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.
- Course syllabus
- graphing calculator directions (TI 83/84)
- Grid paper or select a size
- Handshake online game
- Tower of Hanoi online game links
- Tips for success
EXAM DATES FOR FALL 2017 BY NUMBER
- Friday, Sept. 22 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes); Thursday, Sept. 21 (Tuesday and Thursday classes); 25 minutes
- Wednesday, Oct. 18 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes); Thursday, Oct. 19 (Tuesday and Thursday classes); 50 minutes
- Monday, Nov. 6 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes); Tuesday, Nov. 7 (Tuesday and Thursday classes); 25 minutes
- Wednesday, Nov. 29 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes); Tuesday, Nov. 28 (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
- Course info, rates and ratios
- Unit analysis, meaning of fraction and fraction comparisons
- Fraction addition and subtraction and Exam 1
- Fraction multiplication and division, growth/decay factors and algebraic properties
- Distributive property, mixed numbers and order of operations
- Percent change and functions
- Graphing, Exam 2 and exponent rules
- Exponent rules and linear verses exponential functions
- Linear verses exponential functions and models and equivalent expressions
- Exam 3, equivalent expressions and solving graphically
- Solving symbolically and average rate of change
- Average rate of change and Thanksgiving
- Practical meaning average rates of change, Exam 4 and linear regression
- Final Exam
Monday, November 6 is the last day a student can process an officially withdrawal from a class to avoid a failing grade.
Morning classes are scheduled for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Do not plan to leave before noon on Wednesday, November 22.
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.