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

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

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

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