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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: MAT0056
Course Title: Advanced Developmental Algebra
Term/Dates: 09/19/2016 -12/19/2016
Reference Number: 218544 Credit Hours: 2 inst.
Clock Hours: N/A
Days: TR
Time: 9:30 – 10:45 am
Room: BA123
Course Description: This course satisfies the upper-level developmental math requirements in a modular format for
the purpose of preparing students for credit mathematics courses and covers polynomials, graphing, rational
expressions, and radical expressions, with real applications integrated throughout.
Professor’s Information
Name: Mauvlette Joseph
Telephone: 561-868-3692
Faculty Web Page:
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/pf/Faculty.aspx?id=josephm
Office Location: TL113
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: MW- 9:00 – 9:30; 12:0012:30; 2:30 -3:30. TR-9:00 – 9:30; 1:00-2:00;
3:30 – 5:00
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks
Title
Edition
Author
Publisher
ISBN
Beginning Algebra
PBSC Custom Ed.1
Elayn Martin-Gay
Pearson Education, Inc.
Textbook: 978-1-323-44124-4
Custom Package: 9781323441299
Supplementary Books and Materials Needed for Class
MyMathLab: Students must buy either the Palm Beach State College Custom Package ISBN: 9781323441299 or a
stand-alone MyMathLab access code. This access code comes with the purchase of a new textbook. Students will also
need a course ID to register for MyMathLab. This course ID will be provided by the professor and is listed below.
Your Professor's MyMathLab Course ID is joseph36354
Students may register and work in MyMathLab for free for 14 days after registration. After 14 days, students must
buy a Student Access Code or withdraw from the class.
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 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:
• Solve linear equations.
• Simplify expressions with integer exponents and convert between scientific and standard notation.
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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 last page 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, Ipods or I-pads, 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 for tests, online quizzes, homework assignments, and lab activities. Students will have 2
attempts on each online quiz. The highest quiz score will be counted. 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 full credit, students must receive
a minimum of 70% on each homework assignment in MyMathLab. No partial credit is given and no credit will be given
if the score is below 70%. You are advised to complete all homework assignments before the next class. Always have
your textbook, math notebook, paper, pencil and a list of the problems and topics you have attempted when you seek
assistance. Homework will be due on the day of the test or exam.
To login to the MyMathLab web site go to: http://www.mymathlab.com/.
User Name: Use the Username you created when you registered with My Lab & Mastering.
Password: Use the Password you created when you registered with My Lab & Mastering.
MyMathLab Course ID: joseph36354
If you have any problems with registering with working in MyMathLab, call 1-800-677-6337.
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 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 Scale and 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:
Tests & Combined Quizzes
Homework & Lab Activities
Final Exam
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70% of Final Grade
10% of Final Grade
20% of Final Grade
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Mid-Term Grade: Your scores on Tests 1 and 2 will count for 90% of your mid-term grade; points earned for homework
and lab activities for Tests 1 and 2 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. 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 assignments and/or late lab activities. Please check
the calendar in MyMathLab and the Class Schedule below for all due dates. All assignments and quizzes are due by 11:59
PM on the test or quiz date. Please give yourself adequate time to finish the quizzes before the deadline. If you start
your quiz at 11:30 PM on the due date, you will have only 29 minutes to complete the quiz. MyMathLab will
automatically stop the quiz at 11:59 PM.
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: 561-868-3012).
Withdrawal Policy: If a student does not appear during one week after Add/Drop period, he/she will be withdraw with
a grade of 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.
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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
The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is November 15, 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.
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Department Contact Information
Name: Susan Bierster
Telephone: (561) 868-3245
Job Title: Associate Dean
Office Location: TC120
Email: [email protected]
Class Schedule:
MAT0056 Advanced Developmental Algebra
Term: Fall 2017-1, Session 3 (2
nd
12 weeks)
Class Schedule: Tuesday−Thursday Day Classes
Class
Date
In Class
9/27
9/29
10/4
Assigned
Syllabus
9/20
9/22
Topic
Skills Assessment
5.2
Adding & Subtracting Polynomials
5.2
5.1.2–5.1.3
Exponents: Product & Power Rules
5.1.2–5.1.3
5.3
Multiplying Polynomials
5.3
5.4
Special Products
5.4
5.1.5
Quotient Rule & Zero Exponents
5.1.5
5.6
Dividing Monomials
5.6
5.5
Negative Exponents
5.5
Test 1 Review
10/6
Test 1
Chapter 5
10/11
6.1
Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
10/13
10/18
10/20
6.2
6.3
2
Factoring Trinomials: x + bx + c
6.1
6.2
2
6.3
2
Factoring Trinomials: ax + bx + c
6.3
Factoring Trinomials: ax + bx + c
6.3
6.5
Factoring Binomials
6.5
6.6
Solving Quadratic Equations
6.6
10/25
Test 2 Review
10/27
Test 2
Chapter 6
11/1
7.1
Simplifying Rational Expressions
7.1
11/3
7.2
Multiplying & Dividing Rational Expressions
7.2
8.1
Intro to Square Roots
8.1
8.2
Simplifying Square Roots
8.2
8.3
Adding & Subtracting Square Roots
8.3
8.4
Multiplying & Dividing Square Roots
8.4
Quiz 1
Sections 7.1−7.2 and 8.1−8.4
Online MML
2.4
Solving Linear Equations
2.4
2.4
3.1
Review Solving Linear Equations
Rectangular Coordinate System
2.4
11/8
11/10
11/15
11/17
11/22
Quiz 1 Review
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College Closed − Thanksgiving Holiday
11/24
11/29
3.2
Graphing Linear Equations
3.2
3.3
Intercepts
3.3
12/1
12/6
12/8
Quiz 2 Review
Quiz 2
Sections 2.4 and 3.1−3.3
Online MML
All Sections
Review for Final Exam
Practice Final
All Sections
Review for Final Exam
12/15
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Final Exam: 9:30 AM
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