HAWKINS                                                                      MATH 3803                                 SUMMER 2010


INSTRUCTOR:          Tim Hawkins

OFFICE:                     Sequoya 149

PHONE:                     706-272-2514

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

EMAIL:                      E-mail:


TEXT:             Algebra Concepts for P-8 Teachers 2nd Edition, by Messersmith (McGraw Hill)




Foundation of Mathematics (MATH 2008)




The course provides special emphasis for teachers of grades P-8 on understanding of the fundamental concepts of algebra with particular attention to specific methods and materials of instruction. 




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



Tests:  Three tests will be given over the term.  The average of the three tests will represent 75% of the class grade.

Test 1     Chapter 1

Test 2     Chapter 2 through Chapter 5

Test 3     Chapter 6 through Chapter 12


Class Participation / Homework:  I expect everyone to be willing to answer questions in class and participate in class activities.  Homework will be assigned daily and discussed the following class period.  I may periodically check specific problems.  This represents 10% of the class grade.


Projects:  A project will be assigned during the term to be turned in for a grade.  The project will represent a total of 15% of the class grade.


Final Grades:  The course grade will be based on the class test average (75%), project average (15%), and participation (10%). 


                                                Grade Average                   Course Grade

                                                      90 - 100                                       A

                                                      80 - 89                                         B

                                                      70 - 79                                         C

                                                      60 - 69                                         D

                                                      Below 60                                     F







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. 


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.  Persistent disruptive talking will result in a new seating arrangement for the talkers.


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.




The last day to drop this class without penalty is Tuesday July 6, 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.




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.




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