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.



  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.


    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.


    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.