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MATH110 - College Algebra

Course Details

Course Code: MATH110 Course ID: 3282 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course investigates the concepts of college algebra. The course covers the concepts of algebra, graphing and solution of linear and quadratic equations, inequalities and the solution of systems of linear equations. The course is organized into four distinct parts. The first part of the course covers the basic concepts involved in graphing points and linear equations. The second part of the course investigates the solution and graphing of inequalities and systems of linear equations. The third part of the course concentrates on the manipulation and use of exponential expressions and radicals. The final part of the course considers the solution of quadratic equations and their applications. Practical applications are provided throughout the course. There is careful attention to the presentation of concepts that will become important in the study of analytic geometry, trigonometry and calculus. The course assumes the student has completed MATH101 Introduction to College Algebra or an equivalent course and is completely comfortable with the language of algebra, equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, and rational expressions.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing the course, the student should be able to accomplish these
Course Objectives (CO):

1. Solve algebraic problems using graphs
2. Solve algebraic problems using equations
3. Translate equations and inequalities into equivalent forms through the application of the rules of algebra.
4. Solve systems of linear equations with two equations.
5. Solve problems involving equations and inequalities.
6. Solve problems involving rational exponential functions.
7. Solve quadratic equations.
8. Compute descriptive measures using graphs.
9. Apply mathematical problem solving methods.
10. Develop mathematical models using one or two linear equations to solve an applications problem.
11. Apply math concepts to situations in everyday life.

Forum Assignments: The University requires weekly contact from each student. This requirement can be met by taking the Unit Tests and by participating in the Forums. A total of 8% of the final grade will be based on participation in the weekly Forums. Forum postings are expected to be written in complete sentences using correct grammar and spelling. Any posting which requires research must be accompanied by a citation of the references used.

Homework: Homework problems are assigned for each section of the book that we study. The right-hand side of the MyMathLab screen contains links to resources to make your task easier.

  • Help Me Solve This: This link walks you step-by-step through the assigned problem. Once it has guided you to the solution, you must choose Similar Exercise in order to get a new problem to do for credit.
  • Show Me An Example: This link demonstrates a similar problem for you. This feature is especially handy if you want to know the format it wants for an answer. If the example has the answer in decimal form, then that’s what you should use for your problem.
  • Ask My Instructor: This area sends the instructor an email with your exact problem so that they can show you how to solve it. This is just like raising your hand in a traditional class to get help with what you don’t understand.

These homework problems are an important factor in your success at mastering the subject. Math is not a spectator sport - one learns math by putting the pencil to the paper!

Weekly Tests: There will be a graded test every week of the course. Each test will be a 25 question online, open-book, open-note test. You may not consult with any other person while taking the exam. A total of 56% of the final course grade comes from these tests. These assignments will follow each week of the course and will be problems or questions similar to those in the text and homework. They are selected to provide the student with hands on experience in applying the techniques and models being discussed.

Final Exam: The final exam will count as 20% of the final grade. It will also be a 25 question online, open-book, open-note exam. You may not consult with any other person while taking the exam. This examination will be based on all material covered during the semester. 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 not need a proctor to take this exam.

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

NameGrade %
Honor Code 1.00 %
APUS Honor Code and Pledge 1.00 %
Homework 16.00 %
Current Homework Grade 16.00 %
Assignments 56.00 %
Test 1 Critique 8.00 %
Test 2 Critique 8.00 %
Test 3 Critique 8.00 %
Test 4 Critique 8.00 %
Test 5 Critique 8.00 %
Test 6 Critique 8.00 %
Test 7 Critique 8.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam Critique 20.00 %
Forums 8.00 %
Week 1 Forum 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 %

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.

Supplementary Materials

The lessons contain links to online supplementary materials for this class. You may click on the links in the lessons directly to view them. In addition to these, 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
Khan Academy

Book Title:Materials and readings for this course are provided inside the classroom.
Publication Info:CLASS-Lumen
Electronic Unit Cost:$10.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.