# MAT 011-63 Algebra Review part 1, CRN 25537, Spring 2007

Instructor: Serban Raianu

Class Meetings: MW: 8:30-9:45 a.m., F: 2/2/07, 2/9/07 in SCC 120

Office: NSM A-123

Office Hours: Monday 11:30-15:30, Wednesday 13:00-15:00, and by appointment.

Office Phone: (310) 243-3139

Email: sraianu@csudh.edu

URL: http://www.csudh.edu/math/sraianu/

Course Description: Units of measurement, arithmetic with signed numbers and fractions, word problems, linear equations, and applications.

### Objectives

After completing MAT 011 the student should be able to

• Solve problems using units of measurement, and convert from one unit to another (feet to inches, gallons to liters, etc.).
• Perform arithmetic with signed numbers and fractions.
• Translate sentences into equations with variables.
• Use the distributive law to transform expressions.
• Solve simple linear equations.
• Model realistic problems with simple linear equations.

### Expected outcomes: Students must be able to demonstrate through written assignments, tests, and quizzes that they have achieved the objectives of MAT 011.

Mat 011 is a CR/NC class.

10% of grade – Homework (daily quiz)

70% of grade – Final Exam

Homework Policy: Homework will be checked by a daily quiz containing problems identical to the ones in the homework assignment. Homework quizzes will be graded on a 1-10 scale.

### Every Exercise refers to Set I of your textbook

Monday 1/22: 2.5 Evaluating and substituting in algebraic expressions: (even) 2-18

2.6 Using formulas: (even) 2-14

Wednesday 1/24: 2.8 Removing grouping symbols: (even) 2-18, 34, 40, 46

2.9 Combining like terms; simplifying algebraic expressions: 2, 6, 12,

16, 22, 24, 28, 34, 38, 46

Monday 1/29: 3.1 First degree equations, their solutions, and their graphs: 1-10 (all), 12-

22 (even)

3.2 Simple first-degree inequalities, their solutions, and their graphs:

(even) 2-30

Wednesday 1/31: 3.3 Combined inequalities, their solutions, and their graphs: (even) 2-

28

3.5 Applications: an introduction: (even) 2-26

Friday 2/2: 4.1 Basic Definitions: (even) 2-20

4.2 Adding and subtracting polynomials: (even) 2-20

Monday 2/5: Review for Quiz

4.3 Multiplying polynomials: (even) 2-30, 34, 36, 40

4.4 Special products: 2, 6, 14, 18, 19, 24, 30, 32, 34

Wednesday 2/7: Quiz

Friday 2/9: 4.6 Dividing polynomials: 2, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 18, 24, 26, 28, 34

4.8 Applications: dry mixture problems: (even) 2-16

Monday 2/12: 4.9 Solution mixture problems: (all) 1-10

Wednesday 2/14: Review for Final