Math 12
PreAlgebra
Course #5779(3
units)
Course Syllabus
Spring 2005
MyMathLab
ID: toner08845
Instructor: Stephen Toner
Web Page: http://www.stevetoner.com
email: toners@vvc.edu
VVC voicemail: 2454271 ext.
2770
Class Hours: TTh:
Office: bldg. 30, office U
Office Hours: T,W,Th:
Wed:
Prerequisite: Math 10 with
a grade of "C" or better or by placement by VVC assessment.
Textbook: Introductory Algebra, 9th edition, 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
$42. MyMathLab is strongly recommended
for supplemental use by my students.
Course Description: This
course covers signednumber arithmetic, order of operations, algebraic
expressions, solving equations and factoring.
This course does not apply to the Associate Degree.
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 any cell phones or pagers to a quiet mode during
class time. No cell phones will be
allowed on your desk during exams.
Homework Policy:
Practice is essential. Each student is expected to spend at least 2 hours
doing homework for each hour this class meets.
I expect you to practice at least
everyotherodd exercise in your text (#1, 5, 9, 13, etc.) unless otherwise
directed. Homework will not be
collected, however.
Grading Policies: Grades
will be based on the average of all exams. No notes or “cheat sheets” will be
allowed on any exam. Any exam not taken
will be regarded as a zero. The lowest
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 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%
Tentative Class Schedule
An
effort will be made to adhere as closely as possible to this schedule. If we can ever “get ahead” of the pace, we
will take the opportunity to do so, just in case we need extra time on other
material, later in the course. Test
dates are fixed,
however. They will not change,
regardless of our progress through the course.


Sections to
be Covered In Class 



Sections to
be Covered In Class 
T 
2/15 
Intro, R1 

T 
4/19 
3.3, 3.4 
Th 
2/17 
R2, R3 

Th 
4/21 
Review, 4.1 
T 
2/22 
R4, R5 

T 
4/26 
Test Chapter 3 
Th 
2/24 
R6, review 

Th 
4/28 
4.2 
T 
3/1 
Review, Test Chapter R 

T 
5/3 
4.3, 4.4 
Th 
3/3 
1.1, 1.2 

Th 
5/5 
4.5, 4.6 
T 
3/8 
1.3, 1.4, 4.5,
1.6 

T 
5/10 
4.7, 4.8 
Th 
3/10 
1.7, 1.8 

Th 
5/12 
Review, 5.1 
T 
3/15 
Review, Test Chapter 1 

T 
5/17 
Test Chapter 4 
Th 
3/17 
2.1, 2.2, 2.3 

Th 
5/19 
5.2, 5.3 
T 
3/22 
2.4, 2.5a 

T 
5/24 
5.4, 5.5, 5.6 
Th 
3/24 
2.5b, 2.6 

Th 
5/26 
5.7 
T 
4/5 
2.7, 2.8 

T 
5/31 
5.8 
Th 
4/7 
Review, 3.1 

Th 
6/2 
Review, Test
Chapter 5 
T 
4/12 
Test Chapter 2 

T 
6/7 
Review / flex day 
Th 
4/14 
3.2, 3.3 

Th 
6/9 
Final Exam 
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