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MAT-0221-VR01Y - Foundations of Algebra


Synonym: 162691
Location: Rutland
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Semester Dates: 03-15-2018 to 05-07-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 03-25-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 04-15-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Timothy O'Connor | View Faculty Credentials
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Course Description:

This beginning course in algebra provides a foundation for further study of mathematics as well as for course work in many technical and scientific fields. Topics include algebraic laws, polynomials, exponents, linear equations, and factoring. Basic math skills are recommended. Credits earned in this course to not apply toward graduation.

Essential Objectives:

1. Perform operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of rational numbers.
2. Perform operations of addition, subtraction, and multiplication of polynomials.
3. Evaluate algebraic expressions by substitution.
4. Explain and apply the commutative, associative and distributive laws.
5. Apply properties of exponents.
6. Solve linear equations and apply to the solution of word problems.
7. Graph linear equations and identify slope and intercepts.
8. Solve systems of linear equations both graphically and algebraically.
9. Factor non-prime trinomials, factor binomials that are the difference of squares, and remove common factors from polynomials.
10. Simplify radicals and use that skill to solve problems involving the Pythagorean theorem.
11. Apply these concepts and skills in solving problems that occur in various fields of study.
12. Use a scientific calculator to verify the numerical solutions of application problems.

Textbooks:

Spring 2018 textbook data will be available on December 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Timothy O'Connor
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Virginia Gellman

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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