ATAM 1160  MathematicsAlgebra Credit Hours: 2.00 Prerequisites: ATAM 1150 or consent of apprenticeship coordinator
Fundamental operations of positive and negative numbers, grouping symbols, algebraic axioms, equations, special products and factoring. Solution of practical shop problems.
Location: South Campus
Contact Hours: 2 Billable Contact Hours: 2 OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe applications in order of operations in algebraic language.
Objectives:
 Using signed numbers, exponents and square roots in algebraic expression, solve problems with 80% accuracy.
 Using the proper order of operations for adding and subtracting algebraic expressions, solve problems with 80% accuracy.
 Using the proper order of operations, solve simple algebraic expressions with 80% accuracy.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe applications in solving algebraic equations.
Objectives:
 Using the proper order of operations, solve algebraic equations involving two operations with 80% accuracy.
 Using the proper order of operations, solve for algebraic equation factoring and changing priorities with 80% accuracy.
 Using the proper order of operations for solve industrial formulas with 80% accuracy.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe applications in solving algebraic expressions.
Objectives:
 Using algebraic operations, solve industrial word problems with 80% accuracy.
 Using the proper order of operations in algebra, solve problems with multiplication and division of positive and negative numbers and exponents.
 Using the proper order of operations in algebra, solve problems with scientific notation, unit conversion and system equations.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)
 1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner.

 The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently.

 3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge.

 4. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.

 The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
 Signed Numbers  Exponents and Square Roots
 Algebraic Language; Order of Operations
 Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Expressions; Like Terms
 Solving Simple Equations
 Equations Involving Two Operations
 More Equations; Removing Parentheses; Factoring
 Solving Formulas
 Solving Word Problems
 Multiplying and Dividing Algebraic Expressions; Positive and Negative Exponents
 Multiplying Similar Binomials by Inspection
 Scientific Notation; Conversions with Decimal; Multiplying and Dividing
 Unit Conversions
 Systems of Equations; Solution by Substitution; Dependent and Inconsistent Systems
Primary Faculty Gordon, Victoria Secondary Faculty Associate Dean Pawlowski, Timothy Dean Hutchison, Donald
Official Course Syllabus  Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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