## 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: thawkins@daltonstate.edu

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

PREREQUISITE

Foundation of Mathematics (MATH 2008)

COURSE CONTENT

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.

# CLASS POLICY

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

• Explain arithmetic so that it is the best preparation for algebra
• Explain the structure and relationships of the various subsystems of the real numbers
• Explain variables and their uses
• Explain and use the Cartesian relation of algebra and geometry
• Explain and use exponents, roots and their relationship
• Solve, apply and geometrically interpret linear equations
• Explain, solve and geometrically interpret systems of linear equations
• Perform transformations on functions with emphasis on quadratic, absolute value and square root functions

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%).

90 - 100                                       A

80 - 89                                         B

70 - 79                                         C

60 - 69                                         D

Below 60                                     F

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.

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.

DROP / WITHDRAWAL

# 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