El
Camino College Compton Center
Math
23Fall 2015
Course
Syllabus
Course Information:
Professor: Dr. Malinni Roeun
Course: Math 23, PreAlgebra
Course Dates: 8/2212/11
Section: # 9740
Class Meets: TH 2:00pm 4:05pm, Room: MS209
Office Location: MS204, (310) 9001600 Ext. # 2427
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday,
12:002:00pm
Email: mroeun@elcamino.edu
Book: Prealgebra (7th edition)
by McKeague and access code of required (Webassign), elcamino 5660 3490
Prerequisite: Math 10B or Math 12 with a minimum grade of C in
prerequisite or qualification by testing (ECC Math Placement Test) and assessment.
Course Description: This
course bridges the gap between arithmetic and formal algebra, developing number
sense and operation sense, in order to formulate and solve algebraic equations
with integers, fractions, and percent. Algebraic principles are applied to
problems from a variety of fields. Other topics include: proportional
reasoning, spatial reasoning, informal geometry and measurement, coordinate
graphing, informational graphs, and data collection and description.
Course
Objectives and Methods of Evaluation:
Course
Objectives:
 Acquire effective study skills including the use of the calculator in
appropriate situations.
 Perform various operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication,
division, and exponentiation) on different sets of numbers (whole,
integer, and rational) and recognize equivalence when it occurs,
particularly with fractions, decimals, and percent.
 Formulate mathematical representations of realworld applications
including the recognition of proportional relationships.
 Estimate to determine the reasonableness of results.
 Recognize and apply the concepts of variable, expression, and
equation.
 Solve linear equations.
 Find perimeters, areas, and volumes of various geometrical shapes and
use in applications.
 Represent linear relationships with tables, graphs, and equations
(coordinate graphing).
 Read, interpret, and construct tables, charts, and graph
SLO Statements:
SLO
#1 Application Problems Students will recognize the underlying mathematical
concepts in order to successfully evaluate expressions and formulas in a given
context (word problems, data, diagrams, etc.) and apply those concepts
correctly in authentic, realworld application problems.
SLO
#2 Solving Equations and Manipulating Expressions Students will use numerical
and symbolic representations of mathematical ideas to simplify linear
expressions and solve linear equations.
SLO
#3 Visual and Graphical Methods Students will be able to use visual or
graphical methods to solve linear equations and problems involving geometry and
measurement.
SLO
#4 Articulating Mathematical Reasoning Students will verbally articulate
(orally or in written form) the mathematical reasoning they used to solve a
numeric or linear problem or analyze a numeric or linear situation.
Methods
of Evaluation:
Attendance:
Students with THREE
consecutive absences MAY be dropped from the class! Any student
who misses two exams will be dropped from the class. Students are responsible
for any material/announcements missed in class regardless of their presence
including being aware of your status in the class. You are expected to be
present on time at all class meetings and to actively participate! You are
expected to be at all class meetings on time!! Taken this class seriously is
the first step to your success. Students will not be permitted to attend classes in which they are
not enrolled.
Withdrawal from the class
through the Admissions Office is the student's responsibility. If
you have any concerns regarding your attendance, please contact me immediately
via email, telephone or during my office hours.
Academic
Integrity:
Students
are responsible to inform themselves of College policies regarding the Code of
Academic Integrityhttp://www.elcamino.edu/administration/board/boarddocs/5500%20%20Academic%20Honesty.pdf.Any incident of cheating will be brought to
the immediate attention of the Academic dean and appropriate actions will be
taken including receiving an F grade for the course. A report will be filed
with the Campus Disciplinarian. CHEATING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!
Calculators:
Scientific
Calculator is allow. No cell phones use will be allowed in class! Cell phones
must be completely off otherwise you will be asked to leave the class and one
absence will be granted to you. Cell phones may not be used as calculators!!
Homework:
Success
in any math class is dependent upon completing and understanding all
assignments. Most homework will be given online. The work you need to do to
complete your online homework should be neatly written in your notebook
together with the title, section and the grade you earn. Absolutely no late
homework will be accepted! It is the student's responsibility to obtain the
assignment during an absence.
Class
work:
You
will often be given class work and it may be collected at any time during
class. No makeup work is possible for missed class work.
Quizzes:
There
will be in class quizzes. There are no makeups on quizzes.
Notebook:
All
homework will be done in a notebook neatly and organized by the chapter and
section title. It will be collected on the day of the exam.
Exams:
There will be four exams and a comprehensive final at the
end of the 16 weeks semester. No makeup exams will be given but your final
exam will only replace one missed exam. Contact me immediately if you miss an
exam. Students who miss more than one exam will be dropped from the class. Tentative exam
dates are noted on the Class Schedule at the end of this syllabus.
WebAssign:
For online assistance
with this course 24/7 you can log in to WebAssign.
“Developed by professors
based upon their classroom experiences, WebAssign is designed to provide a
convenient and engaging way for students to solve math problems
and/or submit online homework while receiving immediate feedback and
tutorial help. The math exercises are tied to resources from the textbook
– including video, interactive tutorials, and pages of the text – which
maximizes the student’s efficiency while studying. WebAssign is available
at all hours of the day, through a variety of web browsers and operating
systems.”
Use the following steps: Go to www.cengage.com/ewa >>Click on I have a class key:
elcamino 5660 3490
Students with Special Needs ADA:
Students with disabilities who believe they may need
accommodations in this course are encouraged to contact the Special Resource
Center at 3109001600 Ext# 2405 at Vocational technology Bldg. Room#
226B as soon as possible to better ensure such accommodations are
implemented in a timely fashion. As well, please contact me privately to
discuss your specific needs.
Keys
to success:
It
is expected that students spend a minimum of at least TWO
hours outside of class for each hour spent in class. Spending more time on
material from class and explaining concepts to other students in class is an
excellent way of achieving success. Active participation is very important. Ask
questions, answer questions, talk to other students in class, form study groups
outside of class, and always remember to ponder beyond what we discuss in
class! Next, remember to keep an open mind. A big part of learning and
understanding mathematics is believing that you are capable of succeeding.
Always remember to have fun!!
Students will be assessed through class participation, their performance on
exams, quizzes, and assignments. The completion of the assignments will prepare
you for each quiz/exam. You are expected to complete each assignment by the
next class meeting so that you are ready to ask questions in class. You should
see me for assistance as soon as an exercise is not understood, but not without
first seriously attempting to do the problem on your own. It is highly
recommended that you also take advantage of the various tutoring services
offered on campus. It is your own responsibility to have an interest in your
education.
I look forward to a Wonderful Fall 2015!
Grades:
Attendance 50
points
HW/Quiz Notebook
50 points
Exams
(4):
100 points each
Quizzes (10 pop
quizzes) 100 points
Homework (online)
128 points
Final Exam 150
points
Grading Scale: A = 90  100%; B
= 80  89%; C = 70  79%; D = 60  69%; F = under 60%
Math
23  FALL 2015
Tentative Class Schedule
Dr. Roeun

Tuesday

Thursday

Week 1 8/248/30

Login,

1.1, 1.2, 1.3

Week 2 8/319/6

1.4, 1.5, 1.6

1.7, 1.8, 2.1

Week 3 9/79/13

2.2, 2.3, 2.4

2.5, 2.6, Review

Week 4 9/149/20

Exam#1
(Chps 1 & 2)

3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Week 5 9/219/27

3.4, 3.5, 3.6

3.7, 3.8, 3.9

Week 6 9/2810/4

4.1, 4.2, 4.3

4.4, 4.5, 4.6

Week 7 10/510/11

4.6, 4.8, 4.9

Exam #2
(Chps
3 & 4)

Week 8 10/1210/18

5.1, 5.2, 5.3

5.4. 5.5

Week 9 10/1910/25

5.6. 5.7

5.8, 5.9

Week 10 10/2611/1

6.1, 6.2

6.3 & 6.4

Week 11 11/211/8

6.5, 7.1

Exam# 3
(Chps 5 & 6)

Week 12 11/911/15

7.2, 7.3

7.4,7.5

Week 13 11/1611/22

8.1, 8.2, 8.3

8.4, 8.5

Week 14 11/2311/29

Exam# 4 ( Chps 7 &
8)

Thanksgiving Holiday

Week 15 11/3012/6

9.1, 9.2, 9.3

9.4, 9.5, 9.6

Week 16 12/712/11

Final Exam Pt. I (Chps 19)

Final Exam Pt. II (Chps 19)

Last
Day to Add (Full Semester Classes) Friday, September 4^{th}, 2015.
Last Day to Drop and be Eligible for a Refund Friday, September 4^{th},
2015.
Last day to drop without notation on permanent record is Friday, September 4^{th},
2015.
Last
day to drop with a “W” is Friday, November 13^{th}, 2015.