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# SYLLABUS

SY 2012 2013

## COURSE DESCRIPTION: COLLEGE ALGEBRA with TRIGONOMETRY

SCOPE:
This course deals with discussion of concepts of college-level algebra with
introductory topics in trigonometry and its applications, which is, intended for science
major students. It deals with a thorough discussion of the fundamental concepts of
algebra. It covers the algebra of numbers, algebraic expressions, rational expressions,
examples are given to enhance and strengthen the students grasp of the different
concepts and principles.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE:
Generally this course will help college students develop their good understanding of
college-level algebra, gain appreciation of mathematics as a logical science and to
show college students how algebra can be used as a modeling language for real-life
problems.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
Specifically, this course will provide students the essential concepts and skills of
algebra as a pre-calculus subject that are needed for further study in mathematics. At
the end of the term, the student will be able to:

COGNITIVE DOMAIN
1. differentiate algebra from arithmetic;
2. state the different rules of signed numbers;
3. explain the laws of exponents;
4. identify the different types of special products;
5. relate multiplication to factoring;
6. use various principles and techniques in solving word problems in algebra ;
7. compare the different methods used in solving linear and quadratic
equations.

AFFECTIVE DOMAIN
1. listen to and participate actively in class discussions;
2. display a sense of willingness and cooperation in solving algebraic
problems;
3. maintain the habit of attending class regularly;
4. practice self-reliance by working independently in solving algebraic
problems;
5. display honesty in solving quizzes and assignments;
6. relate the importance of algebra in solving problems in the economy,
commerce and environment.

VALUES TO BE INTERNALIZED
1.) show his mastery and skills of the fundamental concepts of algebra;
2.) show his self-reliance in working independently;
3.) develop his potential of correct thinking in solving problems;
4.) cultivate real appreciation of the fundamental concepts of algebra.

PSYCHOMOTOR DOMAIN
1. apply algebraic principles in daily activities;
2. display skills in solving algebraic problems;
3. graph linear equations accurately;
4. manipulate formulas in solving word problems;
5. illustrate the given situations in word problems accurately;
6. write numbers legibly.

REQUIREMENTS:
1. attend classes regularly
2. submit quizzes and assignments
3. take the periodical examinations

METHODOLOGY:
1. lecture-discussion
2. modular approach
3. Cooperative learning will be employed in solving algebraic problems.
4. board works, quizzes, assignments and seat works to strengthen and enhance
the students grasp of the subject matter

COURSE OUTLINE:

1. The Algebra of Numbers
1.1 Properties of Real Numbers
1.2 Integers
1.3 Laws of Exponents

2. Algebraic Expressions
2.1 Fundamental Operations of Algebraic Expressions
2.2 Special Products
2.3 Factoring

MIDTERMS
3. Rational Expressions (Fractions)
3.1 Simplification of Rational Expressions
3.2 Fundamental Operations of Rational Expressions
3.3 Complex Fractions

4.1 Fractional Exponents

FINALS
5. Equations
5.1 Linear Equations
5.1.1 One Unknown
5.1.2 Systems of Linear Equations
5.1.2.1. Graphical Method
5.1.2.2. Algebraic Method
Elimination by Substitution
5.1.3 Word Problems
5.2 Quadratic Equations in One Unknown
5.2.1.1. Extracting the Square Root
5.2.1.2. Factoring
5.2.1.3. Completing the Square
5.2.2 Description of the Nature of the Roots of Quadratic Equations
5.2.3 Sum and Product of the Roots of Quadratic Equations
5.2.4 Word Problems

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NON-ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS FACULTY