Syllabus Math 027

# ELEMENTS OF ALGEBRA 640:027

 01:640:027Math 027EAL Elements Algebra (E3) Prerequisite: Acceptable performance on placement test and permission of department. Not for students preparing for calculus. Review of fundamentals of elementary and intermediate algebra. Exponents, polynomials, solution of linear and quadratic equations. Focus on mathematical translation of verbal statements. Math 027 is a course designed to prepare students who place into Elementary Algebra (Math 025) for the Liberal Arts Mathematics course (Math 103). MATH 027 SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN BY ANY STUDENTS WHO INTEND TO TAKE PRECALCULUS, OR WHO NEED MATH 026 AS A PREREQUISITE FOR ANY OTHER COURSE. Although students may take this course to satisfy their basic skills requirement in place of the Math 025/026 sequence, they may not use this course as a substitute for Math 026.

 Text: Hirsch/Goodman, Understanding Elementary Algebra, 6th Ed., 2006: Thomson Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. (ISBN: 0-534-999727; ISBN13: 9780534999728) Supplement Text: Sequences and Series (Handout in class.) Periods Sections Topic Homework Problems 1 APPENDIX A REVIEW: APPLICATIONS OF ARITHMETIC PG 618 #7,10,15,25,29,33,39,43 PG.623 # 7,13,17,19,29,31,37,39 PG. 628 # 11,25,37,39,41 PG. 631 #13,23,29,37,41 PG. 634 #3,15,19,21,27,35,37,39,45,46,47 ASSIGNMENT #1-2 (ASSIGNMENT #2 IS ONGOING) 1 APPENDIX B APPLICATIONS:THE SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR PG.641 MULTIPLES OF 3 CHAPTER 1 OPERATIONS WITH SIGNED NUMBERS PG. 15 # ODD 35-97 PG. 21 #ODD 39-85 PG. 28 #ODD 45-91 PG.35 #ODD 35-45,47,57,61-65,71,75,77 PG.40 #17,23,27,33,39,41,43,45,47 ASSIGNMENT #3 2 CHAPTER 2 THE MEANING OF A VARIABLEWHOLE NUMBER EXPONENTS PG.54 #ODD 23-41,57,59,69,73 ASSIGNMENT #4 SUBSTITUTION INTO FORMULAS PG.63#1,5,9,15,19,21,43,45,47,49,51,5965,67,87,95 ASSIGNMENT #5 OPERATIONS WITH SIMPLE LITERAL EXPRESSIONS PG.72 #ODD 25-107 PG.79 # ODD 23-31,49,57,61 ASSIGNMENTS #6-7 TRANSLATING PHRASES ALGEBRAICALLY PG.87 #ODD 23-51 ASSIGNMENT #8 3 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 LINEAR EQUATIONS PG. 108 #25,27,29,37,43,45,47,55,58,59,61,63 PG. 122 #21,23,25,27,37,45,47,49,53,63,67,7375,77,83,87,89,94,95,97 3.4, 3.5 LINEAR INEQUALITIES PG.139 #11,13,15,19,25,27,31,33,41 43,47,48,51,57,59,63,69,71,75,79,81,85 4.4 LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES WITH FRACTIONS PG. 179 #7,13,15,19,39,43,45,49,57,59,63,65 4.5 RATIO AND PROPORTION PG. 186 #17,19,23,25,29,31,33,39,43,47,51,57,58 4.6 MORE APPLICATIONS PG. 198 ANY 7 ODD PROBLEMS 9.5 LITERAL EQUATIONS: EXAMPLES 1,2,4 ONLY PG. 423 #11,13,15,17,19,21,25,37,43 ONLY 1 5.1 - 5.2 RECTANGULAR COORDINATE SYSTEM AND GRAPHING LINEAR EQUATIONS PG.227 #1,11,15,23,29,31,37,51,61,63 1 5.3 SLOPES PG.238 #1,5,9,13,17,27,31,33,37,47,49,53,61 1 EXAM I 1 5.4 POINT-SLOPE FORM OF A LINEAR EQUATION PG. 252 #1,5,11,13,17,25,31,47,51,55,59,65,67 1 HANDOUT BEGIN CREATING LINEAR MODELS ASSIGNMENTS #9-12 1 HANDOUT FINISH CREATING LINEAR MODELS ASSIGNMENTS #9-12 6.1 INTERPRETING GRAPHS PG. 268 #1-16 1 6.2, 6.3 SOLVING 2X2 SYSTEMS BY GRAPHING AND ANALYTIC METHODS PG. 279 #1,3,7,13,21,27PG.288 #19,21,29,31,33,39,55 ASSIGNMENT #13 6.4 APPLICATIONS PG.295 ANY 7 ODD IN 1-30 1 7.1, 7.2 RULES OF INTEGER EXPONENTS PG. 313 #1,5,9,21,23,27,31,3539,43,47,51,55,59,61,63,65 PG. 322 #1,3,5,7,9,13,21,31,35,39,43,5355,59,65,67,73,83,85 7.3 SCIENTIFIC NOTATION REVIEW OF BASIC RULES FOUND ON PGS. 324-326 PG. 329 #13,17,21,25,29,31,41,45,55,59,63,69,79 1 7.4, 7.5, 7.6 POLYNOMIALS: ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, AND MULTIPLICATION PG. 353 ODD 39-89 1 1/2 8.1 FACTORING POLYNOMIALS BY GREATEST COMMON FACTOR PG.361 ODD MULTIPLES OF 3 IN 1-67 8.2, 8.3 FACTORING TRINOMIALS PG.368 #15,17,19,21,39,41,43,55,57,59,65,67,71 PG. 375 ANY 10 ODD IN 1-39 8.4 SOLVING POLYNOMIALS EQUATIONS BY FACTORING PG. 383 MULTIPLES OF 3 IN 1-71 2 1/2 4.1, 9.1 RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS REDUCING FRACTIONS PG. 153 ANY 10 ODD IN 1-31 PG. 397 # 15,19,25,29,35,41,45 4.2, 9.2 MULTIPLICATION/DIVISION OF FRACTIONS PG.161 ANY 10 ODD IN 1-53 PG.402 #11,13,19,23,29,33 4.3, 9.3 ADDITION/SUBTRACTION OF FRACTIONS PG.170 ANY 10 ODD IN 9-59 PG. 412 ODD 1-31 9.4 RATIONAL EQUATIONS PG.420 ANY 6 ODD IN 1-41 1 EXAM II 1 10.1 RADICALS: BASIC DEFINITIONS 10.2 SIMPLIFYING RADICALS PG. 456 ODD 1-51,65,71 10.3 COMBINING RADICALS PG.461 ODD 1-51 10.4 MULTIPLICATION/DIVISION OF RADICALS PG. 468 #1-9,51-57,73,75 1 11.1, 11.3, 11.4 REVIEW METHODS OF SOLVING QUADRATIC EQUATIONSCHOOSING A METHOD PG.508 #1,5,7,13,15,17,23,31,33 1 11.5 - 11.6 APPLICATIONS AND GRAPHING PG.512 #3,7,9,11,17,21,27 PG.523 DO ANY 5 ODD 1 HANDOUT EXPONENTIAL GROWTH AND DECAY ASSIGNMENTS #14-17 2 S & S HANDOUT SEQUENCES AND SERIES PG. 750 EX. #3 PG.752 #27-33 PG.763-4 EX. #5,6 PG.765 # 23-27,59,60 PG.769-70 EX.#4,5 PG.773-4 EX. #7,8 PG.775 # 19,20,21,22,25,26,27,28,43,44 1 CATCH UP AND REVIEW