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 Class Contract for Math 1010  FAll 2013

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

Course Description:  

This course is the second course in a two-semester sequence. Topics of study include, but are not limited to, introductory geometry, measurement, probability, statistics, motion geometry, and coordinate geometry. 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. IAI: M1 903.


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. Students will demonstrate knowledge of Probability.
2.Students will demonstrate knowledge of Statistics
3.Students will demonstrate knowledge of Geometry
4.Students will demonstrate knowledge of Constructions, Congruence, and Similarity
5.Students will demonstrate knowledge of Measurement
6.Students will demonstrate knowledge of Motion Geometry and Tessellations

IVCC withdrawal policy: Last day to withdraw is  November 6th, 2013

Effective Summer 2011, students 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:


Lesson Presentation
As part of this course, each student will be required to present a lesson to the rest of the class.  Your lesson will be assigned during the first week of the semester with a due date specified in the class schedule at the end of this contract.  Your  lesson is expected to be between 35 and 50 minutes unless otherwise designated because of shortness of section. 

Your grade will be broken down by the following categories:

After presentation by the student, I will fill in any missed materials and answer any questions the class has related to the presentation of the material.

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 8/19
Introduction, 8.1-8.3

Week of 8/26
 9.1, 9.2

Week of 9/2
Labor day 9/2 college closed
9.3, 9.4

Week of 9/9
TEST1, 10.1

Week of 9/16
10.2, 10.3

Week of 9/23
10.4, catch up

Week of 9/30
10.5, TEST2

Week of 10/7
11.1, 11.2
10/11 Enrichment Day, college closed

Week of 10/14
11.3, 12.1

Week of 10/21
12.2, 12.3

week of 10/28
TEST3, catch up

Week of 11/4
13.1, 13.2
11/6 last day to withdraw

Week of 11/11
13.3, TEST4
11/11 Veterans Day, college closed

Week of 11/18
14.1, 14.2

Week of 11/25
Thanksgiving break 11/27-11/29

Week of 12/2
!4.4, TEST5

Week of 12/9

12/12  FINAL


Schedule of Lesson Presentations

9.1 Tim Negray
9.2 Josh Noel
9.3 Allie Peterson
9.4 Ryan Schmitt

10.1Sara Fitzpatrick
10.2Danny Pfaff
10.3 Kristen Hall
10.4 Brittany Terando
10.5 Lisa Lukkari

11.1 Christian Lemrise, Megan Pozzi
11.2 Carlie Quinn
11.3Chessie Meiners

12.1 Kayla Guenther, Hannah Simpson
12.2 Tom Tunnell
12.3 Kristen Miller

13.1 Amber Huffaker, Cassie Villarreal
13.2 Raquel Benitez, Kayla Fawcett
13.3 Glenn Hall

14.1 Liz Rice
14.2 Tom Tunnell
14.3 Eric Farrell
14.4 Erin Lopatio, Carly Ficek