**MATHEMATICS** **89**

**<QUARTER>**

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**INTRODUCTION TO
ALGEBRA**

**Instructor:** <name>

**Office:** <location>

**Office phone:** <number>

**Office hours:** <Days and times. Please
be sure to take your Math Tutorial Center hours into account, and to list the
location of your office hours. If you are teaching an EOP or Learning
Communities course, please make sure that your office hours do not conflict
with the study group times.>

**Email:** <university email address>

**Textbook:** *Beginning
Algebra*, Second
Custom Edition for CSULA, ISBN-10: 1-256-67969-0, ISBN-13: 978-1-256-67969-1

**Information about the
textbook**: This custom edition was created
by taking chapters from the book *Beginning
and Intermediate Algebra* by Elayn Martin-Gay (ISBN-10: 0321785126, ISBN-13:
978-0321785121) as well as from the book *Geometry:
Fundamental Concepts and Applications* by Alan Bass (ISBN-10: 0321473310,
ISBN-13: 978-0321473318). This is the
same book used in the Early Start classes ESM 031A: Intro to Algebra, Part 1
and ESM 031A: Intro to Algebra, Part 2.
The custom edition we use for Math 90 and Math 91 was also created with
pages from *Beginning and Intermediate
Algebra* by Elayn Martin-Gay (ISBN-10: 0321785126, ISBN-13: 978-0321785121).

If you purchase a MathXL account, it comes with all of the
pages from *Beginning and Intermediate
Algebra* by Elayn Martin-Gay except the pages with exercises. The MathXL account is good for 12
months. A MathXL access code comes along
with the custom edition at no extra charge, if you buy it new at the bookstore,
so don’t throw that access code away, in case you need it for Math 90 or 91.

**General course description**

This course will cover basic concepts in algebra. Prerequisites: None

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**Topical outline: **Fractions, signed numbers,
measurement geometry, absolute value, simplifying algebraic expressions, linear
equations and inequalities. These topics
correspond to the following sections in the textbook: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,
1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.8, Geometry Section 7, Geometry Section
8 (skip the section on “Sectors and Arc Length”), Geometry Section 9

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**Student learning outcomes: **Students who
successfully complete this course will be able to:

- Perform numerical computations involving fractions, signed
numbers, and absolute value

- Apply laws of (positive integer) exponents

- Find the GCD and LCM of a finite set of integers

- Add and subtract polynomials

- Solve linear equations

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**Requirements**

<Fill in your requirements here: homework, tests, etc.>

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**Grading system:**
<Instructor’s grading system here. Final exam must be worth at least
40%.> This course is graded CR/NC.

**Date and time of final exam:** <Provide this
information. Note: This info is available at __www.calstatela.edu/academic/math/finals.html__.
You are welcome to distribute the old final exams there to your students as
study guides; if you do, please pass along *all*
of the information there.>

**ADA statement:** Reasonable accommodation will be
provided to any student who is registered with the Office of Students with
Disabilities and requests needed accommodation.

**Academic honesty
statement: **I will abide by the University Policy on academic
dishonesty. This policy can be found, for example, in the Schedule of
Classes. <insert any additional statement you would like to put here,
such as “Students are expected to do their own work. Copying the work of
others, cheating on exams, and similar violations will be reported to the
University Discipline Officer, who has the authority to take disciplinary
actions against students who violate the standards of academic honesty.”>

**Student responsibilities:** Students are
responsible for being aware of all announcements that are made in class, such
as changes in exam dates, due dates of homework and papers, and cancellation of
class due to instructor’s absence. Students are responsible for
announcements made on days that they are absent.

Students must check their CSULA email account regularly for information from the instructor and the Department. Failure to do so may result in missed deadlines or other consequences that might adversely affect students. Note that you can forward this email account to any other account of your choosing.

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**Exit exams:** Beginning Fall 2012, there is a new
policy for math exit exams. Under the
new rule, you may take exit exams *before*
you begin taking math classes at CSULA.
Once you begin taking math classes at CSULA, though, you may not take
exit exams any more, with some exceptions.
The full policy is posted outside the Math Dept. office on the second
floor of Simpson Tower.

**Your next math class:** After you pass Math 89 this
quarter, you are required to take Math 90 next quarter. Please remember
that you are required to pass Math 89, Math 90, and Math 91 within your first
year at CSULA.