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SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Center for Teaching, Learning and Academic Support
MATH 0099  Fundamental Mathematics II
Instructor : Haimanot Kassa, Phat Hong, George Tessema
Textbook: Introductory and
Intermediate Algebra, 3^{rd} Ed by Margaret Lial,
John Hornsby and Terry McGinnis.
Prerequisite : A score of greater than
22 and less than 37 on the COMPASS
placement test or a passing grade on MATH 0099.
Course Description: Mathematics 0099
consists contents from
introductory and intermediate algebra . It is a course that offers instruction
on factoring trinomial expressions, solving linear equations in one and two
variables , operations with functions such as linear, quadratic, rational,
exponential and solving proportion problems .
The Mathematics Laboratory: The
laboratory is located in Room 132 of
Whiting Hall. The lab’s purpose it to assist students who are taking lab
oriented mathematics courses at Savannah State University.
Course Objectives: The objective of
this course (or any mathematics
course for that matter) is that students will become mathematically literate
so that (1) they value mathematics , (2) they become confident in their
abilities to do mathematics, (3) they become better problem solvers, (4)
they learn to communicate mathematically, and (5) that they learn to
reason logically .
Grading : Test dates will be discussed
in class as the semester progresses
· Test #1 (Chapter VI) 12%
· Test #2 (Chapter VII) 12%
· Test #3 (Chapter VIII) 12%
· Test #4 (Chapter IX) 12%
· Final (Chapters VI  X) 27%
· Quiz (Every Monday) 10%
· Online Homework 10%
· Project 5%
Final Evaluation (Final Grade) :
Course Expectations and Requirement s:
The Center for Teaching,
Learning and Academic Support expects all enrolled students to perform
as responsible university students in pursuit of higher education. The
following outlines the Center’s expectation of all students taking this
course.
· Students are expected to be on time for class every day. Excessive
tardiness will not be tolerated. Three counts of tardiness will
constitute one absence for a day class and two counts of tardiness
for an evening class.
· Students are expected to work only on the course subject matter
during a class period.
· Students are expected to bring textbooks and other necessary
materials to class.
· Students are expected to be focused on the assignment, lecture or
discussion. Any form of disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.
· Students are expected to keep their conference appointment s and
arrive for any scheduled tests or make  up tests at the designated
time.
· Students are expected to read and adhere to the course outline as
well as the class activity calendar.
· Students are not allowed to bring disruptive electronic devices to
class. Cell phones in vibrate or silent mode are permissible.
· Students are not allowed to bring any children to the classroom.
· Any student who fails to adhere to any of the above expectations
may be subject to dismissal from the course and may receive a grade
of “F” in the course.
Attendance Policy: The Center for
Teaching, Learning and Academic
Support requires all enrolled students to attend classes at the scheduled
time. A uniform Policy of class attendance for all students in the Center is
as follows:
· Students who pre register for a course are expected to attend
classes on the first school day of the semester. Students who added
a course during the adjustment period are expected to attend classes
no later than the day after the stamped date on the add/drop form.
· No student in a day class will be allowed more than five unexcused
absences (Lecture /Lab) during the semester. No student in an
evening class will be allowed more than two unexcused absences
during the semester. Once this limit is exceeded, the student will be
given notice that he/she has failed the course.
· Once the student has been notified that he/she has failed the course,
no further make up work will be given to that student. However,
he/she is encouraged to continue attending the class to learn.
· Any student, who misses two or more testes, whether the absences
are excused or unexcused, may receiver a grade of F in the course.
· The instructor would like to emphasize that excused absence is an
absence that has a well documented excuse from a doctor, for
example. Personal stories with out documentation may not count as
such.
ADA Statement: The Americans with
Disabilities Act requires that
reasonable accommodation be provided for students with physical,
sensory, cognitive, systemic , learning and psychiatric disabilities. Please
contact me at the beginning of the semester to discuss any such
accommodations you may require for this course.
Code of Conduct: To make this course
more enjoyable and fruitful, the
instructor will not tolerate any form of distraction, may it be as bad as
cheating or as simple as sleeping and/or electronic devices going off. For
more information, please refer to the University catalogue code of conduct.
The instructor reserves his right to alter
this syllabus at any time in favor of
himself and/or the majority of the class without notice. The class shall be
informed about such alteration.
COURSE OUTLINE
DAY  CLASS ACTIVITIES  READING ASSIGNMENT 
1  Introduction  
2  6.1 Factors; The Greatest Common Factor 
Pages 430 435 
2  6.2 Factoring Trinomials  Pages 439 442 
3  6.3 Factoring Trinomials
by Grouping 
Pages 445 446 
3  6.4 Factoring Trinomials Using FOIL  Pages 449 452 
4  6.5 Special Factoring Techniques  Pages 455 460 
4  6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring 
Pages 467 471 
5  6.7 Applications of Quadratic Equations  Pages 475 480 
6  Chapter 6 Summary  Pages 487 489 
7  Chapter 6 Test  
8  7.1 Rational Expressions and
Functions ; Multiplying and Dividing 
Pages 502 508 
9  7.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions 
Pages 513 518 
10  7.3 Complex Fractions  Pages 523 526 
11  7.4 Equations with Rational Expressions  Pages 529 532 
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