Math 111 – College Math I
Instructor Gregory Mehalchick
3 credits
Summer 2012
F2F: Proposed 3 or 4 out of the seven scheduled meetings
Online: All Keystone scheduled hybrid meeting dates (non-F2F dates)
Office Hours: Each Wednesday 7 to 8 PM in Moodle
Instructor’s Contact Information
Office Phone 570-817-2925 (cell phone)
In the event of an emergency, contact Keystone Towanda Campus 570-268Emergency Contact
Office Location N/A
Email Address [email protected] or [email protected]
Office Hours Each Wednesday 7 to 8 PM in Moodle.
Instructor's reserve the right to make changes to the syllabus as needed, and
Syllabus Changes you are responsible for keeping up with those changes. Please logon
regularly to Moodle to get the most current information.
I will be monitoring the discussion board and my email daily. You can
Other Information
expect a 24 hour turn around time on questions.
Course Description & Information
Online Learning Expectations: To be successful academically, online
Pre-requisites, Costudents must be able to navigate & search the internet, use email, attach
requisites, & other
and upload documents, download & save files, and have access to and use
Adobe Reader & PowerPoint (or equivalent).
Welcome to Teaching Online-as an online student
Participation in the online environment is 100%. It is easier to track
participation and assign a grade to that participation. The course itself is
structured to present a wide variety of math topics and cover each in a less
Course Description
than in depth fashion. If a certain subject area ignites a spark in a student,
encouragement and guidance is provided to track that student to the next
best math course here at Keystone. The course should also provide a good
math foundation for those Education majors that will be required to take
math component of the Praxis exam.
Required reading will be assigned from each chapter. Reinforcement of
these reading assignments will be posted on Blackboard under the tab
Learning Units in a PowerPoint format. The textbook is:
Required Readings
(dependent on course
Math 111:
by Miller, Heeren and Hornsby
Please note that the Keystone College Bookstore has the most complete and
Buying Textbooks up-to-date information about your course textbooks. Be sure you are
purchasing the correct edition and receive all the materials you need.
Recommended Readings
Other Required
There are additional books in the library for these math topics. Please use
them to help clarify any problem areas.
No special software or hardware is required.
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No additional materials are required.
Course Objective/Outcome
Math 111 - The objective of the course is to develop an ability in the student
Course Objective to understand and analyze math by surveying a wide variety of math topics.
Learning Outcomes (in all courses)
Participants will be able to:
Learning Outcomes
1. Identify or recognize the type of math problem or situation that is
presented to them.
2. Solve the problem using the correct math process once the type of
problem is identified.
Assignments: All assignments will be announced in advance.
Grading Criteria
Make-Up & Late Work
Extra Credit
Class Preparation &
This course has the normal Keystone grading structure: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+,
C, C-, D and F.
Assignments will be provided throughout the semester.
Late work will not be accepted. Make-up work will be negotiated provided
the conditions that caused the situation are valid. No discussion board
postings are accepted late.
Extra credit problems or assignments will be announced throughout the
semester. The student has the decision on whether or not to submit this work.
Class participation is encouraged and will be taken into account when final
grades are distributed.
Course Policies
Make-Up Exams Make up exams will be allowed only at the discretion of the instructor.
Special Assignments None.
Class attendance is not recorded. We meet a limited number of times and
cover much material in each class. Therefore if a class is missed, the student
Class Attendance
may suffer the consequences of missing the on-line or face to face discussions
and interactions.
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On-line tests are not proctored for this course. All face to face tests will
Special Procedures
naturally be proctored.
For Moodle assistance or e-mail the
Moodle administrator at
Moodle Support
For a New Student Orientation to Moodle, visit:
You can get technical support or assistance by visiting the Technology
Technical Support Support page here: or
by contacting the IT Helpdesk at (570) 945-8778 or [email protected]
Academic misconduct and dishonesty includes any activity that compromises
the academic integrity of the College or subverts the educational process. For
information on dishonest acts including plagiarism, cheating, and fraud,
Plagiarism & Academic
consult your Student Information Guide or click on the link below. If you
have any questions, talk with your instructor.
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the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials,
including music and software. Copying, displaying, reproducing, or
distributing copyrighted works may infringe the copyright owner’s rights and
such infringement is subject to appropriate disciplinary action as well as
criminal penalties provided by federal law. Usage of such material is only
Copyright Notice
appropriate when that usage constitutes “fair use” under the Copyright Act.
As a Keystone College student, you are required to follow the College’s
copyright policy. For more information about the fair use exemption, see the
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Keystone College furnishes each student with a free email account that is to
be used in all communication with College personnel.
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the student's responsibility to handle withdrawal requirements from any class.
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grade of "F" in a course if you choose not to attend once you are enrolled. If
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regarding grades, evaluations, or other fulfillments of academic
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instructor. The College Catalog outlines any subsequent steps.
According to the College Catalog, an Incomplete (“I”) will only be awarded
in the case of exceptional circumstances. Mere inability to submit work on
time, or missing the final exam, is not valid reasons for an Incomplete.
Incomplete Grades Students must make arrangements with the instructor prior to the final exam it
they wish to receive a grade of incomplete. (Forms are available in the Office
of the Registrar.) The deadline for the completion of the coursework is four
weeks into the next semester. If the course work is not completed within the
specified time frame, the incomplete grade will become an “F.”
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Student Support Info
While there is not a deadline for the disclosure of a disability by a student, in
order to facilitate the documentation and accommodation processes, students
are encouraged to voluntarily and confidentially disclose and disability
requiring an accommodation prior to the beginning of class. This disclosure
should be made to Owen Conaghan , Keystone’s Section 504/ADA
Coordinator. Students who disclose a disability, and who are seeking an
accommodation, ultimately will be expected to provide documentation
verifying the disability.
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Bookstore Info
The textbook is available on reserve at the library. Please check at the
Library Info
circulation desk.
MATH 111 - College Math I
Weekender Session I
(Face to Face)
Chapter 6: The Real Numbers and Their Representation
Weekend 1 – Session 1 (3 hrs)
Weekend 1 – Session 2 (3 hrs)
Real Numbers, Order and Absolute Value
Operations, Properties and Application of Real Numbers
Rational Numbers and Decimal Representation
Irrational Numbers and Decimal Representation
Application of Decimals and Percents
Chapter 5: Number Theory
5.1 Prime and Composite Numbers
5.3 Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple
Weekender Session II
On-Line Virtual Class (using Adobe
Weekend 2 – Session 3 (3 hrs)
Weekend 2 – Session 4 (3 hrs)
Weekender Session III
(Face to Face)
Weekend 3 – Session 5 (3 hrs)
Weekend 3 – Session 6 (3 hrs)
Chapter 7: The Basic Concepts of Algebra
Linear Equations
Application of Linear Equations
Ratio, Proportion and Variation
Linear Inequalities
Properties of Exponents and Scientific Notation
Polynomials and Factoring
Quadratic Equations and Applications
First Announced Test: 1 hour
Chapter 8: Graphs, Functions and Systems of Equations and
The Rectangular Coordinate System and Circles
Lines, Slope and Average Rates of Change
Equations of Lines and Linear Models
An Introduction to Functions: Linear Functions, Applications and Models
Quadratic Functions, Graphs and Models
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Applications and Models
System of Equations and Applications
Weekender Session IV
On-Line Virtual Class (using Adobe
Weekend 4 – Session 7 (3 hrs)
Weekend 4 – Session 8 (3 hrs)
Weekender Session V
(Face to Face)
Chapter 10: Trigonometry
Angles and Their Measure
Trigonometric Functions of Angles
Trigonometric Identities
Right Triangles and Function Values
Application of Right Triangles
The Laws of Sines and Cosines; Area Formulas
Second Announced Test: 1 hour
Chapter 9: Geometry
Weekend 5 – Session 9 (3 hrs)
Weekend 5 – Session 10 (3 hrs)
Points, Lines, Planes and Angles
Curves, Polygons and Circles
Perimeter, Area and Circumference
The Geometry of Triangles
Space Figures, Volume and Surface Area
Chapter 13: Statistics
Weekender Session VI
On-Line Virtual Class (using Adobe
Weekend 6 – Session 11 (3 hrs)
Weekend 6 – Session 12 (3 hrs)
Weekender Session VII
(Face to Face)
Weekend 7 – Session 13 (3 hrs)
Weekend 7 – Session 14 (3 hrs)
Visual Displays of Data
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
Measures of Position
The Normal Distribution
Regression and Correlation
Chapter 11: Counting Methods
11.1 Counting by Systematic Listing
11.2 Using the Fundamental Counting Principle
11.3 Using Permutations and Combinations
Third Announced Test: 1 hour
Chapter 12: Probability
Basic Concepts
Events Involving “Not” and “Or”
Conditions Probability: Events Involving “And”
Binomial Probability
Expected Value
Chapter 2: The Basic Concepts of Set Theory
Symbols and Terminology
Venn Diagrams and Subsets
Set Operations and Cartesian Products
Surveys and Cardinal Numbers
Finals Weekender
Infinite Sets and Their Cardinalities
Final Exam
The final grade will be the average of the three hourly tests and the final exam. The final exam is equivalent to
two hourly tests. The grade will be based on the following:
90 to 100
87 to 89
84 to 86
80 to 83
77 to 79
74 to 76
70 to 73
67 to 69
60 to 66
less than 60

Proposed Math 111 Syllabus