HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College Mathematics and Computer Science Department Virtual Campus Math 051 Intermediate Algebra Summer Semester 2015 (May 26-August 13) 3-Credit Mathematics Course This course is hosted in Desire2Learn and an access code with new textbook purchased at HACC. This course requires 3 on-campus proctored paper exams.
MATH 020 Minimum Grade Required C or better or placement through the College Testing and Placement Program. It is strongly recommended completion of ENGL 003 with a grade of C or higher.
Mark D. Williams Adjunct Professor of Mathematics/Computer Science Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (615) 519-3671 (Texting Preferred)
Designed to augment the knowledge of the student who has limited background in algebra: fundamental operations, special products and factors, functions and fractional equations, exponents, radicals, quadratic equations.
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to: • Perform the operations of multiplication and synthetic division on polynomials • Perform the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and simplify polynomial, rational, and radical expressions and complex numbers • Factor polynomials by substitution and multi-step techniques • Solve each of the following: absolute value equations, absolute value inequalities, quadratic equations, rational expressions, systems of linear equations in three unknowns, and radical expressions • Use the laws of exponents to simplify expressions containing integer and rational exponents • Translate real life applications into mathematical equations, formulate problem solving strategies, and interpret the solutions • Determine whether a relation is a function, evaluate functions, interpret functions, and use function notation • Graph solution sets for linear and non-linear functions in two unknowns and identify domain and range of the functions. Textbook: Intermediate Algebra with Applications and Visualization Rockswold/Krieger. Custom Edition for HACC. ISBN 10: 1-269-32355-5 ISBN 13: 978-1-269-32355-0
Class Evaluations EEOC/PHRC
At the end of the course the student is required to complete the student evaluation of the course/instructor. EEOC POLICY 005: It is the policy of Harrisburg Area Community College, in full accordance with the law, not to discriminate in employment, student admissions, and student services on the basis of race, color, religion, age, political afﬁliation or belief, gender, national origin, ancestry, disability, place of birth, General Education Development Certiﬁcation (GED), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic history/information, or any legally protected classiﬁcation. HACC recognizes its responsibility to promote the principles of equal opportunity for employment, student admissions, and student services taking active steps to recruit minorities and women. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (“PHRAct’) prohibits discrimination against prospective and current students because of race, color, sex, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, handicap or disability, record of a handicap or disability, perceived handicap or disability, relationship or association with an individual with a handicap or disability, use of a guide or support animal, and/or handling or training of support or guide animals. The Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act (“PFEOAct”) prohibits discrimination against prospective and current students because of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, record of a handicap or disability, perceived handicap or disability, and a relationship or association with an individual with a handicap or disability. Information about these laws may be obtained by visiting the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission website at www.phrc.state.pa.us. If an accommodation is needed, please contact: http://www.hacc.edu/StudentServices /DisabilityServices/Contact-Us.cfm HACC—Gettysburg Campus Peggy Violette Coordinator Disability Services 101 J 731 Old Harrisburg Road Gettysburg, PA 17325 Phone: 717-339-3518 Fax: 717-337-3015 Email: [email protected]
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The required coursework is divided into 16 modules. Each module consists of online homework, lecture videos, self-assessment quiz, problem-solving video for additional practice, and discussion posts. All of this material is due for completion every 4-6 days at 11:59pm. Please follow the schedule closely for summer due dates as the dates vary from week to week.
Chapter Homework and Lecture Videos
For each module, homework exercises will be selected and assigned at http://hacc.mylabsplus.com with expiration dates and completion times listed at that site. Completion will help practice skills and concepts and prepare the student for the quizzes/tests. Students will have 5 tries at each
problem in each homework section. After the due date has passed, students may continue to work on the homework assignments for 50% credit. In addition to the homework, students can find lecture videos that correspond to each section under the multimedia tab. Self Assessment Quizzes
Each module includes a self-assessment quiz that may be completed for 2 points EXTRA CREDIT on the proctored exams. In order to receive this extra credit, each quiz must be completely worked and uploaded to the course dropbox before 11:59pm on the due date for each module . Each module includes a short video of this instructor working additional problems from the material for that module. Watching these videos will provide further needed practice as you prepare for quizzes and proctored exams. Six online quizzes of multiple-choice and open-ended types are scheduled as stated above. Students are required to log on to the Desire2Learn MyLabsPlus website to take the quiz before the due date. Students may take each quiz up to 3 times. The highest grade will be counted. Students should set aside enough time to ﬁnish the quiz in one sitting. Once the quiz has started, students have to ﬁnish the quiz within the allotted time and will not be able to return to the quiz later. The back-key may not be used during the exam or students will not be able to complete the exam. Since the quiz is a timed quiz, be sure not to take the quiz during heavy Internet trafﬁc hours or the last hour when the quiz will expire. It will be the student's responsibility to make sure his/her computer, all plugins, and Internet connection in good working condition while taking the online quizzes.
Students are required to write a discussion post(s) for each module. Follow all instructions and due dates in order to receive full credit. Also, students should make use of the discussion board to interact with other students and post questions and difficulties. While the instructor does read these posts, the student should contact him directly to expect a quick response.
Three required proctored exams are pencil and paper exams and will be given during the exam periods posted by the Virtual Campus. Students are expected to log on to the Virtual Campus web site to check the actual dates, times, requirements, and location at their campus. A student may take the exam at any of the five campuses. If a student does not take proctored exam the instructor may drop the student with a failing grade. Summer 2015 Dates Exam 1-June 15-16, 2015
Exam 2-July 13-14, 2015 Exam 3-August 10-11, 2015 (Comprehensive Final Exam) Attendance and Participation
Students are expected to log in Desire2Learn on a regular basis and are responsible for all class related work and assignments. Attendance/participation will not be used as a criterion for grading for any student not dropped for excessive absence. Recognizing that regular participation is essential to success in any course, the instructor shall have the right to recommend to the Division Dean that a student be dropped from the on-line class environment and assigned a grade of W or F. Excessive absence is deﬁned as not logging into the class for a 2 week time period or missing a proctored exam.
The following scale will be used to assign the ﬁnal grades. Discussion Posts Homework Online Quizzes Proctored Exam 1 Proctored Exam 2 Proctored Exam 3
5% 10% 10% 20% 20% 35% (Comprehensive Final Exam)
Grading Scale: 90-100 % A 80-89 % B 70-79 % C 60-69 % D 0-59 % F Make-up quizzes and Tests
When a student fails to take the on-line quiz(zes) or proctored exam(s) during the posted testing period, make-up exams will be given at the discretion of the professor and penalties will be assessed. All on-line quizzes are available for 48 hours and proctored exams as scheduled by the virtual campus. Note these dates prior to registering for this class. Please make note all due dates for quizzes, tests, and homework so you will receive full credit.
To succeed in this class you will need to: Log into the class 5 times a week. 1. Print out a syllabus and highlight the due dates and times of all online homework assignments, online quizzes, proctored exams. 2. Read the News and Discussion Board every time you log into the class 3. Work through all of the assignments for each module as assigned 4. Post questions on the Discussion Board concerning the concepts and skills that are introduced in this course that you do not understand, or respond to questions and give explanations to other students in the class. Students who participate in this class by sharing questions and answers regularly do very well.
5. Contact your instructor (by text) or email with any questions you may have. Please be sure to include your name in all correspondence. Academic Dishonesty
If a student is found cheating in a test/quiz, he/she will receive a grade of zero for the test/quiz. If cheating is repeated, he/she will receive a grade of F for the course. Be sure to read the Academic Honesty in the Student Handbook. Academic dishonest is deﬁned as an intentional act of deception in which a student seeks to claim credit for the work or effort of another person, or uses unauthorized material or fabricated information in any academic work.
1. The student will receive a grade of W with progress grade of at least 60%; otherwise, will receive a grade of F. 2. It is the student's responsibility to follow the add/drop deadlines. 3. Drop dates 100% Refund , June 2, 2015 50% Refund, June 12, 2015 After this date no refund and a grade must be assigned. Students who miss any major tests without contacting the professor or fail to participate in the online assignments for more than 14 consecutive days will be subject to being dropped from the class at the discretion of the professor.
Students are encouraged to contact the instructor for help by appointment. Tutoring is available in the Learning Center on all campuses. Information for the particular campuses is posted on the Desire2Learn website in the module Course Information Online tutoring is available and provided by SMARTHINKING. For SMARTHINKING, go to www.hacc.edu for registration information for details. A power link is available in the Class that requires no registration.
During normal school days, all questions/concerns sent electronically will be addressed within 2 business days. It may take longer time during weekend and/or holidays. Ofﬁce: None Ofﬁce Hours On-campus: None Virtual Ofﬁce available on-line Others by appointment. Please contact me by email or text to schedule.
Module Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 5 TEST 1 Module 6 Module 7 Module 8 Holiday Module 9 Module 10 TEST 2 Module 11 Module 12 Module 13 Module 14 Module 15 Module 16 TEST 3-FINAL EXAM
COURSE SCHEDULE Material Covered Section 1.3 Sections 1.5, 2.1, 2.2 Sections 2.3,2.4 Sections 3.4, 3.5 Review for Test 1 June 15th and June 16th Sections 5.1, 5.2 Sections 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 Sections 5.7, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 Independence Day Sections 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7 Review for Test 2 July 13th and July 14th Sections 7.1, 7.2 Section 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.7 Review, Sections 8.1, 8.2 Sections 8.3, 8.4, 8.6 Review, Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.7 Review for Final Exam August 10th and August 11th (Test Comprehensive)
Due Date Saturday May 30th Wednesday June 3rd Saturday June 6th Wednesday June 10th Sunday June 14th Monday June 22nd Sunday June 28th Friday July 3rd Saturday July 4th Wednesday July 8th Sunday July 12th Saturday July 18th Wednesday July 22nd Monday July 27th Friday July 31st Tuesday August 4th Sunday August 9th