MATH 0096 Spring 2004 Home


1.                    Instructor: Julie Tharpe 272-4505 (has voice mail) or 272-4440 (math office)


2.                   Office hours: SEQ 152 or Math Lab SEQ 140 MTWRF 9:30- 10:15, 1:00-3:00

Please check both my office and the Math Lab if you need to see me. Feel free to come anytime Im not in class.


3.                   Textbook: Developmental Mathematics; 6th Edition ; Bittinger, Beecher.


4.                   Chapters covered: Chapter 1: Operations on Whole Numbers - Selected Topics

Chapter 2: Fractional Notation

Chapter 3: Decimal Notation

Chapter 4: Percent Notation

Chapter 7: Introduction to Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions

Chapter 8: Solving Equations and Inequalities

Chapter 10: Polynomials: Operations


5.                   Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

$                    Perform basic arithmetical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication

and division) on fractions and mixed numbers

$                    Perform basic arithmetical operations on decimals and convert between fractions, decimals, and percents

$                    Solve problems and applications involving percents

$                    Comprehend and apply various aspects of the real number system, e.g. the order of operations, equations and inequalities, variable expressions and the number line

$                    Perform basic operations on signed numbers

$                    Solve linear equations and inequalities

$                    Manipulate exponential expressions and perform basic operations on polynomials.


6.                    Calculators: THERE WILL BE NO USE OF CALCULATORS IN THIS CLASS.


7.                   Tests: There will be a major test covering each chapter (6 tests). Chapters 1 and 2 will be

combined. Your lowest test grade will be dropped.

Quizzes: There will be several quizzes over shorter amounts of material. Quizzes will be announced in advance. You may drop three quiz grades. Your quiz average will count as one major test grade. If your quiz average is lower than all of your test grades, the quiz average will be your drop grade.

Final exam: There will be a comprehensive final exam on April 9th and 12th during the regularly scheduled class period. April 12th will be the final meeting day for this class.

You may see the instructor after April 16th to find out your grade.

Makeup Work: Makeup work will not be allowed. If you know you will miss a test or quiz,

Arrangements may be made to take the test or quiz early.

8.                    Grading policy: 80% Test Average (including quiz average)

20% Final Exam

Final grade: Passing Math 0096, and progressing on to Math 0098:

S- 75-100

Must repeat Math 0096:

IPorU: Any grade below 75


9.                   Drop/Withdrawal: The last day to drop this class without penalty is March 22, 2004. You will be assigned a grade of W. After this date, withdrawal without penalty is permitted only in cases of extreme hardship as determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs; otherwise a grade of WF will be issued. Students who wish to drop this class or withdraw from all classes should go to the Enrollment Services Office in Westcott Hall to complete the necessary form. Students who fail to complete the official drop/withdrawal procedure will receive the grade of F. Withdrawal from class is a student responsibility. Before dropping any class, the college strongly advises that students meet with their academic advisor and their instructor to discuss the impact of a withdrawal on their graduation plans. The college also strongly advises students who are receiving any type of financial aid to visit the Financial Aid Office in Pope Student Center to discuss the impact a withdrawal may have on their financial aid status. The grade of W counts as hours attempted for the purposes of financial aid. Remember that students may not withdraw from any required learning support class unless they also withdraw from all credit courses.


10.               Homework: Homework will be assigned each class session and a minimum of one hour of study per day should be expected. Homework will not be graded, but is a necessary part of the learning process. A homework schedule will be issued at the beginning of each new chapter.


11.               Extra help: You are encouraged to seek outside help, either in my office (SEQ 152)

or in the math lab (SEQ 140).


12.               Attendance: Students miss class at their own risk. Regular attendance is necessary to thoroughly understand the material. There is no penalty for excessive absences, except the effect it is certain to have on your performance. You are responsible for all work whether you attend or not.


13.               Honesty: The penalty for cheating will be failure of the course. If this occurs before

mid-term, you may not withdraw; you will receive a U.


14.               Exiting Developmental Studies Math: You must complete Math 0098 and pass the CPE (exit exam) to exit learning support math and begin taking credit math courses.


15.               Visitors: Because of college policy, the only people allowed in class are those who

are registered. Do not bring children or guests to class. Thank you.


Printed Name: _________________________ Street Address: __________________________


City: __________ State: __________ Zip: __________


Phone: (H) ( ____ ) _________________ (W) ( ____ ) ________________


I understand the policies stated in this syllabus. Signed: __________________________


Disability Support Services Statement: Students with disabilities should contact the Ace Center to request reasonable accommodations for academic programs and other activities of Dalton State College. Students must personally request services and provide adequate documentation that explains the disability. Please allow a minimum of five business days for approved accommodations to be arranged. Disability Support Services is located in the ACE Center on the lower level of Pope Student Center. Students who are unable to come to the ACE Center to request services should contact 272-2524 or e-mail for assistance.


Workforce Development Statement: If a student receiving aid administered by the DSC Workforce Development Department drops this class or completely withdraws from the College, the Add-Drop/Withdrawal form must be taken to the Workforce Development Office first. The office is located in the Technical Education Building, Room 140 and their hours are 9:00a.m. - 12:15p.m. and 1:30p.m. - 3:00p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and 8:30a.m. - 12:00noon on Friday. Their phone number is 272-2635.