# MTH 060 Elementary Algebra I Ron Wallace. Course Web Site Syllabus Assignments Other materials.

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MTH 060 Elementary Algebra I Ron Wallace

Course Web Site http://cs.bluecc.edu/mth060/wallace Syllabus Assignments Other materials

Integrity

Expectations StudentInstructorOthers Attend ALL classes Prepare for class Ask questions Answer questions

Grading Components “Daily” Homework (10%) Due VS. Submitted HW is due the next class period. HW is submitted the day of the chapter test. Practice makes perfect … … only if you practice correctly! do a problem check your answer if wrong … why? Solutions Manual and/or Tutors?

Grading Components “Daily” Homework (10%) “Daily” Quizzes (10%) Tests (80%) Exit Exam Due VS. Submitted HW is due the next class period. HW is submitted the day of the chapter test. Must score 80% or above to pass this class (A, B, or C). Can improve your lowest test score.

Partial Credit Life Doesn’t Give Partial Credit You get charged for a bounced check. You get charged for a bounced check. The bridge collapses. The bridge collapses. The patient dies. The patient dies. The bank forecloses/repossesses. The bank forecloses/repossesses. You get fired. You get fired. But yes … there will be partial credit on tests. (but not the exit exam)

Take Notes! 95% of what you hear is forgotten within 72 hours. The more you become engaged in the class, the more you will remember and get out of it.

Understanding vs. Processes Why? vs. How? Definitions Properties (accepted truths) Theorems (proven truths)

Terminology and Notation Correctly and Accurately Communicate Mathematics

What is Algebra?

A generalization of arithmetic. A generalization of arithmetic. Mathematics Dictionary, 4 th Ed. by James/James Therefore, you need to know and understand arithmetic!

What is Algebra? A generalization of arithmetic in which symbols, usually letters of the alphabet, represent numbers or members of a specified set of numbers and are related by operations that hold for all numbers in the set. A generalization of arithmetic in which symbols, usually letters of the alphabet, represent numbers or members of a specified set of numbers and are related by operations that hold for all numbers in the set. A set together with operations defined in the set that obey specified laws. A set together with operations defined in the set that obey specified laws. The American Heritage Dictionary, 2 nd College Edition

What is Algebra? A branch of mathematics in which symbols, usually letters of the alphabet, represent numbers or members of a specified set and are used to represent quantities and to express general relationships that hold for all members of the set. A branch of mathematics in which symbols, usually letters of the alphabet, represent numbers or members of a specified set and are used to represent quantities and to express general relationships that hold for all members of the set. A set together with a pair of binary operations defined on the set. Usually, the set and the operations include an identity element, and the operations are commutative or associative. A set together with a pair of binary operations defined on the set. Usually, the set and the operations include an identity element, and the operations are commutative or associative. www.dictionary.com

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