**Anne Arundel Community
College**

**Beginning
Algebra – ** **Spring**** 2016**

**MAT011, Sections 4****00**** **

**Class:**** MW@17:00-19:00 in Schz-204 **

**Professor:** James Freeman

**Office:**
Mathematics 231-I

**Office Hours:**** MW@16:00-17:00; TTh@16:00-19:00**

**Phone:** (410)
777-2557

**Email:** jsfreeman@aacc.edu

**Website:** http://ola4.aacc.edu/jsfreeman

**Course Description:**
This course covers a variety of topics appropriate for a beginning algebra
student, including:

a) arithmetic of signed whole numbers and fractions;

b) properties of real numbers;

c) solving and graphing linear equations and systems of linear equations;

d) solving and graphing algebraic equations and inequalities;

e) simplifying/factoring polynomial and rational expressions;

f) applications of algebraic equations and inequalities.

Content will include problem solving techniques with and without calculators. The student must earn a "C" or better to be eligible to take MAT-012.

**Learning Objectives:**
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

(i) solve linear equations and systems of linear equations;

(ii) determine the slope and graph of linear equations;

(iii) apply properties of exponents to evaluate and simplify expressions;

(iv) perform basic operations upon polynomial and rational expressions;

(v) translate literal descriptions into algebraic expressions;

(vi) apply algebraic techniques to various applications.

**Text: **"Beginning
and Intermediate Algebra" (Customized 5th edition) by
Elayn Martin-Gay, Pearson Custom Publishing, 2013.

**Computer/Calculator:**
A graphing calculator is required for the course - a TI-83-Plus or TI-84 is
recommended.

**Attendance Policy: **Regular
class attendance is expected and will be recorded. If you are
absent, it is your responsibility to find out what occurred with respect to
both announcements and course work. If
you email me, I will respond with that information. I will maintain the online version of this
syllabus with any changes in dates or homework assignments. But you should attend every class because
even one absence means a lost opportunity to learn.

**Class Activity:**
Prepare for class by reading the text (either before or after we cover the
material). If you do not understand
something, ask questions in class. Ask
questions even if it concerns material from a prior class or chapter. Asking and answering questions is the main
purpose of class. During class we will
review the major points in each chapter and solve sample problems.

**Homework:** Homework will consist of selected problems
from the end of each chapter section in the text. The homework will be collected and
graded. Late homework loses 10%
credit. Your homework problem solutions
should be neatly prepared (they need not be typed), with multiple pages either
stapled or otherwise bound together. Answers to the homework are in the back of
the book, so there is no reason for a wrong answer. There is also the Student’s Solution Manual,
with explanations of the answers. The
homework will not be graded in detail, but will be reviewed for
completeness. **You must show your work
and not just give the answer. Homework
that consists of answers only will not receive full credit.** If you cannot
do or do not understand a homework problem, ask about it in class. Do the
relevant homework as soon as possible after the material is covered i class to allow time for questions.

**Attendance will comprise
1% of your grade.**

**Homework assignments will comprise
12% of your grade.
Notice:
**

**
Examinations: **There
will be three chapter specific tests and a cumulative final exam.

**The three tests will comprise 57% of your grade - 19% each. The final will comprise 30% of your grade.**

The tests may not be made up (without prior approval). If you miss a test, the total possible points that the test was worth will be added to the total possible points that the final is worth. Thus, if you miss a test, your final exam will be worth a larger proportion of your course grade. I give generous partial credit when I grade, but you must show your work neatly to earn it. It is your responsibility to show me what you know in a neat and orderly fashion.

**Grading Scale: **90
- 100% A; 80-89% B; 70 - 79% C; 60 - 69% D; below 60% F.

**Additional Help:**
Do not hesitate to visit me during my office hours. If my hours conflict with your free time, I
will gladly arrange additional times to meet with you. I am in my office other times during the week
so you can always stop by to see if I am in.
Additionally, free tutoring is available in the Math-Lab, located in the
basement of the Library, room 107.

**Academic Integrity: **The
Anne Arundel Community College Catalog states, "All students are required
to exhibit academic honesty in all academic exercises and assignments."
This includes cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, and
plagiarism. The instructor has the right
and obligation to impose a reasonable academic sanction including, but not
limited to, the following:

A) Assign a failing grade for the assignment;

B) Assign a grade reduction for the course;

C) Assign a failing grade for the course;

D) Assign an alternative learning experience.

I will choose **A** for most situations involving academic
dishonesty. Do not leave the classroom without permission during a test. If you do, I will collect your test and grade
it based upon what you have already finished.

**Student Conduct: **The
Anne Arundel Community College Catalog states; "All students while engaged
in college activities shall comply with all college policies and procedures.
Students shall conduct themselves in accordance with accepted standards of
behavior, respect the rights of others, refrain from conduct or activity which
obstructs the work of the college and is damaging to the welfare of the college
community or the college." It continues to describe Acts of Misconduct.
Please read the Catalog.

**Cell Phones: **Please
put cell phones on vibrator mode during class as a courtesy to others. If you receive a call, I trust that you will
leave the room to talk. ** Do not use your cell phone during a test - such use may be construed as
a form of academic dishonesty. **

**Students in Need of
Special Services:** AACC is an equal
opportunity, affirmative action, Title IX, ADA Title 504 compliant institution.
Call Disability Support Services, 410-777-2306 or Maryland Relay 711, 72 hours
in advance or e-mail dss@aacc.edu to request special accommodations. For
information regarding Anne Arundel Community College's compliance and
complaints concerning discrimination or harassment, call Karen Cook, Esq.,
AACC's federal compliance manager at 410-777-7370 or Maryland Relay 711.

**Schedule (All dates are tentative)**

__Date Assignments__

**Feb 01 Chapter 1 Homework Due**

**Feb 22 Chapter 2 Homework Due**

**Feb 24 Examination on Chapters
1 & 2**

**Mar 09 Chapter 3 Homework Due**

**Apr 04 Chapter 4 Homework Due**

**Apr 06 Examination on Chapters
3 & 4**

**Apr 18 Chapter 5 Homework Due**

**Apr 27 Chapter 6
Homework Due**

**May 02 Chapter 7
Homework Due**

**May 04 Examination
on Chapters 5 & 6 & 7**

**
**

** Review as
time allows**

**May 16 (Mon) Final Examination : 17:00-19:00**

**Jan 25 Last day to drop with
full refund**

**Apr 20 Last day to
withdraw**

**Homework
Assignments ****(Do Odd Numbers Only)**

**In the following, the abbreviation “eoo”
means “every other odd”. So, “1-21 eoo” means do problems: 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21. **

**In the following, the abbreviation “eto”
means “every third odd”. So, “1-31 eto” means do problems: 1, 7, 13, 19, 25,
31.**

**Chapter 1: Variables
and
Real Numbers**

** 1.1: Read the chapter 1.2:
1-79 eoo**

** 1.3: 1-99 eoo 1.4:
1-115 eto **

** 1.5: 1-101 eto 1.6:
1-45 eoo**

** 1.7: 1-121 eto
1.8:
1-101 eto**

**Chapter 2: Linear
Equations and Inequalities **

** 2.1: 1-85 eoo 2.2:
1-93 eoo**

**2.3: 1-97 eoo 2.4:
1-77 eto**

** 2.5: 1-61 eto 2.6: 1-55 eto**

** 2.7: 1-49 eto
2.8: 1-73 eto **

**Chapter 3: Graphing
**

** 3.1: 1-102 eto 3.2:
1-57 eoo**

** 3.3: 1-67 eto 3.4:
1-81 eoo**

** 3.5: 1-87 eto
3.6: 1-88 eto **

**Chapter 4: Systems of
Linear Equations
**

** 4.1: 1-73 eto 4.2:
1-57 eoo**

** 4.3: 1-73 eoo 4.4:
1-29 eoo**

**
4.5: 1-65 eto **** **

** **

**Chapter 5: Exponents
and Polynomials
**

** 5.1: 1-127 eto 5.2:
1-127 eto**

** 5.3: 1-97 eto 5.4:
1-105 eto **

** 5.5: 1-115 eto 5.6:
1-73 eto**

** 5.7: 1-49 eoo
**

**Chapter 6: Factoring
Polynomials **

** 6.1: 1-115 eto 6.2:
1-97 eto**

** 6.3: 1-121 eto
6.4: 1-67 eto **

** 6.5: 1-90 eto 6.6:
1-91 eto**

**
6.7: 1-49 eoo**

**Chapter 7: Rational
Expressions **
**7.1: 1-85 eto **