Math 10 – Basic Math Skills
Course Syllabus – Summer 2005
Course #8271 (3 units)
Class Hours:
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MyMathLab ID: toner63506
Web Page: http://www.stevetoner.com Summer Calendar:
Office: LA, office “U” August 11 Last Day of Class
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 $40. 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. Problems will be assigned each day and collected the next. No late assignments will be accepted. No calculators may be used on any exam.
Grading Policies: Grades will be based on homework, all chapter tests and the final exam. All homework assignments will count together as one exam score, with the lowest daily homework score dropped. 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 (or homework “exam” score, but not the final exam) will be deleted prior to computing the term grade. The final exam is both required and comprehensive. Students are expected to complete all exams during class on the dates and times scheduled and absolutely 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 
M 
6/20 
1.11.6 

M 
7/18 
6.16.4 
T 
6/21 
1.71.9 

T 
7/19 
6.56.6 
W 
6/22 
Test Chapter 1 

W 
7/20 
review 
Th 
6/23 
2.12.4 

Th 
7/21 
Test Chapter 6 
M 
6/27 
2.52.7 

M 
7/25 
7.17.4 
T 
6/28 
Test Chapter 2 

T 
7/26 
8.18.5 
W 
6/29 
3.1 3.4 

W 
7/27 
8.68.7, 9.19.2 
Th 
6/30 
3.53.7 

Th 
7/28 
9.39.6 
M 
7/4 
Holiday – 4^{th} of July – no class 

M 
8/1 
review 
T 
7/5 
Test Chapter 3 

T 
8/2 
Test Chapters 7, 8, 9 
W 
7/6 
4.14.4 

W 
8/3 
10.110.5 
Th 
7/7 
4.54.7 

Th 
8/4 
11.111.3 
M 
7/11 
Test Chapter 4 

M 
8/8 
review 
T 
7/12 
5.15.3 

T 
8/9 
Test Chapter 10 
W 
7/13 
5.45.5 

W 
8/10 
review 
Th 
7/14 
Test Chapter 5 

Th 
8/11 
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.