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Offline Syllabus MATH 240 Prealgebra Spring Semester 2009 Instructor: Mrs. Ruby Payne Phone: 763-7930 Email: [email protected] Text: Prealgebra Third Edition Lial/Hestwood Course Information • Tests (80%): The course will cover chapters 1-10. A chapter test will be given at the end of each chapter and a final exam at the end of the semester. No make-up exams will be given. Any missed test will receive a score of 0. Students will be allowed to use their notes on tests. A calculator may be used on all tests except Chapter 1. Students will be allowed to drop one test. Grades will be calculated by averaging all test scores including the final exam. Each chapter test will be about 1 to 1.5 hours in length and will cover the material in the homework assignments. The final exam will be comprehensive and will have a time limit of 3 hours. All tests are due on Wednesday of the week. • • • • • Homework (20%): Homework does 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. Because of this you must show all your work to receive full credit. Calendar: The flexible format of the class allows complete student control of the work schedule within the confines of the deadlines established by the calendar. However, timing is crucial! Every effort should be made to do each assignment completely and in a timely manner in preparation for each test and the final exam. Proctors: Chapter exams and the final exam must be taken in the Learning Resource Center at the college or at a proctored site arranged with the instructor. If you live within 40 miles of Taft College, it is preferred to use the LRC as the proctor site but you must still notify the instructor that you intend to use the LRC. For students beyond the 40 mile distance or not in the TCI Education dept, the proctor name will be submitted by the student and then mutually agreed to by the student and the instructor. Proctors are usually teachers, administrators, counselors, etc. in the area where the student lives. Participation: a student may be dropped from the class if he/she is not making “Continuous Progress” which is defined as taking the tests no later than the last day scheduled on the Calendar. However, if you find that you cannot keep up with the pace of the class it is the student’s responsibility to drop the course in a timely manner. The last day to drop with a “W” is March 30th. Grade Scale: 100%-90% A 69%-60% 89%-80% D B 79%-70% Below 60% F C You can review your grade on the World Wide Web follow these steps. Step1: Go to www.eClassInfo.com/home.asp?id=rpayne Step 2: Select your class under WebGrade Reports. M0240_SpOL Step 3: Enter your Student ID and Password Student ID: first initial then last name with no space in between (ex.. rpayne) Password: nine character “A” number from Cougar Tracks (ex. A01234567) Step 4: Your name will appear. View your grade report by clicking on Student Summary. Those without access to the web can request their grade summary be mailed following each exam. Suggested Pacing Calendar and Homework Assignments Jan. 20 Intro. Activity Read pg. xxvi Mar. 9 Jan. 21 Sec. 1.1 3-45 multiples of 3 Mar. 10 Jan. 22 Sec. 1.2-1.3 1-43 odd; 3-81 (x 3) Mar. 11 Jan. 23 Sec. 1.4 3-54 multiples of 3 Mar. 12 Jan. 26 Sec. 1.5 4-60 multiples of 4 Mar. 13 Jan. 27 Sec. 1.6 4-72 multiples of 4 Mar. 17 Jan. 28 Sec. 1.7 4-72 multiples of 4 Mar. 18 Jan. 29 Sec. 1.8 4-80 multiples of 4 Mar. 19 Jan. 30 Ch. 1 Review end of chapter test Mar. 20 Mar. 23 Feb. 2 Ch. 1 Test Last Day to Take Test Feb. 3 Sec. 2.1 1-57 odd Mar. 24 Feb. 4 Sec. 2.2 3-87 multiples of 3 Mar. 25 Feb. 5 Sec. 2.3 3-69 multiples of 3 Mar. 26 Feb. 6 Sec. 2.4 1-45 odd Mar. 27 Feb. 9 Sec. 2.5 1-51 odd April 1 Feb. 10 Ch. 2 Review end of chapter test April 2 Feb. 11 Ch. 2 Test Last Day to Take Test April 3 Feb. 12 Sec. 3.1 1-47 odd April 4-12 Feb. 17 Sec. 3.2 1-47 odd April 4-12 Feb. 18 Sec. 3.3 1-45 odd April 4-12 Feb. 19 Sec. 3.4 1-21 odd April 13&14 Feb. 20 Ch. 3 Review end of chapter test April 15 Feb. 23 Ch. 3 Test Last Day to Take Test April 16 Feb. 24 Sec. 4.1-4.2 4-92 (x 4); 3-72 (x3) April 17 Feb. 25 Sec. 4.3 3-66 multiples of 3 April 20 Feb. 26 Sec. 4.4 3-51 multiples of 3 April 21 Feb. 27 Sec. 4.5-4.6 3-60 (x3); 1-49 odd April 22 Mar. 2 Sec. 4.7 1-39 odd April 23 Mar. 3 Ch. 4 Review end of chapter test April 24 April 27&28 Mar. 4 Ch. 4 Test Last Day to Take Test Mar. 5 Sec. 5.1-5.2 3-60 (x3); 1-39 odd April 29 Mar. 6 Sec. 5.3 3-66 multiples of 3 Apr 30-May 5 May 6 Sec. 5.4-5.5 Sec. 5.6 Sec. 5.7 Sec. 5.8 Sec. 5.9 Ch. 5 Review Ch. 5 Test Sec. 6.1-6.2 Sec. 6.3-6.4 Ch. 6 Review Ch. 6 Test Sec. 7.1 Sec. 7.2 Sec. 7.3 Sec. 7.4 Sec. 7.5 Ch. 7 Test Sec. 8.1 Sec. 8.2 Sec. 8.3 Sec. 8.5 Ch. 8 Review Ch. 8 Test Sec. 9.4 Sec. 9.5 Sec. 10.1 Sec. 10.2 Sec. 10.3 Sec. 10.4 Ch.9&10Review Ch.9&10 Test Final Review Final Exam 3-60 (x3); 3-60 (x3) 3-66 multiples of 3 1-39 odd 1-43 odd 1-25 odd end of chapter test Last Day to Take Test 3-48 (x3); 1-45 odd 3-54 (x3); 1-37 odd end of chapter test Last Day to Take Test 5-110 multiples of 5 1-27 odd 3-48 multiples of 3 3-30 multiples of 3 3-54 multiples of 3 Last Day to Take Test 3-60 multiples of 3 3-45 multiples of 3 3-72 multiples of 3 3-45 multiples of 3 end of chapter test Last Day to Take Test 1-11 odd 1-27 odd 3-60 multiples of 3 3-75 multiples of 3 1-41 odd 3-60 multiples of 3 end of chapter test Last Day to Take Test All chapter tests Last Day to Take Test Note: Multiples of 3 means 3, 6, 9, 12 etc. Test Ch 1 Ch 2 Ch 3 Ch 4 Ch 5 Ch 6 Ch 7 Ch 8 Ch9&10 Final Exam Sections 8 5 4 7 9 4 5 5 6 All Testing Deadlines Schedule Jan 20th - Feb 1st Feb 3rd - Feb 10th Feb 12th - Feb 22nd Feb 24th - March 3rd March 5th- March 17th March 19th- March 23rd March 25th- April 2nd April 4th - April 15th April 17th - April 28th April 30th - May 5th Last Day to Take Test Feb 2nd, 2009 Feb 11th, 2009 Feb 23rd, 2009 March 4th , 2009 March 18th , 2009 March 24th , 2009 April 3rd, 2009 April 16th, 2009 April 29th, 2009 May 6th, 2009