MAT0020 Cordero 20072
Miami-Dade College
Homestead Campus
Instructor: York Cordero.
Email: ycordero@mdc.edu
Course Title: College preparatory Mathematics. 5 credits.
Course number: MAT 0020.
Description: This course combines arithmetic and beginning algebra. Topics include sets, operations on signed numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, operations on polynomials, factoring, integer exponents, radicals, graphing, and applications of these topics.
Text: Elementary Algebra by Tom Carson an Ellyn Gillespie and Jordan (Second Edition).
Attendance: Try not to be absent! Keep in mind
that this course is a 5-credit course and it requires a lot of meeting hours and
lab hours.
If you are absent it is your responsibility to catch up with the rest of the
class. Please see me if you have questions on the material you have missed.
Supplementary Materials:
MYMATHLAB on line software package sold separately or included with new
textbook. No calculators allowed.
1) Visit the Learning Support lab at least one hour per week.
2) Complete the homework that will be posted before its due date, you must
completed at least 70%, if you want obtain a 100 points of the LAB. For
registration in the Lab, you should use the Course ID# _______________________.
Tests: There will be 5 tests, all equally weighted. NO MAKE UPS. And also you must pass the exit test, which is requirement for passing this class.
NOTE. Students must score at least 60% on the final AND
have 70% overall in the class AND complete 16 lab hours to pass this class.
Final Course Grade.
There are three possible Course Grades. They are
S, P or U.
S – Satisfactory. Students receiving “S” may proceed to the next math course . Course Average 70%.
P - Progress. Students must repeat the course (GPA not
affected).
Course average below 70%.
U – Unsatisfactory Students must repeat the course
(GPA AFFECTED)
Students display unsatisfactory behavior such as insufficient effort, poor
attendance, missing tests, etc.
Grading Scale:
A – 90% to 100%
B - 80% to 89%
C - 70% to 79%
D - 60% to 69%
F - 59% to 69%
Final Course Average:
Tests and Final exam (Every one must take the final exit exam) 100 points (each
one)
Text book assignments (Will be collected in every test) 5 additional points
(each one)
MYMATHLAB (homework will be posted on line) 100 points
Final Course Average: 600 points, and the students must reach at least 420
points, if you want to have right for doing the Exit Test.
Student Responsibilities:
0 It is imperative that you complete the homework as best you can.
1. Try not to be late as it is distracting to the other students.
2. Put all cells and beepers in vibrating mode.
3. No cheating. Cheating of any form will be cause for immediate removal from
this class and a grade of F will be given for the course.
4. I do not give W’s. It is your responsibility to withdraw from the course
prior to the deadline. I also do not place a student into an “audit” status. You
must declare yourself as an auditing student during the first week of the
semester. If you simply stop attending class without formally withdrawing from
the course, you will receive an automatic U.
5. Please take advantage of the math lab and my office hours.
6. Respect your fellow classmates and your instructor.
Objectives:
The most important objectives are:
0. To motivate students about College and Math
1. Prepare students for MAT 1033.
2. Challenge students to think analytically.
3. To show how Mathematics can be integrated into the scientific and business
related fields.
4. To help students overcome Math anxiety.
5. To challenge students to explain to their peers what they have learned in the
course.
Final Notes:
The Instructor will verbally announce dates of all Tests at least two weeks in
advance. All changes to this Syllabus will be made by the instructor and
announced in advance, in class.
Week -1 | 8-Jan | Introduccion of the Course Section 1.1 Number set and Structure of Algebra - Examples Section 1.1 |
10-Jan | Section 1.2 Fractions - Examples Section 1.2 | |
Week -2 | 15-Jan | Section 1.3 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers and Section 1.4 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers |
15-Jan | Examples of Section 1.3 and 1.4 | |
17-Jan | Section 1.5 Exponent, Roots, and Order of Operations | |
17-Jan | Examples of Section 1.5 | |
Week -3 | 22-Jan | Section 1.6 Translating Word Problem to Expressions Section 1.7 Evaluating and Rewriting Expressions |
22-Jan | Examples of Section 1.6 and 1.7 | |
24-Jan | Review for Test#1 | |
24-Jan | Review for Test#1 | |
Week -4 | 29-Jan | Test#1 |
31-Jan | Section 2.1 Problem-Solving Process Section 2.2 The addition Principle Section 2.3 The Multiplication Principle | |
31-Jan | Exercises of Section 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 | |
Week -5 | 5-Feb | Section 2.4 Applying the principle to formulas Section 2.5 Translating Word Sentences to Equations |
7-Feb | Section 2.6 Solving Linear Inequality | |
7-Feb | Exercises of Section 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6 | |
7-Feb | Review for Test#2 | |
Week -6 | 12-Feb | Test#2 |
14-Feb | Section3.1 Ratios and Proportions | |
19-Feb | Section 3.2 Percents | |
19-Feb | Exercises of Section 3.1 and 3.2 | |
Week -7 | 21-Feb | Section 4.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System Section 4.2 Graphing Linear Equations Section 4.3 Graphing Using Intercepts |
21-Feb | Exercises of Section 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 | |
26-Feb | Review for Test#3 | |
Week -8 | 28-Feb | Test#3 |
4-Mar | Section 5.1 Standart and Scientific Notation Section 5.2 Introduction to Polynomials Section 5.3 Adding nad Subtracting Polynomials Section 5.4 Exponent Rules and Multiplying Monomials | |
4-Mar | Exercises of Section 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3 | |
11-Mar | Section 5.5 Multiplying Polynomials: Special Product Section 5.6 Exponent Rules and Dividing Polynomials | |
Week -9 | 13-Mar | Section 6.1 Greatest Common factor and factoring by Grouping |
18-Mar | Section 6.2 Factoring Trinomials Section 6.3 Factoring Trinomials when a is not equal to 1. | |
18-Mar | Exercises of Section 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 | |
6-Mar | Section 6.4 Factoring Special Products | |
Week -10 | 10-Mar | Section 6.5 Strategies for Factoring |
11-Mar | Section 6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring | |
12-Mar | Review for Test#4 | |
13-Mar | Review for Test#4 | |
Week -11 | 17-Mar | Test#4 |
18-Mar | Section 7.1 Simplify Rational Expression Section 7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expression | |
19-Mar | Exercises of Section 7.1, and 7.2 | |
20-Mar | Exercises of Section 7.1, and 7.2 | |
Week -12 | 25-Mar | Section 7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expression with the same Denominator |
27-Mar | Section 7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expression with the Different Denominator | |
27-Mar | Exercises of Section 7.3, and 7.4 | |
Week -13 | 1-Apr | Section 9.1 Square Roots and Radical Expressions |
3-Apr | Section 9.2 Multiplying and Simplying Square Roots Section 9.3 Dividing and Simplifying Square Roots | |
3-Apr | Exercises of Section 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3 | |
8-Apr | Section 9.4 Adding and Subtracting Square Roots | |
Week -14 | 8-Apr | Exercises of Section 9.4 |
10-Apr | Review for Test#5 | |
Week -15 | 15-Apr | Test#5 Workshop for the Exit Exam |
17-Apr | ||
17-Apr | Workshop for the Exit Exam | |
Week -16 | 22-Apr | Workshop for the Exit Exam |
24-Apr | Workshop for the Exit Exam | |
Week -17 | 29-Apr | Tentative Exit Exam |
1-May | Tentative Exit Exam |
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