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+ | ===== Math 110: Introduction to Algebraic Concepts (14011) ===== | ||

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+ | Instructor: Regis Smith (<html>Èmāiĺ: <b>smithr</b> ăŧ <b>elac</b> dőt <b>edu</b></html>) \\ | ||

+ | Classroom: C2-128 Monday-Thursday 10:50am-12:00pm \\ | ||

+ | Final Exam: Tuesday, May 28, 9:30--11:30am \\ | ||

+ | Office: G5-111W (323) 265-8887 \\ | ||

+ | Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 12:30-1:35, Tuesday 4:10-6:00, Wednesday 4:25-6:00, and by appointment \\ | ||

+ | Textbook: Prealgebra, 7th edition (or 5th or 6th edition), by Elayn Martin-Gay \\ | ||

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+ | **Note:** The text for this class is ridiculously expensive, but you can purchase a used prior edition (5th or 6th) | ||

+ | for a reasonable price. Try abebooks.com or amazon.com. | ||

+ | |||

+ | === Course description === | ||

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+ | In this class you will learn essential concepts for studying algebra, | ||

+ | including mathematical tools generally useful to everyone. Topics include arithmetic | ||

+ | with integers, fractions, decimals, and percents; units for measurement; ratio and proportion; basic geometry including similarity and transformations; and solving and graphing linear equations. Applications of these concepts are discussed throughout the course. | ||

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+ | There will be three term exams (Feb. 28, Mar. 21, Apr. 25), and a final exam (May 28). | ||

+ | All exams are | ||

+ | "closed-book". **IMPORTANT:** <color /lightyellow>You must complete all homework at least | ||

+ | one day prior to taking any term exam.</color> Point deductions will be made from scores | ||

+ | on late homework or exams. | ||

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+ | Quizzes will be given at weekly. All | ||

+ | quizzes are "open book". | ||

+ | |||

+ | === Grading === | ||

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+ | Your grade in this class is a weighted average of homework assignments and | ||

+ | quizzes (25%), three term exams (50%), and the final exam (25%). | ||

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+ | === Exam Dates === | ||

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+ | Exam 1: February 28 \\ | ||

+ | Exam 2: March 21 \\ | ||

+ | Exam 3: April 25 \\ | ||

+ | Final Exam: Tuesday, May 28, 9:30-11:30am \\ | ||

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+ | === Students with Disabilities === | ||

+ | Students with disabilities who need | ||

+ | reasonable accommodation should promptly alert the instructor, then provide | ||

+ | verification of disability to the Disabled Students Program located in E1-106 | ||

+ | or call (323) 265-8787 to make an appointment. If a student with a disability | ||

+ | feels that accommodations offered are inappropriate or insufficient, (s)he | ||

+ | should seek the assistance of the DSP\&S Coordinator and/or the Vice President | ||

+ | of Student Services. | ||

+ | |||

+ | === Cheating === | ||

+ | |||

+ | Cheating on any assignment will result in a grade of zero on that | ||

+ | assignment. Egregious forms of cheating, such as having someone take an exam | ||

+ | in your place, or repeated cheating, will likely result in your expulsion from | ||

+ | the district (all nine LACCD campuses). | ||

+ | |||

+ | === Calculators and Electronic Devices === | ||

+ | |||

+ | Calculators are never allowed on exams or quizzes. The use of calculators, cell | ||

+ | phones, or any other electronic device during a quiz or exam is considered | ||

+ | cheating. | ||

+ | |||

+ | === Homework Details === | ||

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+ | Homework will be assigned weekly (at least) and must be completed and | ||

+ | checked by the due date. <color /lightyellow>You should check your homework answers with a | ||

+ | reliable source, such as the instructor or a tutor in the Math Lab.</color> In my | ||

+ | experience, doing homework without checking your work is a waste of time. | ||

+ | Remember that answers to odd-numbered questions are located at the end of the | ||

+ | text! | ||

+ | |||

+ | === Help === | ||

+ | |||

+ | I am available in office hours or by appointment. To make an | ||

+ | appointment, just send me an email. All emails should | ||

+ | have a subject line which includes the name of the class; | ||

+ | e.g., | ||

+ | **Subject: MATH 110: question about the exam** | ||

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+ | In addition, tutors are available <color black/lightyellow>six days a week</color> in the Math Tutoring Center at G5-009 (lower level). The hours are | ||

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+ | * Monday-Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm | ||

+ | * Friday and Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm | ||

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+ | You can drop in without making an appointment. This | ||

+ | is a great place to study in groups. Textbooks are usually available for daily rental. | ||

+ | |||

+ | === Learning Outcomes === | ||

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+ | The student will be able to | ||

+ | * solve a first degree equation involving decimals. | ||

+ | * solve a first degree equation involving fractions. | ||

+ | * solve an equation that requires only integer arithmetic. | ||

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