Math 1009 -Spring 2014
|Course: Structures of Numbers I
Professor: Ms. Cynthia Schultz
Office hours (E304)
Monday: 10:00 a.m - 10:50 a.m.
Tuesday: : 10:00 a.m
- 10:50 a.m.
Wednesday: : 10:00 a.m - 10:50 a.m.
: 10:00 a.m - 10:50 a.m.
Friday: : 10:00 a.m - 10:50
a.m.; 8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Course Description: This course is a study of the basic structure of the real number system,
set theory, basic algorithms, informal geometry, and problem solving.
The goal of this course is to increase the student's knowledge and
understanding of mathematical theories and concepts. This is not a
course in computational arithmetic skills. 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 and (2) C or better in MTH 0907 or appropriate placement score.
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,
Other materials needed: Scientific Calculator. Graphing calculators, cellphones, and similar devices are not allowed on exams.
Grading: (percentage) 100-90 A, 89-80 B, 79-70 C, 69-60 D, 59- 0 F
and Final (60% of your grade), MyMathLab Quizzes (15 % of your grade),
MyMathLab homework (15% of your grade), Participation and
disposition (10 % of your grade)
Course Schedule: For the most recently updated schedule, visit this webpage.
MyMathlab Homework and Quizzes: You
will be assigned MyMathLab homework and quizzes. Homework assignments may be completed 1 week past the due date (subject to a 50% point reduction on problems completed after the due date). Quiz due dates already include a one-week extension without penalty. No further extensions will be given.
Technical issues and extensions: You are
responsible for resolving all technical issues on your personal
computers. You are expected to seek help through technical
support (http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com/). On campus support
for IVCC computers is available in the Learnings Commons. You
are also expected to begin assignments at least 24 hours before the
deadline to allow for resolutions of technical and/or personal
issues. Extensions on assignments are unusual and should not be
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.
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
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).
Participation: 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. You will earn points towards participation by presenting solutions to the class. Problems are assigned to students by request. You can either request a problem by email or in person.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.