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ABE 081 - ABE Introduction to Algebra

5 Credits
A beginning algebra course that develops proficiency in fraction and signed number arithmetic, evaluation of expressions, and solving linear equations in one variable.

Instructor Permission Required Yes

Designed to Serve High school completion students needing a first algebra course. Fulfills one credit of Math towards a high school diploma.
Active Date 2014-09-02

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 32
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline
- Arithmetic of fractions and signed numbers - Area and perimeter of circles, triangles, and rectangles and volume of boxes - Pie, bar and line graphs - Summarizing data sets using mean, median, mode, the five-number summary, and histograms or box plots. - Evaluation and simplification of expressions - Polynomial addition, subtraction, and multiplication. - Solving linear equations up to the level of ax + b = cx + d - Emphasis on applying concepts and skills learned to relationships and formulas in everyday life and other college coursework - Emphasis on developing quantitative reasoning ability and symbolic reasoning ability

Student Learning Outcomes
Describe the meaning of and compute efficiently by hand with basic fractions and signed numbers.

Use proportions to perform unit conversions.

Describe the meaning of and compute dimensions, perimeters, and areas of triangles, circles, and rectangles, and volume of boxes.

Construct and interpret pie, bar, and line graphs as well as be able to interpret most “newspaper-type” graphs.

Simplify and evaluate a variety of expressions, including polynomials.

Solve linear equations in one variable up to the level of ax + b = cx + d.

Describe and use available resources to be successful in math classes.

Identify the goal and relevant information given in a question or task, then describe some of the steps necessary to complete the task.

Describe her/his reasoning on a task, including sources of confusion or errors.

Demonstrate mastery of essential concepts and procedures related to signed number arithmetic and order of operations, and solving linear equations on a timed exam to be eligible for passing the course.

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