Spring 2009 SEMESTER SYLLABUS
|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
|Days / Time||Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00 –12:15 a.m.|
|Course Type||WebCT-Enhanced Math Course|
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|
|None Required. No Calculators may be used in this
class or during the MTH 090
|Calculators||No Calculators may be used in this class or during the MTH 090 Departmental Final.|
|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.
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|Upon completion of this course the student will
become proficient in the following objectives:
1. Whole Numbers
4. Signed Numbers
5. Solving Equations
6. Solving Applied Problems
7. Graphing Linear Equations Using a Table of Values
|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.
are subject to
TENTATIVE SEMESTER SCHEDULE:
|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.
|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
|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|
|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
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.
|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-
|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.