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The goal of this second course in the Algebra series is to enable students to develop the mathematical skills they need to solve problems in algebra. Topics include data analysis; mean, median, and mode; exponents, functions, and scientific notation; quadratic functions and equations; polynomials and factoring; and radicals and geometry. As students progress through the course, they build on what they already know.

Course: MTH-407. Median: LP or B. Lessons: 5 chapters, 11 assignments.

The Getting Started instructions from the instructor include important information on:

- Instructor introduction and background
- Unique course materials and prerequisites, if any
- Assignment submission information and deadline
- Contact information for questions and concerns

To proceed through the course, the student:

- Reads the Getting Started instructions from the instructor. (separate document for large print and braille users)
- Proceeds to the Overview at the beginning of the course.
- Begins Lesson 1 in the course by reading the lesson introduction, objectives, and key terms, if any.
- Reads the first reading section of the lesson.
- Completes the practice exercise and checks the answers. Practice exercise answers are
**NOT**submitted to the instructor. They are for the student’s practice and benefit only. - Continues to the next reading section and section review.
- After the last practice exercise, reviews the lesson summary.
- Proceeds to the assignment and completes the assignment independently, free from the assistance of others.
- Submits the assignment to the instructor, following the instructions in the assignment and the Getting Started instructions.
- Begins the next lesson; student does not submit a new assignment, however, until feedback from previous assignment has been received.
- Reviews assignment feedback from the instructor, as well as any supplementary material the instructor may provide.

Each program (ACE, High School) has an expected assignment submission time frame. Refer to the Getting Started instructions for that important information.

Students may contact the instructor at any time in this procedure if they have questions about the material. Instructor contact information is in the Getting Started instructions.

Adult Continuing Education and High School Programs

The goal of the Algebra series is to enable students to develop the mathematical skills they need to solve problems in algebra. Topics in this second course include data analysis; mean, median, and mode; exponents, functions, and scientific notation; quadratic functions and equations; polynomials and factoring; and radicals and geometry. As students progress through the course, they build on what they already know.

**Note:**The braille version of this course uses the Nemeth Code.

Five chapters, 11 assignments

0.5 Carnegie Unit

Successful completion of “Algebra, Part 1”

This course has 11 assignments. Most assignments have 20 questions worth 5 points each, for a total of 100 points. Assignment 15 has questions worth 5 to 15 points each, for a total of 100 points. Assignments are open book and do not need to be completed in one sitting. Students are expected to do their own work, independent of any outside help. Students will need 1 to 3 hours to complete an assignment. You must show your work and computations when solving the problems in your assignments.

1100–990 points | A |
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989–880 points | B |

879–770 points | C |

769–660 points | D |

659–0 points | F |

Students are expected to follow Hadley’s Student Code of Conduct. Also, by submitting an assignment, students acknowledge that they have completed the work themselves and without plagiarism. Refer to the Student Handbook for the Student Code of Conduct and Hadley’s full plagiarism policy. Plagiarism may result in the requirement to redo the assignment, a failing grade on the assignment, or even expulsion from the Hadley Institute.

After completing this chapter, the student will be able to

- find the mean
- find the mode and median
- find the minimum, maximum, and range
- complete a frequency table for a set of data
- complete a stem-and-leaf plot for a set of data
- solve problems by deciding whether to use the mean, mode, or median
- find quartiles for a set of data

After completing this chapter, the student will be able to

- use an exponent to rewrite a product and find the value of a power
- multiply terms that have exponents
- apply rules for multiplying factors with exponents
- divide terms that have exponents
- apply rules for dividing terms that have exponents
- multiply and divide expressions that have zero as an exponent
- multiply and divide expressions that have negative exponents
- convert numbers given in scientific notation to decimal form

After completing this chapter, the student will be able to

- find the value of a, b, and c for a quadratic function
- make a table of values for a quadratic function and then graph the function
- determine if a graph opens upward or downward and if the graph has a minimum or maximum
- find the zeros of a quadratic function from its graph
- find the square root of a number
- solve quadratic equations
- find the zeros of a function using the quadratic formula

After completing this chapter, the student will be able to

- name the type of polynomial
- add polynomials
- subtract polynomials
- use the distributive property to multiply a binomial by a constant
- use the distributive property to multiply a binomial by a binomial
- tell if one expression is a factor of a second expression
- factor by finding the greatest common factor (GCF)
- factor trinomials when the constant term is positive
- factor trinomials when the constant term is negative
- factor the difference of two squares
- use the zero product property to solve some quadratic equations by factoring

After completing this chapter, the student will be able to

- locate a square root between two whole numbers on a number line
- simplify radicals
- add and subtract radicals
- multiply and divide radicals
- solve radical equations
- name the hypotenuse and legs of a right triangle
- use the Pythagorean theorem to find the unknown side of a triangle
- find the length of the unknown sides of a 45°-45°-90° right triangle
- find the length of the unknown sides of a 30°-60°-90° right triangle

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