Beginning Algebra - Math 90
Math 90 Syllabus
Homework Writing Assignment
Dollar Extra Credit Problem
End of Chapter Reviews (EOC)
Chapter 1, Chapter 2,
Chapter 7, Chapter 8
Practice Problems for
Practice for the Final
Final Multiple Choice
Final Show Step
Review for Chapter 1 to 3
Cum Review for Chapters 1 to 3 and 5 to 6
Cum Review for Chapters 1 to 3 and 5 to 8
requires MATH 88 as prerequisite or sufficient background knowledge in
doing the basic operations on rational numbers and signed numbers.
Additionally, it requires sufficient ability to apply the concepts of
ratios, proportions, percent, and measurement to realistic situations.
It is designed for students who wish to develop or refresh their basic
algebra skills. Upon successful completion of this course, a student
could take MATH 103 or MATH 110 (Intermediate Algebra).
The student shall develop an understanding of the basic properties of
the real numbers, polynomials, rational expressions, exponents and
radicals. Students will learn to apply concepts related to graphing,
solving linear equations and inequalities, linear systems and quadratic
equations. Significant emphasis will be placed on the vocabulary of
algebra and translation from English to Algebra.
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, by Bittinger
(Custom book created for Grossmont and Cuyamaca College)
Web Code: REQUIRED
MyMathLab Access Code (comes with new book) or
purchase online on first day of lab (bring credit card)
Lecture Notes: REQUIRED
(provided in class)
1) This book is used for Math 90 AND Math 103/110.
(One book for
Likewise, the MyMathLab code is one code you buy for both courses.
You may purchase the MyMathLab code only and not purchase the
because an ebook is available with the MyMathLab code.
The Student's Solutions Manual: optional (not required)
Scientific Calculator is required but a
Graphing Calculator is encouraged if you going beyond algebra.
is a very good scientific calculator.
plus is a very good graphing calculator. If you plan to major
in a hard science, you should consider the TI-86 or TI-89.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
Ponder these success principles so you can achieve your best from this
- Math - It’s all in you head. Your attitude determines your
- The Mathematical Chain Reaction:
Hard work --> Experience --> Confidence -->
- Read the new material BEFORE it is presented in class.
- Learning is YOUR responsibility.
- Make friends and do your homework in groups.
- Have fun - at least try to make it fun.
- Remember - YOU CAN DO IT!