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Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
General Class and Course Information
Course Number:
MAT0056
Term/Dates:
Term:
2017-1
Start Date:
August 23, 2016
End Date:
November 9, 2016
Days:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Course Title:
Advanced Developmental Algebra
Reference Number: Credit Hours:
218541
2 inst.
Time:
Start Time:
7:00 P.M.
End Time:
8:15 P.M.
Clock Hours:
Room:
Natural Science (NS) 138
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. The course covers polynomials, graphing, rational and
radical expressions, with real applications integrated throughout.
Professor’s Information
Name:
Opritsa, Alex A.
Telephone:
(561) 868-3717
Faculty Web Page:
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/faculty/opritsaa/
Information on Required Textbooks:
Title
Edition
Custom
Edition for
Beginning Algebra
Palm Beach
State
College
Office Location:
Technical Labs (TL) 112
Email:
[email protected]
Office Hours:
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/faculty/opritsaa/oh/
Author
Publisher
Elayn
MartinGay
Pearson Education,
Inc.
ISBN
Textbook ISBN-13:
978-1-323-44124-4
Custom Package ISBN-13:
978-1-323-44129-9
Supplementary Information/Materials Needed for Class
MyMathLab:
Students should buy the above-listed textbook, together with a MyMathLab (MML) access code. The
textbook and the access code can be purchased as part of a bundle. They can also be purchased
separately, directly online or at the college bookstore. (It is probably cheapest and easiest to buy them as
part of a bundle from the college bookstore.)
When registering for MyMathLab, students will need the following Course ID: opritsa22321
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Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Students can register and work on MML for free for 14 days after their registration date. After 14 days,
students should purchase the Student Access Code. Waiting to register for MML will result in students
missing deadlines and receiving zeroes on assignments.
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/resources/
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:
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Apply the order of operations to evaluate algebraic expressions.
Solve linear equations and multi-step problems.
Solve literal equations with applications.
Solve and graph linear inequalities.
Graph linear equations using a table of values, the intercepts, and slope-intercept form.
Find the slope of a line using the slope formula, a graph, and an equation.
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.
Recognize proportional relationships and solve problems involving rates and ratios.
Simplify and perform ordinary operations with radical expressions.
Full Course Outline:
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/IE_CourseOutlines/IE_ShowOutline.asp?show=Y&CourseID=MAT0056
Class Information
Class Schedule:
The last pages of this syllabus contain a tentative schedule.
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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:
The methods of instruction will include lecture and discussion, 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 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.
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook for additional information:
www.palmbeachstate.edu/current
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/resources/
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Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
Homework is required and adds five points to the total test 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 loose-leaf 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.
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. 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 log in to the MyMathLab web site go to the following URL:
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.
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 homework assignments and/or lab activities if only the answers are written and no
work is shown.
Tests and Final Examination Schedule:
Test dates will be announced in class, are tentative, and may be changed by the professor.
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Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses
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 and Quizzes are worth 70% the final grade.
Homework and lab activities are worth 10% of the final grade.
The final exam is worth 20% of the final grade.
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
Percentage
At least 90%
At least 80% but less than
90%
At least 75% but less than
80%
Less than 75%
Class Policies
Attendance:
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.
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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.)
Disclaimer:
The professor reserves the right to change/alter/add/delete any statement from this syllabus in hopes of
creating a more enjoyable/equitable course.
Withdrawal Policy:
If a student does not appear within about 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.
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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 October 11, 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:
Doran, Doran
Telephone:
(561) 868-3983
Job Title:
Chair
Template Date – July 2013
Office Location:
Business Administration (BA) 104
Email:
[email protected]
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Class Date
8/23
8/25
8/30
9/1
9/6
9/8
9/13
9/15
9/20
9/22
9/27
9/29
10/4
10/6
10/11
10/13
In Class
2.2–2.4
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
Test 1
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.3
6.5
6.6
Test 2
7.1
10/27
7.2
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
Quiz 1
3.1
3.2
3.3
11/1
11/3
11/8
Quiz 2
All Sections
Final Exam
10/18
10/20
10/25
Template Date – July 2013
Topic
Syllabus
Skills Assessment
Solving Linear Equations
Exponents
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Special Products
Negative Exponents
Dividing Monomials
Test 1 Review
Sections 2.4 and 5.1−5.6
Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
Factoring Trinomials with A = 1
Factoring Trinomials with A  1
Factoring Trinomials
Factoring Binomials
Solving Quadratic Equations
Test2 Review
Chapter 6
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational
Expressions
Intro to Square Roots
Simplifying Square Roots
Adding and Subtracting Square Roots
Multiplying and Dividing Square Roots
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
Assigned
2.4
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.3
6.5
6.6
7.1
7.2
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
3.1
3.2
3.3
Practice Final
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