**MATHEMATICS** **90**

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**PREPARATORY MATHEMATICS**

**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 and Intermediate Algebra*, Third Custom Edition for CSULA,
ISBN-10: 1-256-65863-4

**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). This was be the same
book used in the Early Start classes Early Start class ESM 032A: Preparatory
Math, Part 1 and ESM 032B: Preparatory Math, Part 2. This is the same book that is used in Math
91, so hang onto it for next quarter.

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 91.

**General course
description**

Prerequisite: Score of
30–41 on the ELM or credit in MATH 089.

This course will cover
concepts in algebra concerning linear functions and factoring.

**Topical outline: **** **Introductory algebra including straight lines;
graphing; systems of equations and polynomial operations; exponents, and
factoring. These topics correspond to
the following sections in the textbook: 3.1,
3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 (only
cover dividing by a monomial—skip polynomial long division), 6.1, 6.2, 6.3,
6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7

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

- Graph points

- Find the equations of a line

- Solve a system of equations

- Add, subtract, and multiply polynomials; divide a polynomial by a monomial

- Use elementary function notation

- Factor binomials and trinomials

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**Grading system**

<Explain your grading
system here. Final exam must be worth
at least 40%.>

Math 90 is graded
A/B/C/NC.

**Requirements**

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

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