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Blinn College • Master Course Syllabus • Mathematics and Engineering • Mathematics - MATH


Developmental Mathematics for MATH 1332 MATH-0232

  • Master Course Syllabus
  • Section ALL
  • 2 Credits
  • 01/01/2018 to 12/01/2018
  • Modified 08/06/2018

Meeting Times


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Contact Information


Instructor: FIRST NAME LAST NAME

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

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Description


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 0232 does not apply toward a degree or certificate. MATH 0232 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.

Requisites

Prerequisite: A score of 336 or higher on the mathematics section of the TSIA.

Corequisite: MATH 1332

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


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 numerical 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.

Materials


Textbook

Angel, A., Abbott, C. and Runde, D. (2017).  A Survey of Mathematics with Applications (10th ed.) with Integrated Review and MyMathLab.  Pearson

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:

Pencils

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.

Evaluation


Criteria

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?

Breakdown

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

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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 1332 course. Likewise, if you are dropped for non-attendance in your MATH 1332 course, you will be dropped from MATH 0232.

If a student is dropped from a class prior to the “Q” date, they will receive a “Q” in the class.  When the student is administratively dropped after the “Q” date, students will receive a “QF” as stated in current policy.  You are able to access your student email account in myBLINN.  (New students myBLINN email address is of the form firstname.lastname##@buc.blinn.edu, 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 http://www.blinn.edu/student_services/rights_responsibilities.html.

Makeup Policy

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Electronic Devices in the Classroom

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Section Policies

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Schedule


Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
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Math 0232 Schedule
Week Topics to be Covered
1 eCampus, MML overview
Study Skills: Time Management and Email Etiquette
Defining Notation and Properties for Natural Numbers, Integers, ...
Organizing and Sorting Information Using Tables and Diagrams
Reading for Comprehension
2 Study Skills: Homework
Solving Linear Equations in 1 Variable involving the Distribution of Negatives
Solving Systems of Equations Using Substitution
Determining if Values in a Table Make a Mathematical Statement True or False, should include with Examples Involving Order of Operations
3 Study Skills: How Learning Math is Different and HELP!
Writing Step-by-Step Directions to Solve Mathematical Problems
Discuss the Difference between Equations and Expressions
Determine if 2 Algebraic or Verbal Statements are Equivalent
4 Study Skills: Excuses!
Translating Word Problems into Inequalities
Fraction Practice with/without Calculators (Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Fractions
Converting Fractions to Ratios and Ratios to Fractions
5 Study Skills: How to Study for an Exam
Reading and Interpreting Information from a Diagram or Table
Identify Vocabulary to Determine Necessary Mathematical Operations for Diagrammed Scenarios
6 Study Skills: Math Anxiety and Test Taking Skills
Identify Vocabulary to Determine the Necessity of Order
Translating More Word Problems in Inequalities
Using Technology to Calculate Large Products
7 Analyzing Word Problems for Mathmatical Meaning
More Interpreting Information from a Diagram or Table or Graph
Identifying the Independent and Dependent Variables in an Equation and on a Graph
Making a Table from a Graph and Plotting Points on a Graph from a Table
8 Mid-term Checkup: Making the Grade
Mid-term Checkup: Evaluating Study Habits
Using the Calculator to Enter Numbers in a List
Using the Calculator to Find the Sum of a List of Numbers
9 Writing the Equation of a Line in Slope-Intercept Form
Graphing a Line using the Calculator
Reading a Table from a Calcuator
Interpret the Slope and y-intercept of a Line in the Context of an Application
10 Study Skills: Where Will I Use This?
Convert betweens Percentages and Decimals
Review of Operations on Decimals
Solving Word Problems involving Percentages and Proportions
Working with Literal Formulas to Solve for a Specific Variable
11 More Analyzing Information for an Application
Identifying Vocabulary Related to Time and Frequency
Converting Time to Years
12 Reading and Identifying Information from an Amorization Table - No constructions
Comparing the Behavior of an Exponential Function to a Linear Function on a Calculator
13 Practicing Order of Operations on a Calculator
Drawing a Number Line
Interpreting Absolute Value on a Number Line
14 Study Skills: Final Exam Prep Make a Plan
Reviewing Exponential Properties and Order of Operations
Review Function 
15 Study Skills: Next Math Courses? Goals? Reflection on the Course
Study Skills: Look Back, Look Forward
Review Solving Linear and Quadratic Equations

MCS Background Info


General

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

Purpose

MATH 0232 is delivered in a face-to-face format with directed review, just-in-time instruction, and an emphasis on math-specific study skills.

Assessment

Students earn a Pass or Fail.

Hours

Summary of dedicated instructional hours
Credit Lecture Lab Clinical Practicum Experiential
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