District Syllabus
MAT0018
Developmental Mathematics I


Credit Hours: 4
Contact Hours: 4
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: Placement at the college level or completion of the appropriate exit-level developmental course(s) with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This course is designed for students who have little or no algebra background. The major topics in the course are operations with signed numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percents, and geometric figures. The prealgebra topics will include properties of signed numbers, simplifying polynomials, and equation solving.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Pearson. MyLabsPlus Access Code (without textbook), ed., Pearson Education, 2012. ISBN: 0558926800
  • OR
    Elayn Martin-Gay. Prealgebra & Introductory Algebra (with Access Code), 3rd ed., Pearson, 2011. ISBN: 9781269207836
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
This comprehensive course will give students a review of fundamental 
mathematical skills and develop beginning algebra skills.  The 
student will learn to make the transition from arithmetic concepts 
(fractions, decimals, and percents) to algebra concepts (signed 
numbers, 	variables, order of operations, and equations).

              
              
Course Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
1.  Perform operations involving whole numbers, signed 
    numbers, fractions, and decimals. 

2.  Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to ratios, 
    proportions, and percents.

3.  Convert among units of measurement and demonstrate 
    knowledge and skills associated with two-dimensional 
    geometric shapes.

4.  Translate, evaluate, and simplify algebraic expressions 
    using the properties of signed numbers.

5.  Solve algebraic equations and verify solutions.

              
              
              
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.