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Montgomery College    
  Feb 25, 2018
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog
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MATH 080 - Mathematics Prep

For students who need review of the fundamentals of arithmetic, a thorough introduction to signed numbers, and a presentation of the basic concepts of algebra. Topics include proportion and percent, polynomials, factoring, linear equations and inequalities in one variable including systems, graphing, integer exponents and quadratic equations. Applications are included throughout the course. This self-paced course has no lecture and incorporates independent computer use: in order to advance through course topics, students must achieve required level of mastery. Students scoring below 46 on the Accuplacer Algebra Placement Test are expected to complete the course in two semesters; students scoring 46 or higher are expected to complete in one semester. A student may attempt this course up to four times. Assessment Level(s): AELR 970/ELAR 970 /IERW 001 /READ 095 . One and one half hours class plus a minimum of two and one half hours in the developmental mathematics laboratory each week. Formerly MA 094.

3 semester hours


Please Note: Students’ progress will be indicated as described in the course syllabus and may not be a traditional letter grade. All indicators of course progress will be explained in the syllabus.

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to round a number accurately to a given decimal place.
  • Demonstrate the order of integers, fractions, decimals, and percents.
  • Apply the order of operations to numerical expressions involving integers, fractions, and decimals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate algebraic expressions using integers, fractions, and decimals.
  • Solve application problems using proportions and percents.
  • Calculate the perimeter, circumference, and the area of a rectangle, triangle, and circle, and calculate the volume of a rectangular solid.
  • Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable with integer and rational coefficients.
  • Demonstrate the ability to graph linear equations in two variables in the rectangular coordinate system.
  • Solve basic literal equations for a specified variable.
  • Demonstrate the ability to find the slope of a line both graphically and algebraically.
  • Demonstrate the ability to find the equation of a line that contains two given points.
  • Solve systems of linear equations in two variables.
  • Apply the laws of exponents for integer exponents to simplify expressions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.
  • Demonstrate the ability to factor binomials and trinomials completely.
  • Solve quadratic equations using factoring or the quadratic formula.
  • Demonstrate the ability to translate, solve, and interpret applications involving the above outcomes.

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