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Syllabus
Math 1010 -Spring 2013


Course: Structures of Numbers II

Professor: Ms. Cynthia Schultz
Phone: 815-224-0431
Email: cynthia_schultz@ivcc.edu

Office hours (E304)

Tuesday:  10:00 a.m. - noon; 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday:  10:00 a.m. - noon
Friday:  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Course Description: This course is the second course in a two-semester sequence. Topics of study include, but are not limited to, introductory geometry, measurement, probability, statistics, motion geometry, and coordinate geometry. This course is recommended for students majoring in elementary or junior high education

Prerequisites: (1) C or better in MTH 0908 or high school geometry.
(2) C or better in MTH 0907 or appropriate placement score.

Required Texts/Materials:A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics by Long, DeTemple and Millman (e-book acceptable), Mathematics Activities for Elementary School Teachers by Dolan, Williamson, and Muri,  "Tool Kit" , and MyMathLab access code, (if you have not had Math 1009 using the textbook for this course)


Other materials needed:  Scientific Calculator


Grading: (percentage) 100-90.0 A,  89.9-80.0 B, 79.9-70.0 C, 69.9-60.0 D, 59.9- 0 F

Assessments:
Exams and Final (60% of your grade), MyMathLab Quizzes (15 % of your grade), MyMathLab homework (15% of your grade), Activities/Textbook Problems and disposition (10 % of your grade)


Course Schedule: 
For the most recently updated schedule, visit this webpage:  Math 1010 Schedule


MyMathlab Homework and Quizzes: You will be assigned MyMathLab homework and quizzes.  These assignments and quizzes must be completed by the deadlines.  No extensions will be given.  To accomodate unavoidable problems, your lowest quiz and lowest homework score will be dropped at the end of the semester.

Testing
policy:   You are expected to take each exam at the scheduled times.  However, if you have an unavoidable absence you may request to take the test at an alternative time provided you contact your professor before the exam begins and explain your absence.  I will decide if and when you take your makeup exam, which is generally no later than 2 business days.   If you request a makeup via email or voice mail, it is your responsibility to check your messages for my response.  If you do not receive a response from me within a reasonable amount of time, you MUST follow up with another attempt to contact me.  Failure to follow the policy will result in denial of your request.

Exceptions to the above policy will only be given for situations including, but not limited to, jury duty, military orders, serious medical problems (yourself or immediate family member) or a death of an immediate family member.  You MUST be able to provide documentation. (Acceptable documentation include such things as an accident report, doctor's note or hospital discharge papers.) Immediate family member is defined to be a spouse, partner, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sibling, or your spouse's/partner's immediate family member. These requests will be considered on a individual basis.


Repeated requests for makeup exams WILL REQUIRE that you provide documentation.


Requests to take exams early are generally approved.


If for any reason, you do not take an exam, your final exam score will replace one missed exam score.  Any other missed exam will earn a score of zero.


Lowest exam score:
  If you take all exams, your lowest exam score will be replaced with your final exam score (assuming the final is higher).

Activities and Textbook Problems:
You will periodically be assigned activities from your activities manual and problems from your textbook. You may expect some activities to be completed in class, and if necessary completed outside of class.  Practice problems are generally completed outside of class.  You are to keep a three-ring binder containing your work on these assignments.  Periodically you will be asked to submit activity worksheets and/or textbook problem sets.  You will be assessed according to the following rubric.

5 points :  Your work is complete, mathematically correct, well organized, and easy to follow.

4 points:  
Your work is complete, but has minor mathematical errors.  Your work is otherwise well organized, and easy to follow.

3 points   
Your work is not complete  and/or has several minor mathematical errors.  Your work may be difficult to understand.

2 points   Your work is not complete and/or has a few major mathematical errors  Your work may be very difficult to understand.

1 point   
Your work is not complete complete and/or has several major mathematical errors  Your work may be very difficult to understand.


Disposition:
  Disposition includes, but is not limited to, attendance, punctuality, classroom conduct, respect to other students and faculty, appropriate  use of technology during class, as well as conduct outside of the classroom.  Your grade includes evaluation of disposition.

5 points:   Your have no disposition issues.

4 points:   Your may have had a minor and rare disposition issue, but showed improvement.

3 points:
Your may have had a minor and rare disposition issues, and did not show improvement.

0 points:  You have had major and/or frequent disposition issues.

Cheating: A score of zero will be given on any assignment where cheating occurs. Cheating includes, but is not limited to copying answers off other students’ tests, submitting another person’s work as your own, and having crib sheets during a test.  Repeated acts of cheating may result in your withdrawal from the course.


Withdrawals: Withdrawal from this course is not automatic.  You will need to initiate a withdrawal from this course by completing the form in the Records Office or through webadvisor.  IVCC has the right to rescind a withdrawal in cases of academic dishonesty or at the professor’s discretion. If you do not initiate a withdrawal, you may receive a letter grade for this course.Students should be aware of the impact of a withdrawal on full-time status for insurance purposes and for financial aid. It is highly recommended that students meet with their instructor or with a counselor before withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal is the best course of action for that particular student.   Please see your course schedule for the last day to withdraw.  

Cancelled class:  Every effort will be made to announce class cancellations in a timely manner.  Unexpected cancellations will be posted on the IVCC website.  (http://www.ivcc.edu/cancellations/ )You may wish to consider checking this webpage each morning before traveling to the college.  In the event that class is cancelled on an exam day, the exam will be moved to the next class day.  You may also sign up to receive text messages or emails when the college is closed for weather or emergencies (https://www.ivcc.edu/forms/IVCCAlerts.aspx)

Inclement weather:  In the event of bad weather, please listen to your local radio station for school closings.  If school has not been cancelled, use your own judgment as to the feasibility of traveling to school.   


Grading process
:  If you do not understand how I graded your work or you disagree with the number of points earned, you have the right and responsibility to initiate contact with me about the matter within 4 class days of the material being returned to you.  These matters will be discussed in my office by appointment.    


Graded materials
:  You are to keep all graded materials for this course until after you receive your final grade.  If there is a clerical error, and you do not receive the grade you earned, these materials will be needed to resolve this issue.  In the absence of these materials, the professor's record will be assumed to be correct.


Special Needs Educational Support Services
:  If you are a student with a documented cognitive, physical or psychiatric disability you may be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time, texts on disc, notetaking services, etc...  If you are interested in learning if you can receive these academic support services, please contact either Tina Hardy (tina_hardy@ivcc.edu, or 224-0284) or Judy Mika (224-0350), or stop by the Disability Services Office in B-204.

This course syllabus is subject to change to meet the needs of the professor and/or students.