MATH 0097 Beginning Algebra
Course Syllabus
Spring Semester 2006
CRN Course Number |
Room |
Days |
Time |
20243 |
W333 |
T R |
11:00 AM – 12:50 PM |
Course
Description: This course is a review of beginning algebra. Topics include properties of numbers,
linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, multiplying and factoring polynomials, rational expressions and roots.
Instructor: Xiuming Quan
E-mail:
http://math0097quan@yahoo.com
Web Page: math0097.tripod.com
Textbook: Elementary & Intermediate Algebra: A Combined Course, 2^{nd} edition, Charles P. McKeague,
Thomson, Brooks/Cole Publishing.
ISBN 0-534-41816-3
Course Content: Chapters 1 – 5 of the textbook.
Grading
Policies:
Points |
Component |
100 |
Test 1 The Basics
no calculators allowed |
100 |
Test 2 Linear Equations and Inequalities |
100 |
Test 3 Graphing and Linear Systems |
100 |
Test 4 Exponents and Polynomials |
100 |
Test 5 Factoring |
200 |
Homework |
100 |
Participation |
800 |
Total |
Each student’s average for the semester will be based on a total of 800 points.
The usual grading scale (90%—100% is an A, 80%—90% is a B, etc.) will apply. Students who score between 65% and
69% can be given a grade of D, which will allow them to continue to Math 0099. If a student simply quits attending class
without officially withdrawing, the student will receive a grade of F in the class.
Calculators: Use of calculators is not allowed on the first test. Use of calculators is allowed on all other tests.
Students are encouraged to use computer software, Internet resources, and calculators to complete homework assignments and
to prepare for tests.
COMPASS:
In order to complete Learning Support requirements for mathematics, students must earn a grade of C or better in MATH 0099
and pass the COMPASS exit exam with a score of 40 or higher.
Academic Policies: If a student simply quits attending class without officially withdrawing, the student will receive a
grade of F in the class. The last day for officially withdrawing from class without grade penalty is mid-semester. Withdrawals
after mid-semester are subject to approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and will be issued only in cases of
extreme emergency or hardship.
Please refer to the Floyd College
catalog or web site for general academic information or for additional information regarding the Learning Support policies
and procedures.
Student Learning: Students completing this course should satisfy the following goal and learning outcomes.
Team Goal—Mathematics
Related Team Outcomes
- Students will be able to demonstrate algebraic skills in solving equations.
- Students will be able to model concrete problems and arrive at solutions.
- Students will be able to use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding.
Attendance: Students are expected to attend each and every scheduled class session. Since lectures begin promptly at the
scheduled time, students are encouraged to avoid arriving late to class. Participation is partially measured through attendance.
Roll will be taken at the beginning of each class session.
Make-up tests: No make-up tests will be given in this class. If a student misses a test then they will receive a grade of
zero on that test. At the end of the semester all students have the option of replacing one test grade with their grade
on the optional final exam. Students that know in advance they will be absent on a test day may make arrangements with
the instructor to take the test at a time prior to the time the class takes the test.
Cheating: Cheating (or even the appearance of cheating) will not be tolerated in this class. Any student that the instructor
suspects of cheating will be removed from the testing area. The issue will be referred to the appropriate Floyd College committee for investigation.
ADA: Students seeking
reasonable accommodations under ADA should contact the Floyd College ADA coordinator (Rome campus) for information and guidance.
Sheryl Ballenger , Director of the Access
Center –Disability Support
800-332-2406 or (706) 802-5003 voice or (706) 802-5123 v/tdd
This message applies only to students receiving financial aid: Federal regulations state that if a student did not attend classes and received
failing grades, then the grades were not earned and financial aid needs to be reduced accordingly. Please be advised
that any student receiving a 0.00 GPA will be required to prove that the 0.00 GPA was earned by attending classes or completing
requirements for each class. Students who have earned at least one passing grade for the semester will not be affected
by this regulation. If a student has properly withdrawn from all classes, the student’s financial aid should be
adjusted from the time they signed the withdrawal form.
This is a tentative schedule and the instructor reserves the right to
alter it as and when necessary |