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INSTRUCTOR: **
Tim Hawkins

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OFFICE: **
Sequoya 149

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PHONE: **
706**-**272-2514

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OFFICE HOURS: **
See office door for posted hours,
or by appointment

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EMAIL:**
thawkins@daltonstate.edu

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Mathematical Ideas 11th Edition, *
Miller, Heeren, and Hornsby

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PREREQUISITE**

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College Algebra (MATH 1111) or Precalculus (MATH 1113)

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COURSE CONTENT**

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The course will cover selected material in Chapters 2 through 6, Chapter 9, and Appendix A of the text. The topics emphasize the basic principles and historical development of numeration systems, geometry, number theory, and problem solving.

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

- Identify set notation and terminology, work with Venn diagrams, and perform operations on sets
- Identify logic symbols, complete truth tables, analyze logic arguments, and use Euler diagrams
- Identify and use historical numeration systems, convert between number bases, and perform operations in clock arithmetic and modular systems
- Identify and use selected topics in number theory, including prime and composite numbers, the greatest common factor and lowest common multiple, Fibonacci sequence and the Golden Ratio
- Identify subsets of the Real numbers, perform operations on rational and irrational numbers, with and emphasis on fractions, decimals, and percents
- Identify and use the basic concepts and terminology of Euclidean geometry, identify and use geometric formulas including those for area and volume, angle relations, similar and congruent triangles, and the Pythagorean Theorem
- Identify and use the basic terminology of the metric system, make conversions within the metric system, and identify reasonable conversions between the metric and English systems

**Tests:** Four
chapter tests will be given over the term along with a comprehensive final
exam. The Final Exam **may replace** your lowest test score. The average of
the four tests will represent **60%** of the class grade.

Test 1 Chapter 2 (Sets)

Test 2 Chapter 3 (Logic) & Chapter 4 (Numeration)

Test 3 Chapter 5 (Number Theory) & Chapter 6 (Real Numbers)

Test 4 Chapter 9 (Geometry) and Appendix A1-A7 (Metric System)

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**Final Exam:**
The Final Exam is a comprehensive exam that will represent **20%** of
the class grade. The Final Exam is currently scheduled for: **
Monday, July 20, 2008 (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)**

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**Homework:**
Homework will be assigned daily and discussed the following class
period. Multiple choice questions will be handed out along with homework
assignments from the textbook. The multiple choice questions will be turned in
for a grade and will represent **20%** of the class grade. Lowest homework
grade will be dropped.

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**Final
Grades:** The course grade will be based on the comprehensive final
exam (20%), homework average (20%), and class test average (60%).

90 - 100 A

80 - 89 B

70 - 79 C

60 - 69 D

Below 60 F

**OTHER INFORMATION**

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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.

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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”**.

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

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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.

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Math Lab:**
The math lab will be available throughout the day for your
assistance. It is located in Sequoya, Room 140 and operating hours will be
posted on the door.

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**DROP / WITHDRAWAL**

The last day to drop this class
without penalty is **Thursday, June 25, 2009**. 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 **F**. **Withdrawal
from class is a student responsibility**. The grade of **W** counts as
hours attempted for the purposes of financial aid.

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, it is **the student’s responsibility** to contact the
Disability Support Specialist.

Contact information:

Andrea Roberson

Pope Student Center, Lower Level

706-272-2524

aroberson@daltonstate.edu

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