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Essentials Math 20/30
Mrs. MacKenzie – Room 236
September 2009- January 2010

Chapter 1 -     Basic Concepts   (25%)

•    Basic operations
•    Fractions & percents
•    Powers & roots
•    Formula’s
•    Part, base & rate
•    Prime factorization divisibility
•    Area & Volume
•    Order of Operations
•    Rounding Numbers

Chapter 2 -    Signed Numbers & Powers of 10       (10%)

•    Operations with signed numbers
•    Signed fractions
•    Scientific notation
•    Powers of 10
•    Engineering notation

Chapter 5 -    Polynomials    - Intro to Algebra    (10%)

•    Fundamental Operations
•    Operations with Monomials & Polynomials
•    Algebraic Expressions

Chapter 6 – Equations & Formulas   (10%)

•    Equations with variables, parentheses & fractions
•    Translating words to symbols
•    Equations & formulas
•    Substituting data
•    Reciprocal formulas
•    Applications with equations

Chapter 12 -     Geometry    (10%)

•    Angles & Polygons
•    Triangles
•    Cylinders
•    Circles
•    Prisms
•    Spheres, pyramids & cones

Chapter 13 – Right Triangle Trigonometry   (5%)

•    Trigonometric Ratios
•    Solving Right triangles
•    Finding Angles & Sides

Course Timeline (approximate schedule)

Chapter 1 –     Sept. –Oct. 16th
Chapter 2 –     Oct. 16th – 30th
Chapter 5 –     Nov. 2nd -13th
Chapter 6 –     Nov.16th – 27th
Chapter 12 -    Nov. 30th – Dec.18th
Chapter 13 -    Jan. 4th- 15th
Review –    Jan. 18th - 22nd
Final Exam-    Jan. 25th – 28th