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DEVM F060 K01 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA COURSE SYLLABUS COURSE DATE AND TIMES: Lecture meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM in Room 132. FACULTY: Zach Fansler, Math Instructor CONTACT INFORMATION: Office Phone: 907.543.4525 Cell Phone: 907.545.3300 Mailing Address: PO Box 368; Bethel, AK 99559 Office Location: Room 112 Email: [email protected] Fax Number: 907.543.4527 COURSE DESCRIPTION: DEVM F060: First year high school algebra. Evaluating and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving first degree equations and inequalities, integer exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, equations and graphs of lines. PREREQUISITE: Grade of C or better in DEVM F050 or appropriate placement test scores. COURSE OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to: - set up numerical and algebraic expressions. - determine whether a number is prime, composite, or neither. - work the basic math operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) using integers. - work the basic math operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) using rational numbers. - solve problems using positive integer exponents. - translate applications from English to Algebra. - solve first-degree equations and their applications. - solve inequalities and compound inequalities and their applications. - set up ratios, proportions, and percents and solve their applications. - set up formulas and solve their applications. - work the basic math operations using polynomials. - solve problems using zero or negative integer exponents. - factor by using the distributive property, the difference of two squares, and un-FOIL-ing. - simplify algebraic fractions. - work the basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) using algebraic fractions. - solve fractional equations and their applications. - graph linear equations and their applications. -graph linear equations and inequalities. Page 1 of 3 - solve linear equations by graphing, by the elimination-by-addition method, and by the substitution method. - simplify roots and radicals. - work products and quotients involving radicals. - solve radical equations. - solve quadratic equations and their applications by completing the square and the quadratic formula. COURSE CONTENT: Chapters 1-10; Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra; Real Numbers; E quations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving; Formulas and Problem Solving; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring, Solving Equations, and Problem Solving; Algebraic Fractions; Coordinate Geometry and Linear Systems; Roots and Radicals; Quadratic Equations. SCHEDULE: Refer to the forthcoming schedule or check on all documents as posted on Blackboard. MATERIALS AND RESOURCES: Textbook: Elementary Algebra, 9th Edition Jerome E. Kaufmann and Karen L. Schwitters Brooks/Cole, 2011, ISBN 978-1-4390-49174 COURSE POLICIES: Attendance/Participation is REQUIRED! You get one unexcused absence. In class you are either recorded as present or absent. This also means: BE ON TIME. Every student begins with 100% in their attendance calculation, however, each absence will count as a deduction using the following guidelines: 1 absence = 97% 4 absences = 85% 7 absences = 70% 2 absences = 94% 5 absences = 80% 8 absences = 65% 3 absences = 90% 6 absences =75% 9 absences = 60% and so on down the line… EVALUATION AND GRADING: Most assignments will be graded during class time so that a student receives daily feedback on performance. Assignments are due when homework is collected in class. If you come to class after grading has begun, your homework will be marked as late. Late assignments are not graded! A makeup assignment from a 1 class absence is due no later than the second class following the absence, however, makeup assignments from extended absences must be arranged by the student with the Instructor. Otherwise, missing assignments receive a 0%. Assignments more than 2 weeks old are not graded. After the fourth, eighth and twelfth weeks of semester, all students will be required to have a 15 minute check-in session with the Instructor to get verbal feedback for the class. Page 2 of 3 DETAILS OF MATH STEPS MUST BE SHOWN ON THE HOMEWORK TO BE GRADED, IF NOT 0%. GRADING POLICY: Attendance/Participation Assignments Vocab Book Quizzes Chapter Tests Midterm: Final Exam: MATH AVERAGE: 10% 35% 5% 10% 15% 10% 15% 100% 90-100% 80-89% 70-79% 60-69% 59 and below A B C D F SUPPORT SERVICES: For all math students, I will be available during class hours to instruct and tutor. I also try to assist students outside of class hours as needed. Please call or email me if you want to go over assignments or have questions. I will attempt to return your call or email at the earliest opportunity. DISABILITIES SERVICES: The Office of Disability Services implements the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ensures that UAF students have equal access to the campus and course materials. The Instructor will work with the Office of Disability Services (208 Whit, 907.474.5655) “to provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities.” Page 3 of 3