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# ATAM 1160 - Mathematics-Algebra

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.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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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:

1. Using signed numbers, exponents and square roots in algebraic expression, solve problems with 80% accuracy.
2. Using the proper order of operations for adding and subtracting algebraic expressions, solve problems with 80% accuracy.
3. 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:

1. Using the proper order of operations, solve algebraic equations involving two operations with 80% accuracy.
2. Using the proper order of operations, solve for algebraic equation factoring and changing priorities with 80% accuracy.
3. 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:

1. Using algebraic operations, solve industrial word problems with 80% accuracy.
2. Using the proper order of operations in algebra, solve problems with multiplication and division of positive and negative numbers and exponents.
3. Using the proper order of operations in algebra, solve problems with scientific notation, unit conversion and system equations.

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:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

1. Signed Numbers - Exponents and Square Roots
2. Algebraic Language; Order of Operations
3. Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Expressions; Like Terms
4. Solving Simple Equations
5. Equations Involving Two Operations
6. More Equations; Removing Parentheses; Factoring
7. Solving Formulas
8. Solving Word Problems
9. Multiplying and Dividing Algebraic Expressions; Positive and Negative Exponents
10. Multiplying Similar Binomials by Inspection
11. Scientific Notation; Conversions with Decimal; Multiplying and Dividing
12. Unit Conversions
13. 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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