Math
152A 1 & Math 183-1
Basic Algebra (Part I) & Supplement
Spring 2004
5 Units Instructor:
Bic Ha Olson
Office:
A204 Meeting Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 12:25 PM Meeting Place: Room A209 Email:
Olson@ltcc.edu
Phone: 541-4660 Ext. 368 Website:
http://www.ltcconline.net/olson/ Office Hours:
Monday:
3:30 4:30 PM @
Office: A204
Tuesday:
3:30 4:30 PM @
Office: A204
Wednesday: 4 5 PM @
Gateway Math Center
Thursday:
5 6 PM @ Office: A204
Friday:
10 11 AM @ Office:
A204 Or By Appointment The best way to contact me is to call my college extension, 541-4660 EXT 368. If I am not in my office, please leave me a message with your name and phone number. Required Text: Elementary and Intermediate Algebra 1^{st} Edition by Mark Dugopolski Optional Text: Student Manual for Elementary and Intermediate Algebra by Mark Dugopolski Check out the Student Manual for Student Manual for Elementary and Intermediate Algebra at the library before buying it to see if it fulfills your needs. Course Description: This course is an introduction to algebra. I will be presenting the Real Numbers and their properties and operations, absolute value equations, simplifying algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities, applications with formulas, the rectangular coordinate system, graphing linear equations and inequalities, polynomials and their operations, integral exponents, scientific notation, and an introduction to functions. This course will connect math with the real world. It is my desire to reduce math anxiety and build self-confidence in every student by the end of this class. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in Math 187B or equivalent or appropriate skills demonstrated through the Math Assessment process. As a
Courtesy to everyone in class, please turn off your cell phones.
Thank you. Students with disabilities must identify themselves to me within the first two weeks of class. Accommodations
for Students with Disabilities:
Students requiring accommodations for a certain disability that may affect
class performance are requested to schedule with a staff member at the DRC to
discuss this during the first week of the quarter so that appropriate
arrangements can be made. Course
materials available in alternate format.
How to succeed in
a Math class: 1. Come to every class meeting. 2. Arrive early, get yourself settled and be ready when class starts. Sit where you wont be distracted and take notes. 3. Do all the homework 4. Do some math every day. 5. Start preparing for exams at least one week in advance. 6. Ask questions, especially if you dont understand a concept. 7. Take advantage of tutors and my office hours. 8. Study in groups and do your homework with a classmate. The Gateway Math Center has free tutoring for all registered students. Please Log In and Out so that the facility gets the funds it needs. In this class, it is your responsibility to drop the class in order to avoid an unwanted grade. You must go to Admissions & Records. Friday, April 16, 2004 is the last day for refunds. Friday, April 30, 2004 is the last day to drop with no record. Friday, June 4, 2004 is the last day to withdraw with a W grade. Student Outcomes A: 90% and above, B: 80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%, F: 59% and under
Homework
110 points
3 Quizzes
90 points
3 Midterm Exams
360 points
Comprehensive Final Exam:
200 points
Total
760 points I have given practice problems following each section. These problems are for you to improve your understanding of the material and to prepare you for quizzes and exams. Do these problems after each of their lectures. I do not collect practice problems. Homework: The Even problems to turn in weekly are due on Friday, except HW 11*. Their due dates are listed every week. These problems are considered late if they are not turned in by 1:00 PM the day they are due. If you will be absent, either turn in the homework early or have someone turn in the homework assignment for you. Homework that is turned in late within one week of the due date receives half credit. Homework turned in after this receives no credit. Quizzes: There are no make-up quizzes. I give 4 quizzes but only 3 are counted so your lowest quiz score will be dropped. Midterm Exams: You must notify me before an exam if you will miss the exam (541-4660 EXT 368). Exams must be made up within 3 school days after the scheduled date, with a penalty of 10%. You may take an exam up to 3 school days before the scheduled date without penalty. Arrangements must be made with me one week in advance. **If EVERY homework assignment is turned in with no more than two (2) late, you may drop your lowest MIDTERM exam score. The Comprehensive
Final Exam is on Monday, June 21, 2004 from 10:00 11:50 AM. Calculators are not allowed during testing. Please practice the homework without them. Math 183 must be
taken Credit / No Credit In order to receive credit for Math 183, you must write a two-page paper involving a Multicultural Week Activity at the college. Multicultural Week is May 17 21^{st}. You may attend a workshop, discussion group, Keynote speaker lecture or any of the other activities during that week. Please talk to me if you have any questions. The Paper is due Wednesday, June 2, 2004. Homework is due on
Fridays, except HW 11. Turn in
the EVEN numbered problems in bold. Practice Problem Numbers that say Odd means do the Odd
numbered problems, EOO means do Every Other Odd problem. Tentative Class Schedule Math 152A 1 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Date
Section
Subject
April 5 1.1 Introduction, Syllabus, Real Numbers Begin 1.2 Pre-Evaluation Survey 1.1 Practice problems: pages 78 # 1 65 EOO. 1.1 Even Problems: #2,
22, 32. April 7 1.2 Fractions Pre-Assessment Test 1.2 Practice problems: pages 1618 #1 85 EOO, 89 97 Odd. 1.2 Even Problems: #28,
52, 70. HW 1 Sections 1.1,
1.2 are due Friday, April 9. (6
points) April 9 1.3 Addition & Subtraction of Real Numbers 1.4 Multiplication & Division of Real Numbers 1.3 Practice problems: pages 23 24 #9 27 EOO, 31, 35, 37 43 Odd, 63 83 EOO, 93, 95. 1.3 Even Problems: #26,
28, 62. 1.4 Practice problems: pages 28 29 #7 55 EOO, 57, 69 79 Odd. 1.4 Even Problems: #12, 24, 28. April 12
1.5
Exponential Expressions and Order of Operations, 1.5 Practice problems: pages 35 36 #7 31 EOO, 35 41 Odd, 55 63 Odd, 71, 75, 79, 91, 117. 1.5 Even Problems:
#16, 68, 86. April 14
1.6
Algebraic Expressions (Handout) 1.6 Practice problems: pages 41 43 #7 15 Odd, 19 51 EOO, 59, 67, 71, 83. 1.6 Even Problems: #32,
50, 72. HW 2 Sections 1.3,
1.4, 1.5 are due Friday, April 16. (10
points) April 16 Quiz 1 (1.1 1.5), 1.7 Properties of Real Numbers, 1.7 Practice problems: pages 50 51 #1 9 Odd, 17 65 EOO, 75 97 Odd, 101. 1.7 Even Problems: #24,
28, 44. Continued
Tentative Class Schedule Math 152A 1 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Date
Section
Subject
April 19 1.8 Using the Properties to Simplify Expressions 2.1 Addition & Multiplication Properties of Equality 1.8 Practice problems: pages 56 58 #1 5 Odd, 15, 17, 29 89 EOO, 99, 103, 105. 1.8 Even Problems: #30,
66, 86. 2.1 Practice problems: pages 71 72 #5 11 Odd, 19 71 EOO, 91. 2.1 Even Problems: #12, 44, 70. April 21 Review Exam 1 (Chapter 1, Section 2.1) HW 3 Sections 1.6,
1.7, 1.8, 2.1 are due Friday, April 23. (12
points) April 23 Exam 1 (Chapter 1, Section 2.1) April 26 2.2 Solving General Linear Equations 2.2 Practice problems: pages 77 79 #3 65 EOO, 85, 87, 93. 2.2 Even Problems: #16,
34, 50. April 28 2.3 Identities, Conditional Equations, and Inconsistent Equations 2.5 Translating Verbal Expressions into Algebraic Expressions (Handout) 2.3 Practice problems: pages 83 84 #1 11 Odd, 17 41 EOO, 65 75 Odd, 87. 2.3 Even Problems: #14,
34, 72. (Skip Section 2.4) 2.5 Practice problems: pages 99 101 #1 29 EOO, 31, 35 51 EOO, 53, 65, 67, 73, 77, 87, 89, 91. 2.5 Even Problems: #42,
52, 74. HW 4 Sections 2.1,
2.2, 2.3 are due Friday, April 30. (10
points) April 30 2.6 Number, Geometric, and Uniform Motion Applications (Handouts) 2.6 Practice problems: pages 106 108 #7, 9, 13, 17, 19, 21, 25, 33. 2.6 Even Problems: #10, 18, 22. May 3 Quiz 2 (2.2, 2.3, 2.5), 2.7 Discount, Investment, and Mixture Applications 2.7 Practice problems: pages 112 114 #3 9 Odd, 15, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 35, 39. 2.7 Even Problems: #14,
22, 36. May 5 Finish 2.7 Discount, Investment, and Mixture Applications 3.1 Inequalities 3.1 Practice problems: pages 129 132 #5 29 EOO, 37 43 Odd, 45 61 EOO, 73 79 Odd, 85, 89. 3.1 Even Problems: #52,
56, 60. HW 5 Sections 2.5,
2.6, 2.7 are due Friday, May 7. (10
points) May 7 3.2 Compound Inequalities (Handouts) 3.2 Practice problems: pages 138 141 #1 11 Odd, 17 29 EOO, 31 59 EOO, 71, 73, 83, 85. 3.2 Even Problems: #36,
46, 84. Date
Section
Subject
May 10 3.3 Absolute Value Equations 3.3 Practice problems: pages 147 150 #1 9 Odd, 13, 15, 21, 27 33 Odd, 85. 3.3 Even Problems: #16,
22, 32. May 12 Review Exam 2 (Chapter 2, Chapter 3)
HW 6 Sections 3.1,
3.2, 3.3 are due Friday, May 14. (10
points) May 14
Exam 2 (Chapter 2, Chapter 3) May 17 4.1 Graphing Lines in the Coordinate Plane (Chapter 4 Handouts) 4.1 Practice problems: pages 165169 #111 Odd, 1729 Odd, 3345 EOO, 47, 5763 Odd, 75-79Odd 4.1 Even Problems: #36,
50, 78. May 19 4.2 Slope 4.2 Practice problems: pages 177 180 #1 13 Odd, 17 29 EOO, 37 45 EOO, 47, 49, 51, 53. 4.2 Even Problems: #6, 38, 50. HW 7 Sections 4.1,
4.2 are due Friday, May 21. (6
points) May 21 4.3 Equations of a Line in Slope-Intercept & Standard Form 4.3 Practice problems: pages 185 189 #117 Odd, 21 69 EOO. 4.3 Even Problems: #12,
30, 52. May 24 4.4 The Point-Slope Form, 8.6 Graphing Linear Inequalities 4.4 Practice problems: pages 194 196 #1 7 Odd, 13 37 EOO, 47. 4.4 Even Problems: #18,
24, 40. 8.6 Practice problems: pages 441 443 #1 7 Odd, 13 45 EOO, 49. 8.6 Even Problems: #14,
20, 30 May 26
Quiz 3 (Sections 4.1 4.4) 4.5 Applications of Linear Equations, 4.5 Practice problems: pages 200 203 #1 13 Odd, 19, 23, 25, 27. 4.5 Even Problems: #10,
12, 16. HW 8 Sections 4.3,
4.4, 8.6 are due Friday, May 28. (10
points) May 28 4.6 Introduction to Functions (Handout) 4.6 Practice problems: pages 209213#19Odd, 1321Odd, 2531 Odd, 35, 37, 4755Odd, 59-75EOO 4.6 Even Problems: #30,
56, 66, 74. Handout for 5.1 May 31
Memorial Day, NO CLASSES Continued
Tentative Class Schedule Math 152A 1 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Date
Section
Subject
June 2
5.1
Addition & Subtraction of Polynomials (Chapter 5 Handouts) 5.1 Practice problems: pages 228231 #111 Odd, 1329EOO, 3341EOO, 4755EOO, 69, 73, 83, 87. 5.1 Even Problems: #40,
54, 86. HW 9 Sections 4.5,
4.6, 5.1 are due Friday, June 4. (12
points) June 4 5.2 Multiplication of Polynomials, 5.3 Multiplication of Binomials, 5.4 Special Products 5.2 Practice problems: pages 235 237 #1 9 Odd, 13 27 EOO, 39 47 EOO, 65 77 EOO, 91. 5.2 Even Problems: #14,
30, 74. 5.3 Practice problems: pages 240 241 #7 27 EOO, 53 59 Odd, 67, 71. 5.3 Even Problems: #20,
30, 66 5.4 Practice problems: pages 245 247 #1 29 EOO, 31 45 EOO, 71. 5.4 Even Problems: #16,
46, 66. June 7 5.5 Division of Polynomials, Review Exam 3 (Chapter 4, Sections 8.6, 5.1 5.3) 5.5 Practice problems: pages 252 253 #1 11 Odd, 17 33 EOO, 35 41 Odd, 59, 63, 85. 5.5 Even Problems: #30, 36, 48.
June
9
Exam 3 (Chapter 4, Sections 8.6, 5.1 5.3)
HW 10 Sections 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 are due Friday, June 11. (10 points) June 11 Finish 5.5, 5.6 Positive Integral Exponents, 5.7 Negative Exponents & Scientific Notation, 5.6 Practice problems: page 258 #1 17 Odd, 21 53
EOO, 59 71 EOO. 5.6 Even Problems: #16, 26, 66. 5.7 Practice problems: pages 265 267 #1 11 Odd, 17 45 EOO, 55 69 Odd, 71 87 EOO, 99. 5.7 Even Problems: #28,
46, 90. June 14 Finish 5.7, Post Evaluation Survey Post-Assessment Test *HW 11 Sections 5.5,
5.6, 5.7 are due Wednesday, June 16. (10
points) June
16
Quiz 4 (Sections 5.4 5.7)
11.3 Combining Functions, 11.3 Practice problems: page 607 #1, 5 15 Odd. 11.3 Even Problems: #6, 10, 16. HW 12 Section 11.3
is due Friday, June 18. (4 points)
June 18 Review Comprehensive Final Exam Monday, June 21 Comprehensive Final Exam 10:00 11:50 AM |