Basic Mathematics

Basic Mathematics
MTH 090 Section 60

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
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
Pre-Algebra (PA)
0-35 MTH 080 (Computer Lab) or
MTH 090 (Lecture class
Algebra (AL)
0-19 MTH 080 (Computer Lab) or
MTH 090 or MAH 101 or MTH 116
or MTH 131
Textbook / eText
Basic Mathematics 10th Edition—ISBN 0-321-60604-X
Author: Bittinger Publisher: Addison/ Wesley
Course Supplies Textbook, paper, pencils, knowledge of and access to computer
Other Required
Software or
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.
Course Portal
Open the GSCC website to the homepage. In the bottom right corner is the WebCT
icon. Click the link. Enter your student ID and password or follow instructions
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
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


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
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.
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
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
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

Course Due Dates

Evaluation and
The final exam will be a departmental comprehensive exam. Students must achieve
a C -75% or higher in this course to proceed to the next level course.
  Activities Number of Points / Due Date
  Homework Average 100 points/day of tests
  Tests 400 points/see course schedule
  Common Comprehensive Final 200 points/see course schedule
  Total Points for the Course 700
To Calculate Your
Grades will be calculated by dividing total points earned by student by total
points possible for course.
Letter grades are assigned for all developmental
courses as stated below:
  Percentage Grade Letter Grade
  90-100 A
  80-89 B
  75-79 C
  74-Below U
Make-up Policy GSCC Policy - Make up work MAY be provided only at the discretion and
convenience of the instructor.
MTH 090 Sec 60 Policy – Chapter homework is due the date of the chapter tests.
It may not be submitted late. Tests cannot be made up. If you do not miss any
tests, you are allowed to drop your lowest grade. If you miss a test it will be the
one that is dropped. If any other tests are missed you will receive a zero.
Use of Non-Class
GSCC Policy - Students using these devices must have instructors consent and
approval prior to use. Devices of this type should be silent and never visible during
class time.
MTH 090 Sec 60 Policy – Please place all cell phones on silent/vibrate before
entering class. Should you feel that you have to take a call while class is in session,
please leave the room until you are finished. No other electronic devices are allowed
in the classroom.
Students with
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973 prohibit discrimination against any qualified person regardless of his or her disability.
Gadsden State Community College strives to create a welcoming environment and will work
in good faith to meet the needs of Its diverse populations. Reasonable and appropriate
accommodations will be provided for qualified disabled students, applicants, employees, and
visitors unless to do so would present an undue hardship or lower the academic standards of
the College. Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should contact the ADA
Coordinator or Assistant Coordinator on or nearest their campus to obtain forms for
requesting accommodations and documentation requirements, as well as to be informed of
campus procedures involving accommodations. Campus contacts include: Dr. Teresa Rhea,
Gadsden Area, ADA Coordinator (256-549-8263), Dr. Danny Wilborn, Anniston Area, Asst.
ADA Coordinator (256-835-5456), or Ms. Diann Cruickshank, Cherokee County Area (256-
Common College
The Standard College Policies apply to all classes at the college and are a part of
every official course syllabus; each student receives a copy when he or she
completes the vehicle registration/waiver procedure. It is the responsibility of the student
to have a copy of these policies and to abide by them. This class syllabus is intended
to give further detail about the policies and expectations in each specific class.
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