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Math 154 **ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA** Section 98908

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Class Meets:   T & Th: 11:10am-1:35pm; Rm 825                Units:     5.0 units
Prerequisite:   Math 254CM/254SI/254B with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent
Text:       Elementary Algebra: Early Graphing. 3rd Edition; Allen R. Angel 2008 Student Solution Manual. (Optional)
Office Hours:  MTWTh: 1:35pm-2:20pm; and by appointment
Office:             Room 710          Phone/ Text:  (831)419-2204        E-mail:
    mabuchan@cabrillo.edu

Course Description: Presents a systematic development of numbers, polynomials and polynomial fractions, along with applications to the solution of linear equations, graphing of and solutions for systems of linear equations, quadratic equations, and an introduction to exponents and radicals. Contains topics typical of first-year high school algebra, but taught at a college level. May not be taken Pass/No Pass. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply general mathematical concepts and principles to perform arithmetic computations on algebraic expressions.
  1. Choose appropriate methods and then solve equations, inequalities and systems of equations.
  2. Create, use, and analyze analytical and graphical representations of mathematical models.

Student Learning Objectives:

  1. Manipulate algebraic expressions into equivalent forms using algebraic operations and rules.
  1. Solve linear, quadratic, square root and rational equations, systems of linear equations, and linear inequalities.
  2. Solve applications involving linear equations, systems of linear equations, quadratic equations, square root equations and equations with rational expressions.
  3. Recognize, interpret, and readily go between a linear equation in two variables, its slope and intercepts, and its graph.

Supplies:
Some of the supplies you will need include a pencil, scientific calculator (phones, laptops, tablets, ipads, graphing calculators, etc… are NOT permitted on exams), notebook paper, access to the Internet, and printing capabilities. Color pencils and graph paper can be very helpful, but they are not required.

Attendance:
Attending all lectures and completing all assignments is essential for success in this course. Students are expected to attend all classes and labs. Late work will not be accepted and there will be no make-ups exams. Illness-related and other absences do not relieve students from the responsibility of obtaining material from missed lessons or turning in assignments. Students are encouraged to exchange phone numbers and form work groups with classmates or attend office hours to catch up.

Excessive absence from class, meaning more than 2 class meetings, can result in a student being dropped from the course. Students should not, however, assume that they will be dropped. It is the student's responsibility to officially drop a course using WebAdvisor online registration. If the instructor does drop the student from the class, there is no automatic refund or reversal of charges. Students who drop after “NRS” (No Record Shown) deadline will have a W recorded on his or her transcripts. Students may not drop after the “W” deadline.
"Refund" Deadline – Sat, Sept. 9th; "NRS" Deadline – Mon, Sept. 11th; "W" Deadline – Sat, Nov. 18th.

Homework:
Homework will be collected every Tuesday and graded for completeness, presentation, and correctness. You are assigned 15 sets of odd numbered problems (worth 3 points for each assignment), consisting of 4-5 chapter sections. You must show all of your work, and you are expected to check your answers in the back of book. Although assignments are collected weekly, you must resist the temptation to do all your week’s HW over the weekend. It is difficult to learn new material without a working knowledge of previous material, so always at least take a look at a day’s homework before the next class.  Missing or putting off homework puts a hurdle between you and your success in the class. Late homework assignments will not be accepted.   4.5% of Final Grade

Take Home Quizzes:
Take Home Quizzes will be collected every Tuesday and graded for completeness, presentation, and correctness. Take Home Quizzes are 4 random problems from each section that are to be printed from this website (worth ½ point each problem). You must show all your work to receive full credit. Solutions to the Take Home Quizzes will be posted after they are collected and graded. You may work together on Take Home Quizzes, and you may get help from the MLC, ILC, office hours, etc. You must start early to take advantage of the resources available to you. I have assigned 232 Take Home Quiz problems; however, only 210 problems will count. Late Take Home Quizzes will not be accepted.   10.5% of Final Grade

Exams:
There will be 4 Chapter Exams worth 150 points each. If you are unable to take an exam on the scheduled date, you may make arrangements to take it early, but you may NOT take an exam late. If you are forced to miss an exam you must call or email before the exam starts. If you miss an exam for a valid, verifiable reason, your final exam will be counted as 400 points instead of 250 points. A second missed exam will be counted as a zero. NO make-up exams will be given.   60% of Final Grade.

Final Exam:
A comprehensive 3-hour final exam contributing to 25% of Final Grade given on:

Tuesday, December 12th; 10:00am-12:50pm

 

Grades:       Grading Scale:
 

Homework

4.5%

(15 assignments @ 3 points each =    45 points)

  A: 100% - 90%

Take Home Quiz

10.5%

(210 problems @ ½ point each =  105 points)

  B: 89% - 80%

Exams

60%

(4 exams @ 150 points each =  600 points)

  C: 79% - 70%

Final Exam

25%

                                       250 points

  D: 69% - 60% 

Total

100%

                                    1000 points

  F: Below 60%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tutoring:
As a student in this Section of Math 154, it is recommended that you spend minimum of 2 hours actively engaged in assigned activities, for every hour spent in class. Tutoring is available in the MLC, in Aptos (Room 1074) (831) 477-5696, and the ILC, in Watsonville (Room A210) (831) 786-4755.

Student Honesty Policy:
Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations such as cheating will result in disciplinary action which may include recommendation for dismissal.

Accommodations:
Students needing accommodations should contact me as soon as possible. As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations are provided to insure equal opportunity for students with verified disabilities. If you need assistance with an accommodation, please contact the Accessibility Support Center (ASC), formerly Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), 479-6379, or Learning Skills Program, Room 1073, 479-6220.

 

MATH 154 SCHEDULE FALL 2017

Wk

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

Aug-28

Aug-29

1.3: Fractions
1.4: The Real Number System

Aug-30

Aug-31

1.5: Inequalities
1.6: Adding Real Numbers

Sept-1

2

Sept-4

No Class Labor Day

 

Sept-5

1.7: Subtracting Real Numbers
1.8: Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers

Sept-6

Sept-7

1.9: Order of Operations
2.1: Combining Like Terms

Sept-8

Refund & NRS Deadline

3

Sept-11

Sept-12

2.2: Addition Property of Equality
2.3: Multiplication Property of Equality
2.4: Solving Equations with Variables on One Side

Sept-13

Sept-14

2.5: Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides
2.6: Use Formulas to Solve Applications and Solve Formulas for Variables

Sept-15

4

Sept-18

Sept-19

2.7: Ratios and Proportions
2.8: Solving and Graphing Inequalities in One Variable

Sept-20

Sept-21

3.1: Changing Application Problems into Equations
3.2: Solve Application Problems

Sept-22

5

Sept-25

 

Sept-26

3.3: Solve Geometric Application Problems
3.4: Solve Motion Application Problems

Sept-27

Sept-28

Exam 1 (chap 1-2)
3.4: Solve Money and Mixture Application Problems

Sept-29

 

6

Oct-2

Oct-3

4.1: The Cartesian Coordinate System and Linear Equations in Two Variables
4.2: Graphing Linear Equations

Oct-4

Oct-5

4.3: Slope of a Line
4.4: Slope-Intercept and Point-Slope Forms of Linear Equations

Oct-6

7

Oct-9

Oct-10

4.5: Graphing Linear Inequalities
5.1: Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing

Oct-11

Oct-12

5.2: Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution Method
5.3: Solving Systems of Equations by Addition Method

Oct-13

8

Oct-16

Oct-17

5.4: Applications of Systems of Linear Equations
5.5: Solving and Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities

Oct-18

Oct-19

Exam 2 (chap 3-4)
6.1: Exponents
6.2: Negative Exponents

Oct-20

9

Oct-23

 

Oct-24

6.3: Scientific Notation
6.4: Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
6.5: Multiplication of Polynomials

Oct-25

 

Oct-26

6.6: Division of Polynomials
7.1: Factoring a Monomial from a Polynomial

Oct-27

 

10

Oct-30

 

Oct-31

7.2: Factoring by Grouping
7.3: Factoring Trinomials with a=1
7.4: Factoring Trinomials with a=/=1

Nov-1

Nov-2

Exam 3 (chap 5-6)
7.5: Special Factoring Formulas

Nov-3

11

Nov-6

Nov-7

7.6: Solving Quadratics using Factoring
7.7: Applications of Quadratics

Nov-8

Nov-9

8.1: Simplifying Rational Expressions
8.2: Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

Nov-10

No Class Veterans Day

 

12

Nov-13

Nov-14

8.3: Add/Subtract Rationals with Common Denominators
8.4: Add/Subtract Rationals without Common Denominators

Nov-15

Nov-16

8.5: Simplify Complex Fractions
8.6: Solving Rational Equations

Nov-17

 

W Deadline

13

Nov-20

Nov-21

8.7: Applications of Rational Equations
9.1: Evaluating Square Roots

Nov-22

Nov-23

No Class
Thanksgiving

 

Nov-24

No Class
Thanksgiving

14

Nov-27

Nov-28

9.2: Simplifying Square Roots
9.3: Add/Subtract and Multiply Square Roots
9.4: Dividing Square Roots

Nov-29

Nov-30

9.5: Solving Radical Equations
9.6: Applications of Radical Equations

Dec-1

15

Dec-4

Dec-5

Exam 4 (chap 7-8)
10.1: The Square Root Property

Dec-6

Dec-7

10.2: Completing the Square
10.3: The Quadratic Formula

Dec-8

16

Dec-11

Dec-12

Final Exam
10:00am-12:50pm

Dec-13

Dec-14

 

Dec-15

 

MATH 154 HOMEWORK SCHEDULE

 

Hmk#

Sect

Page

Problems

Due Date

 

1

1.3

27

23-63 every other odd, 67-85 odd

 

Sept 5th

1.4

33

11-63 every other odd

1.5

38

11-19 odd, 23-67 every other odd, 69-77 odd

1.6

47

25-89 every other odd, 109-121 odd, 125-131 odd

 

2

1.7

57

13-85 every other odd, 107-127 every other odd

 

Sept 12th

1.8

66

17-89 every other odd, 93-99 odd, 129, 131

1.9

76

17-41 every other odd, 57-129 every other odd

2.1

103

9-121 every other odd

 

3

2.2

111

13-65 every other odd

 

Sept 19th

2.3

118

9-57 every other odd, 59

2.4

127

15-103 every other odd, 107, 109

2.5

138

11-63 every other odd, 65-77 odd, 89

2.6

147

11,15, 31-39 odd, 45-81 every other odd, 89-101 odd, 109

 

4

2.7

160

37-47 odd, 55-71 every other odd, 85

 

Sept 26th

2.8

169

11-55 every other odd, 57

3.1

190

45-129 every other odd

3.2

201

3-29 odd, 31-59 every other odd,

 

5

3.3

209

11-29 odd, 33, 35, 37

 

Oct 3rd

3.4

220

1-21 odd (not 11), 25, 27, 29, 39-57 odd

 

6

4.1

239

27-31 odd, 37, 41, 43-49 odd

 

Oct 10th

4.2

248

21, 23-63 every other odd, 65, 67

4.3

259

11-23 every other odd, 25-67 odd

4.4

272

13-65 odd (not 23, not 27), 71

 

7

4.5

278

5-23 odd                            

 

Oct 17th

5.1

305

13-33 odd, 37-57 every other odd

5.2

312

5-29 odd

5.3

321

5-37 every other odd, 27

 

8

5.4

330

9-19 odd, 23-31 odd, 35, 41

 

Oct 24th

5.5

336

5-23 odd

6.1

350

13-131 every other odd, 151, 152 (A:  )

6.2

359

13-129 every other odd, 133-143 odd, 128 (A:  )

 

9

6.3

368

13-41 every other odd, 53-71 odd

 

Oct 31st

6.4

376

17-41 odd, 57-77 odd, 89-109 odd

6.5

386

15-25 odd, 29-73 e.o.o., 42 (A:  ), 75-99 odd, 107, 121

6.6

393

17-71 odd

7.1

408

49-99 odd, 105

 

10

7.2

413

7-65 odd

 

Nov 7th

7.3

422

15-87 every other odd

7.4

434

5-65 every other odd

7.5

442

15-99 every other odd, 12 (A:  prime), 53

 

11

7.6

449

7-55 every other odd, 63, 65

 

Nov 14th

7.7

455

5-15 odd, 19-25 odd, 31-39 odd, 41, 47

8.1

471

13-27 odd, 29-65 every other odd

8.2

479

7-15 odd, 19-51 every other odd, 53-73 every other odd, 87, 89

 

12

8.3

486

13-47 odd

 

Nov 21st

8.4

494

7-63 every other odd

8.5

500

5-35 odd

8.6

508

15-71 every other odd

 

13

8.7

518

15-37 odd

 

Nov 30th

9.1

542

13-49 every other odd, 53-63 odd

9.2

548

15-75 every other odd

9.3

554

5-77 every other odd

9.4

562

13-73 every other odd, 83-101 odd

 

14

9.5

569

13-51 odd

 

Dec 7th

9.6

574

9-27 odd, 31-39 odd, 51, 55

10.1

596

7-45 odd, 53, 55, 61, 63, 65

 

15

10.2

603

7-43 odd, 47-55 odd, 52 (A: 16ft)

 

Dec 12th

10.3

612

27-57 odd, 61, 63, 67, 69, 70 (A:  about 1.52 sec and about 4.1 sec)