MTH 040 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA WITH BASIC MATH REVIEW TEXT: AUTHORS: PUBLISHER: Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, 5th Ed. Jordan & Palow Pearson This course is for students who need to review Basic Mathematics and Elementary Algebra. It is recommended for students who received “A’s” and “B’s” in previous algebra classes. Topics included are: operations on real numbers, operations on polynomials, operations on rational expressions, and solving equations. The prerequisite for this course is a satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test. (Students who have received an “A”, “B”, or “C” in MTH 020 can also enroll in MTH 040.) Students are expected to attend class. In addition, you should plan to spend a minimum of ten hours per week outside of class preparing for classwork. If you have difficulty with coursework, the first thing to do is to consult with your instructor. Mathematics tutoring is available at the drop-in math tutoring center, located in SW211, CN102, and tutoring is also offered at the South County Education and University Center. SUGGESTED PRACTICE PROBLEMS CALCULATORS: In general, we will only use natural calculators (the ones that are standard equipment for all humans) until after the second test. The type of calculator allowed for use is subject to approval by the instructor. Any calculators used must be dedicated to that purpose (i.e., no wristwatch, cell phone, personal computer/datebook, etc., calculators). A scientific calculator is the most appropriate choice of calculator for this course. (If it has a “LOG” key on the keypad, the calculator will satisfy the calculator requirement for most of your mathematics courses.) HOMEWORK: We will use MyMathLab for homework problems. For additional practice, you may work the problems from the list provided in this document. FORMULAS: If a formula is used to solve the problem, please show the formula in your work. TESTS: All tests are to be considered comprehensive. For example, the test for Chapter 4 may include concepts and mathematical procedures from previous chapters. Chapter R Chapter R is considered a “review” chapter. You are responsible for all concepts and mathematical procedures for Chapter R. It is the student’s responsibility to determine what practice is necessary for review. Chapter 1 1.1 1-37 odd, 41, 43, 45, 49, 51, 53, 57, 59, 63, 67, 69, 71, 73, 77, 79, 81, 91-105 odd, 115, 119, 121, 123, 131 1.2 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 33, 35, 37, 41, 49 1.3 1, 5, 7, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 31, 33, 37, 41, 43, 47 Revised 8/16/12 MTH 040 Elementary Algebra with Basic Math Review 1.4 1-19 odd, 27-37 odd 1.5 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 17, 21, 23, 31, 35, 39, 41, 43, 47, 49, 51, 55, 59, 61, 65 1.6 1-45 odd, 53-64 all, 65, 69, 73, 77, 83, 87, 89, 93, 97, 99, 107, 113 1.7 1-35 odd, 51, 57, 61, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, 77, 79, 81, 83, 85, 89, 95, 97, 103, 105, 109, 113, 117, 121, 129 1.8 1, 3, 5, 9, 15-25 odd, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 63, 67, 69, 71, 75, 81, 85, 89, 93, 95, 101, 107, 108 Chapter 2 2.1 1-43 odd, 51, 55, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 71, 77-90 all, 93, 97, 103, 105, 109 2.2 1-57 odd, 68 2.3 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 25, 31, 33, 41, 45, 51, 55-77 odd, 85, 97, 101, 105, 109, 111, 115 2.4 1, 5, 9, 13, 19, 23, 27, 33, 35, 41, 47, 53, 55, 57, 67, 69, 71, 73, 79, 83, 85, 89 2.5 1-23 odd, 27, 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61, 63, 65, 69, 73, 87, 91, 95, 99, 101, 105, 109, 115, 121 2.6 1-35 odd, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69, 79 2.7 1-59 odd 2.8 1-27 odd, 31, 35, 37, 39, 41, 45, 49, 51, 53, 55, 63, 65, 67, 73, 77, 81 2.9 1-23 odd, 63, 67, 69 Chapter 3 3.1 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 37, 39, 43, 45, 49, 51, 53, 57, 59, 61, 65, 69, 73, 77 3.2 5, 7, 11, 17, 21, 27, 29, 35, 37, 41, 43, 47, 49, 51, 55, 57, 61, 65, 69, 73, 75 3.3 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 51, 53, 55, 59, 61, 67, 75, 77, 81, 85, 89, 91 3.4 1, 3, 5, 11, 15, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 47, 49, 51 3.5 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41 3.6 1, 5, 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 29, 31, 33, 37, 39 3.7 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 27, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41, 45 2 MTH 040 Elementary Algebra with Basic Math Review 3.8 1-15 odd, 19, 23, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59, 67, 69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 81, 85, 87, 91, 95, 100 Chapter 4 4.1 1, 3, 5, 9, 15, 17, 25, 29, 33, 39, 43, 45, 49, 51 4.2 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 45, 53, 57, 63, 65, 73 4.3 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 39, 41, 43, 47, 49, 51 4.4 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 35, 39, 41, 43, 47, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59 4.5 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 23, 25, 29, 33, 35, 57, 59, 61, 65, 67, 71, 77 4.6 1-21 odd, 25, 29, 31, 33, 39, 45, 47, 49, 51 4.7 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 33, 35, 37, 39, 47, 56 4.8 13, 15, 19, 23, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 61, 63, 69 Chapter 5 5.1 1-43 odd, 51, 53, 59, 63, 65, 71, 73, 87, 89, 93, 102, 109 5.2 1, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 25, 29, 35, 39, 41, 45, 51, 53, 55, 57, 61, 63, 67, 71, 77, 81, 85, 89, 93, 97, 103, 109 5.3 1-45 odd, 49, 51, 59, 61, 76 5.4 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45, 51, 57, 61, 65, 69, 84 5.5 1-17 odd, 21, 25, 27, 33, 37, 57, 59, 61, 63, 67, 74 5.6 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 27, 46 5.7 1-39 odd, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59, 61, 63, 67, 69 5.8 1-15 odd, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 37, 39, 53, 57, 63, 67, 69 Chapter 6 6.1 1-23 odd 6.3 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 43, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, 75 6.5 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41 6.6 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 27, 29, 33, 35 3 MTH 040 Elementary Algebra with Basic Math Review 4 Chapter 7 7.1 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 23, 25, 65, 67, 77, 79 7.2 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61 7.3 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 7.4 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 71, 73 7.5 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 Chapter 8 8.1 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 23, 29, 31, 33, 35, 39, 43, 47 8.2 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 23, 27, 31, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 51, 55, 59 8.3 1, 5, 7, 9, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 43, 47, 51, 63 8.4 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45, 47, 51, 53, 55 8.5 1, 3, 5, 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 25, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 45 Chapter 10 10.1 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 43, 47, 49 10.2 1-29 odd 10.7 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 19, 21, 29, 33, 39, 43 MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT POLICIES Disruptive Behavior: Behavior that is disruptive to the instructor or students is contrary to quality education. Should the instructor determine that an individual student’s verbal or nonverbal behavior is hampering another student’s ability to understand or concentrate on the class material, the instructor will speak with that student in an effort to rectify the problem behavior. If the behavior continues after this discussion, the instructor will have the disruptive student leave the class. Permission to return to class may be dependent upon assurances that the student has met with some responsible individual about the problem: the mathematics department chairman, a counselor, the Dean of Student Support Services, etc. Cheating and/or Plagiarism: An instructor who has evidence that a student may have cheated or plagiarized an assignment or test should confer with the student. Students may then be asked to present evidence (sources, first draft, notes, etc.) that the work is his own. If the instructor determines that cheating or plagiarism has occurred, he may assign a failing grade to the test, the assignment, or the course, as he sees fit. MTH 040 Elementary Algebra with Basic Math Review 5 Access Office: The college’s Access office guides, counsels, and assists students with disabilities. If you receive services through the Access office and need special arrangements (seating closer to the front of the class, a note taker, extended time for testing, or other approved accommodation), please make an appointment with your instructor during the first week of classes to discuss these needs. Any information you share will be held in strict confidence, unless you give the instructor permission to do otherwise. Attendance and Grading: Attendance is expected at all class meetings. Each individual instructor determines the grading system for his/her class. Grading scales, methods of grading, make-up policy, and penalties resulting from excessive absences will be discussed early in the semester. Final Exams (Departmental): In the Fall and Spring semesters, a portion of the final examinations given in MTH:020, MTH:030, MTH:140 and MTH:160 may be designed by the Mathematics Department. Course Repeater Policy: Students must file a petition seeking departmental approval before enrolling in the same Meramec mathematics course for the third time. The petition process will involve writing a formal petition and meeting with a math faculty advisor to design a course of action that will improve chances for success. SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCEEDING IN YOUR MATHEMATICAL STUDIES In the Classroom: Be sure to attend all of each class meeting. Ask a question in class when you don’t understand what is going on. Using the textbooks(s) for this class: Read your textbook slowly and carefully. Pay special attention to material that is highlighted or boxed in. Try examples first. Cover them up and uncover one line at a time to compare your work. Keep your math books as references, and consult them if you need to review a topic. Working outside of the Classroom: Ask about a reasonable amount of time to spend on exercises and studying for tests. It may be more than you expect. Complete all assigned homework. Try different ways of solving a problem. Many times there is more than one way to solve a problem. Be adventurous; experiment with possibilities. In word problems, write down given information and unknowns. Use symbols and make sketches to organize the information. Details are important in mathematics, so be sure to work problems carefully and neatly. Plan to review previously covered material regularly. Math skills improve through practice. When you need help: See your instructor in his/her office. Visit the drop-in math tutoring centers on the Meramec campus (SW 211 and CN102) and at South County Education and University Center. A word of encouragement: Learning mathematics is not a matter of intelligence, but a matter of experience. It is through practicing and thinking about mathematical ideas that we gain the experience necessary to become mathematical experts.

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