# Course Syllabus

#### Course: MATH 0800

Division: Natural Science and Math
Department: Mathematics
Title: Beginning Algebra

Semester Approved: Spring 2021
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2026
End Semester: Fall 2026

Catalog Description: Beginning Algebra students will study the real number system, order of operations, exponents, linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, application problems, polynomials, factoring, and radicals.

Math 0800 is part of the developmental math sequence at Snow College and is designed to prepare students for more rigorous college-level math courses.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 4; Lecture: 4; Lab: 0

Prerequisites: A minimum ACT of 15 or successful completion of Math 0700 with a C or better, or appropriate placement test score. Prerequisite score or class must have been completed within the last two years or you must (re)take the placement test.

Corequisites: None

Justification: This course is for those students who are unprepared for college level mathematics work. This course is designed to prepare students for MATH 1010.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Simplify algebraic expressions using their knowledge of fractions, exponents, roots, and radicals. This outcome will be assessed through homework, exams, quizzes, group work and/or student presentations/projects.

Set up and solve a variety of application problems using linear equations, proportions and formulas. This outcome will be assessed through homework, exams, quizzes, group work and/or student presentations/projects.

Solve and graph a variety of linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables for a desired variable or quantity. This outcome will be assessed through homework, exams, quizzes, group work and/or student presentations/projects.

Write and manipulate linear equations in two variables.  This outcome will be assessed through homework, exams, quizzes, group work and/or student presentations/projects.

Content:
This course will include the study of:
•Order of operations over the real number system
•Solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables
•Application problems

This course supports an inclusive learning environment where diverse perspectives are recognized, respected and encouraged. Individual instructors are encouraged to include at least one assignment (other than story problems from the book) such as projects, readings, or presentations where the students can see how the concept applies to their lives.

Key Performance Indicators:
Student learning wil be evalutated through

Attendance/Participation 0 to 15%

Group Work 0 to 15%

Presentations/Projects 0 to 20%

Quizzes 0 to 20%

Homework 5 to 25%

Midterm Exams/Tests 20 to 70%

Final Exam 15 to 35%

Representative Text and/or Supplies:
A representative example would be: "Introductory Algebra" by D. Franklin Wright, current edition, published by Hawkes.

Pedagogy Statement:
This course is offered in many ways to include a variety of diverse learners: face to face, online, computer-based homework (where students can work ahead), and more traditional paper and pencil homework. Course work is presented and assessed using many methods, including, group work, presentations, projects, activities, lectures or class discussions, to ensure students with diverse learning preferences have an opportunity to demonstrate their learning.

Instructional Mediums:
Lecture

Maximum Class Size: 36
Optimum Class Size: 25