__ Course Description__In this course students will be introduced to algebraic topics such as
working with signed

numbers, simplifying numeric expressions with exponents, combining like terms, multiplying

polynomials and evaluating algebraic expressions. They will learn to distinguish among

examples of the commutative, associative and distributive properties. Students will solve first

degree equations, solve and graph linear inequalities on a number line, graph lines and

investigate slope, slope-intercept form and the x- and y- intercepts. They will become familiar

with elementary topics in geometry such as basic definitions, classification of angles, triangles,

perimeter, area and volume.

Prerequisite: MATH 060 or appropriate score on the math placement test and

ENGL 093 or appropriate score on the English placement test.

__ Overall Course Objectives__Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Add, subtract, multiply, divide and find the absolute value of integers.

2. Evaluate algebraic expressions.

3. Indicate the degree and the number of terms of a polynomial.

4. Add, subtract and multiply polynomials.

5. Solve linear inequalities and graph the solution on a number line.

6. Solve literal equations for a specified variable.

7. Solve single variable application problems involving linear equations and inequalities.

8. Interpret data represented in graphs such as bar graphs and pie charts.

9. Graph a line using the slope-intercept form of a linear equation.

**Major Topics
**

Order of Operations

Polynomials

Literal Equations

Linear Inequalities

Solve word problems using equations

Supplementary, Complementary and Vertical Angles

Sum of the Angles of a Triangle

Triangles

Perimeter, Circumference, Area and Volume

Slope, Slope-Intercept

Vertical and Horizontal lines

Parallel

__ Course Requirements__The course material has been divided into three units and is delivered
using computers.

There are three Unit Exams, a computer average, a notebook grade, required certificates and a

comprehensive final exam. Certificates are in a software package which students purchase and

can load on their home machines. If a home machine is unavailable, students may use computers

in the computer lab.

__ Other Course Information__Credits awarded for the completion of this course do not fulfill degree
requirements in any

degree or certificate program and are not transferable to four-year colleges. Students will find it

necessary to use the computers during times other than their scheduled class time. Extra time

outside class is needed to complete the certificates.