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Basic College Mathematics
PREREQUISITE: NONE
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Fundamentals and applications of arithmetic . Includes operations on whole
numbers,
fractions, decimal numbers , ratio and proportion , percent, and measurement.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to do the following:
1. Add, subtract, multiply, divide and solve word problems using whole numbers.
2. Identify place values for whole numbers and decimal numbers.
3. Round off numbers and use rounded numbers to estimate answers to arithmetic
problems.
4. Factor whole numbers into prime factors.
5. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide with fractional numbers.
6. Add, subtract, multiply and divide with decimal numbers.
7. Estimate answers involving fractions or decimals.
8. Solve word problems involving fractional or decimal numbers.
9. Use ratio and percentage.
10. Solve problems using percent.
11. Solve word problems involving area and perimeter of rectangles and
triangles.
12. Solve word problems involving area and circumference of circles.
13. Apply metric and American systems of measurement.
14. Convert within and between the American and metric systems.
15. Find square roots of square integers.
ATTENDANCE:
Students are expected to attend all classes. Attendance will be taken. If you
must miss
class, you are responsible for learning the material covered, assignments,
schedule
changes and for turning in homework on time. Exchange phone # with classmates.
Notify me if you must miss 2 or more classes. Quizzes and
inclass activities cannot be
made up. Zeros will be averaged into your grade. If you are not able to complete
the
course, or attend regularly, you must withdraw yourself to avoid receiving a
failing “F”
grade.
CODE OF CODUCT:
Rules governing students' classroom behavior and academic integrity under the
Student
Code of Conduct and Scholastic Code of Ethics will be followed. Disruptive
behavior will not be tolerated and can be cause for being dropped from the
class.
WORKLOAD:
Students are expected to spend the normal amount of time required for a college
course
attending class sessions, doing computer assignments and written homework,
reading
and preparing for exams . The standard Carnegie Unit of college credit assigns
one
credit hour for each 15 hours of class time and assumes that students spend two
hours
outside the classroom for each hour of classroom instruction. For a threecredit
course,
this translates to 135 hours per semester or an average of 9 hours per week.
GRADING:
The breakdown of grades is roughly as follows: Attendance 10%, Quizzes 10%,
Homework assignments 10%, Exams 70%. Exams are closed book, closed notes. There
will be 3 midsemester exams and 1 final exam (3x15% + 25%). The dates of these
exams are given on the attached schedule. We will be completing all these exams
in the
regular classroom during the regular scheduled times.
Late homework will be accepted if it is turned in before the next class period,
but will be
penalized 50%.
There will be no make up quizzes or exams. If you miss an exam I will use the
average
grade from the other exams to substitute the missing grade.
Your final grade will be calculated as follows :
and below
Fall 2007
THIS SCHEDULE MAY BE CHANGED DEPENDING ON CLASS NEEDS
*Changes will be announced in class*
Date  Section  Topic(s) 
8/25/2007  1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 
Understanding Whole Numbers Adding Whole Numbers Subtracting Whole Numbers Multiplying Whole Numbers 
9/1/2007  1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 
Dividing Whole Numbers Exponents and Order of Operations Rounding and Estimating Applied Problems 
9/8/2007  1.11.8 2.1 2.2 2.3 
Quiz 1 Understanding Fractions Simplifying Fractions Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers 
9/15/2007  2.4 2.5 2.6 
Multiplication: Fractions/Mixed Numbers Division: Fractions Mixed Numbers The LCD and Building Fractions 
9/22/2007  2.7 2.8 2.9 
Addition/Subtraction of Fractions Mixed Numbers, Order of Operations Applied Problems w/ Fractions 
9/29/2007  2.12.9 3.1 3.2 3.3 
Exam 1: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 Decimal Notation Comparing /Ordering/Rounding Decimals Adding & Subtracting Decimals 
10/6/2007  3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 
Multiplying Decimals Dividing Decimals Convert Fractions/Decimals, Order of Operations Applied Problems Involving Decimals 
10/13/2007  3.13.7 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 
Quiz 2 Ratios and Rates The Concept of Proportions Solving Proportions Applied Problems Involving Proportions 
10/20/2007  4.14.4 5.1 5.2 5.3A 
Exam 2: Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 Understanding Percent Change Between %,Decimals, Fractions Solve % Problems Using Equation 
10/27/2007  5.3B 5.4 5.5 
Solve % Problems Using Proportions Solving Applied % Problems Solving: Commission,% Increase, and Interest Problems 
11/3/2007  5.15.5 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 
Quiz 3 American Units Metric Measurements: Length Metric Measurements: Volume/Weight Converting Units Applied Measurement Problems 
11/10/2007  6.16.5 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 
Exam 3: Chapter 6 Angles Rectangles and Squares Parallelograms, Trapezoids & Rhombus Triangles Square Roots 
11/17/2007  7.6 7.7 7.8 7.97.10 
Pythagorean Theorem Circles Volume Similar Geometric Figurres and Applied Geometry Problems 
11/24/2007  Thanksgiving Holiday  no class  
12/1/2007  Review: Chapters 17  
12/8/2007  Final  
12/15/2007  Last class 
MAT 082 BASIC MATHEMATICS  CRN 12831
Fall 2007
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT AND UNDERSTANDING OF COURSE
SYLLABUS
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course
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