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 Class Contract for Math 1009  FAll 2012

Course: Math for the Liberal Arts
Mathematical Reasoning for Elementary Teachers, 6th Edition
Thomas Tunnell
Office Hours:

Course Description:  

This course is a study of the basic structure of the real number system, set theory, basic algorithms, informal geometry, and problem solving. The goal of this course is to increase the student's knowledge and understanding of mathematical theories and concepts. This is not a course in computational arithmetic skills. This course is recommended for students majoring in elementary or junior high education. Prerequisite: 1) MTH 0907 Intermediate Algebra and MTH 0908 Geometry, both with a C or better; or 2) An appropriate score on the placement test.


You may make up a test if:
1) you know you will be absent on the day of a scheduled test and you arrange a time prior to the test to take it early.

2)Otherwise you may use your score on the final to replace the first missed exam. A second missed exam without a physician's  written excuse will result in zero for that exam.  Any other missed assignments  cannot be made up for any reason

(Note the following grading and testing information is subject to change by the instructor)

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

To find average : (students total / total points possible) x 100



Expected Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of problem solving.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of sets, whole numbers, and functions.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of whole number computation.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of integer and number theory.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of rational numbers and fractions.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of decimals, percents, and real numbers.

IVCC withdrawal policy: Last day to withdraw is  November 8th, 2012

Effective Summer 2011, students will have the ability to initiate a withdrawal from classes. By completing the form in the Records Office or through the form located within WebAdvisor, the student is authorizing IVCC to remove him/her from the course. Entering the student ID number serves as the studentís electronic signature. IVCC has the right to rescind a withdrawal in cases of academic dishonesty or at the instructorís discretion.

Students should be aware of the impact of a withdrawal on full-time status for insurance purposes and for financial aid. It is highly recommended that students meet with their instructor or with a counselor before withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal is the best course of action for that particular student.

 More detailed information is available at www.ivcc.edu/admissions and selecting the menu item for Withdrawals on the left side of the page.

Grade components:

MYMATHLAB details:

Cheating: A score of zero will be given on any assignment where cheating occurs. Other disciplinary actions are at the discretion of the instructor and may include, but are not limited to being withdrawn from the course and possibly from IVCC.

Attendance: You are expected to attend all classes regularly. If absence is unavoidable, it is your responsibility to complete any work missed.

Policy: All IVCC student policies apply to this class.


Special Needs: If you are a student with a cognitive, physical or psychiatric disability you may be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time, texts on tape, note taking services etc..  If you are interested in receiving academic support services, please contact the Special Populations Office at 224-0284, office B-204.

Respect-- one of IVCC's core values of respect, caring, honesty, fairness and responsibility, represented by the acronym ReaCHFaR-- has been chosen as this year's campus wide theme. Respect influences each of us daily -- at school, in our homes, at work, and in our fields of study. Keep the theme in mind as you complete course activities this semester.

(schedule subject to change by instructor, quizzes not listed)

Homework Assignments:  mymathlab assignments: 1 per section covered.  These should be completed once a section is fully completed and if you have questions on problems, they should be asked at the beginning of class.

Week of August 20th
Sections  1.1, 1.2, 1.3

Week of August 27th
Section 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

Week of September 3rd
Labor Day 9/3 college closed
Ch 1 Test
Section 2.1, 2.2

Week of September 10
Section 2.2, 2.3 ,2.4

Week of September 17th
Ch 2 Test
Section 3.1, 3.2

Week of September 24th
Section 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Week of October 1st
10/5 Enrichment Day, college closed
Section 3.5

Week of October 8
10/12 Fall Break, college closed
Ch3 Test
Section 4.1, 4.2

Week of October 15
Section 4.2, 4.3, 5.1

Week of October 22
Section 5.2, 5.3
Ch4-Ch5 test

Week of October 29
Section 6.1, 6.2

Week of November 5
11/8  Last day for student withdrawal
Section 6.3, 6.4

Week of November 12th
11/12 Veteran's Day, college closed
Ch6 Test
Section 7.1

Week of November 19th
11/21-23  Thanksgiving break

Week of November 26th
Section 7.2, 7.3

Week of December 3ed
Section 7.4
Ch7 Test

Week of December 10th
Review for Final
FINAL  12/13