Prerequisites: Acceptable placement score or
completion of MAT 150 with a grade of "C" or
better.
Description: This course includes the study of
rational numbers and their applications, operations
with algebraic expressions , linear equations and applications, linear
inequalities, graphs of linear
equations, operations with exponents and polynomials, and factoring.
Textbook(s) or Alternative: Algebra: Introductory
and In termediate , 4^{th} edition, Aufmann,
Barker, and Lockwood. Houghton Mifflin Co.
College Wide Competencies: Apply
mathematical/computational skills to solve problems .
Learning Outcomes: The student will able to:
1. solve linear and absolute value equations and inequalities.
2. graph linear equations and inequalities.
3. perform fundamental operations on polynomials by applying operation of
exponents.
4. factor polynomial expressions.
5. solve quadratic equations by factoring.
6. solve real world application problems using algebraic techniques .
Attendance: (Math Department Policy) Students are
expected to attend all scheduled classes and
are responsible for all class work, homework, notes, etc., whether or not they
are present. In the
event of extenuating circumstances, such as illness, you are al lowed to miss up
to 8 hours. The
student will be dropped after missing more than 8 hours of scheduled classes. If
an instructor drops
a student for excessive absences at any time during the semester, a grade of AF@
will be assigned. If
the student with log isticgraphson.html">draws from the course , a grade of AW@ or AWF@ will be assigned
as outlined in
the college catalog. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN EXCUSED ABSENCE!! IF YOU
EXCEED THE ALLOWED NUMBER OF ABSENCES , YOU WILL BE DROPPED. A student is
considered tardy if not present for roll call, which is taken at the beginning
of the class. Three
tardies constitute 1 hour of absence.
Academic Dishonesty: Students are expected to do
their own work. Please refer to the NETC
Student Code and Grievance Procedure for a definition of academic dishonesty and
an outline of the
disciplinary action that may result.
Student Disabilities:
Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the VicePresident for
Student Services to
discuss needs or concerns as they pursue an academic program and participate in
campus life. The
VicePresident for Student Services will provide guidance regarding official
documentation of
disabilities and/or accommodation of needs.
Classroom Etiquette:
1. Electronic communication devices (pagers, cell phones, etc.) are NOT allowed
in the
classroom. Oncall emergency personnel should see the instructor for an
exemption.
2. No visible food or drinks are allowed in the classrooms.
3. No radio or headphones are allowed in the classrooms.
ID Policy:
It is mandatory that every student wears his/her ID at all times when on the
Cheraw campus.
During the first week of classes, the instructor will issue a reminder to wear
the ID. This reminder is
a warning.
After the first week of classes, instructors are required to dismiss students
without an ID from class.
The student may get his/her ID (or a new one in Student Services for $3.00) and
return to class
before the midpoint of the class. If the student cannot get an ID and return to
class by the midpoint,
the instructor will record the absence.
Evaluative Methods to Appraise Objectives: Chapter
or topical tests and a final exam will be used
to compute your grade for MAT 101. Your final grade for the course will be made
up of 80% of the
test average plus 20% of the exam grade. A final exam will be given and NO test
grades will be
dropped.
MakeUp Test Procedure:
No makeup tests are given except in extenuating circumstances. The student
is responsible for
contacting the instructor prior to the time the test is scheduled to arrange a
meeting to discuss the
process of making up the missed test.
Grading Scale:
The grade point scale that will be used is as follows:
A = 93  100
B = 85  92
C = 77  84
D = 69  76
F = below 69
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
WEEK 
SECT 
TOPIC 

1  3 
2.1 
Introduction to Equations 


2.2 
General Equations 


2.3 
Translating Sentences into Equations 


2.4 
Mixture and Uniform Motion Problems 
TEST 1_________ 




4  5 
2.5 
Inequalities 


2.6 
AbsoluteValue Equations and
Inequalities 
TEST 2_________ 




6 – 7 
4.1 
The Rectangular Coordinate System (Objs
A & B only) 


4.3 
Linear Functions 


4.4 
Slope of a Straight Lines 
TEST 3_________ 




8  9 
4.5 
Finding Equations of Lines 


4.6 
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines 


4.7 
Graphing Linear Inequalities 
TEST 4 _________ 




10  11 
6.1 
Exponential Expressions (Objs A and B
only) 


6.2 
Introduction to Polynomial Functions 


6.3 
Multiplication of Polynomials 


6.4 
Division of Polynomials (Obj. A only) 
TEST 5 _________ 




12  13 
7.1 
Common Factors 


7.2 
Factoring Polynomials of the Form x^{2}
+ bx + c 


7.3 
Factoring Polynomials of the Form
ax^{2} + bx + c 


7.4 
Special Factoring 
TEST 6_________ 




14  15 
7.5 
Solving Quadratic Equations 
TEST 7 _________ 