Math 0302 Objectives MartinGay 6e Feb11 by bgHlk45


									                                   MATH 0302 PREALGEBRA
                                    COURSE OBJECTIVES
                                      Textbook Ref: Prealgebra, 6e, Martin-Gay

  The student will be able to:
  Find the absolute value of a number.                                                  (2.1)
  Order and compare real numbers.                                                       (2.1, 4.5)
  Add, subtract, multiply and divide signed numbers.                                    (2.2 – 2.4 )
  Simplify numerical expressions using the rules for order of operations.               (1.7, 2.5)
  Find the Least Common Multiple of two or more numbers.                                (4.4)
  Simplify, add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.                       (4.1 - 4.5)
  Simplify numerical expressions containing square roots of perfect squares.            (6.4)
  Find decimal approximations of square roots using a calculator.                       (6.4)
  Apply the Pythagorean Theorem.                                                        (6.4)
                                                                                        (1.3, 1.5, 4.3, 4.4,
  Find the perimeter and area of rectangles and triangles.
                                                                                        9.2, 9.3)
  Find the circumference and area of circles.                                           (9.2, 9.3)
  Use the Commutative, Associative and Distributive Properties to simplify
  numerical and algebraic expressions.
  Identify and combine like terms in algebraic expressions.                             (3.1)
  Identify terms, coefficients, variables, and degree of polynomials.                   (1.8, 3.1, 10.1)
  Classify polynomials as monomials, binomials, or trinomials where applicable.         (10.1)
  Add, subtract and multiply polynomials.                                               (10.1, 10.3)
  Multiply monomials using the product rule.                                            (10.2)
  Divide monomials and write the answer using positive exponents only.                  (Appendix B)
  Write decimals in scientific notation and convert numbers in scientific notation to
                                                                                        (Appendix C)
  decimal form.
  Translate verbal phrases into mathematical expressions.                               (1.8, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
                                                                                        (1.8, 2.2 - 2.5, 4.5,
  Evaluate algebraic expressions for given values of the variables.
  Find the Greatest Common Factor of two or more terms and use it to factor
  Solve linear equations.                                                               (2.6, 3.2, 3.3, 4.8)
  Solve applied problems involving linear equations.                                    (3.4, 9.2, 9.3)
  Graph ordered pairs on a rectangular coordinate system.                               (8.3)
  Write ratios as fractions.                                                            (6.1)
  Decide if proportions are true using diagonal products.                               (6.2)
  Solve proportions.                                                                    (6.2, 6.3)
  Use proportions to solve application problems.                                        (6.3)
  Find the missing length in a right triangle.                                          (6.4)
  Solve percent problems.                                                               (7.1, 7.2, 7.3)
  Solve percent applications.                                                           (7.2,7.3,7.4)
  Translate percent problems to proportions.                                            (7.5, 7.6)
  Translate word phrases to algebra.                                                    (3.4)
  Solve application problems involving numbers.                                         (3.4)

Textbook Ref: Prealgebra, 6e, Martin-Gay                Rev: Feb 2011                    Page 1 of 1

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