Syllabus for MAT0024 Elementary Algebra (10313)
DescriptionThis course includes basic concepts and
operations, linear equations and inequalities, word problems, exponents,
factoring, simple quadratic equations, and graphing. Students will receive a grade of either
“Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory.” One
of the requirements for receiving a “Satisfactory” grade is passing the state
mandated Florida College Basic Skills Exit Test.
Required MaterialsTextbook: Introductory Algebra, Marvin
Bittinger, 11th Edition, Addison –Wesley, 2011 REQUIRED.
ObjectivesTo master basic algebraic concepts, operations,
and problem solving techniques. This
course should prepare you for your first college-level (non-developmental)
mathematics course, MAT1033, Intermediate Algebra.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should
be able to:
1. Evaluate numerical and algebraic expressions using the
order of operations.
2. Solve linear equations and inequalities and solve
quadratic equations by factoring.
3. Identify polynomials, factor polynomials, and perform
basic operations on polynomials.
Office location: Sumter Campus Library room 4141.
Office hours: MW 12 - 7 TR 8 - 1 S 10 - 2
punctual attendance is essential to your success in this course and
therefore mandatory. Missing class, arriving late, or leaving
early will a
ffect your grade, as discussed
in the next section (“Methods of Evaluation”). I
f you wish to withdraw from
this course, it is your
responsibility to go to
the Admissions Office and do so officially, to avoid
receiving a “U”
you miss a test or quiz for any reason, you will get a 0 on it. Make-up tests
are given in
extreme conditions, but only if approved by the instructor before
the in-class test is given
(do not wait until the next day to request a make-up).
Make-up tests may be allowed
at the discretion of the instructor. The
may ask the student to supply supporting
documentation (such as a doctor’s
Method of Evaluation
receive a course grade of either “S” for “Satisfactory” or “U” for
“Unsatisfactory,” based on whether you qualify for and successfully complete
the Florida College Basic Skills Exit Test.
If you qualify for the Exit Test and earn a 23 or better on it, you will
receive an “S.” If you receive less than
a 23 on the Exit Test or do not qualify to take it, you will receive a
“U.” You must earn an “S” to progress to
the next course, MAT 1033, Intermediate Algebra, or MTB 1370, Math for Health Related Professions.
In order to qualify to take the Exit
Test, you must obtain at least a 70% course average. If, at the end of the term, your course
average is less than 70%, then you will not
qualify to take the Exit Test, and you will receive a “U” for the course. There will be no exceptions.
qualify for the Exit Test, you will have two opportunities to take it. The first opportunity (the initial test) will
be given on Tuesday, December 7, 4:30 –
6:20 pm. The second opportunity (the
retake) will be on Thursday, December 9, 4:30 – 6:20 pm. No other testing dates will be provided. If you take the initial test and do not pass
it, you may come back for the retake and try again; if you fail to show up for
the retake, you will receive a “U” for the course. If you miss the initial test, then the retake
will be your only opportunity to take the Exit Test. Make-ups for the Exit Test (other than the
retake) are against LSCC policy.
Your course average will be based on the
In-class exams will comprise
75 % of your course average.
In-class quizzes will comprise 10 % of your
III. Class attendance/participation will comprise 10
% of your course average.
Computer work will comprise 5
% of your course average.
Course Average =
0.75(Exam Avg) + 0.10(Quiz Avg) + 0.10(Class Attendance/Participation) +
Quizzes will typically
consist of 5 problems that are very similar to the homework exercises or will
be problems that you copy from your homework.
They will usually be announced at the previous class
session. You must show your work in all
cases in order to receive credit for your answers. If you are not present in
the room when the quiz is given you will receive a 0 on that quiz. No
make-up quizzes will be given for any
Your Class Attendance/Participation Grade is
based on 180 points. In order to earn
the full 180 points, you must attend every class, arrive on time and stay until
class is dismissed, maintain appropriate behavior throughout class, and
participate fully in all class work assigned by your instructor. For each class you miss, you will lose 6 points. You may also lose points for arriving late,
leaving early, behaving inappropriately, or failing to participate in assigned
class work. Your Class Attendance/Participation
Grade will be the total number of points you have earned, divided by 180.
Work Grade is based on 250 problems assigned on the “My Math Lab” Internet
site (www.coursecompass.com). This work
will generally be done outside of class, on your own time. You may access “My Math
Lab” on the computers in the LSCC Learning Center, or on your home computer if
you have appropriate hardware and an Internet connection. However, you are strongly encouraged to do as
much of the work as possible in the Learning Center, since there are tutors on
duty who can help you with any difficulties that may arise. Details on accessing and using “My Math Lab”
will be provided in class. Your Computer
Work Grade will be the total number of assigned problems you have correctly
completed, divided by 250.
“MyMathLab CourseID” for the Fall 2010 semester is morrill55556.
You will receive a course grade of
either “S” for “Satisfactory” or “U” for “Unsatisfactory,” based on whether you
qualify for and successfully complete the Florida College Basic Skills Exit
Test. If you qualify for the Exit Test
and earn a 23 or better on it, you will
receive an “S.” If you receive less than a 23 on the
Exit Test or do not qualify to take it, you will receive a “U.” You must earn an “S” to progress to the next
course, MAT 1033, Intermediate Algebra, or MTB 1370, Math for Health Related Professions.
August 24 R.1, R.2
August 26 1.1, 1.2
August 31 Lab Introduction, 1.3, 1.4
September 2 1.5, 1.6, 1.7
September 7 1.8, review
September 9 Test #1, 2.1, 2.2
September 14 2.3, 2.4
September 16 2.5, 2.6
September 21 2.7, review
23 Test #2, 4.1
September 28 4.2, 4.3
30 4.4, 4.5
October 5 4.6, 4.7
October 7 4.8, review
October 12 Test #3, 5.1
October 14 5.1, 5.2
October 19 5.3, 5.5
October 21 5.6, 5.7
October 26 Test #4, 6.1
October 28 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
2 6.4, 6.5
November 4 6.7, 9.4
November 9 Test
#5, 3.1, 3,.2
November 11 College Closed
November 16 3.3,
November 18 8.1, 8.2
November 23 8.3, 8.4
November 25 College Closed
November 30 Test #6, review for exit test
December 2 review for exit test
December 7 Initial State Exit Test
December 9 Retake State Exit Test 4:30 –