# Math 1100 Algebra I

The Developmental Math Program in the Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University offers Math 1100, a mastery-based algebra course covering the arithmetic foundations of algebra, properties of real numbers, linear equations and inequalities and systems of linear equations.

## EXAM DATES FOR spring 2018 BY NUMBER

1. Friday, Jan. 26 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes); Thursday, Jan. 25 (Tuesday and Thursday classes); 25 minutes
2. Wednesday, Feb. 21 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes); Thursday, Feb. 22 (Tuesday and Thursday classes); 50 minutes
3. Wednesday, March 21 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes); Thursday, March 22 (Tuesday and Thursday classes); 25 minutes
4. Wednesday, April 11 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes); Tuesday, April 10 (Tuesday and Thursday classes); 50 minutes

If you are unable to attend class on any exam day you must notify Dr. Eisenhart (269) 387-4117 or (269) 873-8194 before the exam or a make-up may be denied.

## TENTATIVE SCHEDULE BY WEEK

1. Course info, rates and ratios
2. Unit analysis, meaning of fraction and fraction comparisons
3. Fraction addition and subtraction and Exam 1
4. Fraction multiplication and division, growth/decay factors and algebraic properties
5. Distributive property, mixed numbers and order of operations
6. Percent change
7. Equivalent expressions and Exam 2
8. Functions
9. Spring break
10. Linear verses exponential functions and models and equivalent expressions
11. Exam 3 and characteristics of a good graph
12. equivalent expressions and solving graphically
13. Solving symbolically and average rate of change
14. Average rate of change, Exam 4 and linear regression
15. Lines
16.  Final Exam

Monday, March 19 is the last day a student can process an officially withdrawal from a class to avoid a failing grade.

## ALGEBRA VIDEOS

There are many online videos on Algebra I topics. As with anything viewed on the Web, one should first sift through and determine which information is of value and actually correct. The director of the Developmental Mathematics Program recommends Algebra I students view the Khan Academy videos for Pre-Algebra and Algebra I.