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College of Natural Sciences MAT/117 02/11/2013 Algebra 1B
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Course Description
This course explores advanced algebra concepts and assists in building the algebraic and problem solving skills developed in Algebra 1A. Students will solve polynomials, quadratic equations, rational equations, and radical equations. 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 second half of the college algebra sequence, which began with MAT 116, Algebra 1A.

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: Polynomials
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Objectives 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Simplify polynomials. Use the distribution property with polynomials. Perform polynomial operations. Use polynomials in real-world applications.

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Course Preparation Reading Reading Reading Participation

Read the course description and objectives. Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. Read Ch. 5, sections 5.2–5.4 and 5.6 of Beginning and Intermediate Algebra With Applications and Visualization. Read the Associate Level Material: MyMathLab Study Plan. Read Using Equation Editor and MyMathLab Participate in class discussion. ® ®

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Discussion Questions Nongraded Activities and Preparation ® MyMathLab Orientation Nongraded Activities and Preparation Week One Videos Individual ® MyMathLab Exercises Individual Week One Study Plan

Respond to weekly discussion questions. Resource: Associate Level Material: Using Equation Editor and ® MyMathLab ® Log on to MyMathLab on the student website. ® Complete the MyMathLab Orientation exercise. Watch this week’s videos located on your student website.

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Complete the Week One assignment in MyMathLab .

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Review your Study Plan in MyMathLab after completing the homework assignment for the week. Select topics from this week's materials in your study plan that have been highlighted for review. Continue working on these topics until you add a minimum of five new correct topics to your Study Plan report. Complete the Week One self-check in MyMathLab . ®

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Individual Week One SelfCheck

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Week Two: Factoring (Part 1)
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Objectives 2.1 Factor polynomials using the Greatest Common Factor. 2 2.2 Factor trinomial expressions of the form x + bx + c. 2 2.3 Factor trinomial expressions of the form ax + bx + c. Read Ch. 6, sections 6.1–6.2 of Beginning and Intermediate Algebra With Applications and Visualization. Participate in class discussion. Respond to weekly discussion questions. Watch this week’s videos located on your student website. 10 10

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Reading Participation Discussion Questions Nongraded Activities and Preparation Week Two Videos

Individual ® MyMathLab Exercises Individual Week Two Study Plan

Complete the Week Two assignment in MyMathLab .

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Review your Study Plan in MyMathLab after completing the homework assignment for the week. Select topics from this week's materials in your study plan that have been highlighted for review....
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