Developmental Algebra
I. Cata log Description and Credit Hours of Course:
Ope rations and variables , Linear Equations and inequalities , exp onents ,
polynomials ,
factoring, rational expression , linear equations and their graphs . For students
with ACT
mathematics subscore of 17 or be low . (3)
II. Prerequisite(s): None
III. Purposes or Objectives of Course: To prepare
students for MA 095, Intermediate Algebra .
IV. Expectations of Students:
A. Attend classes
B. Participate in classroom activities
C. Do the homework
D. Perform adequately on examinations
V. Course Outline:
Chapter 
Sections 
Topics 
No. TR periods 
No. MWF periods 
1 

Real Numbers 
3 
5 
2 
2.1 – 2.9 
Linear Equations 
6 
9 
3 
3.1 – 3.6 
Graphing/ Slope /Functions 
4 
6 
5 
5.1 – 5.4, 5.6 
Exponents , Polynomials 
3 
5 
6 

Factoring Polynomials 
4 
5 
7 
7.1 – 7.4, 7.8 
Rational Expressions 
3 
5 


Review 
4 
5 


Exams 
3 
4 


Total 
30 
44 
VI. Textbook: MartinGay, K. Elayn, Beginning
Algebra, 5^{th} Edition,
Pearson  Prentice Hall Inc., 2009.
VII. Basis of Student Evaluation: 
Suggested Percent 
A. Hour examinations 
60% 
B. Homework as signments , classroom
participation 
10% 
C. Quizzes 
10% 
D. Final examination 
20% 
MA090 MartinGay  Suggested Schedule
Week 
Monday 
Wednesday 
Friday 

Tuesday 
Thursday 
1 

1.3 
1.4 


1.3,1.4 
2 
1.5,1.6,1.7 
1.8 
2.1 

1.5,1.6,1.7 
1.8,2.1 
3 
2.2 
2.3 
2.4 

2.2,2.3 
2.3,2.4 
4 
2.5 
2.6 
2.7 

2.5,2.6 
2.6,2.7 
5 
2.8 
2.9 
Review 

2.8,2.9 
Review 
6 
Test 
3.1 
3.2 

Test 
3.1,3.2 
7 
3.3 
3.4 
3.5 

3.3,3.4 
3.4,3.5 
8 
3.6 
Review 
Test 

3.6 
5.1,5.2 
9 
5.1 
5.2 
5.3 

5.3,5.4 
5.4,5.6 
10 
5.4 
5.6 
Review 

Review 
Test 
11 
Test 
6.1 
6.2 

6.1,6.2 
6.2 
12 
6.3 

6.5 


(6.4),6.5 
13 
Review 
Test 
7.1 

Review 
Test 
14 
7.2 
7.3 
7.4 

7.1,7.2 
7.3,7.4 
15 
7.8 
Review 
No 45^{th}
day 

7.8 
Review 
16 
Finals week 

Finals week 
Chapter 1 should be considered only as a very brief
review. Assess Chapter 1 through quizzes.
The first test can then cover primarily chapter 2.
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