MATH 0097
Elementary Algebra
Georgia Highlands College
Course Syllabus
Xiuming Quan
Spring
Syllabus
Spring Semester
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
Email:
http://math0097quan@yahoo.com
Web Page: math0097.tripod.com
Textbook: Elementary & Intermediate Algebra: A Combined Course, 2nd edition, Charles P. McKeague, Thomson, Brooks/Cole
Publishing.
ISBN 0534418163
Course Content: Chapters 1 – 5 of the textbook.
Grading Policies:
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 midsemester. Withdrawals
after midsemester 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 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.
Makeup tests: No makeup 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 committee for
investigation.
ADA: Students seeking reasonable accommodations under should contact the Floyd College ADA coordinator ( campus) for
information and guidance.
Sheryl Ballenger , Director of the –Disability Support
8003322406 or (706) 8025003 voice or (706) 8025123 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
Math 0097
Syllabus
MATH 0097 Beginning Algebra
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
Email:
http://math0097quan@yahoo.com
Web Page: math0097.tripod.com
Textbook: Elementary & Intermediate Algebra: A Combined Course, 2nd edition, Charles P. McKeague, Thomson, Brooks/Cole
Publishing.
ISBN 0534418163
Course Content: Chapters 1 – 5 of the textbook.
Grading Policies:
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% anStudents 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.
Makeup tests: No makeup 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 committee for
investigation.
ADA: Students seeking reasonable accommodations under should contact the Floyd College ADA coordinator ( campus) for
information and guidance.
Sheryl Ballenger , Director of the –Disability Support
8003322406 or (706) 8025003 voice or (706) 8025123 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.
d 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 midsemester. Withdrawals
after midsemester 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 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.
Makeup tests: No makeup 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 committee for
investigation.
ADA: Students seeking reasonable accommodations under should contact the Floyd College ADA coordinator ( campus) for
information and guidance.
Sheryl Ballenger , Director of the –Disability Support
8003322406 or (706) 8025003 voice or (706) 8025123 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.
