**I. Course Description
**A computer lab class to be taken in conjunction with MATH 1130 Expanded
College Algebra. Two

hours of computer labs will cover required DSPM 0850 supplemental material in algebra topics, such

as fundamental operations of factoring, solving linear and quadratic equations, rational expressions

and equations, exponents and radicals, linear inequalities, linear systems, and graphing linear and

quadratic equations.

Students who want to drop back to regular DSPM 0850 must make the request for

consideration within one month after the course starts. Students will be allowed into

DSPM 0850 sections with open seats. Approvals by the instructor and the mathematics’

coordinator are required.

1. Simplify rational, exponential, and radical expressions.

2. Solve rational, quadratic, and radical equations and systems of equations.

3. Solve application/word problems using linear, rational, and systems of equations with the

purpose of understanding the use of algebra to solve real world problems.

4. Graph linear equations using intercepts and slope. Learn the concept of slope and use to

write equations of the line. Graph quadratic functions.

5. Identify functions using ordered pairs, equations, and graphs. Recognize and use functional

notation.

6. Apply the calculator to graph linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, and solve

systems of equations.

• Summary Exercises on the Rules for Exponents

• Summary Exercises on

• Factoring

• The Fundamental Property of Rational Expressions

• Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

• Least Common Denominator

• Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

• Solving Equations with Rational Expressions

• Summary Exercises on Operations and Equations with Rational Expressions (Optional)

• Applications of Rational Expressions

• Review of Graphs and Slopes of Lines

• Review of Equations of Lines

• Functions

• Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution

• Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination

• Applications of Systems of Linear Equations

• Set Operations and Compound Inequalities

• Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

• Radical Expressions

• Rational Exponents

• Simplifying Radical Expressions

• Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions

• Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions

• Summary Exercises on Operations with Radicals (Optional)

• Solving Equations with Radicals

• Complex Numbers

• Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property

• Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula

• Summary Exercises on Solving Quadratic Equations (Optional)

• Graphs and Quadratic Functions

• Parabolas

Students must check with the instructor before purchasing any materials

College Algebra corequisite, MyMathLab Access Kit, student solution manual);

MATH 1130 NSCC ISBN 0558175422

(This is a custom version for NSCC from Publisher: Pearson)

Attendance

Each Instructor will provide information regarding his/her attendance policy. Failure to attend class

will result in a final course grade of “FA” or “FN” (see explanation below) depending on the individual

instructor’s course policy.

FA= failure, attendance-related (unofficial withdrawal) Last recorded date of attendance required

FN= failure, never attended class (unofficial withdrawal)

Method of Evaluation:

Grading:

P 70-100

F 0-69

The instructor will clarify specific examination, homework, and other methods of
evaluation.

**V. ADA Statement
**

Nashville State Technical Community College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If

you wish to request any special accommodations for any courses in which you are enrolled, contact

the Disability Coordinator at 353-3721. Such services must have proof of documentation that is not

over three years old.

Nashville State Community College has a zero tolerance policy for disruptive conduct in the

classroom. Students whose behavior disrupts the classroom will be subject to disciplinary sanctions.

The instructor has primary responsibility for control over classroom behavior and maintenance of

academic integrity. He/she can order temporary removal or exclusion from the classroom of any

student engaged in disruptive conduct or in conduct which violates the general rules and regulations

of the College.

Disruptive behavior in the classroom may be defined as, but is not limited to, behavior that obstructs

or disrupts the learning environment (e.g., offensive language, harassment of students and

professors, repeated outbursts from a student which disrupt the flow of instruction or prevent

concentration on the subject taught, failure to cooperate in maintaining classroom decorum, etc.), the

continued use of any electronic or other noise or light emitting device which disturbs others (e.g.,

disturbing noises from beepers, cell phones, palm pilots, lap-top computers, games, etc.).

Any form of academic dishonesty, cheating, plagiarizing, or other academic misconduct is prohibited.

“Plagiarism may result from: (1) failing to cite quotations and borrowed ideas, (2) failing to enclose

borrowed language in quotation marks, and (3) failing to put summaries and paraphrases in your own

words” (A Writer’s Reference 331). Academic dishonesty may be defined as, but is not limited to,

intentionally trying to deceive by claiming credit for the work of another person, using information from

a web page or source without citing the reference, fraudulently using someone else’s work on an

exam, paper, or assignment, recycling your own work from another course, purchasing papers or

materials from another source and presenting them as your own, attempting to obtain

exams/materials/assignments in advance of the date of administration by the instructor,

impersonating someone else in a testing situation, providing confidential test information to someone

else, submitting the same assignment in two different classes without requesting both instructor’s

permission, allowing someone else to copy or use your work, using someone else’s work to complete

your own, altering documents, transcripts or grades, and forging a faculty/staff member’s signature.

In addition to other possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed through regular college

procedures as a result of academic dishonesty the instructor has the authority to assign an “F” or a

“Zero” for the exercise, paper, or examination or to assign an “F” for the course.

NOTE: This syllabus is meant simply as a guide and overview of the course, the topics, the

objectives, the general assessments, and some standard college policies. Some items are subject to

change or revision at the instructor’s discretion. Each instructor will further clarify their criteria for

grading, classroom procedures, attendance, exams and dates, etc.