# Math 112 Pre - Algebra

Books & Supplies

**Text :** PreAlgebra – 3_{rd} Edition – Alan S.

Tussy and R. David Gustafson.

Bring pencil and paper to class every day. Graphing

paper and colored pens or pencils will be helpful.

A scientific calculator is sufficient for this course. If

you already own a graphing calculator, you may use

this. If you need to purchase a scientific calculator,

the Casio fx300W and the TI-30 are inexpensive

options.

Do not rely on your calculator for the practice

exercises. Calculator is not allowing on tests, and

exam.

**Attendance**

Daily attendance is expected. Many students find

math difficult. It will become more difficult when you

do not understand what I am talking about because

you missed the previous lecture.

Missing 3 or more classes may cause you to be

dropped; however, it is your responsibility to officially

drop the course. Should class be cancelled due to a

power outage or other reason, please read the

material scheduled for that session.

Dates :

Course start 10/13/08 , end 12/20/08

Nov. 3– Drop Without W

Nov. 10– Veterans day (College Closed)

Nov. 21 – Drop With W

Nov 27-30 Thanksgiving (College Closed),

**Final Exam, December18 Thursday(8:10-
10:40AM)**

**Classroom Policies & Participation
**Cell phones should be turned off.

Do not talk in class while lecture is in progress.

**No food or beverages** are allowed in class with the

exception of bottled water.

Individuals will be called upon in class to provide

suggestions on how to proceed with a problem.

**Course Description**

Pre-requisite: Completion of Math 105 with at least a “C”

or placement by assessment process.

This course will cover chapters 1-9.

Content to be Covered:

Ch.1** Order of Operations, Solving
Equations**, Exponents

Ch.2 Integers

Ch.3

**Variables, Simplifying Algebraic**

Equations, Combining Like Terms, Problem

Solving

Ch.4 Operations on Fractions,

**Complex**

Fractions,Solving Equations

Fractions,

Ch.5 Operations on Decimals, Estimation,

**Square Roots**

**Ch.6 Graphing Linear Equations, Parabolas,**

Operations with Polynomials

Operations with Polynomials

Ch.7 Percent and Applications of Percents

Ch.8 Ratios and Proportions

Ch.9

**Geometry**, Perimeters, Areas of Polygons

**Note-taking**

• Select colored pens or pencils to sketch a box around

definitions and formulas

•
Write a reminder note about a key-step within a

problem (works well on homework too)

•
You might want to keep a 2-inch margin on the righthand

side of your paper to make notes.

•
See if you prefer writing on and studying from blank

paper rather than lined paper Homework,

Quizzes, and Attendance 5 %

**• No make-up quizzes,HW** will be provided.

Missed quizzes will be scored as zero. You will

not turn in homework for sections that you are

quizzed on.

• Plan on studying and/or completing homework a

minimum of __ten hours outside of class each
week.__

**Exams **75 %

• Exams will be returned within one week.

• **No make-up **exams will be allowed and missed

exams will be scored as zero. (See final exam

info below.)

• If you are going to be absent on the day an exam

is scheduled, discuss arrangements with me for

taking the exam before the absence.

• Keep your eyes on your own papers. Do not talk

during an exam. It is best not to sit near

someone you studied with.

**Final Exam** 20%

• Throughout the semester review your returned

exams to prepare for the final. **The final will
cover the entire semester!**

•

**Final Exam, December18 Thursday(8:10-**

10:40AM)

Study Tips

10:40AM)

Study Tips

•
Start homework as soon as possible. Rewrite

the problem being asked. Place a star (*) next to

problems you need help with.

•
Read the book.

•
Study every night for 1 – 2 hours in a quiet room

at home or in the library.

•
Review problems that were the most difficult and

practice weak areas. (includes returned exams)

•
Create flash cards.

**Sample grade calculation:**

Grade | Weight | Total | |||

HW & Quizzes |
03.05 | = | |||

Exam 1 | 0.15 | = | |||

Exam 2 | 0.15 | = | |||

Exam 3 | 0.15 | = | |||

Exam 4 | 0.15 | = | |||

Exam 5 | 0.15 | = | |||

Final | 0.20 | = | |||

Grand total (Overall grade percentage
in class): |

**Student Learning Outcome (SLO);**

**Student Learning Outcome (SLO);**

1. Utilize the real numbers and arithmetical

operations efficiently and adaptively.

2. Use algebraic symbols and variable to

express stated relationships between

different qualities.

3. Write and solve simple linear algebraic

equations and application problems.

4. Describe and analyze mathematically the

spatial features of objects.

Letter grades will be determined by your overall

percentage in the course:

A = 90 - 100

B = 80 – 89.9

C = 70 – 79.9

D = 60 – 69.9

F = 0 – 59.9

The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments to

the syllabus, lecture schedule, and

assignments.

__Learning Outcomes__

1. Find the prime factorization of a given

number.

2. Evaluate expressions using order of

operations.

3. Simplify expressions with exponents.

4. Solve equations with whole numbers and

integers.

5. Combine like terms.

6. Analyze word problems, translate into linear

equations and solve.

7. Evaluate expressions with fractions and

mixed numbers, including complex fractions

and order of operations.

8. Evaluate expressions with decimals and

square roots.

9. Analyze and graph linear equations.

10. Convert numbers to percents and evaluate

applications such as discounts, interest,

commissions, etc.

11. Solve ratios and proportions, translate and

solve word problems.

12. Calculate perimeters and areas of polygons.

13. Distinguish between complementary and

supplementary angles as well as acute, right,

Obtuse and straight angles.

**Learning Disabilities: L.A. Mission College, **in

compliance with state and federal laws and

regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of

disability. If you are a student with a documented

disability, please call 818-364-7732, Director of

Learning Assistance Programs, to make arrangements

for classroom accommodations. His office is located

in room 1018 Instructional Building. Additional

disability related information and policies can be found

in the Student Handbook.