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Master Course Syllabus · Mathematics and Engineering · Mathematics - MATH

Developmental Mathematics for MATH 1342

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

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Contact Information


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

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 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.   

MATH 0242 does not apply toward a degree or certificate. MATH 0242 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: A score of 336 or higher on the mathematics section of the TSIA. 

Corequisite: MATH 1342 

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 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.



Sullivan, M. (2018). Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data with Integrated Review (5th ed.) with MyMathLab. Pearson.


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 Requirements

The student should maintain at least a 70% average on all course work covering 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

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Other Assignments

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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 1342 course. Likewise, if you are dropped for non-attendance in your MATH 1342 course, you will be dropped from MATH 0242. 

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, 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 Device Policy

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Section Policies

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Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
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Math 0242 Schedule
Week Topics to be Covered
1 Introduction to the Course
Reading for Understanding
Study Skills - Techniques for remembering Vocabulary
2 Reading and gathering information from a graph
Order of Operations using decimals
Summation Notation
Using a Calculator
Entering lists in a calculator
Study Skills - Homework and Doing Online Homework
3 Graphing on a Number Line
Graphing a box-and-whisker plot on the calculator
Percentiles- What does it mean to be in the 95% percentile?
Working with Fractions - simplifying, adding, multiplying
Study Skills - Preparing for an Exam
4 Translating English to Algebra: Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities
Entering Formulas into a Calculator
Study Skill - Post Test Checkup
5 Multiplying a sequence of numbers
Translating more inequalities
Creating tables from information
More Reading for Understanding
Study Skill - Test Analysis
6 Using a number line
Scaling- converting from one number line to another
Reading an inequality from an graph
Graphing a scatterplot on a calculator
Study Skill - Knowing where you stand
7 Inequalities Notations
Entering Lists in the Calculator
Breaking word problems into parts
Working with percents and decimals - adding and multiplying
Study Skills - On Time and Ready to Go
8 Graphing on a number  line
Reading and interpretting interval notation
What does a ± mean?
Describing the range of an interval?
Study Skills - Test Stress Reduction
9 More Reading for Understanding
Comparing Decimals
Understanding Scientific Notation
Understanding the Calculator's form of Scientific Notation
Interpreting Inequalities
Writing math sentences using English
Study Skills - Test Analysis
10 Direct and Inverse Proportions
Comparing Decimals
Understanding Scientific Notation
Understanding the Calculator's form of Scientific Notation
Study Skills - How Learning Math is Different
11 Reading for Understanding - Comparing quantities
Operations on Inequalities
Looking at relationships between variables
Study Skills - Test Analysis
12 Graphing Lines using points on the line
Slope and y-intercepts
Graphing a scatterplot on the calculator
Graphing a line on a calculator
Creating a matrix
Study Skills - The End is in Sight!
13 Reading and gathering information from a matrix
Proportions and Percentages
Study Skills
14 Reading a table for information
Reviewing the properties of lines
Study Skills - Final Exam Prep: Making a Study Plan
15 Study Skills - Preparing for the final

MCS Background Info


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


MATH 0242 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
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