Prealgebra Syllabus
Text: Prealgebra
By Alan S. Tussy , R. David Gustafson 2^{nd} ed.
Important Dates: Last day to drop classes, without a “W( no refund):
September 26, 2008;
Last day to drop a class with a “ W” (in person)
November 23,2007
Course Outline:
Dates  Topics to be Covered/Events  Sections from texts 
9/02  1. Whole Numbers Adding and Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing  Chapter 1:All 7 Sections 
9/09  Estimation, Prime Factors and Exponent Order of Operations, Solving Equations by Addition and Subtraction, and by Division and Multiplication 

9/16  2. The Integers Addition , Subtraction, Multiplication and Division of Integers. Order of Operations and Estimation . Solving Equations Involving Integers. Test #1. 
Chapter 2:All 7 Sections 
9/23  3. The Language of Algebra Variables and Algebraic Expressions. Evaluating Algebraic Expressions and the Distributive Property. Combining Like Terms Simplifying Expressions to Solve Equations Problem Solving. Test # 2 
Chapter 3:All 6 Sections 
9 /30  4. Fractions and Mixed Numbers The Fundamental Property of Fractions Multiplying Fractions Diving Fractions Adding and Subtracting Fractions 
Chapter 4:All 8 Sections 
10/07  The LCM and the GCF Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers Order of Operations and Complex Fractions Solving Equations Containing Fractions.Test #3. 

10/14  5. Decimals An Introduction to Decimals Addition and Subtraction with Decimals Multiplication with Decimals Division with Decimals Estimation Fractions and Decimals Solving Equations Containing Decimals Square Roots. Test # 4 
Chapter 5 :All 7 Sections 
10/21  6. Graphing Exponents and Polynomials The Rectangular Coordinate System Graphing Linerar Equations Multiplication Rules for Exponents Introduction to Polynomials Adding and Subtraction Polynomials Multiplying Polynomials Test #5 
Chapter 6:All 6 Sections 
10/28  7. Percent Percents, Decimals, and Fractions Solving Percent Problems 
Chapter 7:All 4 Sections 
11/04  Applications of Percent Estimation Interest 

11/11  8. Ratio, Proportion, and Measurement Ratio Proportions 

11/18  American Units of Measurement Converting between American and Metric Units.Test#6. 

11/25  9. Introduction to Geometry  Chapter 9:All 7 Sections 
12/02  Some Basic Definitions Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Polygons Properties of Triangles Perimeters and Areas of Polygons Surface Area and Volume. 

12/09  Review. 
12/16/2008 Final Exam 8:00p.m.10p.m.
Note: Topics in bold face are considered extremely important to
to the curriculum and should be emphasized accordingly.
Tests: The tests are generally closed book, and require students to
demonstrate problem solving skills by showing work for the
problems. No Test Makeups.
Grading a) Homework 10%, b) Tests 60%, d) Final test 30 %.
Policy A: 89100%, B: 7988%; C 6678% ; D: 5565%;
f –bellow 55.
Specific Department Guidelines for Math 112:
It is expected that the students have an introduction to calculators at some
point after Chapter 4.
However, on all exams and work pertaining to Chapters 14 , students must
demonstrate their
ability to perform fundamental calculations without the calculator.
Additional support material for this course includes : software based tutorials,
topic specific video
presentations, and tutoring, available at the Mathematics Lab in the Library.
Math112
Learning Outcomes
1) Find the prime factorization of a given number.
2) Evaluate expressions using order of operations.
3) Simplify expressions with exponents.
4) Solve equations with whole numbers and integers.
5) Combine liketerms.