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MAT 116 Algebra 1A

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MAT 116 Algebra 1A

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MAT 116 Algebra 1A

Course SyllabusCourse Title: MAT 116Algebra 1A Required Texts Hutchison, D., Bergman, B., Baratto, S., & Hoelzle, L. (2005). Beginning algebra (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Electronic Resources Please Note: All required text and materials are found on the aXcess course page. The aXcess page can be accessed through the Axia College of University of Phoenix Student and Faculty Web site at https://axiaecampus.phoenix.edu/ A book companion Web site for Beginning Algebra is available at http://www.mathzone.com The MathZone access code for MAT 116 is 43NE-9EUJ-EE8C-G7MH-7CPN. MathZone Tutorial: http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/mathzone/index.htm Equation Editor Tutorial (including instruction on graphing in Excel): http://corptrain.phoenix.edu/axiaee/index.htm An additional Web site available as an optional resource is http://www.rodsweb.org/mshelp It provides step-by-step instruction for using the Equation Editor in Microsoft Word and for graphing in Microsoft Excel (basic graphing as well as more advanced graphing, such as graphing inequalities.)

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Course OverviewCOURSE DESCRIPTION This course introduces basic algebra concepts and assists in building skills for performing specific mathematical operations and problem solving. Students will solve equations, evaluate algebraic expressions, solve and graph linear equations and linear inequalities, graph lines, and solve systems of linear equations and linear inequalities. These concepts and skills will serve as a foundation for subsequent business coursework. Applications to real-world problems are also explored throughout the course. This course is the first half of the college algebra sequence, which is completed in MAT 117, Algebra IB. TOPICS AND OBJECTIVES Arithmetic Review Identify prime factorization, greatest common factor, and least common multiples. Perform operations with fractions. Convert fractions to mixed numbers, decimals, and percents. Simplify expressions using the order of operations. Identify positive and negative numbers. The Language of Algebra Translate words and sentences into mathematical expressions. Calculate real numbers and terms involving variables using basic mathematical operations and properties. Evaluate an algebraic expression. Linear Equations Solve equations for one variable using the addition and multiplication properties. Solve applications involving formulas and linear equations. Equations and Inequalities Solve applications involving percents, motion, mixtures, and geometry. Graph the solution set of an inequality in one variable (line graphs). Introduction to Graphing Identify solutions for an equation in two variables. Graph points from ordered pairs in an x-y coordinate system. Graph linear equations. Find the slope of a line. Interpret tables, charts, and graphs to solve applications. Graphing Linear Equations Use the slope and y-intercept form to graph a line. Determine the slope of a line parallel or perpendicular to a given line. Write a linear equation using the point-slope form. Graphing Linear Inequalities Graph linear inequalities in two variables. Evaluate expressions in function notation.Course Syllabus Page 4

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Graph a linear function.

Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities Solve independent, dependent, and inconsistent systems. Solve systems of linear equations using substitution and addition methods. Solve systems of linear equations and their applications. Graph systems of linear inequalities and their applications. Applying Algebra Concepts Apply basic algebra concepts to solve mathematical problems.

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Point Values for the Course AssignmentsWeek One: Arithmetic Review Discussion Questions Participation CheckPoint: Ch. 0 Week Two: The Language of Algebra CheckPoint: Ch. 1 Assignment: Ch. 0 and Ch. 1 Test Week Three: Linear Equations Discussion Questions Participation CheckPoint: Ch. 2, Sections 2.1-2.4 Week Four: Equations and Inequalities CheckPoint: Ch. 2, Sections 2.5-2.7 Assignment: Ch 2 Test Week Five: Introduction to Graphing Discussion Questions Participation CheckPoint: Ch. 6 Week Six: Graphing Linear Equations CheckPoint: Ch. 7, Section 7.1-7.3 Assignment: Ch. 6 and Ch. 7 Test Week Seven: Graphing Linear Inequalities Discussion Questions Participation CheckPoint: Ch. 7, Section 7.4-7.5 Week Eight: Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities CheckPoint: Ch. 8 Assignment: Ch. 7 and Ch. 8 Week Nine: Applying Algebra Concepts Capstone Discussion Question Participation Final Exam Point Totals 20 10 250 1000 30 100 10 10 30 30 100 10 10 30 30 100 10 10 30 30 100 10 10 30

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