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Course 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 1B.

Policies

Faculty and students will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Rockswold, G. K., & Krieger, T. A. (2013). Beginning and intermediate algebra: With applications and visualization. (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Fundamentals of Algebraic Expressions and Equations | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Identify variables, coefficients, and constants. | | | | |Simplify algebraic expressions by combining like terms. | | | | |Evaluate expressions. | | | | |Solve problems using order of operations. | | | | |Apply properties of real numbers to algebraic expressions. | | | | |Translate English phrases to algebraic expressions. | | | |Course Preparation |Read the course description and objectives. | | | | |Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 1, sections 1.1–1.8 of Beginning and Intermediate Algebra. | | | |Reading |Read the Associate Level Material: MyMathLab® Study Plan. |...