There are two courses in the Mathematics Area of Developmental Studies, MAT0018 and MAT0028. The MAT0018 reviews whole numbers and covers integers, fractions and mixed numbers with signed numbers, decimals with signed numbers, order of operations, algebraic expressions, solving linear equations, ratios and proportions, percents, exponents, units of measures, and applications of the above topics. The MAT0028 covers algebraic expressions, algebraic equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, scientific notation, factoring polynomials, graphing linear equations and inequalities, rational expressions, radicals, linear and quadratic applications, and units of measurement.
The book for both courses is a custom version of Bittinger, Ellenbogen, Beecher and Johnson, Prealgebra and Introductory Algebra, 3rd ed. Pearson, 2012, which is packaged with an access code to EdisonMyLabsPlus. This is the access to the homework which is done online at http://esc.mylabsplus.com.
For MAT0018 and MAT0028, 40% of the final grade is from the tests, 40% of the final grade is from the exam, and the other 20% of the final grade will be decided by the instructor. The exam for MAT0018 has 50 multiple choice problems and counts 40% of the final grade. The exam for MAT0028 has 50 multiple choice problems. If a student scores 50% or higher on the MAT0028 exam, it will then count as 40% of the overall course grade. If the student does not score 50%, the course must be repeated. The instructors have created exam reviews, which will be available for students.
The passing grades for MAT0018 and MAT0028 are A, B, or C. The course must be repeated if the student earns a D or F.