Basic Math  Prealgebra
Basic Math  Prealgebra Syllabus

Course Code: MATU 085
Transcript:
Yes. Your transcript will come from the records office at Brandman University. They are regionally accredited and award semester credits.
Credit: 3 semester
Transfer: Most colleges will accept this course and use it as a prerequisite; however, it is too low of a level to go towards graduation.
Your college will require any class you wish to transfer to them to be from a regionally accredited college that awards academic semester or quarter credits. They will also want the course description of the course to match their own. Brandman University is regionally accredited and issues academic semester credits. Our course description will match or exceed your college's description; thus, your college will most likely accept the course. If you would like preapproval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link at the bottom of this page. Your college may be one of the many schools that we are associated with, so check the Associated School link before asking for preapproval. (K12 use)
Enrollment Schedule:
Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the selfpaced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4  8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 34 months. (Note: The 30day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)
Required Textbook:
No outside textbook is needed. Our Omega Math^{TM} courses contain all the lessons, homework, solution manuals, quizzes, tests and the final. Our lessons start out with the easiest example, and then moves slowly to the more advanced problems. Between examples, there are interactive problems which make sure the student understands the concepts, as well as enables the student to store the information into long term memory.
Grading Mode:
Standard Letter Grade
Proctored Final: No
Description
This course was designed for students who need to build skills in Basic Math and Prealgebra. The course covers all the essential topics needed to be successful in Algebra. Topics include basic operations with integers and real numbers, fractions, decimals, exponents, order of operation, conversion of units, percents, radicals, linear equations, radicals, mathematical modeling, data interpretation and statistics, area, perimeter and volume of geometric figures, and the coordinate plane.
Prerequisite: None
UC Approved: UC approval is not required at this level.
Meets Common Core Requirements: YesLearning Outcomes
At the conclusion of the course, student should be able to:
 Define and apply basic operations of integers and real numbers.
 Use the language of mathematics to communicate ideas and solve real world problems.
 Recognize basic geometric figures and calculate area, perimeter and volume for these figures.
 Demonstrate proficiency in strategic competence, conceptual understanding and adaptive reasoning.
 Solve quantitative problems and perform quantitative calculations.
 Define and apply basic operations on real numbers.
 Use the language of mathematics to communicate ideas and solve real world problems.
 Recognize basic geometric figures and calculate area, perimeter and volume for these figures.
 Solve quantitative problems and perform quantitative calculations.
 Perform order of operations on arithmetic expressions.
 Understand the properties of radicals & exponents.
 Apply arithmetic principles to solve percent problems.
 Apply basic operations on polynomials.
 Solve linear equations, conversion of units and proportions.
 Demonstrate proficiency in basic Statistics concepts including reading data from charts and graphs.
 Demonstrate proficiency in strategic competence, conceptual understanding and adaptive reasoning.
 Demonstrate realworld problem solving skills. Analyze a problem by breaking it into parts, recognize the concepts applicable to the parts, recognize the relationship between the parts, write the concepts in proper algebraic representations, solve the problem in symbols, interpret the final results.
 Recognize the language description, geometric and algebraic representation, and be able to transfer from one form to the other.
Methods of Evaluation:
Homework quizzes 15%
Chapter tests 60%
Final 25%
(You must get at least 60% on this final in order to pass the class with a C or better.)Homework Quizzes: 15%
Homework assignments are essential in a mathematics course. It is not possible to master the course without a considerable amount of time being devoted to studying the concepts and solving problems. Each lesson contains a set of homework problems, and you are required to do all the odd problems for each section. Work out each problem, and then check the solution manual for a detailed solution. Do not continue to the next problem until you understand your mistake. Once you feel comfortable with the homework set, take the homework quiz for that section. The homework quizzes are revised problems from the homework sets. You may take each quiz twice, and the higher of the two scores is used to calculate your quiz grade. Once you take a quiz, figure out what you did wrong on the problems that you missed and then try the quiz again. It is important to figure what you did wrong before you push forward. If you figure out your errors at this step, you will be less likely to make the same error on the test or the final. The struggle to figure out what you did wrong stores the mathematics into your longterm memory, and aids in building abstract thinking.
Chapter Tests: 60%
After you have completed a chapter, and understand everything in the lessons, homework sets and quizzes, take the chapter test. The chapter tests are revised problems from the quizzes. You may take each chapter test twice, and the higher of the two scores is used to calculate your chapter test grade. Once you take a chapter test, figure out what you did wrong on the problems that you missed and then try the chapter test again. It is important to figure what you did wrong before you push forward. If you figure out your errors at this step, you will be less likely to make the same error on the final.
Assessment:
A 90100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
Instructional Process: In this course we will explore mathematical concepts, methods and applications from life issues, business and finance, social and environmental issues. Civic and social issues will be used as problems to apply the subject principles. Using the civic, social, and life related examples will help students understand the subject at a deeper level. After an introduction in each section, problems will be solved that start with the easiest examples and move slowly to the more advanced problems with Student Interactive Problems (SIP) in between. The SIPs are important! They give you a chance to slow down and make sure you understand the material. If you get the problem correct, continue on with the next example. If you get the problem wrong, you will be taken to a page that works out the problem in detail. The SIPs play a large part in storing the topics along with their procedures into your longterm memory. Each homework set contains applications for that lesson. These real life applications create a better understanding of math in our world and how it applies to every day life.
B 8089 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
C 7079 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
D 6069 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
F 059 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.Course Content Menu:
Chapter 1
Operations with Whole Numbers
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 1.1 Addition of Whole Numbers 1.1 1.1 1.2 Subtraction of Whole Numbers 1.2 1.2 1.3 Multiplication of Whole Numbers 1.3 1.3 1.4 Division of Whole Numbers 1.4 1.4 1.5 Division of Whole Numbers  Long division 1.5 1.5 Chapter 1 Test (26 questions)
Chapter 2
Exponents, Factoring & Fractions
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 2.1 Exponents 2.1 2.1 2.2 Factoring & Prime Factorization 2.2 2.2 2.3 Greatest Common Factor & Least Common Multiple 2.3 2.3 2.4 Multiplication and Division of Fractions 2.4 2.4 2.5 Addition & Subtraction of Fractions 2.5 2.5 2.6 Introduction to Order of Operation 2.6 2.6 Chapter 2 Test (26 questions)
Chapter 3
Operations with Decimals
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 3.1 Introduction to Decimals 3.1 3.1 3.2 Addition and Subtraction of Decimals 3.2 3.2 3.3 Multiplication and Division of Decimals 3.3 3.3 3.4 Rounding Decimal Values 3.4 3.4 Chapter 3 Test (22 questions)
Chapter 4
Operations with Radicals
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 4.1 Introduction to Radicals 4.1 4.1 4.2 Addition and Subtraction of Radicals 4.2 4.2 4.3 Multiplication and Division of Radicals 4.3 4.3 Chapter 4 Test (20 questions)
Chapter 5
Operations with Integers
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 5.1 Addition and Subtraction of Integers 5.1 5.1 5.2 Multiplication and Division of Integers 5.2 5.2 5.3 Exponents and Absolute Value 5.3 5.3 5.4 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions 5.4 5.4 5.5 Evaluating Algebraic Expressions 5.5 5.5 Chapter 5 Test (27 questions)
Chapter 6
Linear Equations
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 6.1 Introduction to Linear Equations 6.1 6.1 6.2 Percents 6.2 6.2 6.3 Ratio and Proportions 6.3 6.3 6.4 Conversion of Units 6.4 6.4 Chapter 6 Test (25 questions)
Chapter 7
Geometry
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 7.1 Square, Rectangle and Parallelogram 7.1 7.1 7.2 Circle 7.2 7.2 7.3 Triangle 7.3 7.3 7.4 Straight Solids 7.4 7.4 7.5 Pointed Solids 7.5 7.5 Chapter 7 Test (28 questions)
Chapter 8
Graphing and Statistics
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 8.1 The Coordinate Plane 8.1 8.1 8.2 Reading Data from Charts and Graphs 8.2 8.2 8.3 Mean, Median and Mode 8.3 8.3 Chapter 8 Test (16 questions)
Final for Basic Math (48 questions)
Time on Task:
This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8  10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirtyday extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.
Schedule:
Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 17 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.
Week Complete Sections 1 1.1  1.3 2 1.4  1.5 3 2.1  2.2 4 2.3  2.4 5 2.5  2.6 6 3.1  3.2 7 3.3  3.4 8 4.1  4.2 9 4.3  5.1 10 5.2  5.3 11 5.4  5.5 12 6.1  6.2 13 6.3  6.4 14 7.1  7.2 15 7.3  7.4 16 7.5  8.1 17 8.2  8.3 Final Exam Conduct Code:
Code of Ethics:
Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.
Respectful communications:
When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.
We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.
Grading information and proctored final policies:
The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first login to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.
Examples of academic misconduct:
Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.
Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.
By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.
Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing unpermitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for regrading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.
Unauthorized collaboration:
Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.
Important Notes:
This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

Course Code: none
Transcript:
A certificate of completion is issued by Westcott Courses. If this course is taken under the noncredit option, it does NOT go through our partner university, Brandman University. Thus, a transcript is not included with the course. A certificate of completion is awarded for students who receive a C or better in the course.
Credits: 0
Certificate of Completion: Yes
Transfer:
Some of our Associated Schools permit their students to take this course under the noncredit option, and use it as a prerequisite for the next course. Check the list to see if your college permits this noncredit option. If your school is not on this list and you want to transfer the course to your college, you will need to enroll under the semester credit option. If you would like preapproval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link to this page. If you would like to take this class for personal enrichment, the noncredit course is the exact same class as the credit course; it is just less expensive since it is not sent through our partner university for credit. The noncredit courses can also be used to learn the material and then receive credit at a home college using Credit by Examination.
(K12 use)Enrollment Schedule:
Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the selfpaced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4  8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 34 months. (Note: The 30day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)
Required Textbook:
No outside textbook is needed. Our Omega Math^{TM} courses contain all the lessons, homework, solution manuals, quizzes, tests and the final. Our lessons start out with the easiest example, and then moves slowly to the more advanced problems. Between examples, there are interactive problems which make sure the student understands the concepts, as well as enables the student to store the information into long term memory.
Grading Mode:
Standard Letter Grade
Proctored Final: No
Description
This course was designed for students who need to build skills in Basic Math and Prealgebra. The course covers all the essential topics needed to be successful in future Algebra courses. Topics include: basic operations with real numbers, fractions, decimals, exponents, order of operation, conversion of units, percents, radicals, basic operations of Prealgebra, linear equations, mathematical modeling, data interpretation, area, perimeter and volume of geometric figures.
Prerequisite: None
UC Approved: UC approval is not required at this level.
Meets Common Core Requirements: YesLearning Outcomes
At the conclusion of the course, student should be able to:
 Define and apply basic operations of real numbers.
 Use the language of mathematics to communicate ideas and solve real world problems.
 Recognize basic geometric figures and calculate area, perimeter and volume for these figures.
 Demonstrate proficiency in strategic competence, conceptual understanding and adaptive reasoning.
 Solve quantitative problems and perform quantitative calculations.
Methods of Evaluation:
Homework quizzes 15%
Chapter tests 60%
Final 25%
(You must get at least 60% on this final in order to pass the class with a C or better.)Homework Quizzes: 15%
Homework assignments are essential in a mathematics course. It is not possible to master the course without a considerable amount of time being devoted to studying the concepts and solving problems. Each lesson contains a set of homework problems, and you are required to do all the odd problems for each section. Work out each problem, and then check the solution manual for a detailed solution. Do not continue to the next problem until you understand your mistake. Once you feel comfortable with the homework set, take the homework quiz for that section. The homework quizzes are revised problems from the homework sets. You may take each quiz twice, and the higher of the two scores is used to calculate your quiz grade. Once you take a quiz, figure out what you did wrong on the problems that you missed and then try the quiz again. It is important to figure what you did wrong before you push forward. If you figure out your errors at this step, you will be less likely to make the same error on the test or the final. The struggle to figure out what you did wrong stores the mathematics into your longterm memory, and aids in building abstract thinking.
Chapter Tests: 60%
After you have completed a chapter, and understand everything in the lessons, homework sets and quizzes, take the chapter test. The chapter tests are revised problems from the quizzes. You may take each chapter test twice, and the higher of the two scores is used to calculate your chapter test grade. Once you take a chapter test, figure out what you did wrong on the problems that you missed and then try the chapter test again. It is important to figure what you did wrong before you push forward. If you figure out your errors at this step, you will be less likely to make the same error on the final.
Assessment:
A 90100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
Instructional Process: In this course we will explore mathematical concepts, methods and applications from life issues, business and finance, social and environmental issues. Civic and social issues will be used as problems to apply the subject principles. Using the civic, social, and life related examples will help students understand the subject at a deeper level. After an introduction in each section, problems will be solved that start with the easiest examples and move slowly to the more advanced problems with Student Interactive Problems (SIP) in between. The SIPs are important! They give you a chance to slow down and make sure you understand the material. If you get the problem correct, continue on with the next example. If you get the problem wrong, you will be taken to a page that works out the problem in detail. The SIPs play a large part in storing the topics along with their procedures into your longterm memory. Each homework set contains applications for that lesson. These real life applications create a better understanding of math in our world and how it applies to every day life.
B 8089 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
C 7079 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
D 6069 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
F 059 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.Course Content Menu:
Chapter 1
Operations with Whole Numbers
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 1.1 Addition of Whole Numbers 1.1 1.1 1.2 Subtraction of Whole Numbers 1.2 1.2 1.3 Multiplication of Whole Numbers 1.3 1.3 1.4 Division of Whole Numbers 1.4 1.4 1.5 Division of Whole Numbers (Long division) 1.5 1.5 Chapter 1 Test (17 questions)
Chapter 2
Factoring, GCF, LCM, Fractions
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 2.1 Exponents 2.1 2.1 2.2 Factoring, and Prime Factorization 2.2 2.2 2.3 GCF and LCM 2.3 2.3 2.4 FractionsMultiplication and Division 2.4 2.4 2.5 FractionsAddition and Subtraction 2.5 2.5 2.6 FractionsApplications 2.6 2.6 Chapter 2 Test (28 questions)
Chapter 3
Decimals
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 3.1 Decimal Value 3.1 3.1 3.2 Addition and Subtraction of Decimals 3.2 3.2 3.3 Multiplication and Division of Decimals 3.3 3.3 3.4 Rounding and Converting Decimals 3.4 3.4 Chapter 3 Test (31 questions)
Chapter 4
Roots and Order of Operation
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 4.1 Radicals 4.1 4.1 4.2 Fractions and Decimals with Exponents 4.2 4.2 4.3 Order of Operation 4.3 4.3 Chapter 4 Test (23 questions)
Chapter 5
Prealgebra
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 5.1 Addition and Subtraction of Integers 5.1 5.1 5.2 Multiplication and Division of Integers 5.2 5.2 5.3 Integers with Exponents 5.3 5.3 5.4 Absolute Value 5.4 5.4 5.5 Order of Operation with Integers 5.5 5.5 Chapter 5 Test (30 questions)
Chapter 6
Linear Equations
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 6.1 Linear Equations 6.1 6.1 6.2 Percents 6.2 6.2 6.3 Consecutive Integers and Proportions 6.3 6.3 6.4 Conversion of Units 6.4 6.4 Chapter 6 Test (30 questions)
Chapter 7
Area, Perimeter and Volume
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 7.1 Square, Rectangle and Parallelogram 7.1 7.1 7.2 Circle 7.2 7.2 7.3 Triangle 7.3 7.3 7.4 Volume of Straight Solids 7.4 7.4 7.5 Volume of Pointed Solids 7.5 7.5 Chapter 7 Test (22 questions)
Chapter 8
Data Interpretation
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 8.1 Reading Data from Charts and Graphs 8.1 8.1 8.2 Counting 8.2 8.2 8.3 Statistics 8.3 8.3 Chapter 8 Test (24 questions)
Final for Basic Math (56 questions)
Time on Task:
This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8  10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirtyday extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.
Schedule:
Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 17 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.
Week Complete Sections 2 1.1  1.3 2 1.4  1.5 3 2.1  2.2 4 2.3  2.4 5 2.5  2.6 6 3.1  3.2 7 3.3  3.4 8 4.1  4.2 9 4.3  5.1 10 5.2  5.3 11 5.4  5.5 12 6.1  6.2 13 6.3  6.4 14 7.1  7.2 15 7.3  7.4 16 7.5  8.1 17 8.2  8.3 Final Exam Conduct Code:
Code of Ethics:
Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.
Respectful communications:
When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.
We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.
Grading information and proctored final policies:
The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first login to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.
Examples of academic misconduct:
Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.
Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.
By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.
Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing unpermitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for regrading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.
Unauthorized collaboration:
Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.
Important Notes:
This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.