LOS ANGLELES TRADE TECH COLLEGE FEBRUARY 9TH – JUNE 7TH SPRING – 2015 MATH 115- ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA MyMathLab COURSE ID is : simpson-rodgers98307 MyMathLab Website is http://pearsonmylabandmastering.com Course Description: Topics include signed numbers, variables, the order of operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of signed numbers and polynomials. Solve linear equations, inequalities; factor, graph. Solve word problems, systems of equations, rational equations, radicals and quadratic equations Please do not hesitate to tell me if you need any special assistance or accommodation. This is for Disable Students. You can get help @ DSPS ROOM E – 110 OR Call 1 – 213 – 763 – 3773 RULE – It is YOUR responsibility to drop any class you can no longer attend or not doing well in for whatever reason, else you will be graded accordingly. Student Learning Outcome : ( SLO ) Perform operations on real numbers and algebraic expressions Apply and follow the mathematical principles, operations and strategies to write, solve, graph and interpret linear equations and inequalities. Apply and follow the mathematical principles, operations and strategies to solve nonlinear equations such as rational, radical and quadratic equations. Solve application problems by using critical-thinking skills. SLO to be group-tested in the SPRING – 2015 : Apply and follow the mathematical principles, operations and strategies to write , solve , graph and interpret linear equations and inequalities INSTRUCTOR : Prof. Nii-Boye Simpson-Rodgers # 1942 @ 8:35 – 9:45 AM on MTWTH – TE – 310 OFFICE HRS : MON & WED 7:00 – 8:30 AM and 1:00 – 2:00 PM TUE & THUR 7:00 – 8:30 AM and 1:00 – 2:00 PM AND 5 : 00 – 6 : 00 PM OFFICE : AH/T-500 – CC OFFICE PHONE : 1 – 213 – 763 – 7329 CELL PHONE : 1 – 310 – 748 – 6259 EMAIL : [email protected] MOODLE WEBSITE : https://moodle.lattc.edu Get the syllabus, news and practice class work, study guides and solutions to quizzes and class work etc on this website. SOLUTIONS WILL BE POSTED SO, PRINT YOURS OR SAVE IT ON YOUR DESKTOP. THEY WILL BE ERASED AFTER EVERY EXAM PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of MATH - 112 with C or better REQUIRED TEXT : BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA 5TH ED ALL BY ELAYNE MARTIN-GAY Required Materials: FOLDER – to submit math homework And a metal clip binder folder for just your math course. Need Graph sheets. No calculators allowed. A solution Manual is helpful when used properly, but it is not required COURSE CONTENT: We will study selected chapters from 1 - 11 of the textbook. COURSE SCHEDULE : On the average, we will cover about 1.5 sections a day TUTORING – HELP : 1. Make the time and come and see me during my office Hours 2. We have math tutoring in the new library-Mariposa Hall This is FREE TUTORING SO YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE. It starts from DAY 1 COURSE OBJECTIVES: After successful completion of this course , students will be able to perform a) Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of signed numbers, fractions and order of operations b) Evaluation of Variables and algebraic expressions c) Apply laws of exponents in operations on monomials, multiply and divide polynomials and to write, multiply and divide in scientific notation d) Solve linear equations, inequalities and word problems e) Factor polynomials. Apply factoring to solve quadratic equations f) Simplify, add, subtract, multiply and divide rational expressions g) Graph linear equations. Use point-slope formula and slope-intercept formula to find the equation of a line h) Solve systems of linear equations in two variables by the graphing , substitution and elimination methods i) Simplify radical expressions : add, subtract, multiply and divide radicals j) Apply completing the square method and the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations. Solve radical equations and graph parabolas. Academic honesty/dishonesty policy: Violations of academic integrity of any type by a student provides grounds for disciplinary action by the instructor or college. Violations of Academic Integrity include, but are not limited to, the following actions: cheating on an exam, plagiarism, working together on an assignment, paper or project when the instructor has specifically stated students should not do so, submitting the same term paper to more than one instructor, or allowing another individual to assume one’s identity for the purpose of enhancing one’s grade. For more information on the Standards of Student Conduct refer to the college catalog available in hardcopy and online at www.lattc.edu.” There is absolutely NO tolerance for cheating in this class. A disciplinary "F" grade may be assigned for violation of the Academic Honesty Policy, consistent with the District Student Code of Conduct. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to the following: Obtaining information from another student during an examination. Communicating information to another student during an examination. Knowingly allowing another student to copy one's own work. Offering another person's work as one's own. Taking an examination for another student or having someone take an examination for one's self. Using unauthorized material during an examination. Altering a graded examination or assignment and returning it for additional credit. Student Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves with the highest standards of ethics and behavior. If you carry a pager/cellular phone, please TURN IT OFF BEFORE entering class or leave it in your car. TEXTING or playing with your phone in class is PROHIBITED. Phones should be off your desks and hidden. . You will be asked to leave for the day if caught playing in any manner with your phone in class Because of liability considerations, children of any age must not come to class with you. Definitely no eating, drinking, smoking or chewing gum is allowed in class. Clear water in a closed bottle is okay in class. All other foods and drinks MUST NOT be brought to class YOU WILL BE KICKED OUT OF CLASS FOR CLASS DISRUPTIONS How To Succeed 1. You must attend class every class day 2. You should NOT be late nor leave early 3. Must do all your homework , clearly and correctly and submit on time 4. Make use of my Office hours AND Tutoring Center , make the time and come in for extra help or go get the help for free for extended hours with tutors in Maripossa Hall ( Library) BEFORE QUIZ OR TEST 5. You must be attentive in class because your quizzes and tests will be based on class lectures and quizzes done in class 6. It will help if you have a “drama-free” life You are encouraged to pair up with a friend or two and do the homework and to study together but each individual is responsible for his/her homework . Independent work is required during a quiz or test. Working together helps a lot. ATTENDANCE POLICIES: You May be dropped for excessive absences. If you missed a total of 4 ( ONE WEEK ) or more classes at any time through out the semester, you MAY be dropped. You Must Attend Classes all first week of this SPRING semester, in order to secure your enrollment in this class, else you MAY be dropped. Coming in late or leaving early for FIVE times = 1 absence HOMEWORK: Homework will be assigned every class day and will be due on TEST DAYS, on MONDAYS , just before the test . I will answer a couple of questions on the next class day on sections covered in the last class meeting. You must do all correctly and show all work clearly to receive any credit. Zero points is awarded to magically obtained answers. Homework counts for 100 pts = 10 % of Grade. All late homework gets ZERO points HOMEWORK – INTERNET – OPTION : http://pearsonmylabandmastering.com You can do the homework either on paper or online using “ MyMathLab” or a combination of both. The online course ID = : simpsonrodgers98307 Don’t do it on scratch paper. Do clearly on papers or folder as though you will submit it to me, that way you will be able to have something to review from for the Quiz and Test. But as soon as you do it online, I will get it on my computer and you should not submit a paper form too. That will be too much work on your part. YOU WILL NEED THE myMathLab code to do homework online. This code is sold in a package with the book. You can buy it direct from pearson as a package( cheapest) or buy it in the LATTC bookstore ( cheaper ). It is most expensive if you buy the book separate from the code. It is highly recommended that you do the homework online . You will get help in solving the problems by being walked through similarly solved problems with the online version in the comfort of your home. CLASSWORK There will be class work each day and will be collected at the end of class. The total of class work counts as 100 pts = 10 % of course grade. No Late class work will be accepted. Any extra class work replaces missed or lower class work scores QUIZ : There will be a quiz every THURSDAY . Each worth 15 pts . These quizzes are based on the class work and homework. Your very best 10 quizzes will be counted . Any extra quizzes replaces missed or lower quiz scores. These 10 quizzes count for a total of 150 points = 15% of grade. NO MAKE-UPS on any quiz. SOLUTIONS POSTED : Solutions to quizzes and classwork will be posted on moodle website for your review. There will be additional solutions on every quiz that you MUST know in order to prepare and do well on your exams TESTS : There will be 3 Tests and one comprehensive final exam. YOU MUST TAKE EVERY TEST and they will be based on the homework, Quizzes, class lectures, and previous tests. Each Test is worth 150 points = 15% for a total of 450 Points = 45 % of grade. NO MAKE-UPS on any TEST. PICTURE ID REQUIRED : You must have a picture ID to be allowed to take any test. LATTC issued picture ID with your clear picture on it. If yours is faded, GET A NEW ONE; or CA driver license or CA DMV issued ID NO OTHER FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION IS ALLOWED Test # 1 Test # 2 Test # 3 MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY MARCH 2ND @ 8:35 AM 150 MARCH 30TH @ 8:35 AM 150 MAY 4TH @ 8:35 AM 150 points points points ALL TESTS AND FINAL EXAM ARE MANDATORY Any Exam correction must be brought to my attention no later than one week after the test is returned. Beyond one week, no correction will be considered . FINAL EXAM : THURSDAY, JUNE 4TH @ 7:00 – 9:00 AM 200 pts There will be one cumulative comprehensive final exam. YOU Must Take The Final Exam In Order To Pass This Class. The final Exam is worth 200 points = 20 %. Exam and Test dates are subject to change . New dates will be announced in class. It is your responsibility to know what the new dates are. I reserve the right to modify any part of the syllabus at my discretion A BREAK : You may take a test before the formal test date if you have a tangible reason. However , you cannot take any test after the scheduled test date. If you choose to take a test before the class date, you must meet with me personally ( phone calls and emails the day before / during/ or after the test will not be considered as meeting with me ) at least two weeks before the scheduled test day and I will arrange with you to take the test on THURSDAY of THE WEEK BEFORE the week of the scheduled test date. The percentage on the final exam MAY be substituted for only one missed test ( for circumstances beyond your means, like illness, accident etc ) or ONE lowest test score in addition to counting as the score on the final. ( eg, if you missed a test and you get 100 % = 200 points on the final exam, then you will get all 150 points for the missed test/lowest score and the score on the final will still stand as 200 pts .Grading: Total points possible is 1000 points 900 -1000 points = 90 – 100 % = A 800 – 899 points = 80 – 89% = B 700 - 799 points = 70 – 79% = C = Credit/ No credit 600 - 699 points = 60 – 69% = D Below 600 = F DATES AND DEADLINES : Last Day to File Pass / No pass FEB 20th Last Day to Drop a Class With a Refund/No fee owed is FEB 20 th Last Day to Drop a Class Without a “W” FEB 20th Last Day to Drop with a “W” FRI, MAY 8th HOLIDAYS : MONDAY , FEBRUARY 16th presidents day TUESDAY , March 31st . Cesar Chavez Day SATURDAY, APRIL 4th – FRIDAY APRIL 10th SPRING BREAK MONDAY, MAY 25th, MEMORIAL DAY “ FAILING to PREPARE = PREPARING to FAIL” I reserve the right to modify any part of the syllabus at my discretion . AGAIN – It is YOUR responsibility to drop any class you can no longer attend or not doing well in for whatever reason, else you will be graded accordingly. “ Into the temple of fame , we enter through the gates of labor” W. ADZRAKU TENTATIVE HOMEWORK SCHEDULE – coming soon CH-1 : Review of Real Numbers Sect : 1 – 1 : 1 – 25 ALL Sect : 1 – 2 : 13, 21, 27, 29, 39, 53, 63, 73, 79, 81 Sect : 1 – 3 : 3, 9, 23, 33, 37, 39, 59, 67, 69, 71, 73, 75 Sect : 1 – 4 : 39, 43, 53, 63, 67, 71, 81, 83, 89, 93 Sect : 1 – 5 : 3, 17, 25, 29, 39, 51, 55, 59, 61, 77, 79, 81 Sect : 1 – 6 : 1, 9, 25, 27, 35, 41, 55, 65, 69, 75, 77, 79 Sect : 1 – 7 : 19, 33, 37, 45, 49, 57, 79, 81, 101, 107, 111, 113, 117 Sect : 1 – 8 : 7, 9, 15, 21, 29, 45, 51, 55, 61, 67, 69, 71, 73, 75, 79, 83 Chapter Test # 1 : Extra Credit. 5 pts . Due 3/02/2015 CH-2 : Equations , Inequalities and Problem solving Sect : 2 – 1 : 1, 17, 29, 37, 41, 55, 59, 69, 75, 79, 81, 83, 89 Sect : 2 – 2 : 11, 21, 35, 67, 73, 75, 77, 79, 85, 91 Sect : 2 – 3 : 7, 11, 21, 25, 27, 33, 39, 43, 47, 71 Sect : 2 – 4 : 1, 7, 11, 21, 27, 31, 35, 41, 43, 57 Sect : 2 – 5 : 5, 13, 23, 27, 35, 39, 47, 49, 53, 63 Sect : 2 – 6 : 5, 7, 13, 17, 19, 23, 25, 35, 47, 55 Sect : 2 – 7 : 1, 3, 15, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 33 Sect : 2 – 8 : 15, 45, 47, 49, 59, 63, 67, 69, 71, 73 Chapter Test # 2 : Extra Credit. 5 pts . Due 3/02/2015 CH-3 : Graphing Sect: 3 – 1 : 17, 35, 39, 43, 49, 55, 61, 63, 67, 69 Sect: 3 – 2 : 1, 5, 25, 27, 37, 43, 45, 51, Sect: 3 – 3 : 3, 5, 19, 21, 25, 29, 53 Sect: 3 – 4 : 1, 7, 11, 13, 33, 35, 63, 67, 69, 75, 79 Sect: 3 – 5 : 9, 17, 21, 27, 33, 39, 41, 45, 47, 49 Chapter Test # 3 : Extra Credit. 5 pts . Due 3/ 02/2015 CH-9 : Inequalities and Absolute Values Sect: 9 – 4 : 1, 11, 13, 25, 45, 89 CH-4 : Solving Systems of Linear Equations Sect: 4 – 1: 1, 3, 5, 13, 25, 29, 35, 43, 45, 53 Sect: 4 – 2 : 1, 7, 11, 17, 19, 29, 33 Sect: 4 – 3 : 3, 13, 17, 21, 23, 25 Sect: 4 – 5 : 15, 19, 21, 27, 29, 33, 35, 37, 47 Chapter Test # 4 : Extra Credit. 5 pts . Due : 03/ 30/2015 CH-5 : Exponents and Polynomials Sect: 5 – 1: 3, 33, 37, 39, 53, 55, 59, 69, 71, 79, 77, 93, 107, 115 Sect: 5 – 2 : 5, 9, 11, 19, 23, 35, 37, 45, 49, 55, 59, 65, 77, 79, 81 Sect: 5 – 3 : 5, 15, 25, 27, 31, 37, 41, 51, 69 Sect: 5 – 4 : 13, 17, 19, , 23, 25, 29, 39, 45, 61, 67, 79 Sect: 5 – 5 : 1 – 75 e.o.o ( Every other Odd ) + 79, 85, 99, & 103 Sect: 5 – 6 : 3, 15, 19, 27, 37, 39, 51, 57 Chapter Test # 5 : Extra Credit. 5 pts . Due : 3/ 30 /2015 CH-6 : Factoring Polynomials Sect: 6 – 1: 19, 21, 23, 33, 37, 41, 45, 47, 49, 53, 55, 59, 65, 71, 73, 75 Sect: 6 – 2 : 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 35, 39, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65, 67, 69 Sect: 6 – 3: 1, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37 , 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 53, 55, 57, 61, 65, 69, 73, 77, 81, 85, 89 Sect: 6 – 4 : 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 29 Sect: 6 – 5 : 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 49, 55, 59, 63, 69 Sect: 6 – 6 : 1, 7, 13, 15, 19, 23, 27, 29, 35, 37, 41, 43, 87 Sect: 6 – 7 : 13, 15, 21, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33, 39 Chapter Test # 6 : Extra Credit. 5 pts . Due : 3/30 /2015 CH-7 : Rational Expressions Sect: 7 – 1 : 11, 15, 31, 37, 41, 45, 47, 49, 59 Sect: 7 – 2 : 11, 15, 37, 39, 43, 45, 47, 51 Sect: 7 – 3 : 7, 13, 19, 23, 25, 29, 31, 35, 43, 47 Sect: 7 – 4 : 3, 9, 11, 15, 17, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59 Sect: 7 – 5 : 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 37, 41 Sect: 7 – 6 : 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 27, 33, 35, 43, 47, 49, 51, 57, 59, 61, 67, 69, 73 Sect: 7 – 7 : 5, 13, 19, 23, 29, 33 Chapter Test # 7 : Extra Credit. 5 pts . Due : 5/04/2015 CH-10 : Rational Exponents, Radicals, & Complex Numbers Sect: 10 – 1 : 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 43, 45, 49, 51, 53, 61, Sect: 10 – 2 : 1, 11, 33, 73, 77, 81 Sect: 10 – 3: 1, 9, 13, 27, 39, 47, 53, 61, 67 Sect: 10 – 4: 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 21, 25, 27, 35, 39, 47, 49, 51, 53, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67 Sect: 10 – 5: 1, 5, 19, 23, 35, 39, 41, 43, 45, 53, 55, 65, 71, 75, 81 Sect: 10 – 6 : 9, 15, 21, 27,51, 59, 65 Chapter Test # 10 : Extra Credit. 5 pts . Due : 5/04/2015 CH-11 : Quadratic Equations & Functions Sect: 11 – 1: 1, 3, 9, 13, 29, 33, 35,37, 43, 49, 51, 55, 77 Sect: 11 – 2 : 1, ,3 , 7, 15, 19, 55, 61, 65

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