MA-10: Elementary Algebra

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: MA-10 Elementary Algebra

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 5 class hours, 1 laboratory hour

Credits: 0

Course Description in college catalog:

Signed numbers, polynomials, geometric concepts, graphing, and solutions of linear and quadratic equations by graphing and algebraic methods, word problems, slope and y-intercept, factoring and its applications.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Engineering Science

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

A.A.S. Electronic Engineering Technology

A.A.S. Computer Engineering Technology

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Math - 10 prepares students: to use quantitative skills and mathematical reasoning to solve problems

  2. to reason quantitatively and mathematically as required in their fields of interest and in to reason quantitatively and mathematically as required in their fields of interest and in to reason quantitatively and mathematically as required in their fields of interest and in to reason quantitatively and mathematically as required in their fields of interest and in everyday life

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Students are expected: to know the basic concepts and skills of algebra and geometry that are outlined in the course description above; to apply their knowledge when solving problems mathematically in disciplines where required; to draw conclusions from algebraic and graphical solutions to problems; to communicate the results in written and oral format.

Program-specific outcomes


Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Students must meet the following criteria to pass the course:

Students must have a 70% course average.
The uniform CUNY final exam counts for 35% of the final grade.
Online homework counts for at least 10% of the final grade.
The remainder comes from exams, assignments and classroom performance.

Students who take the CUNY final exam, will receive a grade of P (for Pass) or R( for Repeat) based on the above stated criteria.

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Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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