Course Outline

Math 98 – Fall 2008

 

 

Class 1 – Monday, August 25

Review of 9 axioms, Problem Set 1

Homework: Problem Set 1

 

Class 2 –Wednesday, August 27

COMPASS

Homework: Problem Set 2 and from summer: Problem Sets 5, 6

 

Class 3 – Wednesday, September 3

Algebraic Expressions, Evaluating Algebraic Expressions

Negative Numbers, Absolute Value

Equations, Inequalities,

Notation for Inequality

Solution of an Equation or inequality

To Solve Equations and Inequalities

Homework: Problem Sets 3, 4 (Problem Set 3 is multiple choice)

 

Class 4 – Monday, September 8

Operations with positive and negative numbers

Homework: Problem Set 5

 

Class 5 – Wednesday, September 10

Square roots

Homework: Problem Set 6

 

Class 6 – Monday, September 15

Review for Exam 1

 

Class 7 – Wednesday, September 17

Exam 1

 

Class 8 – Monday, September 22

Solving one-step and two-step linear equations

Homework: Problem Set 7, #1 and 2

 

Class 9 – Wednesday, September 24

Basic Percent Problems

Homework: Problem Set 8

 

Class 10 – Monday, September 29

The Distributive Law

Combining Like Terms

Solving linear equations with the unknown on both sides

Application of Linear Equations 1 (Word Problems 1)

Homework: Problem Set 9

 

Class 11 – Wednesday, October 1

Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Homework: Problem Set 10

 

Class 12 – Monday, October 6

More complicated equations

Perimeter

Homework: Problem Set 11

 

Class 13 – Wednesday, October 8

Conditional Equations, Identities, and Contradictions

 

Class 14 – Monday, October 13

Review

 

Class 15 – Wednesday, October 15

Exam 2 (same as the Midterm Exam)

 

Class 16 – Monday, October 20

Linear inequalities

Multiplying Algebraic Expressions and FOIL

Homework: Problem Set 12

 

Class 17 – Wednesday, October 22

            The Rectangular Coordinate System

            Graphing Linear Equations

            Multiplying algebraic Expressions 2 (more than just FOIL)

            Homework: Problem Set 13

 

Class 18 – Monday, October 27

Rules of Exponents

Factoring 1 –            Factoring out the GCF (greatest common factor)

                        Factoring via the Difference of Squares Theorem

Homework: Problem Set 14

 

Class 19 – Wednesday, October 29

            The Zero Product Rule

            Solving Quadratic Equations

            Homework: Problem Sets 15, 16

 

Class 20 – Monday, November 3

Factoring 2 –            Factoring by grouping

 

Class 21 – Wednesday, November 5

            Factoring 3 – Factoring by the AC-method

            Homework: Problem Set 17

 

Class 22 – Monday, November 10

Review for Exam 3

The slope-intercept form of a line

 

Class 23 – Wednesday, November 12

            Exam 3

 

Class 24 – Monday, November 17

An application of quadratic equations – in physics

 

Class 25 – Wednesday, November 19

            The difference of cubes theorem

            Integer exponents

            Homework: Problem Set 18

 

Class 26 – Monday, November 24

            Systems of linear equations

            The elimination method (also called addition method)

            Applications of systems of linear equations

 

Class 27 – Wednesday, November 26

            Factoring the sum of cubes

            Dependent and Inconsistent systems of linear equations

            Homework: Problem Set 19 and Sample Final Exam Version A

 

Class 28 – Monday, December 1

            Scientific Notation

 

Class 29 – Wednesday, December 3

            The slope of a line

 

Class 30 – Monday, December 8

            Final Review

 

Class 31 – Wednesday, December 10

            Final Exam