Developmental Studies

 

Math 010 Fast Track Dev Math

 

Instructor:                    

 

Office:                          

                                               

Telephone:                       Office:   

Departmental Assistant: Sandra Smith 822 - 3539

 

Department Chair: Darlene Anderson 822 - 3239

 

Math Coordinator: Bruce Prunty 822 - 3541      

 

E-mail:                           

 

Campus Mailbox:      

 

Class Schedule:                    

 

Office Hours:       

                                   

Personal Website:      

 

Course Attendance: 

1.       The number of absences allowed in this class is one!

*Please note that this may be stricter when compared to your other classes.

 

An absence is defined as failure to be present for a scheduled class meeting, arriving for the class more than ten minutes after the scheduled time for the class to begin, missing ten or more minutes during the middle of class, or leaving class early.

 

2.       Absences are counted from the first day of class.

 

3.       Three tardies are considered as one absence. A tardy is defined as “arrival in class after the instructor has taken attendance and before ten minutes after the scheduled time for the class to begin.”  If you are tardy, it is your responsibility to inform the teacher that you came in late.

 

4.       You are responsible for all material/announcements presented whether you are present or absent.

 

If you are more than 10 minutes late, you are officially absent.  Students who exceed the allowed number of absences will be dropped from the course and receive a grade of W if passing or WF if failing after midterm.  Students who drop a course, or are withdrawn from a course are responsible for any impact concerning Financial Aid.

Course Requirements:     

MyMathLab/CourseCompass    Software    www.coursecompass.com

 

MyMathLab: Student Stand Alone Access Kit

 

Course Grading:          75% or above Satisfactory (S), Below 75% Unsatisfactory (U)

 

Course average will be determined by counting 75% of your final exam grade and 25% of your quiz/homework grades. A satisfactory grade will be required to enroll in Mat-101 and unsatisfactory will require you to enroll in Mat-100.

You should not retake the College's Placement Test once you begin this course.

 

 Classroom Rules/Other:      

 

Course Topic Outline/Course Calendar with Assignments: Beltline Campus 

Date

Assignment

 

Orientation & Assessment Test

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

Final Exam

 

 

 

 

 

Course Topic Outline/Course Calendar with Assignments: Airport Campus

Date

Assignment

 

Orientation & Assessment Test

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

Final Exam

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Should change become necessary, the instructor reserves the right to adjust the requirements, pace, or scheduling of this course.  Any change will be announced in class before it becomes effective.

 

 

                                                                      Mat 010 Fast Track Dev Math

 

                                             

CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course serves as an intensive refresher course that helps students develop the basic skills needed to be successful in curriculum-level Mat-101.

 CREDIT HOURS:     1

 DEPARTMENTAL WEBSITE:  www.midlandstech.edu/dvs

 TEXTBOOK(S):  No book required. Students will receive hand-outs from instructor.   Purchase MyMathLab/CourseCompass software.

 EQUIPMENT:   Scientific Calculator

 GRADING SCALE:                  75% or above                      Satisfactory

                                                                Below 75%                           Unsatisfactory

                                                  

 COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to: demonstrate understanding of basic order of operations, use exponent rule, perform operations with polynomials, and solve algebraic equations.

 

COURSE OUTCOMES AND COMPETENCIES:

                Intended Course Outcome: Students will demonstrate an overall knowledge of the learning

 objectives for introductory algebra including order of operations, integers, expressions,

equations, and factoring

 

                Course Competency: Students will be able to:

1.       Demonstrate understanding  of basic order of operation

2.       Use exponent rules

3.       Perform operations with polynomials

4.       Solve algebraic equations

 

Performance Measurement Instrument and Success criteria: Students will meet the course competency by responding to questions on the standardized final exam which includes the following individual competencies:

1.     Demonstrate understanding of basic order of operation

2.       Use exponent rules

3.       Perform operations with polynomials

4.       Solve algebraic equations

 

College Policies and Expectations

Students are expected to read the MTC Student Handbook and abide by its policies.  Some of the more important policies that impact your academic work are below.  The Handbook is located on the web: http://www.midlandstech.edu/planner/

Copies of the handbook are also available at various locations on campus.  

Academic Integrity – The students of MTC have adopted the following Honor Code:

As a member of the Midlands Technical College community, I will adhere to the college’s Student Code. I will act honorably, responsibly, and with academic integrity and honesty. I will be responsible for my own academic work and will neither give nor receive unauthorized or unacknowledged aid. I will behave courteously to all members of the MTC community and its guests and will respect college property and the property of others.

The Student Code addresses what constitutes academic dishonesty. All forms of dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating on tests, plagiarism, collusion and falsification, will result in discipline.

CHEATING ON TESTS includes:

.   Copying from another student’s paper.

.   Using materials during a test not authorized by the person giving the test.

.   Collaborating with any other person during a test without permission.

.   Knowingly obtaining, using, buying, selling, transporting, or soliciting in whole or part the contents of any un-administered test.

.   Bribing any other person to obtain information about tests.

.   Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for oneself.

PLAGIARISM is taking another person’s work and using that work without giving the source credit in any assignment turned in for credit.  For more information, see Appendix I at the end of MTC Student Handbook. 

Campus Emergency Protocol:

.   Safety concerns or suspicious activities:   Call Campus Security at 7199 (on campus) or 738-7199 (cell phone or off campus).

.   Emergency:  Call Campus Security or local 911 immediately.

.   If a college-wide emergency occurs, the college will use a variety of methods to communicate additional information and instructions including the MTC Information Centers, campus loud speakers, MTC Alerts!, voice mail, email, college Intranet, and the MTC website homepage.  (Sign up for MTC Alerts! at http://www.midlandstech.edu/Phone_Alert.htm)

Inclement Weather Policy: In the event that weather conditions or other emergencies cause the closing or a delayed start of Midlands Technical College, announcements will be made over local radio and TV stations, on the MTC Web site, and on the college’s information line (803-738-8324).

.   Notices will be sent to students via Campus Cruiser Mail when applicable. Separate announcements may be made for day and evening classes as weather conditions change during the day.

.   If the college closing or reopening means that there is at least 30 minutes of a class remaining, plan to attend that class. For example, if the college opens at 10:00 a.m., in TTH, classes that normally meet at 8:00 a.m. will not meet, but classes beginning at 9:30 a.m. will meet. If the college closes at 8:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. classes will meet for their regular time, but 7:35 p.m. classes will not meet since there are fewer than 30 minutes remaining in class.

Student E-Mail Accounts:  All MTC students are assigned a college e-mail account upon admission to the college. This account is called “Campus Cruiser Mail.”  Follow the link on the Enrolled Students page or go to http://prod.campuscruiser.com.

.   Campus Cruiser Mail is the primary mode by which the college communicates with students. Students are responsible for checking their college e-mail on a regular basis for important information and announcements about registration, financial aid, cancelled classes, emergency announcements and other notices.

.   Students can use their college e-mail accounts to communicate with faculty, staff, fellow students, and others, on college-related activities.  In addition to e-mail, students can maintain  personal calendars and “tasks lists” through their Campus Cruiser e-mail account.

MTC Online:  The college conducts business with students and has many services and resources for students through MTC Online.  Follow the link on the Enrolled Students page or go to midlandstech.edu/mtconline.   

Student Evaluation of Instruction:  Toward the end of the semester, students will have the opportunity to evaluate this course. The confidential evaluation process is conducted through MTC Online using the individual student’s username and password. Announcements will be made during the term concerning how and when to complete the online evaluation. Students are encouraged to participate in this process.

Students Requiring Special Accommodations:

.   If special accommodations are needed for a student with a disability, the student should go to Counseling Services in the Student Center on Beltline or Airport Campus for assistance. Documentation regarding a specific disability is required in order for special arrangements to be made. Confidentiality of information received will be maintained. 

.   For more information, go to the Counseling and Career Services link on the Enrolled Students page. 

(Revised 07/10)