MATH 0097
Elementary Algebra
Spring Semester 2006
CRN Course Number |
Room |
Days |
Time |
20243 |
W333 |
T R |
11:00 AM – 12:50 PM |
Course Description: This course is a review of beginning algebra.
Topics include properties of numbers, linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, multiplying and factoring polynomials,
rational expressions and roots.
Instructor: Xiuming Quan
E-mail:
http://math0097quan@yahoo.com
Web Page: math0097.tripod.com
Textbook: Elementary & Intermediate Algebra: A Combined Course, 2^{nd} edition, Charles P. McKeague,
Thomson, Brooks/Cole Publishing.
ISBN 0-534-41816-3
Course Content: Chapters 1 – 5 of the textbook.
Grading Policies:
Points |
Component |
100 |
Test 1 The Basics
no calculators allowed |
100 |
Test 2 Linear Equations and Inequalities |
100 |
Test 3 Graphing and Linear Systems |
100 |
Test 4 Exponents and Polynomials |
100 |
Test 5 Factoring |
200 |
Homework |
100 |
Participation |
800 |
Total |
Each student’s average for the semester will be based on a total of 800 points. The
usual grading scale (90%—100% is an A, 80%—90% is a B, etc.) will apply. Students who score between 65% and 69%
can be given a grade of D, which will allow them to continue to Math 0099. If a student simply quits attending class
without officially withdrawing, the student will receive a grade of F in the class.
Calculators: Use of calculators is not allowed on the
first test. Use of calculators is allowed on all other tests. Students are encouraged to use computer software,
Internet resources, and calculators to complete homework assignments and to prepare for tests.
COMPASS: In order to complete Learning Support requirements
for mathematics, students must earn a grade of C or better in MATH 0099 and pass the COMPASS exit exam with a score of 40
or higher.
Academic Policies: If a student simply quits attending class
without officially withdrawing, the student will receive a grade of F in the class. The last day for officially withdrawing
from class without grade penalty is mid-semester. Withdrawals after mid-semester are subject to approval by the Vice President
for Academic Affairs and will be issued only in cases of extreme emergency or hardship.
Please refer to the Floyd College catalog or web site for general academic
information or for additional information regarding the Learning Support policies and procedures.
Student Learning: Students completing this course should satisfy
the following goal and learning outcomes.
Team Goal—Mathematics
Related Team Outcomes
- Students will be able to demonstrate algebraic
skills in solving equations.
- Students will be able to model concrete problems
and arrive at solutions.
- Students will be able to use appropriate
technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding.
Attendance: Students are expected to attend each and
every scheduled class session. Since lectures begin promptly at the scheduled time, students are encouraged to avoid
arriving late to class. Participation is partially measured through attendance. Roll will be taken at the beginning of each
class session.
Make-up tests: No make-up tests will be given in this class.
If a student misses a test then they will receive a grade of zero on that test. At the end of the semester all students
have the option of replacing one test grade with their grade on the optional final exam. Students that know in advance
they will be absent on a test day may make arrangements with the instructor to take the test at a time prior to the time the
class takes the test.
Cheating: Cheating (or even the appearance of cheating)
will not be tolerated in this class. Any student that the instructor suspects of cheating will be removed from the testing
area. The issue will be referred to the appropriate Floyd College
committee for investigation.
ADA:
Students seeking reasonable accommodations under ADA
should contact the Floyd College ADA coordinator (Rome campus) for information and guidance.
Sheryl Ballenger , Director of the Access Center –Disability Support
800-332-2406 or (706) 802-5003 voice or (706) 802-5123 v/tdd
This message applies only to students receiving financial aid:
Federal regulations state that if a student did not attend classes and received failing grades, then the grades were not earned
and financial aid needs to be reduced accordingly. Please be advised that any student receiving a 0.00 GPA will be required
to prove that the 0.00 GPA was earned by attending classes or completing requirements for each class. Students who have
earned at least one passing grade for the semester will not be affected by this regulation. If a student has properly
withdrawn from all classes, the student’s financial aid should be adjusted from the time they signed the withdrawal
form.
This is a tentative schedule and the instructor reserves the right to alter it as and when necessary |