The topics to be covered are:
Sets and set notation
Arithmetic operations on real numbers
Solving linear equations and linear inequalities (with one variable)
Solving absolute value equations and inequalities
Graphs, particularly of straight lines
Systems of linear equations in two and three variables (using matrices)
Factoring, in various ways, polynomial expressions
Rational expressions (ratios of polynomials) - adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, simplifying
Exponential expressions, rules and simplification
The quadratic formula, and solving "hidden" quadratic-type equations
The schedule will be organised as we go along, as I get to know your strengths and weaknesses. I prefer to dedicate more time to certain topics if I see that you are having difficulty. Better to learn fewer topics well than to rush through a set curriculum (within reason, obviously, certain topics are necessary for the following courses).
The main requirement for passing this course is DEMONSTRATING UNDERSTANDING. You will not be tested on memorisation - any formulas required will always be given.