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Master Course Syllabus · Mathematics and Engineering · Mathematics - MATH

Developmental Mathematics for MATH 1324

  • Master Course Syllabus
  • Section ALL
  • 2 Credits
  • 01/01/2018 to 12/01/2018
  • Modified 01/09/2019

Meeting Times


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Contact Information


  • Email: Blinn email address
  • Office: Office Number
  • Phone: (979) XXX-XXXX

Office Hours

  • 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM


The NCBO supports students in developing skills, strategies, and reasoning needed to succeed in mathematics, including communication and appropriate use of technology.  Topics include the study of numeracy and the real number system; algebraic concepts, notation, and reasoning; quantitative relationships; mathematical models; and problem solving.

Note: MATH 0224 does not apply toward a degree or certificate. MATH 0224 is delivered in a face-to-face format with directed review, just-in-time instruction, and an emphasis on math-specific study skills. Students earn a grade of “Pass” or “Fail.”

32 total contact hours. Credit: 2 semester hours.


Prerequisite: An ABE score of 5 or 6 or a score of 336 or higher on the mathematics section of the TSIA.

Corequisite: MATH 1324

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Use appropriate symbolic notation and vocabulary to communicate, interpret, and explain mathematical concepts. 

2. Define, represent, and perform operations on real numbers, applying numeric reasoning to investigate and describe quantitative relationships and solve real world problems in a variety of contexts.  

3. Use algebraic reasoning to solve problems that require ratios, rates, percentages, and proportions in a variety of contexts using multiple representations.

4. Apply algebraic reasoning to manipulate expressions and equations to solve real world problems.

5. Use graphs, tables, and technology to analyze, interpret, and compare data sets.

6. Construct and use mathematical models in verbal, algebraic, graphical, and tabular form to solve problems from a variety of contexts and to make predictions and decisions.



Lial, M., Greenwell, R., and Ritchey, N. (2016). Finite Mathematics and Calculus with Integrated Review and MyMathLab.  Pearson/Addison-Wesley.

Calculator Policy

A calculator is required for this class and a TI 83/84 or TI-Nspire is highly recommended. The type of calculator allowed and the use of a calculator on any assignment in this class may be restricted. This includes both in class and out of class assignments, such as, but not limited to homework, projects, quizzes, and exams. Calculators capable of symbolic manipulation, such as TI-89, TI-92, HP-48 models, and TI-Nspire CAS models, are not allowed. Additionally, cell phones, computers, and PDA’s cannot be used as calculators. Students are responsible for learning how to operate their calculators.

Computer and Internet Access

Daily assignments will require computer internet access. 

Students may use their own computer and internet provider or they may complete assignments on campus in one of the Blinn College computer labs.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has appropriate and reliable computer equipment and high-speed internet access.  Furthermore, computer trouble or internet trouble in no way excuses the student from completing assignments by assignment due date.  Blinn College computer labs and Learning Centers have appropriately configured computers and internet access for this course.

Additional Materials and Supplies

Suggested Materials:


Spiral Notebook/Paper

Course Packet Information

Course Requirements

The student should maintain at least a 70% average on all course work including the study of numeracy and the real number system; algebraic concepts, notation, and reasoning; quantitative relationships; mathematical models; and problem solving.



Course evaluation instruments shall consistent of at least four major grades.  Competency will be measured by a 70% minimum performance level over the entire course.  Class participation will be at least 10% of the final grade and is defined by the individual instructor.

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Class Participation

What is counted in this category?  How is this graded?

Other Assignments

What is counted in this category?  How is this graded?


Grading Scale

Pass: [70, 100]

Fail: [0, 70)

Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies

Attendance Details:

Should a student accumulate the equivalent of two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, s/he will be administratively dropped from class.

Fall & Spring


4 absences

For a 2 hour-course meeting twice per week, students will receive a notification via Blinn email after 2 days of unexcused absences and will be dropped after 4 days of unexcused absences

*If you are dropped for non-attendance in this course, you will be dropped from your Math 1324 course. Likewise, if you are dropped for non-attendance in your MATH 1324 course, you will be dropped from MATH 0224.

If a student is dropped from a class prior to the “Q” date, they will receive a “Q” in the class.  You are able to access your student email account in myBLINN.  (New students myBLINN email address is of the form, where ## is the last 2 digits of your Blinn ID.)

This semester’s “Q” drop date is ____________.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

All Blinn College students should know and understand their rights and responsibilities.  Please visit the Student Rights and Responsibilities page at

Makeup Policy

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Electronic Devices in the Classroom

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Section Policies

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Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
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Math 0224 Schedule
Week Topics to be Covered
1 Study Skills
Order of Operations
Arithmetic with Integers
2 Arithmetic with Fractions
Using a Calculator with Integers and Fractions
3 Converting between Ratios and Proportions
Multiplying Fractions
4 Solving Linear Equations involving Fractions and Decimals
Solving Systems of Linear Equations using Substitution involving Fractions and Decimals
Study Skills
5 Translating Word Problems into Equations in Standard Form focusing on Cost/Revenue/Profit
Entering an equation in a calculator
6 Graphing Linear Equations
Writing the Point-Slope Form of a Line
Writing the Slope-Intercept Form of a Line
7 Graphing a Systems of Linear Equations in the Calculator
Finding Intersection Points in a Calculator
8 Translating Word Problem into Inequalities and Inequalities into Words
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Understanding the properties of a Linear Inequality
Graphing Linear Inequalities on a Calculator
9 Reading information from a Table
Converting between Decimals and Percents
10 Solving Literal Equations for a given variable
Converting between units of time - days to years, weeks to years, …
Identifying vocabulary corresponding to units of time i.e. quarterly, monthly, biannually, …
11 Organizing Information in a Table
Study Skills
12 Techniques for Factoring GCF, quadratics, and cubics
Using the Quadratic Formula when appropriate
Finding Domain and Range from a Graph
13 Graphing an Equation by plotting points
Graphing from a Table
14 Using the Rules of Exponents to simplify an expression
Using a Calculator to simplify an exponent
15 Cumulative Review of MATH 0224
Study Skills

MCS Background Info


  • ACGM Approval Number: 32.0104.53 19
  • CIP Area: Mathematics
  • CIP Code: 32.0104
  • Course Type: Academic
  • Core Course: No


MATH 0224 is delivered in a face-to-face format with directed review, just-in-time instruction, and an emphasis on math-specific study skills.


Students earn a Pass or Fail.


Summary of dedicated instructional hours
Credit Lecture Lab Clinical Practicum Experiential
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