I. Equation of lines - slope intercept and point-slope
J. Sketch the graph of a linear equation in two variables .
• Discuss x = c where c is real.
• Discuss y = c where c is real.
K. Solve a system of linear equations in two variables.
• By graphical means
• By elimination method
• By substitution method
• Dependent, inconsistent systems
L. Laws of exponents. Exponents that are integer in
• ax ay = ax + y
• (ax)y = axy
• ax/ay = ax - y if a
• (ab)x = ax
M. Operations with polynomials - Terminology
a. Addition andsubtraction of polynomials
b. Multiplication of polynomials
• monomial by monomial
• monomial by polynomial
• binomial by binomial
• binomial by trinomial
c. Division by polynomials
• Divide a polynomial by monomial
• Divide a polynomial by binomial
N. Factoring Algebraic Expressions
a. Find greatest monomial factor
b. Difference of squares
c. Trinomials - one or two variables
• leading coefficient of one
• leading coefficient other than one
d. Combinations of above
P. Quadratic Equations - Real solutions only
• Definition of above
• Solving by factoring
ADDITIONAL TOPICS THAT MAY BE COVERED IF SO DESIRED
A. Compound inequalities - Solution and Graphs of
B. Rational Expression - Algebraic fraction
• Express simplest terms
• Multiplication and Division
• Addition and Subtraction
• Equations involving variables in denominator
• Complex fractions
C. Roots and Radicals - Only square roots
• Evaluate square root of perfect square
• Express radicals simplest form
• Addition and subtraction of radicals
• Multiplication radicals
• Dividing radical expressions
• Solving equations involving radicals
D. a. Solving by quadratic equation
• Sketching graph of quadratic equation in 2 variables
• Solving Quadratics by completing square.
E. Application of Quadratic Equations
F. Complex Numbers
• Addition and Subtraction
G. Solutions of Quadratics with Complex Roots
H. Ratio and Proportion Problems
I. Sketching graph of linear inequality in two variables.
III. Special Projects to Be Included in Course
IV. Methods of Student Evaluation
Tests (how many? how often? what type?)
Tests: 3-7 objective exams
92-100% = A
83- 91% = B
74- 82% = C
70- 73% = D
Be low 73% = F
V. Assessment of Outcomes
What measurements will be used to demonstrate that outcomes have been
reached? (Refers to class as a whole, not individual students.)
VI. Other Information
What additional information will help to clarify the course?
I. Prerequisites: Math 011 (Arithmetic), satisfactory
score on placement test
(A test), or consent of full-time department member.
II. Non-transfer course - developmental.
III. Offered Fall/Spring/ Summer on both Parkersburg and Jackson County
Center Campuses, both day and evening classes.
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