Math 082 Syllabus
CCBC, Catonsville
School of Math and Science
MATH 082: Introductory Algebra
Sections: CMA, CNA, and CGA
Description
Topics include first degree equations and inequalities, linear equations, systems of equations,
polynomials, and factoring. Pre-requisites: MATH 081, or a satisfactory score on the Math placement test,
and RDNG 051 or ESOL 053 or LVR 1.
I.
Basic Course Information
A. Instructor’s Name: Lisa Sallee
B. Semester and year: Spring 2012
C. Instructor’s office room number: E-204G
D. Instructor’s contact information: [email protected] (preferred), 443-840-5594
E. Math Department contact information: 443-840-4251 (Room E-204)
F. Class meeting day(s) and time(s): T/Th, 11:10 – 12:35 (CMA) or 12:45 – 2:10 (CNA); MWF,
1:25 – 2:20 (CGA)
G.
Instructor’s office hours: M/W 11:15 – 1:15; T/Th 10:00 – 11:00 or by appointment
Students should first attempt to take concerns to the faculty member. If students are unable to resolve course-related concerns
with the instructor they should contact Kristin Duckworth at 443-840-5963
II.
Course Goals
Overall Course Objectives
A. Learning outcomes (as listed on the official common course outline):
a. Signed Numbers (Integers)
i. Operations on Signed Numbers
ii. Order of Operations
b. Introduction to Algebra
i. Expressions
ii. Solve Basic Equations
c. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
i. Properties
ii. Solve linear equations and inequalities
iii. Applied Problems for linear equations
iv. Literal equations
d. Linear Equations in Two Variables
i. Rectangular Coordinate System
ii. Slope of a Line
iii. Graph linear equations
iv. Find the equation of a line
e. Systems of Linear Equations
i. Solve by the graphing, substitution, and addition methods
ii. Applications
f. Exponents
i. Product, Quotient, and Power Rules
ii. Integer Exponents
g. Polynomials
i. Evaluate
ii. Operations on Polynomials
h. Factoring
i. Greatest Common Factor
ii. Factoring Trinomials
iii. Special Factorization
iv. Solve by Factoring
B. Major Topics (as listed on the official common course outline):
a. Perform arithmetic operations and use Order of Operations on integers.
b. Solve equations using properties.
c. Translate sentences to equations and solve.
d. Solve linear equations in one variable.
e. Find the equation of a line.
f. Use linear equations to solve word problems.
g. Solve linear inequalities in one variable.
h. Interpret and calculate slopes.
i. Apply rules of integer exponents.
j. Perform operations on polynomials.
k. Factor polynomials (binomial and trinomials).
l. Graph linear equations and inequalities in two variables.
m. Solve systems of linear equations.
C. Rationale: Algebra is a branch of mathematics which studies equations and the methods for
solving these equations. Algebra has evolved for more than 3000 years and has emerged as a
basic tool of modern science, social science, business, and technology. Algebra is a foundation
for al higher mathematics, including, but not limited to, trigonometry, calculus, finite
mathematics, probability and statistics. Algebra teaches not only skills, but also thought
processes that will be used again and again in college level mathematics courses.
III.
Evaluation
A. Requirements
Homework through WebAssign, Midterm, Final, Chapter Exams
B. Instructor’s grading policy
a. Midterm Exam
20% of course grade
b. Departmental Final Exam
30% of course grade
c. Instructor Quizzes/Tests 35% of course grade
d. Homework
15% of the course grade
C. Instructor’s attendance policy
Students are expected to attend every class.
All Students must be proctored to take the assessments. Makeup work is at the consent of the instructor and must be taken in the
Testing Center within a week of the original due date. Students must bring a valid photo ID and a calculator!
CCBC Catonsville Testing Center
E-mail (preferred): [email protected]
Phone: 443-840-5246
Location:K-205, Catonsville Campus, Testing Center
IV.
Course Procedures
A. Materials: (texts, equipment, software, and supplies)
a. TEXT: Intermediate Algebra: An Applied Approach, 8th edition, by Richard Aufmann
and Joanne Lockwood; Thomson, Brooks/Cole; 2011
b.SOFTWARE: WebAssign
c. A (scientific) calculator may be used. Graph paper and colored pencils are welcome.
B. Course-related policies and procedures: Students are expected to attend class regularly and are
responsible for any missed work. Documentation may be required for absences.
C. Course calendar/schedule: http://www.ccbcmd.edu/registration/academic_calendars.html
D. College wide syllabus policies: For college wide syllabus policies such as the Code of Conduct
related to Academic Integrity and Classroom Behavior or the Audit/Withdrawal policy, please
go to the Syllabus Tab on the MyCCBC page.
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Tentative list of dated assignments
Midterm exam schedule is as follows:
 Monday/Wednesday courses Wednesday March 14, 2012
 Tuesday/Thursday courses
Thursday March 15, 2012
 Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Friday March 16, 2012
 Saturday only courses Saturday March 17, 2012
 Sunday only courses
Sunday March 18, 2012
Final Exam schedule
Our exams are as follows:
 CMA Tuesday May 15th 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
 CNA
Thursday, May 17th 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
 CGA
Monday May 14th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
I understand that my failure to comply with the above mentioned policies might regard in extension of or dismissal from this
course.
This syllabus may be changed at any time with notification.
Math 082 – Introductory Algebra
Intermediate Algebra (8th ed.) by Aufmann & Lockwood
Following is a list of sections that must be covered and will be included on the Midterm and Final Exams. Other
sections may be covered as review or instruction at the instructor’s discretion.
Topics
Sections
Objectives
Review of
Real
Numbers
1.1A
1.1B
1.2A
1.2B
1.D
1.3A
1.3B
1.3C
1.4A
1.4B
To use inequality and absolute value symbols with real numbers
To write and graph sets
To add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers
To add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers
To use the Order of Operations Agreement
To use and identify the properties of the real numbers
To evaluate a variable expression
To simplify a variable expression
To translate a verbal expression into a variable expression
To solve application problems
Ch. 1
2.1A
2.1B
2.1C
2.1D
2.3A
2.4A
2.4B
2.5A
Ch. 2
Chapter 1 Test – 10% of course grade
To solve an equation using both the addition and the multiplication
property of equations
To solve an equation containing parentheses
To solve a literal equation for one of the variables
To solve mixture problems
To solve an inequality in one variable
To solve a compound inequality
To solve an absolute value equation
Chapter 2 Test – 10% of course grade
3.1A
3.3A
3.3B
3.3C
3.4A
3.4B
3.5A
3.5B
3.5C
3.7A
To graph points on a rectangular coordinate system
To graph a linear function
To graph an equation of the form Ax+By=C
To find the x- and y-intercepts of a straight line
To find the slope of a line given two points
To graph a line given a point and the slope
To find the equation of a line given a point and the slope
To find the equation of a line given two points
To solve application problems
To graph the solution set of an inequality in two variables
Ch. 1-3
4.1A
4.1B
4.2A
4.4A
Ch. 4
5.1A
5.1B
5.1C
5.2A
5.2B
5.3A
5.3B
Ch.5
5.5A
5.5B
5.5C
5.6A
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First-Degree
Equations &
Inequalities
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Linear
Functions &
Inequalities
In Two
Variables
(Parallel &
Perpend.
are optional)
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Systems of
Equations
&
Inequalities
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Polynomials
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Factoring
Polynomials
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5.7A
Ch.1-5
Practice
Problems
1-12
43-76
1-38
43-70
103-128
1-26
29-58
61-96
1-22
23-30
Weeks
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1-39
42-65
70-93
100-115
1-14
5-31, 36-51
54-67, 72-91
1-64
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0.5
2.0
1-18
1-14
15-29
32-40
1-18
31-52
5-40
43-78
79-88
3-24
2.5
MIDTERM – 20% of course grade
To solve a system of linear equations by graphing
To solve a system of linear equations by the substitution method
To solve a system of two linear equations by the addition method
To solve rate-of-wind or rate-of-current problems
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1-28
29-58
3-44
1-12
0.5
2.0
Chapter 4 Test – 10% of course grade
To multiply monomials
To divide monomials and simplify expressions with negative numbers
To write a number using scientific notation
To evaluate polynomial functions
To add or subtract polynomials
To multiply a polynomial by a monomial
To multiply polynomials
Chapter 5 Test – 10% of course grade
To factor a monomial from a polynomial
To factor by grouping
To factor a trinomial when the leading coefficient is 1
To factor the difference of two perfect squares or a perfect-square
trinomial
To solve an equation by factoring
Cumulative FINAL EXAM --- 30% of course grade
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1-37
40-90
93-118
1-24
27-40
3-28
31-60
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1-24
25-45
50-76
1-44
0.5
2.0
3-37
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1.0
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0.5
0.5
2.0
Spring 2012
SIGNAT URE PAGE
R E T U R N TO I N S T R U C T O R
I have read the course syllabus and am familiar with the manner in which my grade will be determined, and the fact that tutoring is available at
the Student Success Center.
YES ________
SPECIAL NOTICE TO STUDENTS:
CCBC policy requires a student who has already received two grades (including W, AU, I, and R) in a course to obtain special consent to be
able to register for a Developmental course a third and final time.
If you wish to register for a Developmental Math course for a third time, you must begin by seeing a Learning Assistance Coordinator on any
campus:
Nicole Baird, Learning Assistance Coordinator, Catonsville campus Y112, 443-840-4913
Sonya A. Caesar, Learning Assistance Coordinator, Dundalk campus, J211, 443-840-3455
Joy Adams-Jones, Learning Assistance Coordinator, Essex campus,
A311, 443-840-1473
Please sign below to acknowledge that you are now aware of the policy.
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