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Syllabus MATH 52-30 Intermediate Algebra Fall Semester 2007 Distance Learning Instructor: Mrs. Mariza Martinez Phone: 763-7743 Email: [email protected] Text: Intermediate Algebra Eighth Edition Lial/Hornsby/McGinnis Course Information Tests (100%): Chapter Exams will be given approximately every 1 or 2 weeks. The course will cover chapters 4-11. A chapter test will be given at the end of each chapter and a final exam at the end of the semester. All exams must be proctored. Each exam will be 2 hours in length and will cover the material in the homework assignments. See Course Calendar for details. Any missed test will receive a score of 0. A calculator may be used on all tests. Students will be allowed to drop one test or the final. Grades will be calculated by averaging all test scores including the final exam after the lowest score is dropped. Graded exams will be available at the LRC for students to view. You can also review your grade on the World Wide Web follow these steps. • Step1: Go to www.eClassInfo.com/home.asp?id=mmartinez • Step 2: Select your class under WebGrade Reports. • Step 3: Enter your Student ID and Password Student ID: last four digits of your social security number Password: social security number (no dashes) • Step 4: Your name will appear. View your grade report by clicking on Student Summary. Proctored information: You may take your exam in the Taft College Learning Resource Center (LRC). You should call the LRC at 661-763-7783 at least one day before you plan on taking the exam to be sure it is available. Check the LRC hours to be sure it is open when you plan to take the test. Testing is not available all hours. If you cannot come to the Taft College LRC to take your exams, you are responsible for finding an acceptable individual to proctor (supervise) your exam. Relatives cannot be approved proctors. Your proctor must be pre-approved. Use the form at the following address for proctor approval http://www.taftcollege.edu/newTC/DLI/proctor_procedures.htm. Try to get the proctor form to me by the end of the first week of classes. Allow at least two weeks for your proctor to receive the exams. You are responsible for monitoring your own deadlines. Your proctor may not fax or email your exams. If you drop the class you need to ask your proctor to return all tests to me. Homework: Homework does not need to be turned in. The main objective is to make every effort to master the concepts before taking each test. The practice tests at the end of each chapter are very similar to the problems on the tests. There will be no surprises in this course; if you can do the homework and chapter tests at the end of each chapter, you should do well on the tests. The answers to all the practice test problems are in the back of the book. Grade Scale: A-100%-90%, B- 89%-80% , C-79%-70%, D -69%-60% , F- Below 60% Attendance: Because this is a distance learning class it is very important that you maintain communication with me to ensure that you do not get dropped. A student may be dropped from the class if he or she is not making “Continuing Progress”. “Continuing Progress” is defined as taking the exams as scheduled on the Course Calendar. Email me or call me after each exam stating that you have taken the exam and that your proctor will be mailing it in. Extra Help: If you need additional help, you can see me during office hours. Math tutors are also available during scheduled hours in the Math Lab (S-7). DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES Deadlines for distance learning courses follow the same schedule as traditional courses. The date a drop is turned in to the Counseling Center will be considered the last date of attendance. Deadlines Chapter 4 & 5 Test Chapter 6 Test Chapter 7 Test Chapter 8 Test Chapter 9 Test Chapter 10 Test Chapter 11 Test Final Must be mailed by September 7, 2007 Must be mailed by September 21, 2007 Must be mailed by October 5, 2007 Must be mailed by October 12, 2007 Must be mailed by October 26, 2007 Must be mailed by November 2, 2007 Must be mailed by November 16, 2007 Must be mailed by December 7, 2007 Suggested homework problems. Homework does not need to be turned in . Be aware of deadlines. Review Linear Eq. pgs. 62-63: 11-41 odd Chapter 8 Review End of chapter 8 test Review Linear Eq. pgs. 63-64: 43-73 odd Chapter 8 Test Must be mailed by Oct. 12th Sec. 4.1 3-42 multiples of 3 Sec. 9.1 1-57 odd Sec. 4.2 3-54 multiples of 3 Sec. 9.2 3-93 odd multiples of 3 Sec. 4.3 3-54 multiples of 3 Sec. 9.3 3-111 odd multiples of 3 Sec. 4.4 1-23 odd Sec. 9.4 3-45 multiples of 3 Sec. 4.5 3-69 multiples of 3 Sec. 9.5 3-81 odd multiples of 3 Chapter 4 Review End of chapter 4 test Sec. 9.6 1-47 odd Sec. 5.1 3-54 multiples of 3 Sec. 9.7 3-72 multiples of 3 Sec. 5.3 3-39 multiples of 3 Chapter 9 Review End of chapter 9 test Chapter 5 Review End of chapter 5 tests Chapter 9 Test Must be mailed by Oct. 26th Sec. 10.1 1-41 odd Chapter 4 & 5 Must be mailed by Test Sep 7th Sec. 6.1 3-117 odd multiples of 3 Sec. 10.2 1-35 odd Sec. 6.2 1-55 odd Sec. 10.3 3-42 multiples of 3 Sec. 6.3 1-33 odd Sec. 10.4 3-30 multiples of 3 Sec. 6.4 3-66 multiples of 3 Sec. 10.5 1-31 odd Sec. 6.5 1-23 odd Sec. 10.6 1-31 odd Chapter 6 Review End of chapter 6 test Sec. 10.7 3-39 multiples of 3 Ch. 10 Review End of chapter test Chapter 6 Test Must be mailed by st Sep 21 Sec. 7.1 1-55 odd Chapter 10 Test Must be mailed by Nov. 2nd Sec. 7.2 Sec. 7.3 Sec. 7.4 Chapter 7 Review Chapter 7 Test Sec. 8.1 Sec. 8.2 Sec. 8.3 1-37 odd 1-45 odd 1-33 odd End of chapter 7 test Must be mailed by Oct. 5th 3-78 multiples of 3 3-66 multiples of 3 1-19 odd Sec. 8.4 Sec. 8.5 1-35 odd 3-54 multiples of 3 Sec. 11.1 Sec. 11.2 Sec. 11.3 Sec. 11.4 Sec. 11.5 1-33 odd 1-21 odd 1-41 odd 1-29 odd 1-23 odd Sec. 11.6 Ch. 11 Review Chapter 11 Test 3-60 multiples of 3 End of chapter test Must be mailed by Nov. 16th Final Must be mailed by Dec. 7th Note: Multiples of 3 means 3, 6, 9, 12 ect Odd Multiples of 3 means 3, 9, 15, 21 ect The Chapter tests will only cover the sections listed. For the end of chapter test review due only problems covered in those sections. Your text book comes with software that can help you with your homework. Even though you do not need to turn in homework you can still use it. It will help you solve a problem step by step, walk you through an example and allows you to view a videotape of the any section. You can either do the problems from your text book or work on the homework on MyMathLab. Following is some information about MyMathLab software. MyMathLab is an interactive website where you can: Self-test to improve your math skills. Study more efficiently. Create personalized study plans with exercises that match your book. Get help when you need it. Includes multimedia learning aids like videos and animations. Talk to a live tutor via a toll free number. What do I need to get started? What steps do I take next? Take the access card that was packaged with the text, review the grid above one more time and then follow steps 1 - 8 below. 1) Go to www.coursecompass.com and click on Register. 2) Enter your six-word student access code, school zip code and country. Enter the Course ID martinez00006 3) Fill in the requested information, and then create your unique Login Name and Password. It’s recommended that you use your email address as your login name. 4) Return to www.coursecompass.com and log in. At the Welcome page, click on the course you are taking. 5) The first time you enter the site from your computer and anytime you use a new computer, click on the software Installation Wizard on the Announcements page or on the navigational buttons on the bottom left side of the screen. This wizard will walk you through the installation of the software you will need to use the MyMathLab resources. Note: the software may already be installed in the school lab. Check with your lab administrator. 6) Technical problems? Call Tech Support at 800-677-6337, Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm EST. 7) Additional help can be found on the Announcements page by clicking on Student Help or viewing the tip sheets. Don’t forget, MyMathLab includes FREE access to the AW Tutor Center. Toll free 888-777-0463, Sunday to Thursday 5pm – 12am EST.