course is designed for those students who would like to develop basic
arithmetic skills before beginning the Basic Algebra course or for those who
would like to improve their reasoning and problem-solving skills. Topics to be studied include whole numbers,
exponents, prime numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, decimal numbers, ratios and
proportions, percent, consumer applications, and an introduction to algebra.
Upon completion of the course, the
student will be able to:
a working knowledge of whole numbers
a working knowledge of factions
3. demonstrate a
working knowledge of decimals
4. demonstrate a
working knowledge of ratios and proportions
5. demonstrate a
working knowledge or percents
6. demonstrate a
working knowledge of basic equation solving
Texts and Materials
MyMathLab coure component
spiral bound notebook for all assignments and class notes
utensil(s) and eraser(s)
All assignments are to be completed and
should be clearly labeled with the chapter and section numbers. If you have questions about something from
the homework be sure you have the questions copied down. If you are emailing me with a question,
please be specific.
Quizzes, announced or
unannounced, may be given at any time at the instructor’s discretion. Quizzes are typically given on the
computer. Calculators are not allowed
unless otherwise noted by the instructor.
A = 91-100%
B = 82-90%
C = 75-81%
D = 65 – 74%
F = 64% or lower
Attendance: This is a
collaborative classroom that relies heavily on peer response and class
activity. As such, your attendance in
every class is required. If you must be
absent, you are responsible for making up class work and assignments. These assignments are due at the beginning of
the next class period. If you need to
miss class you must contact me in
advance. Work will not be
accepted unless I have acknowledged this contact, this included making up
quizzes or tests. Any missed work will
receive a score of zero.
on Cell Phones…
Since more and more students are
using cellular phones, I feel that this subject needs to be addressed early
on. Phones must be kept on silent or be
turned off. They should also be kept in
your pocket or bag during class. I understand that emergencies happen. In this case, before class let me know you may
need to take a call; if you do, leave the classroom to do so. Do not answer the phone in class. If your phone does ring while you are in
class, you may be asked to leave class for the day. If this occurs you will forfeit any points
from that class period, this includes points for tests and quizzes. This policy also includes text messaging and
Cheating, copying, fabricating,
or helping a classmate to cheat, copy, or fabricate will not be tolerated. If you are caught doing any of these, you may be withdrawn from the course. No
exceptions! In the event you are
caught in any of these activities after the withdrawal date, you will be given
an F for the course.
on campus tutoring services available to all IVCC students.
may be eligible for academic accommodations if you have a physical,
psychiatric, or cognitive disability. If
you have a disability and need more information regarding possible
accommodations, please contact Tina Hardy and 224-0284, Judy Mika at 224-0350,
or stop by office B-204 on the main campus.
If you have questions
regarding anything covered in class, please schedule a time to meet with me. If you are unable to meet with me, stop by
Peer Tutoring in the Learning Commons for additional help or to have questions
As college students, you are expected to withdraw
from class if it becomes necessary. I
will not do this for you. The last date for student withdrawal for the 16
week session is April 10. You are able to complete this process on your
own, but please email or speak with me prior to withdrawing.
The course syllabus is a guideline for the schedule
of the course. Modifications will be
made at the instructor’s discretion.
Check MyMathLab for any announcements regarding changes to due dates or
scheduled tests and quizzes.
Group work is used as a part of this course. Each individual will receive credit for any
group work; however, the group may receive a grade as a whole. Remember to work cooperatively
(together) rather than separately. Share
thoughts and ideas with kindness and tact, be helpful.