ASC 92 – Algebra Prep II 2 credits Instructor: Tracy Chisholm Course Description : This course continues the development of the fundamental skills required for the successful completion of studies in college level mathematics courses. Topics include Cartesian geometry and the graphing linear equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, formula manipulation, introduction to functions, and factoring quadratic expressions. Study skills will be incorporated throughout the course. Credit earned does not count towards any degree, nor does it transfer. Prerequisite: ASC 91 Algebra Prep I, placement by math placement test or instructor approval. 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. • Factor using greatest common factor, factor by grouping, and factor trinomials. • Plot points, graph linear equations, and find slope of a line. • Analyze and solve various types of math problems Utilize a hand-held calculator when solving algebra problems • Gain the skills needed to participate in a college algebra course Class Schedule: online Instructor: Tracy Chisholm Office : Nelson Science Center, Room 112 Phone : (701) 228-5424 E-mail : tracy.chisholm@dakotacollege.edu Office Hours : by appointment Website: www.chisholmalgebraprep.weebly.com Required Text: Beginning & Intermediate Algebra 5th Edition by Tobey, Slater, Blair and Crawford with MyMathLab online learning software Pearson Publishing MyMathLab Learning Software Website : www.mymathlab.com

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