District Syllabus
MAT0055
Developmental Mathematics Module I


Credit Hours: 1
Contact Hours: 1
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: Placement at the college level or completion of the appropriate exit-level developmental course(s) with a grade of “C” or better or
MAT0018 Developmental Mathematics I
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: Based on a student’s previous attempt of MAT0028, this course covers 25% of the material in MAT0028, which is a college preparatory math course. The major topics in the course are signed numbers, algebraic expressions, exponents, polynomials, factoring polynomials, linear and quadratic equations, rational and radical expressions, and an introduction to graphing.
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: 1. Students must pass the course work, as determined by the evaluation criteria stated on the instructor’s section syllabus, in order to sit for the Final Exam. 2. Students will NOT be allowed to use a calculator on the Final Exam.
Program Learning Outcomes:
This comprehensive course will give students a review of fundamental 
algebraic operations. The student will learn to evaluate and 
simplify polynomial expressions, solve linear and quadratic 
equations, factor polynomials, and graph linear equations in two 
variables.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Based on a student’s previous attempt of MAT0028, this course covers 
25% of the following:

1. recognize and understand the properties of sets. 
2. perform algebraic operations and order of operations to all real 
   numbers. 
3. solve algebraic equations and inequalities in one variable and 
   solve appropriate word problems. 
4. use the Cartesian coordinate system to graph linear equations. 
5. recognize and perform operations with polynomials. 
6. factor polynomials and solve quadratic equations. 
7. recognize and simplify rational expressions. 
8. recognize and simplify radical expressions.
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.