4 Semester Hour Credits

*It is required to have either taken ASC 92 - Beginning Algebra or to have an appropriate math placement test score before you can enroll in this class. *

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**Course Description: **This course covers the following topics: properties of the real number system, factoring, solving linear equations, quadratic equations, systems of equations, and inequalities, polynomial and rational expressions, exponents, and radicals.

**Schedule: ** Fall, spring, and summer semesters. This course is an 8 week format.

**Delivery Method: **Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.

**Prerequisite Courses: ** ASC 092 Beginning Algebra or appropriate Math Placement Test Score.

**Instructor: **Jan Nahinurk; email: jan.nahinurk@dakotacollege.edu

**Instructor: **Tracy Chisholm; email: tracy.chisholm@dakotacollege.edu

**Textbook: **Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.

**Other Materials: **None

**Course Objectives:** It is expected that students will be able to:

- Perform basic algebraic operations using positive and negative numbers, fractions, and exponents.
- Demonstrate an understanding of terms and rules used in algebra.
- Utilize problem-solving strategies to solve problems.
- Simplify expressions & solve equations and inequalities.
- Plot points, graph linear equations, and find slope of a line.
- Use a calculator as a tool for solving algebra problems.
- Gain the skills needed to participate in a college algebra course.

**Work Expectations:**

- Regular participation in the class is expected. Students must complete a minimum of two assignments per week.
- Independent work (not graded): Students should work problems from each section of material in the textbook. The answers to the odd numbered questions are found in the back of the text.
- Assignments: Graded assignments are found in the online class. Students will be allowed more than one attempt at each assignment.
- Tests: Five one-hour exams of approximately 30 questions will be given.
- Grades: Grades are based on total points earned and include the points earned on graded assignments.

**Exams - Policies & Procedures:**

- Exams can be taken on any computer with Internet access.
- Students need to select an environment conducive for testing such as a distraction-free area at home, a computer lab or a library, etc.
- Each test will be available for a 48-hour period on dates set by the instructor. Students can take a quiz/test at any time during the 48-hour period.
- Each test will be available for a limited period of time (60 minutes).
- Tests are comprised primarily of short-answer questions. Each exam has approximately 25 questions. No comprehensive exam is given at the end of the course.

**Technology Required: **Click here to view our technology required page.

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