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Catalog Description:
This course includes solution of first degree equations, inequalities, and
formulas; polynomials; algebraic fractions, factoring polynomials , solving
quadratic equations by factoring,
and applications. Coordinate geometry; graphing linear equations and
inequalities; and system of linear equations may be included.
Prerequisite : Successful completion of Math 060
(grade C or better) or achieved an Accuplacer score of 4560 in Elementary
Algebra
Corequisite: None
Text: Beginning Algebra, 2nd edition, by Miller,
O'Neill and Hyde; McGrawHill Higher Education
Required Course Materials: Text, graph paper, and a
scientific or business calculator.
Optional Course Materials: Student Solutions Manual
may be purchased from the bookstore.
Calculator Skills: Students are required to do
signed number arithmetic , operations with fractions and correct order of
operations by hand. Students are required to check their arithmetic on the
calculator, using appropriate parentheses when necessary. Calculator skills are
useful and required for further math study.
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and usage of firstdegree
equations, inequalities and formulas .
2. Demonstrate knowledge and usage of polynomials.
3. Demonstrate knowledge and usage of factoring and
solving quadratic equations by factoring.
4. Demonstrate knowledge and usage of coordinate geometry.
5. Demonstrate knowledge and usage of algebraic fractions.
6. Demonstrate knowledge and usage of linear systems.
Grading Criteria:
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Other Information:
Please note your Arapahoe.edu email address is the official means of
communication between you and the college. If you have not d one so , please go to
the ACC home page to activate your email account.
All classes will be evaluated online (rather than by using
paper and pencil) this year. Please provide feedback for all of your classes
Student Success Center for all ACC students: Student
Success Center for all ACC students: Peer and professional tutoring in Room
M2720 now includes student tutors, math support, and the Writing Center in one
location to provide academic assistance for all your classes.
ACC math instructors provide help with concepts, homework,
online resources and graphing calculator workshops. Students may watch course
related videos and DVDs in the library.
Student Support Services: Arapahoe Community
College provides accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. To
request accommodation, contact Disability Services in M2710 or call (303)
7975937 v/tty.
Please refer to the college catalog for policies on
academic integrity, plagiarism, student code of conduct, student grievance
procedures, etc.
Academic Honesty Statement
Arapahoe Community College is committed to academic honesty and scholarly
integrity. The College can best function and accomplish its mission in an
atmosphere of the highest ethical standards. All members of the College
community are expected and encouraged Academic Honesty Statement to contribute
to such an environment by observing all accepted principles of academic honesty.
Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to: plagiarism, cheating,
fabrications, grade tampering, misuse of computers and other electronic
technology, and facilitating academic dishonesty. Those found in violation may
also be subject to potential disciplinary sanctions under the Arapahoe Community
College Code of Conduct OR “Those found in violation of academic honesty will be
subject to the following disciplinary actions:
Safety and Security
The safety and security of all our students, faculty, staff and visitors is of
the utmost importance to the Campus Police Department. We rely on each of you to
be an additional set of ears and eyes to help maintain campus safety. Please be
diligent in your efforts to report suspicious or unusual behavior or
circumstances to the Campus Police Department. Trust your instincts when
something doesn’t look, seem or feel right and tell someone. The Campus Police
can be reached at 303.797.5800 or in M2600 on the second floor behind
Information Central.
Contact Information for Learning Support Services
Library 
M2500 
303.797.5090 
Student Success Center 
M2720 
303.797.5669 
Technical Support 

303.797.5700 x3199 
Advising/Counseling 
M2010 
303.797.5651 
Instructional Testing Center 
M2280 
303.797.5993 
Bookstore 
M1200 
303.797.5676 
Computer Lab 
M1650 
303.797.5907 
Career Center 
M2025 
303.797.5805 
eLearning 
M1650 
303.797.5700 x6700 
Topical Outline:
Chapter 1: Set of Real Numbers
1.1 Sets of Numbers and the Real Number Line
1.2 Order of Operations
1.3 Addition of Real Numbers
1.4 Subtraction of Real Numbers
1.5 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
1.6 Properties of Real Numbers and Simplifying Expressions
Chapter 2: Linear Equations and Inequalities
2.1 Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division Properties of Equality
2.2 Solving Linear Equations
2.3 Linear Equations: Clearing Fractions and Decimals
2.4 Applications of Linear Equations: Introduction to Problem Solving
2.5 Applications Involving Percents
2.6 Formulas and Applications of Geometry
2.7 Linear Inequalities
Chapter 3: Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
3.1 Rectangular Coordinate System
3.2 Linear Equations in Two Variables
3.3 Slope of a Line
3.4 Slope Intercept Form of a Line
3.5 PointSlope Formula
3.6 Applications of Linear Equations
Chapter 4: Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
in Two Variables
4.1 Solving Systems of Equations by the Graphing Method
4.2 Solving Systems of Equations by the Substitution Method
4.3 Solving Systems of Equations by the Addition Method
4.4 Applications of Linear Equations in Two Variables
4.5 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
4.6 Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Chapter 5: Polynomials and Properties of Exponents
5.1 Exponents: Multiplying and Dividing Common Bases
5.2 More Properties of Exponents
5.3 Definitions of b^0 and b^n
5.4 Scientific Notation
5.5 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
5.6 Multiplication of Polynomials
5.7 Division of Polynomials
Chapter 6: Factoring Polynomials
6.1 Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
6.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^2+ bx+ c(optional)
6.3 Factoring Trinomials: TrialandError Method
6.4 Factoring Trinomials: AC Method
6.5 Factoring Binomials
6.6 General Factoring Summary
6.7 Solving Equations Using the Zero Product Rule
Chapter 7: Rational Expressions
7.1 Introduction to Rational Expressions
7.2 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
7.3 Least Common Denominator
7.4 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
7.5 Complex Fractions
7.6 Rational Equations
7.7 Applications of Rational Equations and Proportions
7.8 Variations