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MATH100 - Pre-Algebra

Course Details

Course Code: MATH100 Course ID: 4131 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course introduces concepts of beginning algebra including the solving of basic algebraic equations that involve integers, fractions, decimals and percents. It also introduces the concepts of polynomials and the graphing of two variable equations. Emphasis is on the fundamentals of beginning algebra to ease the transition into college-level mathematics courses. This course is followed by MATH101, which will introduce intermediate algebra concepts that incorporate the skills covered in MATH100.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 12/27/20 Summer 2020 Session C 16 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 01/24/21 Fall 2020 Session A 16 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 02/21/21 Fall 2020 Session K 16 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 03/28/21 Fall 2020 Session C 16 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Perform basic operations of whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals and percents.
  2. Define a variable and a variable expression for various real life situations.
  3. Create algebraic equations using defined variables and expressions.
  4. Apply algebraic rules, properties and basic mathematical operations to algebraic expressions and equations for simplification.
  5. Solve algebraic equations for the defined variable or variables using algebraic and basic mathematical operations.
  6. Formulate the perimeter, area and volume of various geometric shapes.
  7. Interpret information from a table of data, bar graph, pictograph and line graph.
  8. Plot values for solved variables of two variable equations on rectangular coordinate plane.
  9. Simplify roots of numbers.
  10. Apply proportions to solve real life situations.
  11. Calculate the mean, median and mode of a given set of data.
  12. Apply properties of exponents to simplify numeric and algebraic expressions containing exponents.
  13. Identify monomials, binomials and trinomials.
  14. Simplify polynomial expressions using basic mathematics operations and properties.
  15. Factor polynomial expressions using greatest common factors.
  16. Evaluate polynomial expressions for a given value.

You will be required to complete the APUS Honor Pledge Assignment before submitting any other work. Please submit this in the Assignments area of the classroom.

Forum Assignments: Under the Forums link you will see forums set up each week. You will be showing and explaining in words the steps to practice problems from a pdf posted in the forum. Your first forum assignment will be your introduction to the classroom (this is a course requirement) and then you will have a forum for most weeks to show your practice problems. Along with those forums you will also have some ‘Special Forum’ assignments where you do a little research on where the concepts you are learning are used in real life as well as two opportunities to share your thoughts about the course (Midterm and End of Course). Make sure you read the full forum description for details on how you must do your posts and how to earn the credit before you post any work. The schedule for posts is in the course outline at end of syllabus, the weekly lesson packets and is noted in the Forum titles. It is your responsibility to read through all posts in each forum and not to repeat a problem already done by another student at the time you post your problem as well. You will need to read through the all posts in the problem forums before you post yours to assure you have not repeated other problems posted by fellow students. If you are working diligently on all the practice problems in the book as you should be then you will have no problem earning full participation points in the forums. The Forums will be worth 16% of your course grade.

Homework: Most weeks there will be a ‘Book’ in Limespring for you to complete, which includes a lesson section. Your homework score will come from your grade on the quizzes taken in the lesson section. Please refer to information in the Lessons section under Labs to learn how to access Limespring. Completion of the ‘lessons’ section in LimeSpring will constitute your homework grade. The homework will be worth 10% of your course grade. I will post your homework grade at the end of the class.

Weekly Book Exams: There will be a ‘Book Exam’ each week except for Weeks 7 (Midterm Exam), 15 (Review) and 16 (Final Exam). The Book Exam will cover the material learned that week and practiced in the Limespring lessons and workbook. You can only take the Book Exam once, but it will be open note and multiple-choice. You cannot take the Book Exam until you have completed the lessons and workbook. The due dates for the Books Exams are in the course outline below and must be followed. All tests will have a 1-hour time limit and will be worth 30 points each for a total of 390 points. The weekly exams count as 39% of your course grade.

Midterm Exam: The midterm exam will be during week 7 and will be worth 150 pts or 15% of your course grade. It will be a two-hour online, open-note exam. This examination will cover all sections of the textbook covered during the semester. It will be a multiple-choice exam with 30 questions each worth 5 points. The questions will require computations and application of the material covered during the semester. Please coordinate with the professor for any special arrangements.

Unless the professor approves alternate arrangements, students should plan to take the midterm examination during week 7. You will only be allowed to take this exam once except in unusual circumstances outside of your control.

Final Exam: The final exam will be during week 16 and will be worth 200 pts or 20% of your course grade. It will be a 2 1/2-hour online, open-note exam. This examination will cover all sections of the textbook covered during the semester. It will be a multiple-choice exam with 40 questions each worth 5 points. The questions will require computations and application of the material covered during the semester. Please coordinate with the professor for any special arrangements. Unless the professor approves alternate arrangements, students should plan to take the final examination during the last week of the course. You will only be allowed to take this exam once except in unusual circumstances outside of your control.

The points earned on the graded course assignments will determine the course grade. The final grade in the course will be based on total points.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 16.00 %
Week 1 Introduction 1.00 %
Week 2 Forum 1.00 %
Week 3 Forum 1.00 %
Week 4 Forum 1.00 %
Week 5 Forum 1.00 %
Week 6 Forum 1.00 %
Week 7 Forum 1.00 %
Week 8 Forum 1.00 %
Week 9 Forum 1.00 %
Week 10 Forum 1.00 %
Week 11 Forum 1.00 %
Week 12 Forum 1.00 %
Week 13 Forum 1.00 %
Week 14 Forum 1.00 %
Week 15 Forum 1.00 %
Week 16 Forum 1.00 %
Tests 39.00 %
APUS Honor Code and Pledge 0.03 %
Unit Test 1 3.00 %
Unit Test 2 3.00 %
Unit Test 3 3.00 %
Unit Test 4 3.00 %
Unit Test 5 3.00 %
Unit Test 6 3.00 %
Unit Test 8 3.00 %
Unit Test 9 3.00 %
Unit Test 10 3.00 %
Unit Test 11 3.00 %
Unit Test 12 3.00 %
Unit Test 13 3.00 %
Unit Test 14 3.00 %
Midterm Exam 15.00 %
Midterm Exam 15.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Homework 10.00 %
Homework 1 0.77 %
Homework 2 0.77 %
Homework 3 0.77 %
Homework 4 0.77 %
Homework 5 0.77 %
Homework 6 0.77 %
Homework 8 0.77 %
Homework 9 0.77 %
Homework 10 0.77 %
Homework 11 0.77 %
Homework 12 0.77 %
Homework 13 0.77 %
Homework 14 0.77 %

Detailed instructions for each week’s work are given in the lessons within the classroom. Course materials are provided through Limespring. Instructions for accessing the site are in the lessons under the Labs tab.

Students will need a calculator to successfully complete this course. The calculator should include a memory and square root function. At the student’s discretion, a scientific calculator capable of performing statistical functions or a computer spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel may be used. Students may make use of the above for all graded assignments during the course.

Web Sites

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Web Site URL/Address

Mathematics Videos

http://www.apus.edu/media/mathWV/index.htm

Cool Math

http://www.coolmath.com

Math

http://www.math.com

Calculator website

http://www.calculator.com

Dr. Math

http://mathforum.org/dr.math/

Purple Math

http://www.purplemath.com/

Book Title:LimeSpring - access instructions provided inside the classroom
ISBN:NA
Publication Info:CLASS-LimeSpring
Author:No Author Specified
Electronic Unit Cost:$11.20

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.