# Course Syllabus

#### Course: MATH 0700

Division: Natural Science and Math
Department: Mathematics
Title: Pre-Algebra

Semester Approved: Fall 2022
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2027
End Semester: Summer 2028

Catalog Description: Pre-Algebra students will strengthen their skills related to calculations and applications involving whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, and percentages. Additional topics include order of operations, algebraic expressions, solutions of equations, ratios, proportions, perimeter, and area.

Math 0700 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: 3; Lecture: 4; Lab: 0

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Justification: This course is for those students who are currently unprepared for college level mathematics work. This course is designed to prepare students for MATH 0800 or MATH 0850.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Demonstrate an ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals.  This outcome will be assessed through homework, exams, quizzes, group work, and/or student presentations/projects.

Demonstrate an ability find the prime factorization for a whole number and determine if it is a prime number, a composite number, or neither.  This outcome will be assessed through homework, exams, quizzes, group work and/or student presentations/projects.

Demonstrate an ability to calculate angle measures, perimeter, area, and volume for various geometric shapes.  This outcome will be assessed through homework, exams, quizzes, group work and/or student presentations/projects.

Demonstrate an ability to set up and solve a variety of problems using ratios, proportions, and percentages. This outcome will be assessed through homework, exams, quizzes, group work and/or student presentations/projects.

Demonstrate an ability to solve basic linear equations using the properties of equality.  This outcome will be assessed through homework, exams, quizzes, group work and/or student presentations/projects.

Content:
This course will include the study of:· Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with whole numbers, fractions, and decimal numbers· Prime numbers and prime factorization· Fractions and mixed numbers· Ratios and Proportions· Understanding and solving percent problems· Solving Equations· Angles, triangles, length and perimeterThis 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 will be evaluated 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: "Prealgebra" 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: 32
Optimum Class Size: 20