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MAT-0221-VT01Y - Foundations of Algebra

Synonym: 184037
Location: Brattleboro
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30P - 03:15P
Semester Dates: 10-24-2019 to 12-12-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-02-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-22-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: John Beagan | View Faculty Credentials
Materials/Lab Fees: $10.00
Open Seats/Section Limit: 1/16 (as of 09-20-19 9:15 AM)

Comments: No class 11/28.

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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.


There is no textbook required for this class.

Your work will be on the Khan Academy class you will join during our first meeting.

You will also receive weekly handouts on the skills you are expected to master.

Evaluation Criteria:

Grades will be based on these areas:

• Attendance & Participation 20%

• Completion of weekly assignments 20%

• Weekly Quizzes 20%

• Mid-term & Final Exams 40%

Grading Criteria:

This is a Pass/No Pass class.

P: Equivalent to D (+/-) or better and therefore course will not count as credit for specific program requirements or competence area requirements.

NP: indicates failure to meet course objectives and/or failure to meet grading criteria for successful completion as described in the instructor's course description.


Fall 2019 textbook data will be available on May 13. 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.

MAT-0221-VT01Y 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: John Beagan
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Debra Grant

Attendance Policy:

This class meets twice a week and covers a full semester's work in 7 weeks.

Attendance is extremely important and will count for 20% of your final grade.

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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