Syllabus for Prealgebra
Students completing Math 110Prealgebra should be able to
do:
Arithmetic of whole numbers and decimals.
Arithmetic of fractions.
Mathematics of ratio/proportion/percentage
Mathematics of geometry/measurement
Graphs/statistics/signed number arithmetic
Algebraic operations/linear equations
Use appropriate technology as part of completion of the above objectives
Demonstrate a knowledge of current technology and its use and/or familiarity
with scientific issues
Math 110 Associate Degree Outcomes
Jackson Community College’s goal is to prepare students to
live productive and meaningful lives. Implicit in
this goal are efforts to prepare students to: (a) live and work in the
twentyfirst century,
(b) be employed in situations which will require retraining several times during
a productive life, and
(c) function in a rapidly changing information society. To accomplish this goal,
this course addresses the
following institutionally defined Associate Degree Outcomes (ADOs):
• Computational Skills and understanding appropriate to the program of study
• The ability to comprehend and use information including written and oral forms
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• A knowledge of science and technology
Day  Sections  Topic 
8/22  1.1 1.2 1.3 
Course Introduction Introduction to the Whole Number Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers/Estimation 
8/24  1.4 1.5 
Prime Factors and Exponents Order of Operation 
8/29  1.6 1.7 
Solving Equations by Addition and Subtraction Solving Equations by Division and Multiplication Competency Exam –Whole Numbers 
8/31  2.1 2.2 2.3 
Introduction to Integers Addition of Integers Subtraction of Integers 
9/2  Last Day to Add/Drop  
9/5  No Classes  
9/7  2.3 2.4 2.5 
Subtraction of Integers Multiplication of Integers Division of Integers 
9/12  2.6 2.7 
Order of Operation and Estimation Solving Equations Involving Integers 
9/14  Competency Exam –Integers Review for Test #1 

9/19  Test #1: Chapters 1 & 2  
9/21  3.1 3.2 3.3 
Variables and Algebraic Expressions Evaluation of Algebraic Expressions and Formulas Simplifying Algebraic Expressions and the Distributive Property 
9/26  3.4 3.5 3.6 
Combining Like Terms Simplifying Expressions to Solve Equations Problem Solving 
9/28  4.1 4.2 6.3 
Fundamental Property of Fractions Multiplying Fractions Multiplication Rules for Exponents 
10/3  6.3 4.3 4.5 
Multiplication Rules for Exponents Dividing Fractions Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers 
10/4  Project Success Day  
10/5  4.4 4.6 
Adding and Subtracting Fraction: LCM and GCF Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers 
10/10  4.7 4.8 
Order of Operations and Complex Fractions Solving Equations Containing Fractions 
10/12  Competency Exam –Fractions Review for Test #2 

10/17  Test #2: Chapters 3 & 4, and §6.3  
10/19  5.1 5.2 5.3 
Introduction to Decimals Addition and Subtraction with Decimals Multiplication with Decimals 
10/24  5.3 5.4 5.5 
Multiplication with Decimals Division and Decimals/Estimation Fractions and Decimals 
10/26  5.5 5.6 5.7 
Fractions and Decimals Solving Equations Involving Decimals Square Roots 
10/31  7.1 7.2 
Percents, Decimals, and Fractions Solving Roots 
11/2  7.3 7.4 8.1 
Applications of Percents/Estimation Interest Ratio 
11/7  8.2 8.3 
Proportions American Units of Measurement 
11/9  8.4 
Metric Units of Measurement Competency Exam –Decimal Review for Test #3 
11/14  Test #3: Chapters 5, 7 & 8, excluding §8.5  
11/16  9.1 9.2 9.3 
Some Basic Definitions Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Polygons 
11/21  9.4 9.5 9.6 
Properties of Triangles Perimeters and Areas of Polygons Circles 
11/23  No Classes  
11/28  9.6 9.7 6.4 
Circles Surface Area and Volume Introduction to Polynomials 
11/29  Last Day to Withdraw From Classes  
11/30  6.5 6.6 
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials Multiplying Polynomials 
12/5  Review for Test #4  
12/7  Test #4: Chapters 9 & §6.46.6  
12/12  Review  
12/14  Final Exam 