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# STAT 0086 - Algebra for Probability & Statistics

Liberal Arts

Statistics

Assistant Dean: Steve Haynes PhD
2 Credit(s)
This course is designed to teach students the algebraic methods and procedures that will be needed in a probability and statistics course. The topics will include demonstrations in using the calculator, scientific notation, order of operations, converting decimals to percents, inequalities, and exponents, radicals, solving equations, graphing lines using slope and y-intercept, solving equations using the quadratic formula, sequences and variation. P/NP
2 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take MATH 0072  or MATH 0073  with a minimum grade of C- OR COMPASS Algebra score of 1-30 OR ACT Math score of 19 or higher OR ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra score of 45 or higher.

College Wide Outcomes
 College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met Communication – Written Communication – Speech Intercultural Knowledge and Competence Critical Thinking Information Literacy Quantitative Literacy

Student Learning Outcomes for Course
 Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met 1. Convert decimal numbers to scientific notation and vice versa In-class assignments and/or homework Weeks 1-16 2. Apply the knowledge of order of operations when simplifying algebraic expressions and solving equations. In-class assignments and/or homework Weeks 2-16 3. Change algebraic expressions using properties of exponents. In-class assignments and/or homework Weeks 3-16 4. Demonstrate the knowledge of inequality symbols while solving inequalities. In-class assignments and/or homework Weeks 4-16 5. Convert decimal numbers to a percent and vice versa. In-class assignments and/or homework Weeks 6-16 6. Label the slope and y-intercept on a graph and draw the line. In-class assignments and/or homework Weeks 8-16 7. Compute the solutions of a quadratic equation using both the quadratic formula and factoring. In-class assignments and/or homework Weeks 10-16 8. Determine the general term of both arithmetic and geometric sequences. In-class assignments and/or homework Weeks 12-16 9. Generate an equation or formula using both direct and inverse variation when given specific pieces of data. In-class assignments and/or homework Weeks 14-16

93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal.

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation,

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link

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