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Elementary Algebra

MATD 0330: Basic Math Skills

Click here for the review for the Final Exam.

Click here for the Elementary Algebra Prerequisite Review sheeet (this is only for people who believe they should have been placed into MATD 0370 Elementary Algebra instead of this class; if you believe this, please work this sheet and then come talk to me about your situation as soon as possible).

Fall 2012

Synonym: 13980, Section: 066, Northridge 4216
Tuesday / Thursday  12:50 pm - 2:35 pm



Course Content:

Course Description (MATD 0330 BASIC MATH SKILLS): A course designed to develop basic arithmetic and algebra skills to prepare for courses covering secondary school algebra, the first of which is MATD 0370. Content includes operations on whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportions, percent, solving linear equations in one variable applications, and relating simple algebra concepts to geometry.

Instructional Methodology: This course is taught in the classroom as a lecture/discussion course.

Course Rationale: The Basic Math Skills course is designed to be the first course in a 3-course sequence for Developmental Math.  The other two courses are Elementary Algebra and Intermediate Algebra.  Students who pass Basic Math Skills will have a solid foundation in arithmetic of rational numbers, solving linear equations, and the beginnings of polynomial arithmetic.

Course Materials:

Required Text:          Prealgebra: 5th Edition by Blair, Tobey, Slater, Pearson publishers. ISBN  for ACC's custom edition:  1256748641

MyMathLab access: For this section of Basic Math Skills, MyMathLab is required. All new textbooks purchased at an ACC bookstore include MyMathLab access. It may not be included with the purchase of a used book, and may not be included with a new book purchased at a different bookstore. Refer to the handout Information about MyMathLab.

Supplemental Materials:  4 function calculator (no scientific or graphing calculators are allowed)

Pearson tutoring: Pearson has a tutoring center that is available by phone for students using any of their texts. Information about the service can be found at www.aw-bc.com/tutorcenter/. Hours of operation are Sun-Thur: 4 PM - 11 PM Central time.

Students toll-free: 1.800.877.3016

Instructor info: 1.800.666.8801

Fax: 1.877.262.9774

Email Questions: mtutor@pearson.com

Videos on DVD: These are available for viewing in the LRS and are recommended for students who miss class.


Attendance is required in this course.  It is extremely important for you to attend class regularly.  I MAY drop you from the course for excessive absences, although I make no commitment to do so.

Class participation:

All students are expected to actively participate in this class. This can include asking relevant questions in class, participating in class discussions and other in-class activities, helping other students, coming to office hours with questions, and doing other things that contribute to the class.


There will be 4 exams plus a comprehensive final exam.  Grades will be weighted as follows:


Tests 1, 2, 3, and 4




Final Exam



Homework (online and written)



Quizzes and in-class work



If your homework average is at least 75% and you have not missed more than 4 classes during the semester, I will replace your lowest grade on Tests 1-4 with your grade on the final exam (if that would work to your advantage).

If you take any test late for any reason, there will be a penalty of 10 points off your test grade. However, no late tests will be allowed after I hand the graded tests back in class.  If you miss a test, you must try to take it during this “late” period.  If you do not take the test during that period, you will receive a 0 for that test.

Grades will be assigned as follows:


90% or better and a grade of at least 80 on the final


60% - 69%


80% - 89% and a grade of at least 70 on the final


below 60%


70% - 79% and a grade of at least 60 on the final



Withdrawn by student or instructor prior to last withdrawal date on school calendar


Incomplete grades (I) will be given only in very rare circumstances.  Generally, to receive a grade of "I", a student must have taken all examinations, be passing, and after the last date to withdraw, have a personal tragedy occur which prevents course completion. An incomplete grade cannot be carried beyond the established date in the following semester. The completion date is determined by the instructor but may not be later than the final deadline for withdrawal in the subsequent semester.



In Progress Grades (IP) are also rarely given. In order to earn an "IP" grade the student must remain in the course, be making progress in the material, not have excessive absences, and not be meeting the standards set to earn the grade of C or better in the course. Students who  earn an IP grade must register and pay for the same course again to receive credit. Students who make a grade of IP should not go on to the next course with that grade.


Your homework will be divided into two parts:  online homework, which you will work outside of class on the computer using MyMathLab software, and written homework, which you will be assigned from the textbook. You should bring your written homework to class every day.  It will be collected regularly and graded.  There will be a penalty on late homework. Homework that is more than a week late might not receive any credit.

In-class work and quizzes:

Most days, there will be some sort of in-class work that will be graded; this might include quizzes, group work, and/or practice problems. If you miss class, this work cannot be made up. (However, several of your lowest in-class/quiz scores will be dropped at the end of the semester, so if you only miss a few of these, it shouldn’t make a serious difference in your grade.)

Classroom behavior

Classroom behavior should support and enhance learning. Behavior that disrupts the learning process will be dealt with appropriately, which may include having the student leave class for the rest of that day. In serious cases, disruptive behavior may lead to a student being withdrawn from the class. ACC's policy on student discipline can be found in the Student Handbook on the web at: http://www.austincc.edu/handbook

Keeping up:

Please, try to keep up with the homework and with the lecture in class. There just isn't much time to catch up; quizzes cover the material you were assigned in the last class, for example. This means you have to be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to do the homework and to study.


It is the student's responsibility to initiate all withdrawals in this course.  The instructor may withdraw students for excessive absences (4) but makes no commitment to do this for the student. After the last day to withdraw, neither the student nor the instructor may initiate a withdrawal. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her name is removed from the roll should he or she decide to withdraw from the class.  The instructor does, however, reserve the right to drop a student should he or she feel it is necessary. The student is also strongly encouraged to retain a copy of the withdrawal form for their records.

Students who enroll for the third or subsequent time in a course taken since Fall, 2002, may be charged a higher tuition rate, for that course. State law permits students to withdraw from no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career at Texas public colleges or universities.  With certain exceptions, all course withdrawals automatically count towards this limit.  Details regarding this policy can be found in the ACC college catalog.

The withdrawal deadline for Fall 2012 is November 26, 2012.

Ask questions:

Please, please, please, if you don't understand something, or you aren't clear about something, or if you think I (or the book) have made a mistake (it has been known to happen), or if you have any other questions, please ask. Don't let confusion accumulate. If you don't want to ask in class, come to our office hours (or call) and ask. It is much easier to ask a question now than to miss it on the test.  I expect all students to participate in class discussions and other activities. Trust me, you will get much more out of the class if you become actively involved in it.

Always show your work:

It is much more important that you understand the processes involved in solving problems than that you just give me the right answer. If I see from your work that you understand what you are doing, I will usually give partial credit for a problem, even if you made a mistake somewhere along the line. If you don't show your work (unless I believe you could reasonably do it in your head), I may not give you full credit, even if the answer is right. If you can really do something in your head, that's great, but when in doubt, write it down.  It is also very important that you write what you mean. I will correct your notation the first few times, but I will start counting it wrong if you continue to write things incorrectly. In addition, please write clearly and legibly. If I can't read it, I won't grade it.

Time required and outside help:

To do homework and study requires three to four times as much time outside of class as the time you spend in class in order to succeed in this course. If you need more out-of-class help than you can obtain in your instructor's office hours, free tutoring is available in any of ACC's Learning Labs.

Course-Specific Support Services  ACC main campuses have Learning Labs which offer free first-come, first-serve tutoring in mathematics courses. The locations, contact information and hours of availability of the Learning Labs are posted at: http://www.austincc.edu/tutor

TSI Warning for students who are not TSI complete**

Students who are not TSI complete in math are not allowed to enroll in any course with a math skill requirement.

All students are required to be "continually in attendance" in order to remain enrolled in this course. If this is the only developmental class you are enrolled in, and you withdraw yourself from this course or are withdrawn by your instructor, then:

a) You may be withdrawn from courses that you should not be enrolled in, such as any class with a math skill requirement.

b) You will have a hold placed on your registration for the following semester. The Hold will require that you register for the next semester in person with an advisor or counselor and that you work with the Developmental Math Advisor during that semester.

c) You will continue to face more serious consequences, up to being restricted to only registering for developmental courses, until you complete the required developmental math course or satisfy the TSI requirement in another way.

More information can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/math/tsiwarning.htm.

** If you are unsure whether or not this warning applies to you, see an ACC advisor immediately.

Importance of Completing Developmental Course Requirements

The first steps to achieving any college academic goal are completing developmental course requirements and TSI requirements. The first priority for students who are required to take developmental courses must be the developmental courses. TSI rules state that students are allowed to take college credit courses, if they are fulfilling their developmental requirements. Because successful completion of developmental courses is so important, ACC will intervene with any student who is not successfully completing developmental requirements. This intervention can mean a hold on records, requiring developmental lab classes, working with the Dev Math Advisor, and monitoring during the semester.

Additional information about ACC's mathematics curriculum and faculty is available on the Internet at:


MATD 0330, Basic Math Skills. Learning Outcomes & Objectives

Students will be able to:

1.     Perform operations involving whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, and percents.

2.     Simplify numerical and variable expressions using commutative properties, associative properties, distributive properties, order of operations, and combining like terms.  This includes expressions with non-negative exponents.

3.     Solve one-variable linear equations, including multi-step equations and proportions.

4.     Solve problems involving geometric figures including perimeter, area, volume, and similarity.

5.     Solve applied problems by defining variable expressions, writing a linear equation, solving the equation, and writing an answer to the question in context. 

6.     Analyze, interpret, and solve problems from different types of graphs, such as line graphs, bar graphs, pictographs, and circle graphs.

7.     Use mathematical language, symbols, and notation to communicate mathematical concepts, demonstrate reasoning, and solve problems.

MATD 0330, Basic Math Skills. Course Objectives

Overall objectives:

1. Students will feel a sense of accomplishment in their increasing ability to use mathematics to solve problems of interest to them or useful in their chosen fields. Students will attain more positive attitudes based on increasing confidence in their abilities to learn mathematics.

2. Students will learn to understand material using standard mathematical terminology and notation when presented either verbally or in writing.

3. Students will improve their skills in describing what they are doing as they solve problems using standard mathematical terminology and notation.

I. Concepts and skills associated with whole numbers

1.write the standard form of a whole number

2.round whole numbers and use rounding to estimate values involving whole number arithmetic

3.perform the four basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) on whole numbers

4.solve application problems involving the four basic operations on whole numbers

5.identify the order relation between two whole numbers

6.simplify exponential expressions with whole number exponents

7.use the order of operations to simplify expressions involving whole numbers, whole number exponents, grouping symbols, and the four basic arithmetic operations

8.prime factor whole numbers

9.find the least common multiple of two or more whole numbers

II.                 Concepts and skills associated with fractions

1.perform the four basic arithmetic operations on fractions

2.solve application problems involving the four basic operations on fractions

3.simplify fractions to lowest terms

4.convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions

5.use the order of operations to simplify expressions involving fractions, whole number exponents, grouping symbols, and the four basic arithmetic operations

6.identify the order relation between two fractions

III.               Concepts and skills associated with decimals

1.write the standard form of a decimal

2.round decimals and use rounding to estimate values involving decimal arithmetic

3.perform the four basic arithmetic operations on decimals

4.solve application problems involving the four basic operations on decimals

5.convert between fractions and decimals

6.use the order of operations to simplify expressions involving decimals, whole number exponents, grouping symbols, and the four basic arithmetic operations

7.identify the order relation between two decimals or between a decimal and a fraction

IV.               Concepts and skills associated with integers and rational numbers

1.perform the four basic arithmetic operations on rational numbers

2.use the order of operations to simplify expressions involving rational numbers, whole number exponents, grouping symbols, and the four basic arithmetic operations

3.solve application problems involving the four basic operations on rational numbers

4.identify the order relation between two rational numbers

V.                 Concepts and skills associated with ratios, proportions and percents

1.convert between fractions and percents and between decimals and percents

2.solve percent equations

3.find the missing number in a proportion

4.solve ratio and proportion application problems

5.solve application problems involving percents

VI.               Concepts and skills involving linear equations in one variable

1.solve linear equations in one variable involving integers, decimals and fractions

2.solve application problems that yield linear equations

VII.             Concepts and skills associated with polynomials

1.identify terms of a polynomial, and classify polynomials by number of terms

2.use the exponent laws to simplify algebraic expressions involving whole number exponents

3.use the order of operations to evaluate variable expressions and formulas

4.combine like terms

5.add and subtract polynomials

6.multiply monomials by polynomials

VIII.           Use statistics to collect and interpret data

1.determine the mean, median, and mode

2.interpret graphs (pictographs, circle graphs, bar graphs and line graphs) and analyze data

IX.               Concepts and skills associated with geometry

1.know the appropriate vocabulary and facts about angles, triangles, rectangles, squares, and circles

2.find perimeters of rectilinear figures

3.use standard formulas to find perimeters and areas of triangles, rectangles, squares and circles

4.find complementary and supplementary angles

5.find angles associated with parallel lines cut by a transversal

Course Outline and Approximate Calendar:

Please note:  schedule changes may occur during the semester.

Any changes will be announced in class.





Written Homework





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Final Exam

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Students who have received approval for accommodations from OSD for this course must provide the instructor with the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ from OSD before accommodations will be provided.   Arrangements for academic accommodations can only be made after the instructor receives the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ from the student.  

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Please note, you are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be dismissed from the day’s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities.

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Under certain circumstances, an instructor may have students take an examination in a testing center.  Students using the Academic Testing Center must govern themselves according to the Student Guide for Use of ACC Testing Centers and should read the entire guide before going to take the exam.  To request an exam, one must have:

      ACC Photo ID

      Course Abbreviation (e.g., MATD)

      Course Number (e.g.,0330)

      Course Synonym (e.g., 10123)

      Course Section (e.g., 005)

      Instructor's Name (e.g., Marcus McGuff

Do NOT bring cell phones to the Testing Center.  Having your cell phone in the testing room, regardless of whether it is on or off, will revoke your testing privileges for the remainder of the semester.  ACC Testing Center policies can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/testctr/

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Information about MyMathLab

MyMathLab is an interactive online resource that accompanies the text. It is a required part of this section of the course.

Purchasing MyMathLab

All new textbooks purchased at an ACC bookstore include MyMathLab access. It is not included with the purchase of a used book, and may not be included with a new book purchased at a different bookstore. Here are some other ways to purchase MyMathLab:

   You may purchase a Student MyMathLab Access Kit online from Pearson Higher Ed for $80.00 at: www.mymathlab.com/buying.html.

   Student MyMathLab Access Kits are available at other retailers, such as amazon.com. Use caution, as the product is not guaranteed by Pearson when purchased anywhere other than an ACC bookstore or the Pearson website (above).

   A new textbook bundled with MyMathLab may also be purchased from another retailer. Make sure the product specifically indicates a bundle including both the textbook and the software.

Included in MyMathLab

   Online access to all pages of the textbook

   Exercises tied to homework problems in the textbook

   Multimedia learning aids (videos & animations) for select examples and exercises in the textbook

   Practice tests and quizzes linked to sections of the textbook

   Personalized study guide based on performance on practice tests and quizzes

Visit www.mymathlab.com for more information.

Login information

To use MyMathLab, you'll need:

            Course ID: 

            Course Title:  MATD 0330 - Basic Math Skills (Classroom course), Fall 2012

            Student access number: provided with purchase of MyMathLab access.

Minimum Computer Requirements

   Internet connection: Cable/DSL, T1, or other high-speed for multimedia content; 56k modem (minimum) for tutorials, homework, and testing.

   Memory: 64 MB RAM minimum

   Monitor resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher

   Plug-ins: You need certain plug-ins and players from the MyMathLab Browser Check or Installation Wizard (found inside your course).

For more information, visit the site http://www.mymathlab.com/system.html from the computer on which you intend to work.

Getting started

To register for CourseCompass and enroll in your MML course, you will need the following.

   ACC email address

   Course ID

   Student access code

ACC email address

You need an email address to register for MyMathLab. For this and all other ACC-related activity, you should use your ACC student email address. If you have not set this up already, visit http://www.austincc.edu/accmail/ for instructions. If you do not check this account regularly, set it up to forward to an email address that you do check. Instructions for doing this are included at the above link.

Course ID

Your course ID should be given to you by your instructor. Make sure you register with the correct Course ID. If you register with a course ID for a class that uses a different textbook, you will not be able to change it to the class that you are enrolled in without purchasing a new access code.

Student access code

The student access code comes with your purchased copy of MyMathLab.

Student Registration:

•  Enter www.pearsonmylab.com in your web browser.

•  Under Register, click Student.

•  Enter your Course ID exactly as provided by your instructor and click Continue. Your course information appears on the next page. If it does not look correct, contact your instructor to verify the Course ID.

•  Sign in or follow the instructions to create an account. Use an email address that you check and, if possible,

Use that same email address for your username. Read and accept the License Agreement and Privacy Policy.

•  Click Access Code. Enter your Access Code in the boxes and click next. If you do not

Have an access code and want to pay by credit card or PayPal, select the access level you want and follow the instructions. You can also get temporary access without payment for 17 days.

Once your registration is complete, a Confirmation page appears. You will also receive this information by email. Make sure you print the Confirmation page as your receipt. Remember to write down your username and password. You are now ready to access your resources!

Signing In:

•     Go to www.pearsonmylab.com and click Sign in

•     Enter your username and password and click Sign In.

•     On the left, click the name of your course.

The first time you enter your course from your own computer and anytime you use a new computer, click the Installation Wizard or Browser Check on the Announcements page. After completing the installation process and closing the wizard, you will be on your course home page and ready to explore your MyMathLab resources!

Need help? Contact Product Support at http://www.mymathlab.com/student-support for live CHAT, email, or phone support


This webpage was created by Marcus McGuff.
It was last updated on January 22, 2016 .