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. . 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 ********** First-Degree Equations & Inequalities ********** Linear Functions & Inequalities In Two Variables (Parallel & Perpend. are optional) ********** Systems of Equations & Inequalities ********** Polynomials ********** Factoring Polynomials ********** 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 ******** 1-39 42-65 70-93 100-115 1-14 5-31, 36-51 54-67, 72-91 1-64 ******** 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 ******** 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 ******** 1-37 40-90 93-118 1-24 27-40 3-28 31-60 ******** 1-24 25-45 50-76 1-44 0.5 2.0 3-37 ******** 1.0 ` 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. Student Signature ____________________________________ Student Name (PRINT) _________________________________ Student ID _________________________________ Semester: ____________________ Course: __________ Section: __________ RETURN SIGNED FORM TO YOUR INSTRUCTOR

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