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Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus MAT0056, Ref. No. 218542
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus MAT0056, Ref. No. 218542
Class Meetings: T/Th; 12:30 – 1:45 PM; BA 204; 9/20/16 – 12/15/16
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: MAT0056
Course Title: Advanced Developmental Algebra
Term/Dates: 9/19/16 – 12/19/16
Reference Number: 218542 Credit Hours: 2 inst.
Clock Hours: N/A
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Room: BA 204
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: Barbie Edgar
Telephone: 561-868-3212
Faculty Web Page:
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/pf/Faculty.aspx?id=edgarb&S=1
ETA 230.2 ~ LW Math Lab
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Mon & Wed; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Tue & Thur; 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 2 – 5:30 p.m.,
Fri; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
always call before dropping in, if possible
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks
Title
Edition
Author
Publisher
ISBN
Beginning Algebra
PBSC Custom Ed. 1
Elayn Martin-Gay
Pearson
Custom Text: 978-1-323-44124-4
Custom Package: 9781323441299
Supplementary Books, Materials & Supplies Needed for Class
MyMathLab: Students must purchase either the Palm Beach State College Custom Package ISBN: 9781323441299
which includes the MyMathLab access code. Students may also purchase a standalone MML code with e-book ISBN:
9780321199911. To register for MyMathLab, students will need a course ID. This course ID will be provided by the
professor and is listed below.
Your Professor's MyMathLab Course ID is edgar58142
Students may register and work in MyMathLab for free for 14 days after registration. After 14 days, students must
purchase the custom package, 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/resources/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.
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Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus MAT0056, Ref. No. 218542
Class Meetings: T/Th; 12:30 – 1:45 PM; BA 204; 9/20/16 – 12/15/16
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.
• 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
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 on last page),
(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.
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the
student handbook).
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Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus MAT0056, Ref. No. 218542
Class Meetings: T/Th; 12:30 – 1:45 PM; BA 204; 9/20/16 – 12/15/16
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade
Students will earn points for tests, quizzes, homework assignments, and lab activities. Assignment sheets for each test
are available online at: http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/prepmathLW/resources/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 (including MML usage). No partial credit is given and no credit will be
given if the score is below 70% or if only answers are written with no work shown. 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 collected on the day of the quiz
or exam.
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 or on your
own to complete specific activities before a test or quiz. Ten points total per test and five points per quiz can be earned.
No credit will be given for lab activities if only the answers are written and no work is shown. In addition,
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Students scoring 90% or higher on their test will automatically be given 5 lab points (when possible) 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 (when possible) and may
be required to do 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.
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
70% of Final Grade
10% of Final Grade
20% of 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.
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Grading Scale
Class Policies
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus MAT0056, Ref. No. 218542
Class Meetings: T/Th; 12:30 – 1:45 PM; BA 204; 9/20/16 – 12/15/16
Letter Grade
A
B
C
N
Percentage (if applicable)
90 – 100%
80 – 89%
75 – 79%
0 – 74%
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. Students are required to learn the missed material on their own (meet
w/instructor outside of class, view video lectures, get help in the math lab, etc.) in order to stay current with class pace.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy: Students are not permitted to use cell phones during class, send text messages,
web-surf, or listen to music during class. Please turn off all electronics before entering the classroom. The College
provides a school email address. It will be used often 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 without an
excused absence. Students have access to the class schedule for all due dates.
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 immediately with documentation. Make-up tests for excused absences only
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.
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
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Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus MAT0056, Ref. No. 218542
Class Meetings: T/Th; 12:30 – 1:45 PM; BA 204; 9/20/16 – 12/15/16
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.
Department Contact Information
Name: Eileen C. Doran
Telephone: (561) 868-3983
Job Title: Department Chair
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Office Location: BA 104
Email: [email protected]
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Course Syllabus MAT0056, Ref. No. 218542
Class Meetings: T/Th; 12:30 – 1:45 PM; BA 204; 9/20/16 – 12/15/16
Class Schedule is subject to change by course Professor.
Class Date
In Class
Topic
Assigned
Syllabus
Tue 9/20
Skills Assessment
Thur 9/22
5.2
Adding & Subtracting Polynomials
5.2
Tue 9/27
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
Thur 9/29
Tue 10/4
5.6
Dividing Monomials
5.6
Thur 10/6
5.5
Negative Exponents
5.5
Tue 10/11
Test 1
Chapter 5
Thur 10/13
6.1
Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
Tue 10/18
Thur 10/20
6.2
6.3
6.3
Factoring Trinomials:
x2
+ bx + c
6.1
6.2
Factoring Trinomials:
ax2
+ bx + c
6.3
Factoring Trinomials:
ax2
+ bx + c
6.3
6.5
Factoring Binomials
6.5
6.6
Tue 10/25
6.6
Solving Quadratic Equations
Thur 10/27
Test 2
Chapter 6
Tue 11/1
7.1
Simplifying Rational Expressions
7.1
Thur 11/3
7.2
Multiplying & Dividing Rational Expressions
7.2
Quiz 1 Pt. 1
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
Sections 7.1−7.2
Intro to Square Roots
Simplifying Square Roots
Adding & Subtracting Square Roots
Multiplying & Dividing Square Roots
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
Thur 11/17
Quiz 1 Pt. 2
2.4
Sections 8.1−8.4
Solving Linear Equations
Tue 11/22
3.1
Intro to the Rectangular Coordinate System
Tue 11/8
Thur 11/10
Tue 11/15
College Closed − Thanksgiving Holiday
Thur 11/24
Tue 11/29
2.4
3.1
3.1
Rectangular Coordinate System
3.1
3.2
Graphing Linear Equations
3.2
3.3
Intercepts
3.3
Tue 12/6
Quiz 2
Sections 2.4, 3.1−3.3
Thur 12/8
All Sections
Review for Final Exam
Tue 12/13
NO CLASS
FINALS WEEK
Thur 12/1
Thur 12/15
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Practice Final
Final Exam: 2 hours, same place, same start-time (do NOT be late)
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