# MTH 098, ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA

**1. *INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION
**

a. Name:

b. Office:

c. Office phone number:

d. E-mail address:

e. Office hours:

**2. COURSE INFORMATION**

a. Course name, number and credit hours:

MTH 098 Elementary Algebra -- 4 Semester Credit Hours.

b. *Section number and reference/synonym number:

c. *Class meeting time (days, time, location):

Please refer to current semester schedule of classes for days, time, and

location of class.

**NOTE:**Students should expect to spend several hours per week in the

Developmental Mathematics Computer Lab at the Decatur Campus as

necessary to complete their weekly course work.

d. Prerequisite:

A grade of “C” or better in MTH 090 (Basic Mathematics) or appropriate

mathematics placement score.

e. Course description:

**Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in MTH 090 (Basic Mathematics)**

or appropriate mathematics placement score.

or appropriate mathematics placement score.

This course is a review of the fundamental arithmetic and algebra

operations. The topics include the numbers of ordinary arithmetic and

their properties; integers and rational numbers; the solving of equations;

polynomials and factoring; and an introduction to systems of equations

and graphs.

f. Course Objectives:

To provide a solid foundation in algebra for students who have had no

previous experience in algebra and for those who need a review of basic

algebraic concepts.

**Topic Outline**

**MTH 090 MATERIAL
**

CHAPTER 1 WHOLE NUMBERS

1.1 Standard Notation

1.2 Addition

1.3 Subtraction

1.4 Rounding and Estimating; Order

1.5 Multiplication and Area

1.6 Division

1.7 (Omit)

1.8 (Omit)

1.9 Exponential Notation and Order of Operations

CHAPTER 2 INTRODUCTION TO INTEGERS AND ALGEBRAIC

EXPRESSIONS

2.1 Integers and the Number Line

2.2 Addition of Integers

2.3 Subtraction of Integers

2.4 Multiplication of Integers

2.5 Division of Integers and Order of Operations

2.6 Introduction to Algebra and Expressions

2.7 Like Terms and Perimeter

2.8 (Omit)

CHAPTER 3 FRACTION NOTATION: MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION

3.1 Multiples and Divisibility

3.2 Factorizations

3.3 Fractions and Fraction Notation

3.4 Multiplication of Fractions

3.5 Simplifying

3.6 Multiplying, Simplifying, and More with Area

3.7 Reciprocals and Division

3.8 (Omit)

CHAPTER 4 FRACTION NOTATION: ADDITION, SUBTRACTION,

AND MIXED NUMBERS

4.1 Least Common Multiples

4.2 Addition, Order, and Applications

4.3 Subtraction, Equations, and Applications

4.4 (Omit)

4.5 Mixed Numerals

4.6 Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numerals; Applications

4.7 Multiplication and Division of Mixed Numerals; Applications

CHAPTER 5 DECIMAL NOTATION

5.1 Decimal Notation

5.2 Addition and Subtraction of Decimals

5.3 Multiplication of Decimals

5.4 Division of Decimals

5.5 More with Fraction Notation and Decimal Notation

5.6 (Omit)

5.7 (Omit)

5.8 (Omit)

CHAPTER 6 PERCENT NOTATION

6.1 Ratio and Proportion

6.2 Percent Notation

6.3 Percent and Fraction Notation

6.4 (Omit)

6.5 (Omit)

6.6 (Omit)

6.7 (Omit)

6.8 (Omit)

**MTH 091 MATERIAL**

CHAPTER 9 INTRODUCTION TO REAL NUMBERS AND ALGEBRAIC

EXPRESSIONS

9.1 Introduction to Algebra

9.2 The Real Numbers

9.3 Addition of Real Numbers

9.4 Subtraction of Real Numbers

9.5 Multiplication of Real Numbers

9.6 Division of Real Numbers

9.7 Properties of Real Numbers

9.8 Simplifying Expressions; Order of Operations

CHAPTER 10 SOLVING EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES

10.1 Solving Equations: The Addition Principle

10.2 Solving Equations: The Multiplication Principle

10.3 Using the Principles Together

10.4 Formulas

10.5 Applications of Percent

10.6 Applications and Problem Solving

10.7 Solving Inequalities

10.8 Applications and Problem Solving with Inequalities

CHAPTER 11 GRAPHS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS

11.1 Graphs and Applications of Linear Equations

11.2 More with Graphing and Intercepts

11.3 Slope and Applications

11.4 Equations of Lines

11.5 Graphing Using the Slope and y-Intercept

11.6 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

**(Optional)**

11.7 Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables

**MTH 092 MATERIAL**

CHAPTER 12 POLYNOMIALS: OPERATIONS

12.1 Integers as Exponents

12.2 Exponents and Scientific Notation

12.3 Introduction to Polynomials

12.4 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials

12.5 Multiplication of Polynomials

12.6 Special Products

12.7 Operations with Polynomials in Several Variables

12.8 Division of Polynomials

CHAPTER 13 POLYNOMIALS: FACTORING

13.1 Introduction to Factoring

13.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Type x

^{2}+ bx + c

13.3 Factoring ax

^{2}+ bx + c, a ≠ 1: The FOIL Method

13.4 Factoring ax

^{2}+ bx + c, a ≠ 1: The ac-Method

13.5 Factoring Trinomial Squares and Differences of Squares

13.6 Factoring: A General Strategy

13.7 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

13.8 Applications of Quadratic Equations

CHAPTER 14 RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS

14.1 Multiplying and Simplifying Rational Expressions

14.2 Division and Reciprocals

14.3 Least Common Multiples and Denominators

14.4 Adding Rational Expressions

14.5 Subtracting Rational Expressions

14.6 Solving Rational Equations

14.7 Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions

14.8 Complex Rational Expressions

14.9 (Omit)

g. Course Sequencing Statement:

This course is a prerequisite for MTH 100. This course is basically a

combination of MTH 090, MTH 091, and MTH 092.

h. Course Applicability Statement:

This course is not required in any program of study. Students should

consult the current College Catalog for specific course requirements in their

major/program of study.

i. Course Transferability Statement:

This course does not transfer. For specific information on transferability of

courses, please contact the institution to which you plan to transfer.

3. TEXTBOOK AND COURSE SUPPORT MATERIALS

3. TEXTBOOK AND COURSE SUPPORT MATERIALS

a. Textbook:

Prealgebra and Introductory Algebra, Custom Edition for Calhoun

Community College, by Marvin L. Bittinger and David J. Ellenbogen,

Pearson Custom Publishing. (Taken from Prealgebra and Introductory

Algebra, 2

^{nd}Edition by Marvin L. Bittinger and David J. Ellenbogen, Pearson

Education, Inc., 2008.) (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.)

b. *Laboratory manual(s) and/or additional notes/materials/supplies:

c. CD/DVD:

CD/DCD lecture presentations that accompany the textbook may be

available for viewing online or in the Developmental Math Lab.

**4. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS**

**a. MyMathLab** is the software used for this course. **Students complete
homework, quizzes, and tests on the computer.** The textbook, along with

video lectures, animations, step-by-step examples, and many other

resources are available with the software.

b. Lab Assistants are available in the Developmental Mathematics Computer

Lab at the Decatur Campus to help students with their course work during

hours of operation.

**5. *GRADING PLAN**

To include information on the number and type of evaluation methods (exams,

quizzes, labs, homework, papers, etc.) with point or percentage values for each.

6. GRADE SCALE

6. GRADE SCALE

A – Excellent | (90 – 100) |

B – Good | (80 – 89) |

C – Average | (70 – 79) |

D – Poor | (60 – 69) |

F – Failure | (Below 60) |

IP – In Progress |

IP as a letter grade indicates IN PROGRESS and may only be
assigned to

institutional credit courses, practicums, and internships. The awarding of an

IP is the option of the instructor, provided the student has been in regular

attendance and has demonstrated conscientious effort yet has not achieved

course mastery. Students who receive an IP must repeat the course; it is not

satisfactory completion.

**7. *WEEKLY OR DAILY LIST OF ASSIGNMENTS**

To include required submissions of course requirements as shown in the

Grading Plan. (**Note: **Instructors should ensure that at least one major course

requirement (exam/paper/project) has been completed, graded, and returned

for student review prior to the end of the withdrawal period).

**NOTE:** Homework and quizzes for this course may be taken as many times as

the student wishes to do so, but Unit Tests and the Final Exam can only be

taken once.

**8. *DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION OF FINAL EXAM
**

**9. ATTENDANCE POLICY**

**Class attendance is required.**The attendance policy is set by the college and

is in effect from the first time a class meets. If a student registers during the

drop/add period, attendance is counted from the first class meeting following

registration. Students whose absences exceed twice the number of weekly class

meetings in a regular 15-week semester can be involuntarily dropped from the

class roll by the instructor with a grade of W (withdrawal). The maximum

number of absences for an eight-week mini semester is two (2); for 10-week or

five-week summer courses, three (3); and for weekend courses, two (2).

Distance education students can be involuntarily withdrawn by the instructor if

the student has not communicated with the instructor by phone, email, or in

person within the first two weeks of a semester.

Students are responsible for activities missed during any absence, and make-up

work will be governed by the instructor as stated in the course syllabus. It is

the student’s responsibility to keep a record of his/her absences and to

understand specific policies detailed in each course syllabus. Communication

with the instructor concerning absences is essential. Appeals of involuntary

withdrawals are made at the divisional level to the division chairperson.

Military personnel who are involuntarily called to active duty for unscheduled

and or emergency situations and those individuals called for jury duty will be

excused. Official documentation will be required. College-related events such

as field trips, athletic competitions, and drama productions, which are

documented by the college, will also be excused. Official documentation will be

required.

**Each course syllabus will contain a makeup policy, a
statement of the
maximum number of absences allowed in the course and if the instructor
will be assigning the grade of W if the maximum number of absences is
exceeded.**

**10. *MAKEUP POLICY/HOW TO MAKE UP MISSED WORK**

Students are allowed one make-up test which must be taken during the last

week of regular classes.

**11. DISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT STATEMENT**

The College and the Alabama State Board of Education are committed to

providing both employment and educational environments free of harassment

or discrimination related to an individual’s race, color, gender, religion, national

origin, age, or disability. Such harassment is a violation of State Board of

Education policy. Any practice or behavior that constitutes harassment or

discrimination will not be tolerated.

12. WITHDRAWAL POLICY

12. WITHDRAWAL POLICY

Effective from the day after the Drop/Add period through the last day of classes

(prior to final examinations), students may withdraw and receive a grade of W or

faculty may initiate a withdrawal and assign a grade of W if the student exceeds

the number of absences in the college’s attendance policy.

**13. DISABILITY STATEMENT**

If you have a disability that might require special materials, services, or

assistance, please contact Calhoun’s Disability Services Office in the Chasteen

Student Center, Second Floor, Room 220 (Decatur Campus) or call (256) 306-

2630 or (256) 306-2635.

**14. *GENERAL COMMENTS BY INSTRUCTOR**

a. Children are not allowed to attend classes with students or faculty. No

minors should be left unattended in any building of Calhoun Community

College.

b. Calhoun Community College will communicate campus-wide information via

SPACE student e-mail.

**Your username is: first initial, last name,**

and last four digits of your student ID number (Example: jsmith1234).

Your initial password is 'cal'.You will be prompted to change the

and last four digits of your student ID number (Example: jsmith1234).

Your initial password is 'cal'.

password.

**c. Notice—Student Schedules/Grades:**

Calhoun Community College will no longer mail a student’s schedule or

grades. A student user name and password is needed to access

Web Advisor.

d. *

*To be completed by the instructor for this course.

**THIS SYLLABUS IS EFFECTIVE SPRING SEMESTER, 2009.**