1 MATH 040 Intermediate Algebra Course Syllabus Spring 2015 Math 020, 4 units, CRN Meets days and days 12:45-2:50 pm in room 1904 Instructor: Rene Price Office: Room (north end of 600 building: first floor) Office Hours: day 9:00am 9:20am, 11:45am -12:35pm day 9:00am 9:20am, 11:45am -12:35pm, 3:00-3:25 pm Online Office Hours / 9:00-9:55 pm (during this time, I will be available for a prompt response by ) Office Phone: (714) Website: Prerequisite: Math 020 with a grade of C or better, or math skills clearance Course Description: This course includes factoring, exponents, radicals, rational expressions, functions and graphs, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, logarithms, and conic sections. Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of Math 40 Intermediate Algebra, the student will be able to: identify an equation as linear, quadratic, radical, rational, exponential, or logarithmic, and solve the equation using an appropriate method. produce the completely factored form of a polynomial. perform operations on and simplify polynomials, rational expressions, radical expressions, logarithmic expressions, or exponential expressions at an intermediate level. evaluate a function with a numerical or variable argument, and produce the graph of the function by plotting points. **Required Materials: 1) MyMathLab Student Access (available in the FC bookstore or online) * MyMathLab includes an online textbook, online homework, and other resources. The textbook is Intermediate Algebra, 11 th edition, written by Margaret Lial, John Hornsby, and Terry McGinnis. You may access the textbook online from our MyMathLab course website. In addition, you have the option of purchasing or renting a hard copy of the textbook if you think it would be helpful. Bookstore options: The textbook and MyMathLab Access Kit shrink-wrapped as a package set The MyMathLab Access Kit ONLY * You also have the option of purchasing MyMathLab Access online at 2) Computer with internet access and printer (or you can use campus printers for a fee) 3) Other Materials: binder with dividers, stapler, lined paper, pencils, eraser
2 Grades will be determined as follows: Percentage Grading Scale Exams % A: % Online Homework 10% B: % Non-online assignments/digi 10% C: % Final (comprehensive) 20% D: % F: % Class Binder: Your first assignment is to purchase a class binder and organize it with dividers. At a minimum, you will need dividers with the following labels (you can add additional dividers if desired): 1) Class Documents (this will include syllabus and other handouts) 2) Notes 3) s (Chapter Reviews) 4) Graded work (returned work) 5) Online homework (worked out MyMathLab problems) You will also want to keep plenty of loose leaf paper in your binder. Keep your binder organized so that you can review your notes and homework later. Label the sections and problem numbers when completing online homework. This binder can be checked during my office hours, or during one of our class breaks. Online Homework: Online homework will be turned in using a program called MyMathLab (MyLab/Mastering). Details on how to register for MyMathLab will be given in class. You will be graded on the percentage of exercises that are answered correctly. You do not have to complete a section in one sitting. If you complete part of an assignment, you can save the work you have completed and return to the rest later, as long as the assignment is still available. You may also print out your homework if you prefer to work on it while not on the computer however, you will need to log in and input your answers on the computer prior to the homework deadline. The sections discussed during class should be completed by the next class meeting to avoid falling behind. However, the deadline for each week s homework will be on day at 12:30 pm. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS regarding the due date. The number values for each problem will remain the same unless you answer incorrectly 3 times. In this case, press the similar exercise button and attempt the new exercise. Problems should be worked out on lined paper and kept in your binder. If you are having issues with your home computer, you may use the computers in the Fullerton College Math Lab or the 2200 computer lab. STUDENTS NOT REGISTERED FOR MYMATHLAB BY FEBRUARY 2 MAY BE DROPPED FROM THE CLASS
3 Homework (Review Questions from book) Green packets will be given to you in class, which are photocopies of the Chapter Reviews from the textbook. Each day, you will turn in completed problems corresponding to the sections lectured in the previous class. Each section should be started on a new sheet of paper, with the section number and problems clearly labeled. Each section is worth 10 points, and the score is based on completeness and format. Work must be shown to receive credit. You need to take responsibility for checking your answers for accurate answers all answers are available in the Math Lab in the Instructor Edition of the textbook. All work should be completed in pencil. Points will be deducted for work completed in pen. A blank sheet of lined paper should be stapled to the front of your homework this will be used for your DIGI problem (see below). Your full name and the date needs to be written in the upper right hand corner of the paper. DIGI questions ( Do I get it? ): Nearly every day at the start of class, you will be given a DIGI problem to work on. It will be similar to a problem from your green packet homework. It will be completed on the blank paper that is attached to the front of your yellow packet homework. It will be graded on correctness, with a 5 point maximum score. Tentative Exam Dates: Exam 1: day, February 26 (Ch 2-4) Exam 2: day, March 26 (Ch 5-7) Exam 3: day, May 12 (Ch 8-10) Final Exam: day, May 21 (Ch 2-11) *Any changes to these dates will be announced in class. It is each student s responsibility to become aware of any such changes. Attendance: Students that miss the first day of class will be dropped. Also, I will drop students with any unexcused absences during the first 2 weeks of class. Consistent attendance is strongly recommended in order to succeed in the class. Also, be on time!! Coming in late is disruptive to your fellow students. Coming in late or leaving early will be counted as half of an absence. Any student with more than four absences needs to contact me to avoid the possibility of being dropped from the course. However, it is each student s responsibility to drop if they choose to no longer participate.
4 Resources for extra help: My office hours feel free to come by during any of my scheduled office hours (No appointment necessary) FC Math Lab - The Fullerton College Math Lab is a free resource available to you to help you succeed in your math courses. During all open hours, tutors are available. There are also computers with MyMathLab and math videos. The Math Lab is located in room 807 of the LLRC. Math Lab Hours: Monday - day 7:30 AM 8:45 PM Friday 8:00 AM 3:00 PM Saturday 8:00 AM 2:00 PM MyMathLab website (MyLab/Mastering) videos, PowerPoints, practice chapter tests, assistance for each assigned problem FC Tutoring Center (for drop-in tutoring): For more information, go to Weekly sessions with our graduate student intern details will be given in class. Make-up Policies: Online Homework: Online homework due dates are listed on the class schedule, and are due by 12:30 pm on the listed due date. Homework submitted prior to the due date will earn full credit. You will be able to submit late homework for 75% credit up until the exam day related to that section. After that date, no credit will be given. Your lowest 4 homework assignment scores will be dropped. Green packet homework and DIGI: Absolutely NO packets will be accepted after the due date, regardless of the circumstances. Also, students that come in after the packet has been collected will receive a zero on their DIGI problem. Since no late work is accepted, each student s lowest 5 green packet homework/digi will be dropped. Exams: Final Exam: As a general policy, I do not allow make-up exams. If an emergency occurs on the day of an exam, be sure to contact me that day and I may allow you to make it up. Documentation verifying your situation may be required, and there may be a grade deduction, depending on the circumstances. Students needing to take an exam early may do so if arrangements are made with me well in advance (at least one week prior to desired test date). The final exam is comprehensive and there will be no opportunity for a make-up exam. Holidays: This semester, Fullerton College is observing the following holidays: Monday, Jan 19: Fri Feb 13- Mon Feb 16: Mon March 30 Sun April 5: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday President s Holidays Spring Recess
5 *Important Deadlines: Sunday, February 8 Sunday, April 26 Last day to add classes Last day drop classes and qualify for refunds Last day to drop classes without a W Last day to withdraw from classes Electronics in Class: Please turn off all cell phones before class begins, and put them away. Cell phones and other electronics (ipods, PDAs, MP3 players, etc) are not to be used during class for any reason. You may use them during the class break. Generally, I will not allow the use of laptops in class. However, if you have a valid reason for using a laptop during class, please discuss it with me. Communication: You are able to any students in the class using MyGateway. However, if you would like to have classmate contact information, you may use the space provided below: Name Contact Info Name Contact Info Name Contact Info *Note: Any sent to me should include the subject line written as follows: Math 40, First name Last name Webgrade: Periodically, I will update your overall grades on Webgrade. Go to the website listed below, and click on the class titled Spring 2015 Math 40. Passwords will be available from following the first exam. You may write the information in the space provided for reference: Website: Login: Your student ID (without symbol) Password:
6 FULLERTON COLLEGE MATHEMATICS DIVISION SELECTED COLLEGE POLICIES ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY Students are expected to abide by ethical standards in preparing and presenting material which demonstrates their level of knowledge and which is used to determine grades. Such standards are founded on basic concepts of integrity and honesty. These include, but are not limited to, the following areas: 1. Students shall not plagiarize 2. Students shall not cheat 3. Students shall not furnish materials or information in order to enable another student to plagiarize or cheat. Instructors may deal with academic dishonesty in one or more of the following ways: 1. Assign an appropriate academic penalty such as an oral reprimand or point reduction. 2. Assign an F on all or part of a particular paper, project, or exam. 3. Report to the appropriate administrators, with notification of same to the student(s), for disciplinary action by the College. Such a report will be accompanied by supporting evidence and documentation. Repeated violations may result in students receiving an F in the course, suspension or dismissal from the College. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) STATEMENT Fullerton College is committed to providing educational accommodations for students with disabilities upon the timely request by the student to the instructor. Verification of the disability must also be provided. The Disability Support Services office functions as a resource for students and faculty in the determination and provision of educational accommodations. CHILDREN ON CAMPUS Children are not allowed on campus unless supervised by a parent or guardian. Children may not attend classes or computer labs (unless the course is specifically designed to include children.) Children must be supervised so educational activities are not interrupted and may not be left unattended in common areas such as the library, student center, food services area, quad or college parking lots. EMERGENCY RESPONSE STATEMENT Take note of the safety features in and around the classroom. Also, please study the posted evacuation routes. The most direct route of exit may not be the safest. Running out of the building during earthquakes may be dangerous. During strong earthquakes, it is recommended to duck, cover, and hold until the quaking stops. Follow the guidance of your instructor. Your cooperation during emergencies can minimize the possibility of injury to yourself and others. FULLERTON COLLEGE CATALOG AND CLASS SCHEDULE The Fullerton College Catalog and the Class Schedule contain a number of policies relating to students that are important to you. Please be sure that you have read these publications thoroughly. You may purchase copies of these publications at the campus bookstore, or you may read them online at the Fullerton College website, STANDARDS OF STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE POLICY The standards of student conduct and disciplinary action for violation of Board Policy 5500 were approved by the NOCCCD Board on January 28, 2003, and were drawn in compliance with Sections 66300, 76030, 76033, 76034, of the State Education Code. Students are expected to respect and obey civil and criminal law and shall be subject to the legal penalties for violation of the city, county, state, and national law(s). Student conduct must conform to Board Policy and college regulations and procedures. As cited in BP5500, A student who violates the standards of student conduct shall be subject to disciplinary action including, but not limited to, the removal, suspension or expulsion of the student. Students have an obligation to familiarize themselves with the College s policies, rules and regulations and to conduct themselves in a reasonable, respectful manner, which is conducive toward attaining their educational goal. Upon registration, each student should obtain a copy of the College Policies and Regulations: Standards of Student Conduct and Discipline Policy. Contained therein are the policies approved by the Board of Trustees governing student behavior and the applicable penalties for violations of these policies. Copies are available in the Student Affairs Office, the Office of Equity and Diversity, all division offices, and the Student Services office. WAIT TIME FOR LATE INSTRUCTORS If, due to unforeseen emergencies, the instructor does not arrive at the scheduled start time for class, students are to wait for fifteen minutes (unless otherwise notified by the division). If they do not receive notification to wait for their instructor to arrive, after 15 minutes the students may leave with no penalty for absence or assigned work due for that class meeting.
7 Spring 2015 Tentative Schedule Any changes to this schedule will be announced in class. It is each student s responsibility to be aware of such changes. The instructor has the right to make any changes, including working ahead of schedule. The homework due each day will be whatever sections were completed the previous week. (this may not always be the same as what is on this schedule) Weeks 1-8 Week Date Online HW Due by 12:30 pm Due in class In-class 1 2 Jan 27 Jan 29 Feb 3 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, Introduction Assignment, Start binder check 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 Introduction Notes 2.1 Notes 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 Notes 2.5, 2.6 Feb 5 2.5, 2.6 Notes 2.7, Feb , 2.6, 2.7, , 3.1 Notes 3.2, 3.3 Feb , 3.3 Notes 3.4, Feb , 3.3, 3.4, , 3.5 Notes 3.6, 4.1 Feb , 4.1 Notes 4.2, Feb , 4.1, 4.2, , 4.3 Notes 5.1, 5.2 Exam Review Feb 26 Last day to earn partial credit for Ch 2-4 online HW EXAM 1 Ch Mar 3 5.1, , 5.2 Notes 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 Mar 5 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 Notes App B, 6.1, Mar , 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, , 6.2 Notes 6.3, 6.4, 6.5 Mar , 6.4, 6.5 Notes 7.1, Mar , 6.4, 6.5, 7.1, , 7.2 Notes 7.3, 7.4 Mar , 7.4 Notes 7.5, 7.6
8 Weeks 9-17 Tentative Schedule Week Date Online HW Due by 12:30 pm Due in class In-class sections 9 Mar , 7.4, 7.5, , 7.6 Notes 8.1 Exam Review Mar 26 Last day to earn partial credit for Ch 5-7 online HW EXAM 2 Ch 5-7 (plus App B) 10 Mar 31 No School No School Apr 2 No School No School 11 Apr Notes 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 Apr 9 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 Notes 8.5, Apr , 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, , 8.6 Notes 8.7, 9.1 Apr , 9.1 Notes 9.2, Apr , 9.1, 9.2, , 9.3 Notes 9.4, 9.5 Apr 23 Note: Sun 4/26 is last day to drop 9.4, 9.5 Notes 9.6, Apr , 9.5, 9.6, , 9.7 Notes 10.1, 10.2 Apr , 10.2 Notes 10.3, May , 10.2, 10.3, , 10.4 Notes 10.5, May 7 May , 10.6 Last day to earn partial credit for Ch 8-10 online HW 10.5, 10.6 Notes 11.1, 11.2 Exam Review EXAM 3 CH 8-10 May , 11.2 Notes 11.3, May 19 May , 11.2, 11.3, , 11.4 Catch-up day Final Review Last day to earn partial credit for Ch 11 online HW FINAL EXAM (Ch 2-11)