Math 50 – Elementary Algebra
Course
Syllabus – Fall 2004
Course #0865 (4 units)
Class
Hours:
MTWTh:
MyMathLab ID: toner83775
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: Introductory Algebra, 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 signed number arithmetic,
square roots, order of operations and algebraic expressions. It also covers equation solving, factoring, graphs of linear equations and solving of equations.
You are required to attend
class every day. After 4 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 2
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 otherwise
directed. Homework will not be
collected, however.
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. 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
There
are two “flex days” scheduled into this semester. If they are not needed, they become final
exam review days. If they are needed for
some reason, all remaining daily plans will be shifted back a day to
compensate. Otherwise, exam dates are
fixed.


Sections to be Covered In Class 



Sections to be Covered In Class 
M 
8/30 
intro, 1.11.2 

M 
10/25 
Review 
T 
8/31 
1.31.6 

T 
10/26 
Test Chapter 5 
W 
9/1 
1.71.8 

W 
10/27 
6.16.2 
Th 
9/2 
Review 

Th 
10/28 
6.36.4 
M 
9/6 
No school
– Labor Day 

M 
11/1 
6.5 
T 
9/7 
Test
Chapter 1 

T 
11/2 
6.6 
W 
9/8 
2.12.3 

W 
11/3 
6.7 
Th 
9/9 
2.42.5 

Th 
11/4 
6.8 
M 
9/13 
2.6 

M 
11/8 
Review, 8.1 
T 
9/14 
2.7 

T 
11/9 
Test Chapter 6 
W 
9/15 
2.8 

W 
11/10 
8.28.3 
Th 
9/16 
Review, 3.1 

Th 
11/11 
No School – Veterans’ Day 
M 
9/20 
Test
Chapter 2 

M 
11/15 
8.4 
T 
9/21 
3.23.3 

T 
11/16 
8.5 
W 
9/22 
3.4 

W 
11/17 
Review, 9.1 
Th 
9/23 
7.17.2 

Th 
11/18 
Test Chapter 8 
M 
9/27 
7.3 

M 
11/22 
9.29.4 
T 
9/28 
7.4 

T 
11/23 
9.59.6 
W 
9/29 
7.5 

W 
11/24 
Review 
Th 
9/30 
Review, 4.1 

Th 
11/25 
No School – Thanksgiving 
M 
10/4 
Test
Chapters 3 & 7 

M 
11/29 
Test Chapter 9 
T 
10/5 
4.2 

T 
11/30 
10.1 
W 
10/6 
4.34.4 

W 
12/1 
10.2 
Th 
10/7 
4.54.6 

Th 
12/2 
10.310.4 
M 
10/11 
4.7 

M 
12/6 
10.5 
T 
10/12 
4.8 

T 
12/7 
10.6 
W 
10/13 
Review, 5.1 

W 
12/8 
10.7 
Th 
10/14 
Test
Chapter 4 

Th 
12/9 
Test Chapter 10 
M 
10/18 
5.25.4 

M 
12/13 
Flex day  review 
T 
10/19 
5.55.6 

T 
12/14 
Flex day  review 
W 
10/20 
5.7 

W 
12/15 
Final Exam part 1 
Th 
10/21 
5.8 

Th 
12/16 
Final Exam part 2 
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