CATALOG DESCRIPTION
This course is designed to prepare students for college level mathematics
courses. Topics include graphing lines and
parabolas, function notation, integral and rational exponents, solving absolute
value and quadratic equations and
inequalities, solving radical equations, problem solving involving linear
equations, quadratic equations, and systems of
equations in two variables, and writing equations of lines. Additional topics
include operations with radicals and complex
numbers, geometric concepts, and calculator usage.
ATTENDANCE
Student’s academic success is the major priority of the college. Because regular
participation enhances the learning
process, students are expected to adhere to the attendance policy set forth by
the College and individual faculty
members.
Roll will be taken each day. Students are expected to be in class each day. All
late students should report to the
teacher directly after class. Each tardy counts as 1/3 of an absence. If at the
midpoint of the semester, you have
missed two days of class and are failing the course, you may be withdrawn and
receive a grade of W.
Students are accountable for assignments and material covered during an absence.
CLASSROOM POLICY
Behavior that is disruptive or that interferes with the campus learning process
in the classroom or on campus is not
permitted. This type of behavior includes but is not limited to texting and
using cell phones.
MAKEUP WORK
Late work is NOT accepted and makeup work is not given. If you submit an
assignment after its due date, then you
will receive a grade of “0.”
TESTING POLICY
Once a test or quiz begins, you may leave the classroom only if you are
prepared to turn in your test. You are NOT
permitted to share calculators during a test or quiz.
GRADE EVALUATION
Type of Assessment |
Percentage of Final Grade |
Comments |
In-class Tests | 40% | These are comprehensive unit exams. There will be
no dropped grades and no make-ups. One missed or low test grade may be replaced by the grade on the final exam if the grade on the final exam grade is higher. |
Homework/ Other |
15% | All homework is in MyMathLab. This category may include in-class assignments. |
Quizzes | 20% | There will quizzes for each chapter. The lowest
quiz grade will be dropped. Some of the quizzes will be administered on MyMathLab and others will be administered in class. |
Final Exam | 25% | This is a comprehensive, multiple choice
examination over the content of the Lial/Hornsby text. The exam will be held Monday, July 27^{th}, 10 AM – Noon. Students must bring a Scantron form (882/E), a pencil and a calculator. |
GRADING SCALE
Below 60 = F
Withdrawal by midpoint = W Withdrawal after midpoint = WF
Exit COMPASS
In addition to earning a C or better in MATH 0098, students must also earn at
least a 37 on the exit COMPASS
exam. Students that are exempt from taking the test will be notified prior to
testing.
Academic Honesty
Each faculty member will use the Academic Honesty Statement developed by his or
her discipline unit. Cheating and
plagiarism are serious offenses. Either of these will result in a zero on the
material.
Americans with Disabilities Act
If you are a student who is disabled as defined under the Americans with
Disabilities Act and requires assistance or
support services, please seek assistance through the Center for Disability
Services. A CDS Counselor will
coordinate those services.
Equal Opportunity
No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national
origin, age, or disability, be excluded
from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be
subjected to discrimination under any
program or activity conducted by GPC.
Affirmative Action
Georgia Perimeter College adheres to affirmative action policies to promote
diversity and equal opportunity for all
faculty and students.
SPECIAL NOTE: For additional policies regarding this
course, please refer to the Comprehensive Course
Guide for this course.
Tentative Schedule for MATH 0098, Summer Semester 2009
This schedule is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion but listed
below are the tentative dates for the
sections to be covered each class, as well as the tentative test dates.
Changes will be announced in class. All
students are responsible for noting changes announced in class (or finding them
out from a classmate if
they miss class).
Day | Date | Section | |
1 | M | 6/8 | 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables |
2 | T | 6/9 | 3.3 The Slope of a Line |
3 | W | 6/10 | 3.4 Equations of a Line 7.1 Review of Graphs and Lines |
4 | Th | 6/11 | Quiz over sections 3.2 – 3.3 7.2 Review of Equations of Lines; Linear Models |
5 | M | 6/15 | 7.3 Functions |
6 | T | 6/16 | Review for Test 1 |
7 | W | 6/17 | Test 1 (Chapters 3 and 7) |
8 | Th | 6/18 | 8.1 Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing 8.2 Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution |
9 | M | 6/22 | 8.3 Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination |
10 | T | 6/23 | 8.5 Applications of Systems of Equations |
11 | W | 6/24 | Quiz over sections 8.1 – 8.3 8.5 Applications of Systems of Equations |
12 | Th | 6/25 | Review for Test 2 |
13 | M | 6/29 | Test 2 (Chapter 8) |
14 | T | 6/30 | Review of Exponents 10.1 Radical Expressions and Graphs 10.2 Rational Exponents |
15 | W | 7/1 | 10.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions 10.4 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions |
16 | Th | 7/2 | 10.5 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions 10.6 Solving Equations with Radicals and Rational Exponents |
17 | M | 7/6 | 10.7 Complex Numbers Quiz over sections 10.1 – 10.4 |
18 | T | 7/7 | Review for Test 3 Review of Factoring |
19 | W | 7/8 | Test 3 (Chapter 10) |
20 | Th | 7/9 | 11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Square Root
Property 11.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square |
21 | M | 7/13 | 11.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic
Formula 11.4 Equations in Quadratic Form |
22 | T | 7/14 | 11.5 Formulas and Further Applications 11.6 Graphs of Quadratic Functions Quiz over sections 11.1 – 11.3 |
23 | W | 7/15 | Review for Test 4 |
24 | Th | 7/16 | Test 4 (Chapter 11) |
25 | M | 7/20 | 11.8 Quadratic and Rational Inequalities 9.2 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities |
26 | T | 7/21 | Review for the Final Exam |
27 | W | 7/22 | Quiz over sections 11.8 and 9.2 Review for the Final Exam |
28 | Th | 7/23 | Review for the Compass Exit Exam |
Final Exam | M | 7/27 | 10 AM - Noon |
COMPASS | Tuesday, July 28^{th} – Thursday, July
30^{th} Exact date TBA |