Elementary Algebra

Prerequisite : Math 008 with a grade of “C” or better, or Math Placement Assessment.

Text: Beginning Algebra, 4th Edition, by Martin-Gay, and MyMathLab Access Code.

Supplies: A scientific calculator is required. You may use a graphing calculator (TI-83+ or TI-84 graphing calculator is recommended), but algebraic calculator such as the TI-89 or TI-92 are not permitted. No calculator sharing or covers on during exams. You must have your own calculator or you will not able to use one.

Course Description:

This course covers properties of real numbers ; simplifying polynomial, rational, and radical expressions; solving linear, quadratic, rational, and radical equations in one variable; the rectangular coordinate system; graphing linear equations in two variables; solving systems of linear equations in two variables; and applications of mathematical concepts.

Attendance: This is an online course taught using the Internet. This course is for students who are unable to take the course in a traditional lecture classroom format. That does NOT mean it is a “self-pace” class. You will have assigned homework, quizzes with due date. You must log in course website at least once a week. If you do not log in our course website for two weeks , then you may be dropped from this class. However, it is your responsibility to officially drop the class. It is also your responsibility to find out what you have missed if you miss class.

Academic Honesty:

Academic dishonesty or cheating is defined as an intentional act of fraud in which a student seeks to claim credit for the work or efforts of another without authorization. This includes assisting other students in acts of dishonesty or coercing students into acts of dishonesty, whether it is in coursework or on exams. There is absolutely NO tolerance for cheating in this class. Any student caught cheating or assisting another student in the act of cheating, will receive an “F” grade for the course.

Academic Accommodation:

A student with a disability, who would like to request an academic accommodation, is responsible for identifying herself/himself to the instructor and to the Accessibility Center for Education (ACE). ACE students need to get a copy of the official form from the ACE office and return it to the instructor as soon as possible. ACE and the instructor will need a two-week window in which to make the proper arrangements. To make arrangements for academic accommodations, contact ACE at (714) 895-8721, TDD (714) 895-8350.

Tutoring: If you have questions or need helps, I recommend posting a message on the Discussion Board. A classmate or I will respond, so everyone can see. It’s like asking a question in class. You can also e-mail me if you have a personal question. (Points are given for students participate on Discussion Board.)

Math tutoring is available in person in GWC Tutoring Center (Library 100D), (714) 892 – 7711 ext. 55223.

The publisher, Prentice Hall , also provides a free tutoring service to MyMathLab students. For more details, go to E-BOOK, then click on “Math Tutor Center”.

Quizzes: There will be an online quiz given every week. All quizzes are due by Thursday at 12:00 midnight. Late quiz will not be accepted for any reason. The lowest quiz scores will be dropped. Make up quiz is not given.

You are allowed 3 chances (if you want) to take the first quiz (only the first quiz) to get used to the program. The highest score will be counted. However, for other quizzes, you can only take each quiz twice. Moreover, there is time limit on all quizzes. Therefore, you should read the book, do homework assignments completely before taking a quiz.

To take a quiz, log in the course website, then click on “TAKE A QUIZ”.

Note: Student cannot access other assignments or exercises while taking a quiz. If the student does not submit the quiz, access to all exercises and assignments is blocked until the instructor enables access to or deletes the incomplete quiz.

If you have troubles with your computer, it is YOUR problem. Do not wait until the last minutes to take your quiz or do your homework assignment.

Homework: You will do all homework online. All homework assignments are due by Thursday at 12:00 midnight. Late homework will not be accepted for any reason. The two lowest homework scores will be dropped.

To do homework, log in the course website, then click on “DO HOMEWORK”. Doing homework online is interactive and helpful. The helpful features include:

 1) If you’re not sure how to start, click on “View an Example” or “Animation” to see an example worked out for you.

 2) Click on “Textbook Pages” to read material about the problems form the textbook.

 3) Click on “Help Me Solve This ” to see the answer work out for you in detail, step-by-step.

 4) After trying the exercise, click on “Check Answer”, and the computer will tell you that it’s right or wrong right away.

You can work the homework assignments in any order . You can go back to any problem and re-work or re-do it as many times as you want . Click on “Submit Work” when’re done and your grade is automatically posted to the grade book. Even after you hand it in you can go back and look at, re-work, or re-do any problem you want. When every problem shows a green checkmark you’re done with that assignment. It is highly recommended that you do the homework assignment every day in order to do well in this course.

Exams: There will be two exams and a comprehensive final. All exams are closed notes and books. No makeup exams will be given unless arrangements have been made with the instructor prior to the day of the exam. All exams and final exam will be given on GWC campus. If you live out of the area, please read the proctored rules and procedures . For details, read Math 10 online Schedule page. In addition, you cannot miss the final exam. You cannot pass this course without taking final exam. Do not plan vacations that will require missing this day and time – no exceptions can be given. Please bring your Golden West College photo ID to all tests.

Grading: Your math 010 course grade will be based upon:

2 Tests (16% each) = 32%
Final examination = 26%
Quizzes (20 pts each) = 20%
Online HW = 18%
Discussion Board = 4%



The grading scale is as follows:

A = 90% - 100% D = 60% - 69%
B = 80% - 89% F = 0% - 59%
C = 70% - 79% Credit = C or better

Important Dates:

Friday, February 9: Last day to drop classes and qualify for refunds.
Friday, February 9: Last day to enroll with instructor permission.
Friday, February 23: Last day to drop classes without a “W”
Friday, April 27: Last day to drop with a “W”

Math 010 Online Schedule

Week # Date Lecture Sections HW due on Thursday Quiz due on Thursday
1 01/29/07 Orientation
1.2 - 1.5
None None
Orientation on Campus
Friday, Feb. 02, 2007
6pm - 8pm in Math 123
2 02/08/07 1.6 – 1.9 1.2 - 1.5(Skip 1.1) Quiz#1
3 02/15/07 2.1 - 2.5 1.6- 1.9 Quiz#2
4 02/22/07 2.6 - 3.1 2.1 - 2.5 Quiz#3
5 03/01/07 3.2 - 3.6 2.6 - 3.1 Quiz#4
6 03/08/07 3.7 - 4.3 3.2 - 3.6 Quiz#5
Exam#1 (on 1.2 - 3.7) on Campus
Friday, March 09, 2007
6pm - 8pm in Math 123
7 03/15/07 4.4 - 5.2 (Skip 4.6) 3.7 - 4.3 Quiz#6
8 03/22/07 5.3 - 5.6 4.4 - 5.2 (Skip 4.6) Quiz#7

March 26 – April 1 Spring Recess

9 04/05/07 6.1 - 6.3 5.3 - 5.6 Quiz#8
10 04/12/07 6.4 - 6.6 6.1 - 6.3 Quiz#9
11 04/19/07 7.1 - 7.4 6.4 - 6.6 Quiz#10
12 04/26/07 7.5 - 7.8 7.1 - 7.4 Quiz#11
Exam#2 (on 4.1 - 6.6) on Campus
Friday, April 27, 2007
6pm - 8pm in Math 123
13 05/03/07 8.1 - 8.4 7.5 - 7.8 Quiz#12
14 05/10/07 8.5 - 9.1 (Skip 8.7) 8.1 - 8.4 Quiz#13
15 05/17/07 9.2 - 9.5 (Skip 9.4) 8.5 - 9.1 (Skip 8.7) Quiz#14
16 05/24/07 Review for Final Exam 9.2 - 9.5
Skip 9.4
Final Exam on Campus
Friday, May 25, 2007
6pm - 8pm in Math 123
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