A grade of C or better in MAT 050 - Basic Algebra or
demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment
(elementary algebra section - ASSET 40+), (algebra section
DIVISION: General Education and Support Services
PROGRAM: General Education
CREDIT HOURS: 3
CONTACT HOURS: Lecture: 3
DATE OF LAST REVISION: 6/4/02
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS REVISION: Fall, 2002
Reviews basic operations of polynomials, scientific
notation, linear equations and inequalities, graphing linear
equations, and factoring algebraic expressions.
Concentrates on properties of integer and rational
exponents, rational expressions and equations, systems of
linear equations, radicals, radical equations, quadratic
equations, functions and their graphs, and applications.
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this
course the student will be expected to:
1. Perform basic operations on polynomials and factor polynomials.
2. Use the properties of integer and rational exponents and scientific notation.
3. Solve linear equations and inequalities.
4. Graph linear equations and inequalities in two variables.
5. Determine linear equations from geometric data.
6. Solve systems of equations using graphing, substitution, and elimination.
7. Solve quadratic equations by factoring and by the quadratic formula.
8. Graph quadratic functions.
9. Simplify rational expressions and solve rational equations.
10. Solve literal equations.
11. Simplify radicals and solve radical equations.
12. Interpret functions algebraically, graphically, and numerically and use function
13. Use relevant mathematical terminology, laws, and notation.
14. Solve a variety of application problems in the above areas.
15. Use a scientific and/or graphing calculator proficiently as related to coursework.
16. Use computer technology which may include the Internet, the Web, email, or
computer tutorials to enhance the course objectives.
COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include –
|Polynomial operations||Scientific notation|
|Linear equations and inequalities||Graphs of linear equations and inequalities|
|Factoring||Rational expressions and equations|
|Integer and rational exponents||Radicals and radical equations|
|Systems of linear equations||Functions and their graphs|
TEXTS/CURRICULUM MATERIALS: (latest edition)
Textbook: Intermediate Algebra, Jay Lehmann,
Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-014498-3, 2000
1) TI-83 graphing calculator
2) Ruler with centimeters
3) Graph paper
MINIMUM FACULTY CREDENTIALS:
A qualified faculty member in mathematics is one who has an earned master's or higher degree,
from a regionally accredited institution, in mathematics; or a master's degree with 18 graduate
semester credit hours in mathematics-related courses.
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academic integrity undermine the quality and diminish the value of educational
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student shall engage in behavior that, in the judgment of the instructor of the class, may
be construed as cheating. This may include, but is not limited to, plagiarism or other
forms of academic dishonesty such as the acquisition without permission of tests or other
academic materials and/or distribution of these materials and other academic work. This
includes students who aid and abet as well as those who attempt such behavior.
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individuals with documented disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a documented
disability, you are required to register with Disability Support Services at the beginning of the
semester. If you will require assistance during an emergency evacuation, notify your instructor
immediately. Look for evacuation procedures posted in your classrooms.
METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY:
1. Teacher-whole class interactive discussion and explanation (50-70%)
2. Student-student small group interactive discussion and exploration (30-50%)