INTRODUCTORY  ALGEBRA

HAWKINS                               MATH  0096                                  FALL 2010

 

Instructor:         Tim Hawkins                       

Office:                Sequoya 141 A                                                        

Office Phone:     706-272-2514          

Office Hours:     See office door for posted hours, or by appointment.

Email:                thawkins@daltonstate.edu

 

Text:   Developmental Math Vol. 1 0096, Bittinger (ISBN 0-558-68642-7) or

Developmental Mathematics, 7th edition, Bittinger and Beecher (ISBN 13: 978-0-321-33191-5)

 

COURSE CONTENT

 

The course will cover Chapters 2, 6 through 8, and 10 from the text.

 

CLASS POLICY

 

Learning Outcome:    This class is designed to review basic arithmetic techniques.  Upon successful completion of the 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.

 

Tests:   Five Chapter tests will be given during the semester along with a Comprehensive Final Exam.  The average of the five tests will represent 60% of the class grade:

                                Test 1                     Chapter 2

                                Test 2                     Chapter 6

                                Test 3                     Chapter 7

                                Test 4                     Chapter 8

                                Test 5                     Chapter 10

 

Final Exam:     The Final exam is a comprehensive exam that will represent 20% of the class grade.  The Final Exam is scheduled for:

                        TR 10:50               Tuesday, December 7, 2010 (10:30 - 12:30)

                        TR 12:15               Thursday, December 9, 2010 (10:30 - 12:30)

                                MW 1:40               Monday, December 13, 2010 (1:00 - 3:00)

 

               

Quiz / Homework:        Quizzes will be given weekly.  The lowest quiz score will be dropped.  Homework will be assigned daily and discussed at the class meeting.  The quiz average will represent 20% of your grade.

 

Final Grade:    A course grade of S (Satisfactory) will be awarded to those students who pass the class so that they may continue the math sequence with MATH 0098.  Otherwise, a grade of U (Unsatisfactory) will be given and the student will need to retake MATH 0096.

 

                The course grade will be based on the quiz average (20%), the class test average (60%), and the comprehensive final exam (20%).                                                  Grade = (0.2 Quiz) + (0.6 Test) + (0.2 Final)

 

                                Grade Average                                   Class Grade

                                        70 - 100                                                     S

                                        Below 70                                                   U

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Attendance:    If you are absent from a class, you are responsible for all material covered and all announcements made.  No make-up tests will be given for any reason.  If you know that you will be out on a test date due to prior obligations, then you may make an appointment to take the test early.  If you are absent from a test, the final exam will replace your missed test score (final exam replaces lowest test score).  Only one missed test can be replaced; a second or third missed test will be given a grade of zero.

 

Honesty:         Every student is expected and required to do his or her own work in this course and all other courses at Dalton State College.  Any instances of cheating will result in a minimum penalty of dismissal from the course with a grade of F.

 

Visitors:          College policy allows only those students registered for a class to attend that class. You may not bring guests or children to class.

 

Etiquette:        Talking in class should be restricted solely to questions and comments pertaining to the material at hand and intended for me and the whole class to hear.  Using cellular phones, pagers, CD players, radios, and/or similar devices is prohibited in the classroom.

 

Calculators:    Due to the nature of the course, calculators will not be allowed for the tests.

 

Math Lab:       The math lab will be available throughout the day for your assistance.  It is located in Sequoya, Room 155 and operating hours will be posted on the door.

 

 

DROP / WITHDRAWAL

 

The last day to drop this class without penalty is Friday, October 22, 2010. 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.  The proper form for withdrawing from all classes at the college after the official drop/add period but before the published withdrawal date is the Schedule Adjustment Form.  Students who are assigned to the Academic Advising Center for advisement must meet with an advisor or staff member at the Academic Advising Center (107 Liberal Arts Building) to initiate the withdrawal process.  All other students must meet with a staff member or advisor at the Office of Academic Resources in the Pope Student Center to initiate the withdrawal process.  After meeting with the staff member or advisor, all students will then finalize the withdrawal process in the Financial Aid Office.  Students who fail to complete the official drop/withdrawal procedure will receive the grade of FWithdrawal from class is a student responsibility.  The grade of W counts as hours attempted for the purposes of financial aid.

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

 

If a student receiving aid administered by the DSC Workforce Development Department drops this class or completely withdraws from the College, the Schedule Adjustment Form must be taken to the Workforce Development Office located in Room 214 of the Technical Education Building. The Office is open on the following schedule:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday:  9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday:  8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.  The office phone number is 272-2635.

 

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES / ADA ACCOMODATIONS

 

Students with disabilities or special needs are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services in Academic Resources.  In order to make an appointment to obtain information on the process of qualifying for accommodations, the student must contact the Coordinator of Disability Support Services. 

 

Contact information:

Andrea Roberson

Pope Student Center, Lower Level

706-272-2524

aroberson@daltonstate.edu