MATH 60 Tkt#20364 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA SYLLABUS
Ticket #20364 CLASS: MATH 60
Elementary Algebra
Session: 18-WEEK SPRING 2012
TIME: 11:00AM - 1:00PM
DAYS: Tuesdays & Thursdays
ROOM: PST-234
DATES: 1/10/12 5/15/12
Instructor:
Diane Ford
Office: PST-217
Phone:
(562) 860-2451 ext 4500
e-mail address:
dford@cerritos.edu
Web page:
http://e-courses.cerritos.edu/dford
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 1-2pm
& Wed 10-11am
by
appointment only.
Prerequisite: Math 40 or Math 42 or
equivalent with a grade of Credit or "C" or higher or a satisfactory completion
of the Math Placement Process.
NOTE to Students having trouble with enrollment:
Make sure there are no holds on your records via your mycerritos account before attempting to add a class. Also, students may repeat a course in which a substandard grade (D or F) or W has been received ONLY ONE time without filing a petition. Prior to a second repeat (third enrollment) of a course, students must file a petition at the Admissions Office with, and receive permission from, the Academic Records and Standards
Committee. See Cerritos Community College District Procedure. Petitions must be filed by the first week of class.
Course
Coverage: This course is the first
course in algebra. Topics included are: real numbers, polynomials, rational
expressions, first-degree equations and inequalities, graphs of equations,
linear systems of equations, exponents and radicals, and quadratic equations.
Student
Learning Outcome:
A student successfully completing Math 60 will be able to create, analyze
and interpret linear models of real world applications.
TITLE:Beginning Algebra for Cerritos College
AUTHOR:Messersmith
COPYRIGHT YEAR:2011
PUBLISHER:McGraw-Hill
ISBN:9780077869830
Required materials:
Scientific Calculator (preferably a graphing calculator), ruler, graph paper,
paper, pencils, pens, folders, 3-ring notebook, textbook.
You may not use a cell phone as a calculator.
Math 60
Course Grading System:
The grading of this class is based on a 1000 point system, which is made up of
five (5) components:
1) HOMEWORK: On twelve
selective Thursdays, 5 random problems from the homework will be
collected . You will have 15 minutes at the beginning of each class to retrieve
these problems from your homework assignment and turn them in, so BE ON TIME!
They will be graded in class.
2)
EXTRA CREDIT CLASS PARTICIPATION: Extra credit can be awarded up to
(50 points) for explaining problems on the board to the class and/or extra
homework assignments.
3) EXAMS: There will be
4
exams, worth 220 points each.
The lowest exam score will be dropped.
Each exam will have a Take-Home portion which will be DUE ON EXAM DAY. If
you are going to be absent on the day of an exam, YOU MUST NOTIFY the instructor
that SAME DAY by phone (562)860-2451 x4500 by 11am
to schedule a makeup exam to be taken in the Testing Center (LC-111).
NO MAKEUP EXAMS will be given if the professor is NOT NOTIFIED on the day
of the exam.
4) FINAL EXAM: Final Exam will be
cover all subjects in the class and is worth 240 points.
Grading Components: |
Percent of Total Points |
Points |
Homework |
10% |
100 |
Extra Credit Class Participation |
5% |
50 |
EXAM 1 |
22% |
220 |
EXAM 2 |
22% |
220 |
EXAM 3 |
22% |
220 |
Final Exam |
24% |
240 |
TOTAL |
105% |
1050 |
Course Grading Standards:
A final letter grade is to be awarded to each enrolled student in accordance
with the grading system shown below:
Letter Grade |
Percent of Total Points |
Total Points |
A |
90 100% |
900 1000 |
B |
80 89.9% |
800 - 889 |
C |
70 79.9% |
700 799 |
D |
60 69.9% |
600 699 |
F |
Below 60% |
< 600 |
Attendance Policy:
It is the
responsibility of students to attend classes regularly and apply themselves to
the college studies in which they are enrolled.
When students have been absent due to illness, they should report to the
instructor to explain the absence.
When the hours of absence exceed more than 10% of the total class cours during
the semester, the student is considered to be excessively absent and is subject
to exclusion from class. For example, a 4-unit class that meets for 18-weeks has
72 hours of instruction. 10% of that is 7.2 hours.
Each class is 2 hours long, so this equates to missing no more than 4
class periods.
Examination Make-Up Policy:
Since responsible
behavior including daily class attendance is expected of all
Academic Integrity Policy:
Ideas and learning form the core of the academic community. In all centers
of education, learning is valued and honored. No learning community can
thrive if its members counterfeit their achievement and seek to establish an
unfair advantage over their fellow students. The academic standards at
Cerritos College are based on a pursuit of knowledge and assume a high level of
integrity in every one of its members.
The Academic Integrity Policy is designed to foster a fair and impartial set of
standards upon which academic dishonesty will be judged. All students are
required to read, understand, and adhere to these standards, which define and
specify the following mandatory sanctions for such dishonest acts as copying,
plagiarism, lying, unauthorized collaboration, alteration of records, bribery,
and misrepresentation for the purpose of enhancing ones academic standing.
The first recorded offense will result in the student receiving zero (0)
credit for the entire paper, exam, quiz, lab, homework assignment, or other
graded activity in which the incident of academic dishonesty occurred.
No partial credit may be given. Where the incident involved a graded
assignment normally subject to a drop option, the student my not exercise that
option.
The second recorded offense will result in the student receiving a
failing grade for the course in which the second offense occurs.
How to do well in this course:
·
SHOW UP, TAKE
NOTES, DO YOUR HOMEWORK, and WRITE DOWN EVERY STEP.
·
CHECK YOUR
WORK to make sure you did not make any calculation mistakes. Look to see if your
answer looks REASONABLE.
·
Even if you
dont know what to do, at least write down what you think needs to be done and
why you are stuck.
·
See your
instructor during her office hours for additional explanation.
·
Walk-in math tutoring
If you are enrolled in any
math course at Cerritos College, you may receive FREE math on a
walk-in basis
at the Academic Support Center (Learning Resource Center (LC-166), lower level).
·
Take Practice Tests available at:
http://www.cerritos.edu/mathcenter/math60/m60.html
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 18-WEEK
SESSION: January 9 - May 18
Enrollment dates:
November 17 - January 6
Instructor-initiated adds:
January 9 - 20
Last day to drop with a refund:
January 20
Last day to add (Instructor
initiated): January 20
Last day to drop without a W :
February 10
Last day to elect P/NP grading
option: February 10
Last day to drop with a W :
April 20