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Basic College Mathematics

PREREQUISITE: NONE

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Fundamentals and applications of arithmetic . Includes operations on whole numbers,
fractions, decimal numbers , ratio and proportion , percent, and measurement.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to do the following:
1. Add, subtract, multiply, divide and solve word problems using whole numbers.
2. Identify place values for whole numbers and decimal numbers.
3. Round off numbers and use rounded numbers to estimate answers to arithmetic
problems.
4. Factor whole numbers into prime factors.
5. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide with fractional numbers.
6. Add, subtract, multiply and divide with decimal numbers.
7. Estimate answers involving fractions or decimals.
8. Solve word problems involving fractional or decimal numbers.
9. Use ratio and percentage.
10. Solve problems using percent.
11. Solve word problems involving area and perimeter of rectangles and triangles.
12. Solve word problems involving area and circumference of circles.
13. Apply metric and American systems of measurement.
14. Convert within and between the American and metric systems.
15. Find square roots of square integers.

ATTENDANCE:
Students are expected to attend all classes. Attendance will be taken. If you must miss
class, you are responsible for learning the material covered, assignments, schedule
changes and for turning in homework on time. Exchange phone # with classmates.

Notify me if you must miss 2 or more classes. Quizzes and in-class activities cannot be
made up. Zeros will be averaged into your grade. If you are not able to complete the
course, or attend regularly, you must withdraw yourself to avoid receiving a failing “F”
grade.

CODE OF CODUCT:
Rules governing students' classroom behavior and academic integrity under the Student
Code of Conduct and Scholastic Code of Ethics will be followed. Disruptive
behavior will not be tolerated and can be cause for being dropped from the class.

WORKLOAD:
Students are expected to spend the normal amount of time required for a college course
attending class sessions, doing computer assignments and written homework, reading
and preparing for exams . The standard Carnegie Unit of college credit assigns one
credit hour for each 15 hours of class time and assumes that students spend two hours
outside the classroom for each hour of classroom instruction. For a three-credit course,
this translates to 135 hours per semester or an average of 9 hours per week.

GRADING:
The breakdown of grades is roughly as follows: Attendance 10%, Quizzes 10%,
Homework assignments 10%, Exams 70%. Exams are closed book, closed notes. There
will be 3 mid-semester exams and 1 final exam (3x15% + 25%). The dates of these
exams are given on the attached schedule. We will be completing all these exams in the
regular classroom during the regular scheduled times.

Late homework will be accepted if it is turned in before the next class period, but will be
penalized 50%.

There will be no make up quizzes or exams. If you miss an exam I will use the average
grade from the other exams to substitute the missing grade.

Your final grade will be calculated as follows :


and below

Fall 2007

THIS SCHEDULE MAY BE CHANGED DEPENDING ON CLASS NEEDS
*Changes will be announced in class*

Date Section Topic(s)
8/25/2007 1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Understanding Whole Numbers
Adding Whole Numbers
Subtracting Whole Numbers
Multiplying Whole Numbers
9/1/2007 1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
Dividing Whole Numbers
Exponents and Order of Operations
Rounding and Estimating
Applied Problems
9/8/2007 1.1-1.8
2.1
2.2
2.3
Quiz 1
Understanding Fractions
Simplifying Fractions
Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
9/15/2007 2.4
2.5
2.6
Multiplication: Fractions/Mixed Numbers
Division: Fractions Mixed Numbers
The LCD and Building Fractions
9/22/2007 2.7
2.8
2.9
Addition/Subtraction of Fractions
Mixed Numbers, Order of Operations
Applied Problems w/ Fractions
9/29/2007 2.1-2.9
3.1
3.2
3.3
Exam 1: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2
Decimal Notation
Comparing /Ordering/Rounding Decimals
Adding & Subtracting Decimals
10/6/2007 3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
Multiplying Decimals
Dividing Decimals
Convert Fractions/Decimals, Order of Operations
Applied Problems Involving Decimals
10/13/2007 3.1-3.7
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
Quiz 2
Ratios and Rates
The Concept of Proportions
Solving Proportions
Applied Problems Involving Proportions
10/20/2007 4.1-4.4
5.1
5.2
5.3A
Exam 2: Chapter 3 and Chapter 4
Understanding Percent
Change Between %,Decimals, Fractions
Solve % Problems Using Equation
10/27/2007 5.3B
5.4
5.5
Solve % Problems Using Proportions
Solving Applied % Problems
Solving: Commission,% Increase, and Interest Problems
11/3/2007 5.1-5.5
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
Quiz 3
American Units
Metric Measurements: Length
Metric Measurements: Volume/Weight
Converting Units
Applied Measurement Problems
11/10/2007 6.1-6.5
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
Exam 3: Chapter 6
Angles
Rectangles and Squares
Parallelograms, Trapezoids & Rhombus
Triangles
Square Roots
11/17/2007 7.6
7.7
7.8

7.9-7.10

Pythagorean Theorem
Circles
Volume
Similar Geometric Figurres and Applied Geometry
Problems
11/24/2007   Thanksgiving Holiday - no class
12/1/2007   Review: Chapters 1-7
12/8/2007   Final
12/15/2007   Last class

MAT 082 BASIC MATHEMATICS - CRN 12831
Fall 2007

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT AND UNDERSTANDING OF COURSE
SYLLABUS


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objectives and rules as stated in the course syllabus and I have made the time
commitment to be successful in this course.

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