Math 096 ~ Pre-Algebra  
 
 
 

Course Description
A course designed to review arithmetic concepts and introduce algebra. Topics include: fractions, ratio and proportion, percent, basic geometry, U.S. and metric systems of measurement, and an introduction to algebra.

Pre-requisite
Math 095 with a grade of C or higher, or equivalent math placement score.

Mode of Delivery (Modes)
Lecture, DE, Block, Math Studio.

Offered
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Required for:
HMATH 100, WMATH 100, MATH 97


Course Content

Text: Prealgebra, 7th Ed., Martin-Gay, Pearson Publishing

1. Whole Numbers
1.2 Place Value, Names for Numbers, and Reading Tables
1.3 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers, and Perimeter
1.4 Rounding and Estimating
1.5 Multiplying Whole Numbers and Area
1.6 Dividing Whole Numbers and Area
1.7 Exponents and Order of Operations
1.8 Introduction to Variables, Algebraic Expressions, and Equations

2. Integers and Introduction to Solving Equations
2.1 Introduction to Integers
2.2 Adding Integers
2.3 Subtracting Integers
2.4 Multiplying and Dividing Integers
2.5 Order of Operations
2.6 Solving Equations: The Addition and Multiplication Properties

3. Solving Equations and Problem Solving
3.1 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
3.2 Solving Equations: Review of the Addition and Multiplication Properties
3.3 Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
3.4 Linear Equations in One Variable and Problem Solving

4. Fractions and Mixed Numbers
4.1 Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers
4.2 Factors and Simplest Form
4.3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
4.4 Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions, Least Common Denominator and Equivalent Fractions
4.5 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions
4.6 Complex Fractions and Review of Order of Operations
4.7 Operations on Mixed Numbers
4.8 Solving Equations Containing Fractions

5. Decimals
5.1 Introduction to Decimals
5.2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals
5.3 Multiplying Decimals and Circumference of a Circle
5.4 Dividing Decimals
5.5 Fractions, Decimals, and Order of Operations
5.6 Solving Equations Containing Decimals

6. Ratio, Proportion, and Triangle Applications
6.1 Ratios and Rates
6.2 Proportions
6.3 Proportions and Problem Solving
6.4 Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
6.5 Congruent and Similar Triangles

7. Percent
7.1 Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
7.2 Solving Percent Problems with Equations
7.3 Solving Percent Problems with Proportions
7.4 Application of Percent
7.5 Percent and Problem Solving: Sales Tax, Commission, and Discount
7.6 Percent and Problem Solving: Interest

9. Geometry and Measurement
9.2 Perimeter
9.3 Area, Volume, and Surface Area
9.4 Linear Measurement
9.5 Weight and Mass
9.6 Capacity
9.7 Temperature and Conversions between the U.S. and Metric Systems