## Course Information

**Course description:**

This course includes exponents, polynomials, radicals, radical

expressions, graphing in the plane , functions, linear and quadratic

equations, linear inequalities, systems of linear equations and

inequalities, and appropriate applications.

**Course date:** Monday January 9, 2006 through Saturday May 5, 200

**Prerequisite(s): **MT 065 or equivalent as de termined by KCTCS placement
examination

## Textbooks

**Required reading:**

Introductory Algebra, Bittinger, Marvin A., Addison Wesley/Benjamin

Cummings, 9^{th}, ISBN:020174631X

OR

**Required reading:**

Introductory Algebra, Bittinger, Marvin A., Addison Wesley/Benjamin

Cummings, 9^{th}, Standal one ISBN :032119991X

## Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of 120 MT as described in the

grading/evaluation policy, the student will be able to do the following:

1. Factor a polynomial completely.

2. Solve equations involving rational expressions .

3. Distinguish between a function and a relation.

4. Find the domain and range of a function.

5. Distinguish between a relation and a function.

6. Graph linear functions and find the slope .

7. Recognize the different forms of a linear equation.

8. Find the intercepts of a linear equation.

9. Solve systems of linear equations using different methods.

10. Solve linear inequalities in one and two variables .

11. Simplify radical expressions.

12. Solve equations involving radical expressions.

13. Perform basic operations on complex numbers .

14. Solve quadratic equations by factoring.

15. Solve quadratic equations by the square root property.

16. Solve quadratic equations by completing the square.

17. Solve quadratic equations using the quadratic formula .

18. Graph quadratic functions.

19. Solve applications problems using the above competencies in real

world application

## Course Outline

I. Factoring

A. Trinomials

1.Leading Coefficient not equal to one

2. Square of binomial

B. Difference of Squares

C. Sum of Cubes

D. Difference of Cubes

E. Special Factoring

II. Rational Expressions

A. Multiplying and simplifying

B. Division and reciprocals

C. Adding rational expressions

D. Subtracting rational expressions

E. Solving rational equations

F. Applications using rational equations and proportions

III. Graphs, Functions, and Applications

A. Plotting points in the plane

B. Functions

C. Domain and range

D. Linear functions and slope

E. Forms of linear equations

F. Applications of linear equations

IV. Systems of Equations

A. Solve by graphing

B. Solve by substitution

C. Solve by elimination

D. Solve applications with two equations

E. Business and Economic applications

V. Inequalities

A. Interval notation

B. Compound inequalities

C. Absolute value equations and inequalities

D. System of linear inequalities in two variables

E. Applications

VI. Radical Expressions, Equations, and Functions

A. Radical expressions and functions

B. Rational numbers as exponents

C. Simplifying radical expressions

D. Division of radical expressions

E. Solving radical equations

F. Applications involving radicals

G. Introduction to complex numbers

VII. Quadratic Equations and Functions

A. Solving quadratic equations by factoring

B. Solving quadratic equations using the square root property

C. Solving quadratic equations by completing the square

D. The quadratic formula

E. Applications involving quadratic equations

F. Quadratic functions

G. Graphing quadratic functions

## Course Structure

Topics from the course outline will be discussed and
techniques of

problem solving will be demonstrated. Students will be assignee

homework over the topic. Students are expected to complete the

homework, ask questions on it, be able to discuss it in the FORUM.

## Technology/Media

This is an internet class using a course management system
known as

CourseCompass. The minimum hardware/software requirements are:

To work with CourseCompass 4.5, your computer must meet
the

fol lowing system requirements

Operating system

· Windows® 2000 and XP

· Macintosh® 9.2 and OS X Version 10.1 and 10.2

Internet connection:

· Minimum connection speed of 28.8 kbps (kilobits per second)

Internet browsers.

· Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Version 5.x up to Version 6.0 or

· Netscape® Navigator, Version 7.0

Additional software

· Adobe Reader

· MyMathLab

## Homework

Homework will be assigned at each class meeting. I expect
each

assignment to be completed by the beginning of the next class meeting.

It is the students’ responsibility to complete each assignment and to ask

questions about the homework.

## Grading Policy

The students’ performance will be determined by 10 online
quizzes, two

online class tests and a proctored final exam according to the following

distribution of percents.

Final Exam 40%

Class Tests 30%

Quizzes 30% I will give up to 10 bonus points for those students

who actively participate in the FORUM.

## Final Exam

The final exam will be comprehensive and must be taken in
a proctored

environment at your home institution during the scheduled Final period.

## Evaluation Policy

The students’ final letter grade will be determined
according to the

following scale:

**Range** |
**Grade** |

90 – 100 |
A |

80 - 89 |
B |

70 - 79 |
C |

60 – 69 |
D |

0 - 59 |
E |

## The FORUM

The FORUM is the discussion area of the course. Students
are expected

to read the contents and respond to posting there. I will give bonus

points for active participation in this area of the course. A post is

considered relevant if it promotes understanding of the course material.

## Make up Policy

Make-ups are available only if there is documented
evidence of

circumstances beyond your control.

## Attendance Policy

This is a virtual class and no formal attendance is
required. Students are

expected to stay current with the course according to the posted

schedule. They are expected to log on regularly and to participate in the

course discussions. Students who are inactive for an extended period of

time will be dropped from the course.

## Withdrawal Policy

From the last day to drop without a grade through the date
of the midterm

the student may withdraw from the course and receive a grade of

“W” if the student withdraws according to college procedure. From the

date of the mid-term through the last day of class the student may

withdraw after consultation with the instructor.

## ADA Statement

Each KCTCS college has a coordinator to assist students
with their

disabilities. Students with disabilities who desire academic

accommodations must provide the coordinator with current

documentation of their disability including evidence of the need for

academic accommodations. If you need an accommodation because of a

documented disability, you are required to register with disability

support services located in the Counseling Center on each campus.

Please do not request accommodations directly from your instructor. If

you require assistance during an emergency evacuation, notify disability

support services immediately. Disability support service providers are

listed in the link below.

**Disability support service providers**

## KCTCS Academic Offenses

**2.3.1.1 Plagiarism**

Plagiarism is the act of presenting ideas, words, or
organization of a

source, published or not, as if they were one’s own. All quoted material

must be in quotation marks, and all paraphrases, quotations, significant

ideas, and organization must be acknowledged by some form of

documentation acceptable to the instructor for the course.

Plagiarism also includes the practice of employing or
allowing another

person to alter or revise the work that a student submits as the student’s

own. Students may discuss assignments among themselves or with an

instructor or tutor, but when the actual material is completed, it must be

done by the student and the student alone. The use of the term

“material” refers to work in any form including written, oral, and

electronic.

All academic work, written or otherwise, submitted by a
student to an

instructor or other academic supervisor, is expected to be the result of

the student’s own thought, research, or self-expression. In any case in

which a student feels unsure about a question of plagiarism involving

the student’s work, the student must consult the instructor before

submitting the work.

**2.3.1.2 Cheating**

Cheating includes buying, stealing, or otherwise obtaining
unauthorized

copies of examinations or assignments for the purpose of improving

one’s academic standing. During examinations or in-class work,

cheating includes having unauthorized information, and/or referring to

unauthorized notes or other written or electronic information. In

addition, copying from others, either during examinations or in the

preparation of homework assignments, is a form of cheating.

**2.3.1.3 Student Co-Responsibility**

Anyone who knowingly assists in any form of academic
dishonesty

shall be considered as guilty as the student who accepts such assistance.

Students should not allow their work to be copied or otherwise used by

fellow students, nor should they sell or give unauthorized copies of

examinations to other students.

**2.3.1.4 Misuse or Student Falsification of Academic
Records**

The misuse or actual or attempted falsification, theft,
misrepresentation,

or other alteration of any official academic record of the college is a

serious academic offense. As used in this context, “academic record”

includes all paper and electronic versions of the partial or complete

academic record.