# Fall07Syllabus-1

# SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY

Center for Teaching, Learning and Academic Support

MATH 0099 - Fundamental Mathematics II

**Instructor :** Haimanot Kassa, Phat
Hong, George Tessema

**Textbook:** Introductory and
Intermediate Algebra, 3^{rd} Ed by Margaret Lial,

John Hornsby and Terry McGinnis.

** Prerequisite : **A score of greater than
22 and less than 37 on the COMPASS

placement test or a passing grade on MATH 0099.

**Course Description:** Mathematics 0099
consists contents from

introductory and intermediate algebra . It is a course that offers instruction

on factoring trinomial expressions, solving linear equations in one and two

variables , operations with functions such as linear, quadratic, rational,

exponential and solving proportion problems.

**The Mathematics Laboratory:** The
laboratory is located in Room 132 of

Whiting Hall. The lab’s purpose it to assist students who are taking lab

oriented mathematics courses at Savannah State University.

**Course Objectives: **The objective of
this course (or any mathematics

course for that matter) is that students will become mathematically literate

so that (1) they value mathematics , (2) they become confident in their

abilities to do mathematics, (3) they become better problem solvers, (4)

they learn to communicate mathematically, and (5) that they learn to

reason logically .

**Grading : **Test dates will be discussed
in class as the semester progresses

**·** Test #1 (Chapter VI) 12%

**· **Test #2 (Chapter VII) 12%

**·** Test #3 (Chapter VIII) 12%

**· **Test #4 (Chapter IX) 12%

**·** Final (Chapters VI - X) 27%

**·** Quiz (Every Monday) 10%

**·** Online Homework 10%

**·** Project 5%

**Final Evaluation (Final Grade) :**

**Course Expectations and Requirement s:**
The Center for Teaching,

Learning and Academic Support expects all enrolled students to perform

as responsible university students in pursuit of higher education. The

following outlines the Center’s expectation of all students taking this

course.

**· **Students are expected to be on time for class every day. Excessive

tardiness will not be tolerated. Three counts of tardiness will

constitute one absence for a day class and two counts of tardiness

for an evening class.

**·** Students are expected to work only on the course subject matter

during a class period.

**·** Students are expected to bring textbooks and other necessary

materials to class.

**·** Students are expected to be focused on the assignment, lecture or

discussion. Any form of disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.

**·** Students are expected to keep their conference appointment s and

arrive for any scheduled tests or make - up tests at the designated

time.

**·** Students are expected to read and adhere to the course outline as

well as the class activity calendar.

**·** Students are not allowed to bring disruptive electronic devices to

class. Cell phones in vibrate or silent mode are permissible.

**·** Students are not allowed to bring any children to the classroom.

**·** Any student who fails to adhere to any of the above expectations

may be subject to dismissal from the course and may receive a grade

of “F” in the course.

**Attendance Policy: **The Center for
Teaching, Learning and Academic

Support requires all enrolled students to attend classes at the scheduled

time. A uniform Policy of class attendance for all students in the Center is

as follows:

**·** Students who pre- register for a course are expected to attend

classes on the first school day of the semester. Students who added

a course during the adjustment period are expected to attend classes

no later than the day after the stamped date on the add/drop form.

**·** No student in a day class will be allowed more than five unexcused

absences (Lecture /Lab) during the semester. No student in an

evening class will be allowed more than two unexcused absences

during the semester. Once this limit is exceeded, the student will be

given notice that he/she has failed the course.

**·** Once the student has been notified that he/she has failed the course,

no further make up work will be given to that student. However,

he/she is encouraged to continue attending the class to learn.

**·** Any student, who misses two or more testes, whether the absences

are excused or unexcused, may receiver a grade of F in the course.

**·** The instructor would like to emphasize that excused absence is an

absence that has a well documented excuse from a doctor, for

example. Personal stories with out documentation may not count as

such.

**ADA Statement:** The Americans with
Disabilities Act requires that

reasonable accommodation be provided for students with physical,

sensory, cognitive, systemic , learning and psychiatric disabilities. Please

contact me at the beginning of the semester to discuss any such

accommodations you may require for this course.

**Code of Conduct:** To make this course
more enjoyable and fruitful, the

instructor will not tolerate any form of distraction, may it be as bad as

cheating or as simple as sleeping and/or electronic devices going off. For

more information, please refer to the University catalogue code of conduct.

The instructor reserves his right to alter
this syllabus at any time in favor of

himself and/or the majority of the class without notice. The class shall be

informed about such alteration.

## COURSE OUTLINE

DAY | CLASS ACTIVITIES | READING ASSIGNMENT |

1 | Introduction | |

2 | 6.1 Factors; The Greatest Common Factor |
Pages 430- 435 |

2 | 6.2 Factoring Trinomials | Pages 439- 442 |

3 | 6.3 Factoring Trinomials
by Grouping |
Pages 445- 446 |

3 | 6.4 Factoring Trinomials Using FOIL | Pages 449- 452 |

4 | 6.5 Special Factoring Techniques | Pages 455- 460 |

4 | 6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring |
Pages 467- 471 |

5 | 6.7 Applications of Quadratic Equations | Pages 475- 480 |

6 | Chapter 6 Summary | Pages 487- 489 |

7 | Chapter 6 Test | |

8 | 7.1 Rational Expressions and
Functions; Multiplying and Dividing |
Pages 502- 508 |

9 | 7.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions |
Pages 513- 518 |

10 | 7.3 Complex Fractions | Pages 523- 526 |

11 | 7.4 Equations with Rational Expressions | Pages 529- 532 |

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