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Course Number: Course Title: Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: MAT0022
Course Title: Developmental Algebra
Term/Dates: 08/23/2016‒12/19/2016
Reference Number: 216514 Credit Hours: 4 inst.
Clock Hours: N/A
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 3:30 PM ‒ 5:15 PM
Room: BA 120
Course Description: This course provides a solid foundation in algebra for the purpose of preparing students for credit
mathematics courses. It covers equations, inequalities, polynomials, graphing, rational expressions, and radicals with
real applications integrated throughout.
Professor’s Information
Name: Eileen C. Doran
Telephone: (561) 868-3983
Faculty Web Page:
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/pf/Faculty.aspx?id=dorane
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Title
Edition
Author
Publisher
Beginning Algebra
PBSC Custom Ed. 1
Elayn Martin-Gay Pearson
Office Location: BA 104
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: See last page of syllabus.
ISBN
Textbook: 978-1-323-44124-4
Custom Package: 9781323441299
Supplementary Information/Materials Needed for Class
MyMathLab: Students may use MyMathLab on home computers and computers provided in the Math Lab (ETA 230)
or Computer Lab (TC 204) to fulfill their homework and lab requirements. Students who wish to exercise this option
should see their professor for more details.
Web Content Information: Assignments and assignment sheets are available at the Student Resources page. Click on
the following link to view or print copies: http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/prepmathLW/default.aspx
Equipment and Supplies: Students are required to have a binder, loose leaf paper, three-hole puncher, stapler, pen,
pencil, pencil sharpener, and a scientific calculator. A scientific calculator such as a TI 30 X II S may be used on
homework, tests, quizzes and the final exam. Graphing calculators are not allowed. Students caught using a graphing
calculator during a test or the final exam will receive a grade of zero for that test or final exam. Electronic devices
may not be used as a calculator.
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
• Identify and apply the properties of real numbers.
• Evaluate absolute value expressions and perform ordinary operations, with applications, on integers.
• Evaluate exponents and perform order of operations with integers and absolute values.
• Simplify fractions and perform ordinary operations, with applications, on fractions.
• Identify place value and perform ordinary operations, with applications, on decimals.
• Convert among fractions and decimals.
• Define variables and write variable expressions.
• Apply the order of operations to evaluate and simplify algebraic expressions.
• Solve linear equations and multi-step problems.
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Solve literal equations with applications.
Solve and graph linear inequalities.
Simplify expressions with integer exponents and convert between scientific and standard notation.
Perform ordinary operations, with applications, with polynomial expressions.
Factor polynomial expressions and solve quadratic equations by factoring.
Multiply, divide, and simplify rational expressions.
Simplify and perform ordinary operations with radical expressions.
Plot points, identify quadrants, and determine solutions to linear equations.
Graph linear equations using a table of values, the intercepts, and slope-intercept form.
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link: Course Outlines and enter the course number (no space between the
prefix and the number).
Class Information
Class Schedule: See pages 6 and 7 of syllabus.
Professor’s Expectations: Students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning by doing the following:
(1) Coming to class on time, prepared to stay for the entire class period, with homework and other assignments
completed prior to the next class meeting,
(2) Following the class schedule and keeping up with it even if a class is missed (see Class Schedule),
(3) Completing homework and other assignments and turning them in on time,
(4) Maintaining all notes, assignments, graded quizzes, tests and corrections in an appropriate binder,
(5) Seeking additional help from the Professor or Math Lab personnel when needed,
(6) Participating in class discussions and class exercises, while observing appropriate classroom behavior at all times,
(7) Turning off and stowing all electronic devices during class.
Inside the classroom, students are expected to maintain proper decorum. Failure to comply with classroom and/or College
rules may result in dismissal from the class and/or the College. (See “Student Code of Conduct” in the current Palm Beach
State College Student Handbook)
Methods of Instruction: Lecture, group activities, and lab activities
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation
with respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on a test, quiz or the final exam will result in a grade of zero for that test, quiz or final exam. A second
attempt at cheating on a test, quiz or final exam will result in a grade of an “N” for the course.
(2) Students may use a scientific calculator, such as a TI 30 XII S, on homework, tests, quizzes, and the final exam. Except
for approved calculators, all electronic devices must be turned off and stored out of sight during a test, quiz or exam.
Students caught using any unapproved electronic device (regardless of purpose) during a test, quiz, or exam will
receive a grade of zero for that test, quiz or exam. Unapproved electronic devices include cell phones, I-pods or Ipads, graphing calculators, or scientific calculators similar to the TI 30 XS, which simplifies radicals.
(3) No credit will be given if any portion of a homework assignment and/or lab activity has been plagiarized. Plagiarism
includes copying solutions from the text or solution manual and submitting them as part of a homework assignment;
copying or submitting another student's homework assignments and/or lab activities and submitting them for credit;
or submitting for credit homework assignments and/or lab activities from a previous term.
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Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the
student handbook).
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
Students will earn points by doing homework assignments and lab activities. Assignment sheets for each test are available
online at: http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/prepmathLW/default.aspx
Homework is required and adds five points to the total test or quiz score. To receive five points, students must complete
the assignments listed on the Homework Assignment Sheet in the following manner:
(1) Do all assignments neatly on notebook paper (not in the text).
(2) At the top of each page, write your name, the chapter section, the page number, the assigned problems, and number
each problem.
(3) Show all work, check your answers, and make corrections when necessary.
(4) If you do the assignments in MyMathLab, you must receive a minimum score of 70% on each assignment. No credit
will be given if an assignment is incomplete or the score is below 70%.
To login to MyMathLab, go to: http://www.mymathlab.com/.
User Name: Use the Username you created when you registered with MyLab & Mastering.
Password: Use the Password you created when you registered with MyLab & Mastering.
MyMathLab Course ID: doran46542
If you have any problems registering with or working in MyMathLab, call 1-800-677-6337.
You are advised to complete assigned homework before the next class. Always have your textbook, math notebook,
paper, pencil and a list of the problems and topics you have attempted and need assistance with. Homework will be due
on the day of the test or quiz.
Lab Activities: The Math Lab should be one of your primary resources for preparation and remediation of topics covered
in this course. Points for lab activities are a part of the grade and may be earned by working in the math lab to complete
specific activities before and after a test. Ten points total per test can be earned. To receive the first 5 lab points, students
must complete 1 activity prior to the date of each test to prepare for the test. In addition,
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Students scoring 90% or higher on their test will automatically be given 5 additional lab points and will not be required
to do any further activities for that test.
Students scoring 80 – 89% on their test will automatically be given 2.5 additional lab points and will be required to do
any additional lab activities for that test as assigned by their professor. If a student completes the assigned activities
and that student has done 1 activity prior to the test, the student will earn a total of 10 lab points for that test.
Students scoring less than 80% on their test will be required to do any additional lab activities as assigned by their
professor. If a student completes the assigned activities and that student has done 1 activity prior to the test, the
student will earn a total of 10 lab points for that test.
No credit will be given for homework assignments and/or lab activities if only the answers are written and no work is
shown.
Tests and Final Examination Schedule: Test and final examination dates are listed in the Class Schedule (see last page of
syllabus). Test dates are tentative and may be changed by the professor.
Grading Policy: Your grade will be determined by the sum of all points earned and the grade shown in the table will
appear on your transcript (see Grading). Listed below are the percentages assigned for each area:
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Tests & Combined Quizzes
Homework & Lab Activities
Final Exam
70% of Final Grade
10% of Final Grade
20% of Final Grade
Mid-Term Grade: Your scores on Tests 1, 2 and 3 will count for 90% of your mid-term grade; points earned for homework
and lab activities for Tests 1, 2 and 3 will count for 10% of your mid-term grade.
Final Grade: To pass this class, you must have a course average of at least 75% (including the final exam) at the end of the
term and a score of at least 70% on the final exam. Students who do not score 70% or higher on the final exam will receive
a grade of N (not passing) for the course. Cheating on a test, quiz, or the final exam will result in a grade of zero. Repeated
attempts at cheating will result in a grade of an “N” for the course.
Grading Scale
Letter Grade
A
B
C
N
Points
Percentage (if applicable)
90 – 100%
80 – 89%
75 – 79%
0 – 74%
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance and students are required to attend at least 90% of the class
meetings. Any class meeting missed, regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity of learning and may adversely affect a
student’s achievement in the course.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy: Students are not permitted to use cell phones during class, send text messages,
web-surf, or listen to MP3 players during class. Please turn off all cell phones, beepers, and MP3 players before entering
the classroom. Answering a cell phone in class or using a cell phone during class time INCLUDING TEXTING will result in
immediate dismissal from the room. No electronic devices may be used as a calculator. The College provides a school
email address. It will be used at times to make announcements or update assignment due dates. Students should activate
and check their PBSC email address frequently.
Late Assignment Policy: No credit will be given for late homework or late lab activities. All assignments and lab
activities are due on the dates specified by the Professor.
Make-up Exam Policy: Absolutely no make-up tests or quizzes are allowed unless the student (1) notifies the professor
by telephone or email prior to the date of a scheduled test or quiz; or (2) provides the professor with written proof of an
emergency. A student who arrives to class more than 15 minutes late on the day of a test or quiz may make up the test
only if an emergency can be verified with documentation upon the student’s return to class. Make-up tests must be taken
in the College's Testing Center on the Lake Worth campus within one week of the missed test. The Testing Center requires
a photo ID and a $5.00 fee (payable in advance at the Cashier's Office) will be assessed for all make-up tests. It is the
responsibility of the student to make the appropriate arrangements for taking the test. (Lake Worth Testing Center: 561868-3012)
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Withdrawal Policy: If a student does not appear during one week after the Add/Drop period, the student will be
withdrawn with a WN. If a student fails to attend at least 90% of the class meetings, the student may be withdrawn from
the course by the professor. If a student misses one-third or more of a class section, the student will be counted absent.
Three times late equals one absence. Leaving early is the same as arriving late.
College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with respect
to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course, (3)
Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and intentionally assisting
another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom performance,
examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the student under whose name the work is submitted
or performed, (5) Plagiarism. Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for
link to the student handbook).
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment
reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in expulsion from the course
or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations
through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are available
through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors
and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for
web address for Disability Support Services.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building and only in
areas designated at each campus.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the final course
grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall communicate the grading
policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term, students should be notified of any changes in
writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to students in a course syllabus at the beginning of the class.
Should a student have a question about a final course grade, please follow the procedures as outlined in the student handbook:
www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all students for each class
by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a
responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College and are
responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the student handbook, the College catalog and other
College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on
time.
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
Please see this web page (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current) for a list of web addresses for students.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
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The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is November 4, 2016. It is the responsibility of the
student to use the PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student to
a grade of "W" in the class. We recommend that the student see an academic advisor and a financial aid advisor before withdrawing
from any course.
Department Contact Information
Name: Susan Bierster
Telephone: (561) 868-3245
Job Title: Associate Dean
Office Location: TC120
Email: [email protected]
Class Schedule: MAT0022, Reference No. 216514, Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 PM – 5:15 PM, BA 120
Class
Date
In Class
8/24
8/29
8/31
1.3
1.2
1.4
1.5
9/5
9/7
9/12
9/14
9/19
9/21
9/26
9/28
10/3
10/5
10/10
10/12
10/17
10/19
10/24
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1.7
Test 1
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.9
2.6
PSW
PSW
Test 2
5.2
5.1.2–5.1.3
5.3
5.4
5.1.5
5.6
5.5
Test 3
Topic
Syllabus
Basic Math Review
Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Symbols & Absolute Value
Exponents and Order of Operations
Adding Real Numbers
College Closed − Labor Day
Subtracting Real Numbers
Multiplying & Dividing Real Numbers
Test 1 Review
Chapter 1
Simplifying Expressions
Addition Property of Equality
Multiplication Property of Equality
Solving Linear Equations
Inequalities
Formulas
Problem Solving Worksheet
Problem Solving
Test 2 Review
Chapter 2
Adding & Subtracting Polynomials
Exponents: Product & Power Rules
Multiplying Polynomials
Special Products
Quotient Rule & Zero Exponents
Dividing Monomials
Negative Exponents
No Class Meeting − Academic Development Day
Test 3 Review
Chapter 5
Assigned
(Handout)
1.3
1.2
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.9
2.6
(Handout)
PSW
5.2
5.1.2–5.1.3
5.3
5.4
5.1.5
5.6
5.5
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Class Schedule MAT0022, Reference No. 216514, Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 PM – 5:15 PM, BA 120 (Continued)
Class
Date
10/26
10/31
11/2
11/7
11/9
11/14
11/16
11/21
In Class
Topic
Assigned
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.5
6.6
Greatest Common Factor
Factoring Trinomials: x2 + bx + c
Factoring Trinomials: ax2 + bx + c
Factoring Binomials
Solving Quadratic Equations
Test 4 Review
Chapter 6
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying & Dividing Rational Expressions
Introduction to Square Roots
Simplifying Square Roots
Adding & Subtracting Square Roots
Multiplying & Dividing Square Roots
Quiz 1 Review
Sections 7.1−7.2 and 8.1−8.4
Rectangular Coordinate System
Graphing Linear Equations
Intercepts
Quiz 2 Review
Sections 3.1–3.3
Review for Final Exam
Final Exam: 3:30 PM − 5:30 PM
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.5
6.6
Test 4
7.1
7.2
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
11/23
11/28
11/30
12/5
12/7
12/14
Quiz 1
3.1
3.2
3.3
Quiz 2
All Chapters
7.1
7.2
8.1
8.3
8.4
3.1
3.2
3.3
Practice Final
OFFICE HOURS
Office Location: BA 104
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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