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


Mathematics Emporium MATH-0300

  • Master Course Syllabus
  • Section ALL
  • 3 Credits
  • 01/01/2018 to 12/01/2018
  • Modified 11/27/2018

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 course 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 0300 does not apply toward a degree or certificate. MATH 0300 is delivered in an emporium model with structured meeting times and benchmarks to monitor student success. Students earn a grade of “Pass” or “Fail”.

 

48 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours.

Requisites

Prerequisite: A score of 310 to 335 on the mathematics section of the TSIA with an Adult Basic Education (ABE) score of 1-4.

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

ALEKS 18 week access code

Calculator Policy

 Calculators are provided by the system when needed.

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

3 ring binder

Course Requirements


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

Evaluation


Students who show mastery of at least 70% of the topics in the course will earn a passing grade (P).  If a student completed 100% of the topics in the first pie and at least 70% of the topics in the second pie the student will earn a passing intermediate algebra grade (PIA).  All other students will earn an in-progress grade and repeat the course.

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 10%

Students are expected to be actively working inside of ALEKS during scheduled class time. Therefore, a score out of 1 will be assigned each class meeting.

Students who are not on task, using unapproved devices during class, or causing others to be unable to work, will be asked to leave and receive a 0 for the day.

Scheduled Midterm 10%

Students are assigned a knowledge check halfway through the course. Student should show a mastery of the number of topics learned since the initial knowledge check. 

  • On target - Progress shows mastery of more than 50 topics since initial knowledge check.
  • Needs improvement - Progress shows mastery of less than 50 topics since initial knowledge check.
Final Knowledge Check 80%

Students are assigned a final knowledge check during the course final exam time.

Students must show mastery of at least 70% of the topics in the course in order to pass the course.

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

MW

4 absences

 

TR

4 absences

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
Include midterm and final exam date
 

MCS Background Info


General

  • ACGM Approval Number: 32.0104.51 19
  • CIP Area: Mathematics
  • CIP Code: 32.0104
  • Course Type: Academic
  • Core Course: No

Purpose

MATH 0300 is delivered in an emporium model with structured meeting times and benchmarks to monitor student success.

Assessment

Students earn a Pass or Fail.

Hours

Summary of dedicated instructional hours
Credit Lecture Lab Clinical Practicum Experiential
3 3 0 0 0 0