MATH 0070  Beginning Algebra Credit Hours: 3.00 Prerequisites: MATH 0050 with grade C or better; or an equivalent college course; or an acceptable score on a placement or prerequisite exam
This course in beginning algebra covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and factoring of polynomials; integral exponents; linear equations and inequalities in one variable; linear equations and systems of linear equations in two variables; and roots and radicals.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
Search for Sections Transfer Possibilities Michigan Transfer Network (MiTransfer)  Utilize this website to easily search how your credits transfer to colleges and universities. OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to solve linear equations and linear inequalities.
Objectives: Students will perform the following without the use of a calculator:
 Solve and check first degree equations in one variable by using field properties of the reals.
 Use the properties of equality to solve equations.
 Use the properties of inequality to solve first degree inequalities and display solutions on a number line, setbuilder notation, and interval notation.
 Solve formulas for any variable and evaluate such formulas for different values of the variables.
 Convert word problems into equations and solve and check.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to graph linear equations and linear inequalities in two variables.
Objectives: Students will perform the following without the use of a calculator:
 Locate points in a Cartesian plane and know terminology such as x and ycoordinates, origin, quadrant.
 Graph a line by pointplotting.
 Graph a line by finding its intercepts.
 Determine the slope of a line.
 Write equation into slopeintercept form and graph.
 Find equation of a line using pointslope form and slopeintercept form.
 Determine whether lines are parallel, perpendicular, or neither.
 Find an equation of a parallel or perpendicular line.
 Graph linear inequalities.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to solve systems of equations and inequalities.
Objectives: Students will perform the following without the use of a calculator:
 Use the graph of a system of equations to determine the nature of the solutions.
 Solve systems of 2 equations with 2 unknowns using substitution.
 Solve systems of 2 equations with 2 unknowns using elimination.
 Solve systems of linear inequalities by graphing in two variables.
 Use systems to solve applications.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to simplify expressions involving integer exponents.
Objectives: Students will perform the following without the use of a calculator:
 Use the basic properties of exponents when the exponents are integers to simplify expressions.
 Write real numbers in scientific notation and vice versa.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform operations on polynomials.
Objectives: Students will perform the following without the use of a calculator:
 Identify and evaluate polynomials.
 Add and subtract polynomials.
 Multiply polynomials.
 Divide a polynomial by a monomial.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to factor polynomials.
Objectives: Students will perform the following without the use of a calculator:
 Factor out the greatest common factor.
 Factor by grouping.
 Factor trinomials of the form ax^{2} + bx + c when a = 1.
 Factor trinomials of the form ax^{2} + bx + c when a not equal to 1.
 Factor difference of squares, perfect square trinomials, sum and difference of cubes.
 Solve quadratic equations by factoring.
Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform operations on radicals
Objectives: Students will perform the following without the use of a calculator:
 Simplify radicals.
 Add, subtract, and multiply radicals.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO) • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience. • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue. • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives. • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task. • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments. • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course: Quantitative Reasoning: YES COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE  Equations and Inequalities
 Solve linear equations in one variable
 Solve literal equations in one variable
 Solve and graph linear inequalities in one variable
 Solve quadratic equations in one variable by factoring
 Solve equations involving rational expressions
 Solve applied problems including motion, percent, mixture, and angle problems
 Linear Equations in Two Variables
 Graph lines
 Pointplotting
 Intercepts
 Slopeintercept form
 Slope of a line
 Equation of a line
 Slopeintercept form
 Pointslope form
 Standard form
 Parallel and perpendicular lines
 Graph linear inequalities
 Systems of Equations and Inequalities
 Solve systems of two equations in two variables by graphing.
 Solve systems of two equations in two variables by substitution.
 Solve systems of two equations in two variables by elimination.
 Solve systems of linear inequalities by graphing in two variables.
 Applications
 Exponents
 Properties of positive integral exponents
 Definition and use of the zero exponent
 Definition and use of negative integral exponents
 Scientific notation
 Polynomials
 Terminology associated with polynomials
 Add and subtract polynomials
 Multiply polynomials
 Divide polynomials by monomial
 Factor Polynomials
 Greatest common factor
 Grouping
 Trinomials
 Difference of squares, perfect square trinomials, sum and difference of cubes
 Roots and Radicals
 Simplify expression s containing square root radicals
 Addition, subtraction, and multiplication of expressions involving square roots
Primary Faculty Castel, Caroline Secondary Faculty Lusha, Elonia Associate Dean McMillen, Lisa Dean Pritchett, Marie
Official Course Syllabus  Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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