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Course Name: Pre-Algebra
Course Number: Math 50
Course Objectives:
  • When performing a problem, Math 50 students will present a logical, step-by-step argument, leading to a correct conclusion.
  • Math 50 students will be able to simplify expressions.
  • Math 50 students will be able to solve a linear equation.
  • Math students feel they have the resources necessary for their success.
  • Students will feel that mathematics is a beneficial part of their education
  • Demonstrate mastery of relevant vocabulary and notation.
  • Use the order of operations to simplify any arithmetic problem involving whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers in both fraction and decimal form.
  • Simplify algebraic expressions with any rational number coefficient (includes the ability to evaluate algebraic expressions and formulas involving any rational number.)
  • Determine factors and divisibility of any integer, identify prime numbers, and determine the least common multiple of any combination of whole numbers.
  • Solve any linear equation with rational coefficients, and apply this ability in solving word problems.
  • Evaluate ratios and percents, convert between percent and rational numbers, and solve equations and applications involving proportions and percents.
  • Find perimeter and area of geometric figures.
  • Simplify and approximate square roots, and use them in application of the Pythagorean Theorem.
  • Plot points and graph equations in two variables.