# Syllabus for Fractions,Decimals and Percents

# Syllabus for Fractions, Decimals and Percents

**Required Materials**

• Workbook: ** Number Power 2…Fractions, Decimals and
Percents **(available

in the Delano Campus Bookstore)

• Three hole binder and binder paper (8 1/2 by 11 inches)

• Pencils

• A calculator will be used later in the semester, but the instructor will have
some

available for you to use during class time.

**Course Description**

• Designed for students whose math placement tests
indicate they are not ready

for Math 50.

• Emphasizes review of the operation of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and

percents.

• Daily in-class activities include workbook usage, discussion, small group

discussion, and individual work. All these are required and expected.

**Course Details**

**Homework and tests:** All homework assignments are to
be completed. Note:

Homework assignments are an important part of the class and completion of those
will

help determine your final grade. Tests and quizzes may be made up if you are
absent.

However, it is your responsibility to arrange the time to take those tests.

**Attendance Policy: **Absence from four classes is
allowed but it’s important to be in

class each day. After four missed classes a student may be dropped from the
class by

the instructor. You are responsible for all information and work missed during
any

absence. Some assignments might be eligible for make up. You penalize yourself
by

missing important information. Be in class on time! Tardy class minutes can add
up to

absences. This is a fast-paced class. Missing class may affect your grade.

**Grading Policy:** Tests – 70% of your total grade.
Homework – 20% of your total

grade. Pop quizzes and in-class participation – 10% of your total grade. (Late

homework will be accepted; however, it will be worth only half of the original
points.

Additionally, it may not be more than 1 class period late.) Test point value is

determined by the number of problems on each test. Grading scale will be 90% --
A;

80% -- B; 70% -- C; 60% -- D; below 60% -- F

**Academic Behavior:** Most classrooms, especially
computer classrooms, have a no

**eating and drinking** policy, however we may sometimes allow minimal food
in this

classroom as long as things are kept neat and tidy. Please turn any cell-phones
to

vibrate and if you must take a call, excuse yourself quietly from the room and
finish

your call quickly so you don’t miss something in class. The instructor reserves
the

right to remove , or ask security to remove, anyone who creates a distraction in
class.

There should also be a minimum of talking with your neighbor unless we are doing
a

group assignment . If you didn’t hear something the instructor said or don’t

understand something, please raise your hand to ask for clarification because in
some

cases your classmate may not have the correct information.

**Students with Disabilities: **Students with
disabilities who believe they may need

accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact Disabled Student Programs
&

Services (661- 725-8020 ), Delano Campus **(ROOM??) **, as soon as possible to

better ensure such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. For

example, if extra time is needed on tests, you must arrange that before the
second

class meeting and then show the instructor what accommodation you have been

granted. The instructor does not need to know what the disability is, only what
the

accommodation is.

**Drop (Withdrawal)/Add Deadlines:** Students are
responsible for completing these

processes. Pay close attention to these dates. YOU must complete college
admissions

and records processes. Merely not coming to class is not the same as officially

dropping a class. The instructor “may” drop you but otherwise you will get a
failing

grade. YOU must do the paperwork (or online work) to make it official.

**Extra Credit in the Plato Computer Lab:** For each
1/2 hour in the Plato Lab

working on ACDV B78 curriculum you will receive one extra credit point for that
week.

You can earn up to two extra credit points per week (1 hour using the lab).
There are

no official Plato Lab hours in Delano, but hopefully we will be able to schedule
some in

DST 119 (your classroom). These times will be announced later in the semester.
You

can also use the Plato Lab (Student Success Lab) at the main BC campus.

**Student Learning Outcomes (SLO):**

1. The student will demonstrate proficiency in simple
addition , subtraction,

multiplication, and division of whole numbers.

2. The student will be able to add and subtract proper
fractions, improper fractions

and mixed numbers.

3. The student will be able to multiply and divide proper
fractions, improper

fractions and mixed numbers.

4. The student will be able to add, subtract, multiply and
divide decimals (decimal

fractions).

5. The student will be able to find a simple percent of a
number…i.e. 10%, 25%,

50% of a number.

6. When comparing fractions , the student will be able to
determine both greater

than (>) and less than (<) values.

7. The student will be able to reduce fractions to their
lowest terms as well as

raise fractions to identify common denominators .

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