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eSyllabus Palo Alto College MATH0301 157 2012 Spring Course: Section: Term: Mathematics KEITH, FRANCESCA fkeith1@alamo.edu Medina Hall - 130 Introduction to Algebra 74635 3 1 Department: Instructor: Phone: Email: OfficeLocation: Course Title: CRN: Lec. Hrs. per wk: Lab. Hrs. per wk: Credit Hours: Topics include natural number exponents; algebraic expressions; linear equations and inequalities; concepts of lines; and appropriate applications. Course Description (e-catalog): Math 0300 – Basic Mathematics with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. PREREQUISITES, CO-REQUISITES and OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Prealgebra, 3rd edition; Tom Carson; Pearson Education, Inc.; 2009 MyLab /Mastering (formerly called CourseCompass/MyMathLab) TEXTBOOKS (including ISBN#) and REQUIRED MATERIALS/RECOMMENDED READING: Topics include natural number exponents; algebraic expressions; linear equations and inequalities; concepts of lines; and appropriate applications. COURSE CONTENT: The student will demonstrate the ability to: 1. Order of operations with integers, fractions, decimals, absolute value, and square roots. 2. Evaluate algebraic expressions. 3. Simplify algebraic expressions. 4. Solve linear equations. 5. Translate English into algebraic equations and solve the resulting equation. 6. Solve problems involving right triangles using the Pythagorean Theorem. 7. Work with ratios, rates, and proportions. 8. Convert units of measure within the American and metric system. (optional) 9. Write a percent as a fraction or a decimal number and write a fraction or a decimal number as a percent. (optional) 10. Translate percent sentences into equations and/or proportions. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES / PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: 2/22/2012 Page 1 of 6
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Palo Alto College MATH0301 157 2012 Spring Course: Section: Term: 11. Solve applications involving percentages. 12. Determine the coordinates of a given point and the quadrant of an ordered pair on a Rectangular Coordinate System. 13. Graph linear equations. (optional) ASSESSMENT: Course grade determination will include at least three in-class major exams and a comprehensive final exam. Homework, quizzes, use of the textbook software, and class participation will also be considered. You will be provided with specific methods of assessment and evaluation plus a tentative schedule of topics that will include test dates by your instructor. EVALUATION: DETERMINATION OF FINAL GRADE GRADE SCALE TESTS 50% 90-100 : A FINAL EXAM 25% 80-89 : B SOFTWARE ASSIGNMENTS 10 - 15% 70-79 : C OTHER 10 - 15% 55-69 : IP or F 0-54 : F The “IP” Grade – A grade of “IP” which stands for In Progress, can be given in a Developmental Math course if all the following criteria are met: The student’s average is between 55 and 69, inclusive.
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