MUST WITHDRAW AND REGISTER IN A

**DIFFERENT MATH COURSE.**Keep this form so you can refer back to it throughout the semester, insuring a more

successful experience in your math class.

**Department Master Syllabus**

**Camden County College**

**Blackwood, New Jersey**

**Course Title:**Elementary Algebra Traditional

**Course Number:**MTH-029

**Department/Program Affiliation:**Basic Math Skills

**Date of Review:**January, 2008

(This Department Master Syllabus has been examined by the program/department faculty members and it is decided that no revision is

necessary at this time.)

**Date of Last Revision:**May 2007

(This Department Master Syllabus has been examined by the program/department faculty members and it is decided a change requiring

a revision is necessary at this time.)

**N.B.**A change to the materials alone (textbooks and/or supplementary materials) may not constitute a revision. Any other change to

the items listed below on this form is considered a revision and requires approval by the program faculty at a Program/Department

Meeting and by the division at a Chairs and Coordinator Meeting.

**Credits: 4**

Contact Hours: |
Lecture__4_(non graduation)_ | Lab__1__ | Other ____ |

**Prerequisites:** Math Fundamentals or the necessary score in Computation and
Elementary

Algebra on the Placement Test that shows a working knowledge of computation

skills in the real numbers and little or no elementary algebra skills.

**Co-requisites: **None

**Course Description: **This course is designed for students who require a
background of elementary algebra before taking further college

mathematics courses. The course provides the students a familiarity with
mathematical symbols and operations in order to formulate and solve firstdegree

and second-degree equations, graph equations and systems of equations, and work
with polynomials, rational expressions, and radicals.

Students will apply appropriate mathematical and statistical concepts and
operations to interpret data and to solve problems.

(Credits do not apply toward graduation requirements.)

**Course Student Learning Outcomes:**

**Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:**

1. determine the difference between an expression and an equation.

2. perform arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication,
division and Order Operations where applicable) on signed numbers,

polynomials, rational expressions and radical expressions with an index of 2.

3. analyze, interpret, model, solve and verify algebraic expressions and
equations and their applications both individually and collaboratively.

4. understand and apply the properties of exponents as they pertain to
polynomials.

5. interpret, plot ordered pairs, graph linear equations and compare consistent,
inconsistent, and dependent lines on the Cartesian coordinate

plane

6. analyze, model and solve systems of equations by using graphing, elimination
and substitution methods both individually and

collaboratively.

7. identify and factor polynomials by determining which methods to use.

8. solve quadratic equations by factoring.

**Course Outline:
**

**Unit 0 & 1**

The Language of Algebra

Exponents and Order of Operations

Positive and Negative Integers

Translation

Properties of Signed Numbers

Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Signed Numbers

Evaluate Expressions

Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Terms

**Unit 2**

Equations and Inequalities

Solving Linear Equations

Solving Literal Equations

Solving Linear Inequalities

Applications

**Unit 3**

Polynomials

Extending the Properties of Exponents

Introduction to Polynomials

Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

Multiplying Polynomials

Special Products

Dividing Polynomials (exclude long division)

**Unit 4**

Factoring

Factoring - An Introduction

Difference of Squares

Trinomials

Solving Equations by Factoring

**Unit 5**

Algebraic Fractions

Writing Algebraic Fractions in Simplest Form

Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions

Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions

Multiplying and Dividing Algebraic Fractions

Equations Involving Fractions

**Unit 6**

Graphing Linear Equations

Solutions of Equations in Two Variables

The Rectangular Coordinate System

Graphing Linear Equations

**Unit 8**

Systems of Linear Equations

Solving By Graphing

Solving by Adding

Solving by Substitution

Applications

**Unit 9**

Exponents and Radicals

Roots and Radicals (limited to an index 2)

Simplifying Radical Expressions

Adding and Subtracting Radicals

Multiplying Radicals

Each instructor is to develop a schedule based on the term calendar .

**Course Activities:**

The classroom activities will include formal and informal lectures where new
material and assigned problems will be explained. Students will have

the opportunity to contribute to the discussion and to ask questions about the
material. Computerized tutorials that are packaged with the texts are

available to every student for use outside the classroom.

**Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes:
**At the beginning of the term the instructor is to inform the class of
his/her policies concerning all factors that will be considered in arriving at
the

final grade.

Grading: | |

A - 90 to 100 | W - Withdrawal |

B - 80 to 89 | I - incompleted assignments made up within one semester |

C - 70 to 79 | NA - non-attend |

D - 60 to 69 | XA – never attended |

F – below 60 |

**Factors that are to be considered for the final grade:**

A. Attendance.

Students are expected to attend 100% of the class meetings. A policy by the
instructor may include

attendance as part of the students’ grade.

B. Classroom quizzes and tests.

C. Final Examination.

**MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSING THE COURSE:**

A. STUDENTS MUST EARN A PASSING CLASS AVERAGE (60%)

B. STUDENTS MUST SCORE 24 CORRECT OUT OF 40 PROBLEMS (60%) ON THE FINAL EXAM

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