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# Basic Mathematics

Spring 2009 SEMESTER SYLLABUS
Basic Mathematics
MTH 090 Section 60

Course
Description
This course provides a study of algebraic techniques such as linear equations and inequalities ,
quadratic equations, systems of equations , and operations with exponents and radicals .
Functions and relations are introduced and graphed with special emphasis on linear and
quadratic functions. This course does not apply toward the general core requirement for
mathematics.
Hours 3
Days / Time Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00 –12:15 a.m.
Course Type WebCT-Enhanced Math Course
Campus McClellan Center
Building/Room McClellan 1181
Prerequisite(s) None
Corequisite(s) None
Asset/Compass
Score
 COMPASS Pre-Algebra (PA) (COMPASS) 0-35 MTH 080 (Computer Lab) or MTH 090 (Lecture class Algebra (AL) (COMPASS) 0-19 MTH 080 (Computer Lab) or MTH 090 or MAH 101 or MTH 116 or MTH 131
Required
Textbook / eText
Basic Mathematics 10th Edition—ISBN 0-321-60604-X
Other Required
Software or
Materials
None Required. No Calculators may be used in this class or during the MTH 090
Departmental Final.
Calculators No Calculators may be used in this class or during the MTH 090 Departmental Final.
WebCT
Course Portal
Information
Open the GSCC website to the homepage. In the bottom right corner is the WebCT
provided on the log -in page to register. Click on MTH 090. The math class homepage
will be shown.
Course Objectives
(These should be
the objectives
listed in the state
wide syllabus)
Upon completion of this course the student will become proficient in the following objectives:
1. Whole Numbers
2. Fractions
3. Decimals
4. Signed Numbers
5. Solving Equations
6. Solving Applied Problems
7. Graphing Linear Equations Using a Table of Values
TEC Initiative
Student
Learning
Objectives
1. Students will be able to connect to other students and their instructors via e-mail.
2. Students will learn to submit assignments electronically.
3. Students will develop/demonstrate the ability to initiate searches when in need of
specific information for special projects/assignments in all courses.

4. Students will be able to recognize reliable sources and determine the usefulness of
information gathered using technology resources.
5. Students will develop skills that allow them to incorporate a variety of formats to share
information with each other and instructors
TEC Objectives 1 and 3 will be addressed in this class.
SACS Objectives Demonstrate competent skills in simplifying expressions consisting of whole
numbers by order of operations .
Demonstrate the ability to combine (add/subtract) fractions.
Demonstrate the ability to multiply fractions .
Demonstrate the ability to divide fractions .
Demonstrate the ability to divide numbers that are presented in decimal notation .
Demonstrate the ability to combine (add/subtract) signed/real numbers
Demonstrate the ability to multiply signed/real numbers.
Demonstrate the ability to divide signed/real numbers.
Demonstrate the ability to solve simple equations using the Addition Principle.
Demonstrate the ability to solve simple equations using the Multiplication Principle.
Course Outline
(Tentative dates
are subject to
change
.)

TENTATIVE SEMESTER SCHEDULE:

 Date Chapter – Section January 12 1.9 Exponential Notation and Order of Operations: p. 81/ 1-65 odd January 14 2.2 Divisibility: p. 96/ 47-75 odd January 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday January 21 2.4 Multiplication and Applications: p. 120/ 1-43 odd 2.5 Simplifying: p. 127/ 1-51 odd January 26 2.6 Multiplying & Simplifying: p. 131/ 1-43 odd 2.7 Division and Applications: p. 141/ 1-49 odd January 28 Test on 1.9 and Chapter 2 February 2 3.2 Addition and Multiplication: p. 162/ 1-43 odd February 4 3.3 Subtraction, Order, and Applications: p. 170/ 1-63 odd February 9 3.4 Mixed Numerals: p. 177/ 3-49 odd 3.5 Addition and Subtraction Using Mixed Numerals; Applications: p. 185/ 1-59 odd February 11 3.6 Multiplication and Division Using Mixed Numerals: p. 196/ 1-43 odd February 16 3.7 Order of Operations; Estimation: p. 205: 1-23 odd & 33-63 odd February 18 4.1 Decimal Notation, Order, and Rounding: p. 225/ 11-77 odd February 23 4.2 Addition and Subtraction with Decimal Notation: p. 233/ 7- 51 odd 4.3 Multiplication with Decimal Notation: p. 241/ 1-33 odd & 49-55 February 25 4.4 Division with Decimal Notation: p. 251/ 21-67 odd 4.5 Converting from Fractional Notation to Decimal Notation: p. 260/ 1-35 odd & 67-85 odd March 2 Test on Chapters 3 & 4 March 4 10.1 The Real Numbers: p. 588/ 1-55 odd March 9 10.2 Addition of Real Numbers: p. 594/ 1-69 odd March 11 10.3 Subtraction of Real Numbers: p. 599/ 1-73 odd March 16 10.4 Multiplication of Real Numbers: p. 604/ 1-59 odd March 18 10.5 Division and Order of Operations: p. 613/ 1-39 odd & 51- 87 odd March 23 Test on Chapter 10 March 25 11.1 Introduction to Algebra: p. 629/ 1-69 odd March 30 11.2 Solving Equations: The Addition Principle: p. 633/ 1-39 odd April 1 11.3 Solving Equations: The Multiplication Principle: p. 638/ 1- 39dd April 6 11.4 Using the Principles Together: p. 647/ 1-79 odd April 8 11.5 Solving Applied Problems: p. 661/ 1-29 odd April 13 Spring Break, No Classes April 15 Spring Break, No Classes April 20 Review, Chapter 11 April 22 Test on Chapter 11 April 27 Review for Final April 29 Comprehensive Makeup Test for students who missed a test AND more than two days of class. Mon. May 4 COMPREHENSIVE DEPARTMENTAL FINAL,10:00 a.m.-12:00
Homework
Assignments/
A complete list of homework problems has been included. When working the
assigned problems, do the odd-numbered problems so that you can check your
answers in the back of the textbook. Do the even problems if you need more practice.
Attendance is very important. If you are absent, you are still responsible for all
homework assignments when you return to class. All test questions are based on the
above homework assignments.
Dates to
Remember
 January 9 Classes begin August 15 Last day to add/drop January 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Hol April 13-17 Spring Break Holidays April 20 Summer 2009 On -line Registration (noon) April 21 Spring 2008 On-site Registration (8 am)
Evaluation and
Assessment
The final exam can be comprehensive. Students must achieve a C -75% or higher in
this class to proceed to the next level course. Letter grades are assigned for all
college level courses as stated below:
Activities Number of Points / Due Date
Homework Checks 4 @ 25 points each / Chapter Test Dates
Stars 10 points / January 28
Exam #1 100 points / January 28
Exam #2 100 points / March 2
Exam #3 100 points / March 23
Exam #4 100 points / April 22
Final Exam 200 points / Monday, May 4th, 10:00-12:00