Math 10 – Basic Math Skills
Course
Syllabus – Fall 2004
Course #0830 (3 units)
Class
Hours:
TTh:
MyMathLab ID: toner63506
Web
Page: http://www.stevetoner.com Fall
Calendar:
Office: LA, office “U” Nov. 11 Veteran’s
Day Holiday
Office
Hours: M,T,Th:
Wednesdays:
Required Textbook: Basic Mathematics, 9/e, by Bittinger. This textbook can be purchased new bundled with MyMathLab (an online
tutorial) at no extra charge. If you
purchase a used textbook, MyMathLab can be purchased online at www.mymathlab.com for approximately
$30. MyMathLab is strongly recommended
for supplemental use by my students.
Course Description: This course covers the basic
operations applied to whole numbers, fractions (including mixed numbers) and
decimals. Prime factorization, least
common multiple, ratio and proportion, similar triangles, averages; graphs and
tables, square roots, the Pythagorean theorem,
measurement, operations on signednumbers and solutions of simple linear
equations are also covered.
Attendance Policy: Class attendance is not a
measure of performance or proficiency.
Whether a student is just physically present in the class is not a valid
basis for grading. Reference Title 5
Section 55002 of the
You are required to attend
class every day. After 3 hours of
absence, you may be dropped from this class. It is your responsibility to
keep your enrollment status current. You
risk an “F” if you stop attending without officially withdrawing. Do not bring friends or children to
class. Please turn off any cell phones or pagers during class time (or
switch them to silent mode). No cell
phones will be allowed on your desk during exams.
Homework Policy:
Practice is essential. Each student is expected to spend at least 3
hours doing homework for each hour this class meets. I expect you to practice at least all of the odd exercises in your text unless directed
otherwise. Homework will not be
collected, however. No calculators may
be used on any exam.
Grading Policies: Grades will be based on all
chapter tests and the final exam. No calculators, notes, or “cheat sheets” will
be allowed on any exam. Any exam not
taken will be regarded as a zero. The
lowest chapter exam score (but not the final exam) will be deleted prior to
computing the term grade. The final exam
(which counts as two exams) is both required and comprehensive. Students are expected to complete all exams
during class on the dates and times scheduled and no makeup or
retake exams will be given.
Grading Scale: A=90% or above; B=80%89.9%; C=70%79.9%; D=65%69.9%; F=below
65%
Class Schedule


Sections to be Covered In Class 



Sections to be Covered In Class 
T 
8/31 
1.11.6 

T 
10/26 
6.56.6 
Th 
9/2 
1.71.9 

Th 
10/28 
review 
T 
9/7 
Test
Chapter 1 

T 
11/2 
Test Chapter 6 
Th 
9/9 
2.12.4 

Th 
11/4 
7.17.4 
T 
9/14 
2.52.7 

T 
11/9 
8.18.5 
Th 
9/16 
Test
Chapter 2 

Th 
11/11 
Veterans Day 
T 
9/21 
3.1 3.4 

T 
11/16 
8.78.7, 9.19.2 
Th 
9/23 
3.53.7 

Th 
11/18 
9.39.6 
T 
9/28 
Test
Chapter 3 

T 
11/23 
Test Chapters 7, 8, 9 
Th 
9/30 
4.14.4 

Th 
11/25 
Thanksgiving 
T 
10/5 
4.54.7 

T 
11/30 
10.110.5 
Th 
10/7 
Test
Chapter 4 

Th 
12/2 
11.111.3 
T 
10/12 
5.15.3 

T 
12/7 
review 
Th 
10/14 
5.45.5 

Th 
12/9 
Test Chapter 10 
T 
10/19 
Test
Chapter 5 

T 
12/14 
review 
Th 
10/21 
6.16.4 

Th 
12/16 
Final Exam 
If there is an electricity
emergency, snow day, or some other closure of the VVC campus on a test day,
assume that the test will be given at the following class meeting. If the campus is closed on the day before
an exam, the exam date will remain (but certain problems will be omitted from
the exam, as appropriate). In other
words, I don’t like to change exam dates since many of you rearrange your work
schedules in order to study.