Course Description: Units of measurement, arithmetic with
signed numbers and fractions, word problems, linear equations, and
Prerequisites: MAT 011
has no prerequisites. MAT 011 is intended for students who scored less than 42
on the ELM exam.
Textbook:Intermediate Algebra (6th ed.) by Johnston,
Willis, Lazaris, ISBN #0495287741
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
Solve simple linear
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.
15% of grade – Quiz
10% of grade – Homework (daily quiz)
5% of grade –
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.
Exams/Quizzes: The math department does not provide makeup tests for
students who miss exams. It is the student's responsibility to make whatever
arrangements are necessary to ensure that he or she is able to take exams at
the regularly scheduled place and time. I will also not give any make up
quizzes under any circumstances, so make sure you are present on the day of the
Integrity: The mathematics department does not tolerate cheating.
Students who have questions or concerns about academic integrity should ask
their professors or the counselors in the Student Development Office, or refer
to the University Catalog for more information. (Look in the index under
Accomodations for Students with Disabilities: Cal
State Dominguez Hills adheres to all applicable federal, state, and local laws,
regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations
for students with temporary and permanent disabilities. If you have a
disability that may adversely affect your work in this class, I encourage you
to register with Disabled Student Services (DSS) and to talk with me about how
I can best help you. All disclosures of disabilities will be kept strictly
confidential. Please note: no accommodation may be made until you register with
the DSS in WH B250. For information call (310) 243-3660 or to use
telecommunications Device for the Deaf, call (310) 243-2028.
Schedule and Homework Assignments
Every Exercise refers to Set I of your textbook
Monday 1/22: 2.5 Evaluating and substituting in
algebraic expressions: (even) 2-18