This syllabus is for sections 16430 and 15610 of MAT091 (Introductory Algebra) at Scottsdale Community College (SCC). Section 16430 meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 10:40am in room CM-461. Section 15610 meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 10:40am in room CM-461. The MathAS course id and enrollment key is 6433.
Office Phone: 480.423.6110 ... Office Location: CM-426Mon/Wed: 8:25am- 8:55am [CM-426 (my office)] Mon/Wed: 10:45am-11:45am [CM-426 (my office)] Mon/Wed: 1:30pm- 3:20pm [CM-426 (my office)] Tue/Thu: 8:25am- 8:55am [CM-426 (my office)] Tue/Thu: 10:45am-11:15am [CM-426 (my office)] Fri/Sat/Sun: by appointment and email Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
A total of 100 points can be earned during the span of the semester.4 points... Syllabus Confirmation 60 points... Four 15-Point Assessments In the Monday/Wednesday class these assessments will be given on the following Wednesdays: 1/31, 2/28, 4/4, 4/25. In the Tuesday/Thursday class these assessments will be given on the following Thursdays: 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 4/26. 36 points... Three 12-point Departmental Exams In the Monday/Wednesday class these assessments will be given on the following Wednesdays: 2/14, 3/28, 5/9. In the Tuesday/Thursday class these assessments will be given on the following Thursdays: 2/15, 3/29, 5/10.
The following scale will be used to map points into final letter grade. Note: Plus/minus letter grades are not used.90 or above ............................. A 80-89.99 ................................ B 70-79.99 ................................ C 60-69.99................................. D less than 60 ............................ F
The MCCCD Official Course Description for MAT091 is as follows.Description: Emphasis on meanings related to variable, equality, inequality, equivalence. The use of additive and multiplicative reasoning in solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable. Validation of solution(s) through a reasonable mathematical defense. Transfer and apply knowledge through a process of sense making and reasonableness in mathematical problems and practical application situations. Recognize patterns and organize data to represent situations where output is related to input. Understand the concept of function and be able to represent functions in multiple ways, including tables, algebraic rules, graphs and contextual situations, and make connections among these representations. Read, represent, and interpret linear function relationships numerically, analytically, graphically and verbally and connect the different representations. Model and solve real world problems involving constant rate of change. Requisites: Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better or satisfactory Math Diagnostic Assessment score for (MAT051, MAT052, MAT053, and MAT054), or MAT081, or MAT082.
The MCCCD Official Course Competencies for MAT091 are as follows.MCCCD Official Course Competencies 1. Build a case for algebra based on prior knowledge of number sense. 2. Define Algebra, Variable, Expression, Equality, Inequality, Equivalence. 3. Interpret the structure of and evaluate expressions. 4. Assign a variable based on reasonableness. 5. Apply properties to manipulate expressions. 6. Create equations or inequalities that describe numbers or relationships. 7. Use additive and multiplicative identities and properties to solve linear equations and linear inequalities in one variable. 8. Demonstrate solving is a process of reasoning through the explanation of steps. 9. Validate solution(s) through a reasonable mathematical defense. 10. Transfer and apply knowledge through a process of sense making and reasonableness in mathematical problems and practical application situations. 11. Read, construct and interpret quantitative information when presented numerically, analytically, graphically or verbally, while looking for patterns. 12. Recognize and describe the meaning of each entry in an ordered pair. 13. Recognize that on a graph an ordered pair represents a horizontal and vertical distance from the origin. 14. Describe the distinction between continuous and discrete data. 15. Demonstrate how each point or collection of points on a graph represents the solution to a relation. 16. Identify and interpret horizontal and vertical intercepts when presented numerically, analytically, graphically or verbally. 17. Describe how the change in one quantity (input) affects the other quantity (output). 18. Model, solve and interpret solutions to contextual problems. 19. Construct logical arguments about mathematical relationships and critique the reasoning of others in written and verbal form. 20. Describe a mathematical relationship as a correspondence between two quantities and determine when a relationship is a function. 21. Represent functions in multiple ways, including tables, algebraic rules, graphs and contextual situations, and make connections among these representations. 22. Use and interpret function notation in terms of input and output, graphically and in contextual situations. 23. Determine the rate of change between two data points and interpret the meaning in terms of change of output compared to change of input (co-variational reasoning). 24. Analyze and build tables and graphs using rate of change and a data point. 25. Describe how the rate of change of a linear function relates to the behavior of the graph. 26. Interpret the rate of change (slope) and the constant term (vertical intercept) of a linear model contextually. 27. Construct logical arguments about linear behavior and critique the reasoning of others in written and verbal form. 28. Model data that exhibit a constant rate of change with linear functions, equations and graphs. 29. Utilize and justify the use of equivalent forms of linear equations, such as slope-intercept, point-slope, and other standard forms, for solving a given problem. 30. Describe the relationship between vertical and horizontal lines and the concept of slope. 31. Construct an equation of a line when given the slope and vertical intercept or given the slope and a point or given two points, and express the equation in the various forms. 32. Model contextual problems with systems of two linear equations, solve using graphing and algebraic techniques and interpret the solutions.
Introductory Algebra textbook (dot-pdf) and SCC IMathAS usage are recommended.SCC IMathAS information: https://mathas.pvc.maricopa.edu ======================== course id 6433; enrollment key 6433
This class uses the TI-83/84 calculator. "The Information Technology Services Department Media Center has Calculator Rentals for Math Students. Rental is first come first served. Calculator Check Out is ongoing: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Friday. Cost is $10 cash/check only and students need to bring a printout of their schedule and Photo ID."
Class begins promptly at its scheduled start time.
Attendance is not required; however, it is strongly recommended that every class be attended.
This course is supported by a website containing lecture notes, handouts, and math resources. This course can be successfully completed without using the website; the website is an extra tool provided to help with learning about introductory algebra.
- Student may initiate an official withdrawal from any course by submitting a withdrawal form with required signatures to the A&R office within published deadlines.
- Failure to attend any classes is not a guarantee for a refund or an excuse of debt incurred through registration. See Refund Policy in the 2016-2017 College Catalog page 241.
- Official date of withdrawal is last date of attendance as determined by student's withdrawal or as reported by the instructor.
- The official date of withdrawal will determine degree of refund, if any.
- Failure to file official withdrawal form within published deadlines can result in a failing grade and may affect refund of course tuition and fees.
Additional information on Withdrawals can be found in the 2016-2017 College Catalog page 252.
Academic and Student Support Services
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Students who are pregnant should contact Disability Resources and Services for consultation. If a student needs an academic or athletic accommodation due to pregnancy they will need to provide documentation, from their doctor, regarding their condition. Medical documentation regarding absences must also be provided. Disability Resources and Services is located in the SC Building; 480-423-6517.
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To view the full Sexual Harassment Policy, refer to the Student Handbook -- page 254.
SCC General Education Statement
General Education enhances students' abilities in critically analyzing and effectively communicating in Written, Oral, Visual, and Numerical form. General Education is WOVeN through the curriculum and co-curricular experiences at Scottsdale Community College.
Student Misconduct Policy
The classroom is an educational learning environment where students are expected to engage in behaviors which are conducive to their own learning and the learning of their peers. To facilitate this, respect for self and others is mandatory and necessary. Should a student exhibit disruptive behavior and/or use profane language to the extent that it interferes with the learning environment, an academic consequence may be imposed. Any student found by a faculty member to have committed academic misconduct may be subject to the following academic consequences:
- Warning -- A notice in writing to the student that the student has violated the academic code.
- Grade Adjustment -- Lowering of a score on a test or assignment.
- Discretionary Sanctions -- Additional academic assignments determined by the faculty member.
- Course Failure -- Failure of a student from a course where academic misconduct occurs. Further information can be found in the SCC Student Handbook, Academic Misconduct 2.3.11, page 277.
Technology and skills needed: You should have regular access to a computer with an Internet connection. Additionally, you should be comfortable using the Internet and word processing tools. You should run the course materials on either FireFox or Chrome browsers.
Computer Equipment / Access Needed: For this course, you will need a working e-mail address, and access to the Internet. Internet access can be from school, home, or work.
Maricopa Community Colleges provides all students with an email address. It is now the official way to receive communication from the college and district. Look up your email account at the Maricopa Student Email Site.
Code of Civility
Instructors are expected to be professional, courteous, respectful and empathic to students. They will:
- Begin and end class on time.
- Be prepared for each class session.
- Provide academic feedback and grade assignments in a timely manner.
- Be available for individual consultation.
- Clarify assignments and inform students of any adjustments to the class schedule.
Students are expected to be reflective, courteous, respectful and empathic to classmates, instructor and other college staff assisting in their learning. Students are expected to arrive on time for class and remain until class has ended. The instructor should be notified in advance if there is a need to leave early. Students will be expected to:
- Mute mobile phones and pagers before entering classroom.
- Be in class and be on time.
- Be prepared for class sessions.
- Participate in class activities.
- Follow instructions and complete assignments.
- Keep up with and turn in assignments by due dates.
- Put forth their best efforts.
- Exchange phone numbers with two classmates in order to keep current.
- Ask questions when they don't understand.
- Maintain knowledge of their grade status.
- Contact instructor right away about concerns or situations that may interfere with their success in class.
- Comply with policies found in the SCC Catalog and SCC Student Handbook.
Diversity and a Safe Learning Environment
This classroom will be a safe learning environment for every individual as far as I am able to ensure that outcome. This means I will treat each student with respect, and in turn I expect respect to be given to the instructor and every individual in this course. Disagreement does not equal disrespect. We all bring different points of view, different personal values, different life experiences, and different personal preferences with us into the classroom. This diversity makes for great discussion, adds interesting dimensions to our interpersonal relationships, and is welcome in the academic arena. Though we celebrate our differences, I expect each student to respect the rights and needs of fellow classmates. Students cannot feel safe to express themselves without the assurance that their ideas, attitudes and beliefs will be treated with respect.
- Every student in this class is expected to produce his/her own original work.
- Plagiarism is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
- Plagiarism will result in being dropped from the course with a failing grade.
- Plagiarism will result in actions as outlined in the College Catalog.
Campus Security Services
The main security services that are provided on campus are provided to faculty, staff and students on a regular basis. Most importantly if you see something "out of place" or suspicious please contact the safety Department.
SCC Emergency Numbers: Call 4-0-911 or 480-784-0911.
All Maricopa County Community College Public Safety offices have a fully monitored, centralized dispatch center. This center is actively staffed 24 hours a day and these numbers directly access the dispatch center, where dispatchers will then send officers to the location of the emergency activity. Non-emergency situations should be reported directly to the SCC campus safety office by calling 480-423- 6175 or x36175.
Patrol: We have a 24/7-patrol service by police officers and police service aides. Both are marked with uniforms and patrol on foot, bike, cart or patrol car. Police officers are AZPOST certified and the police aides are civilian, some with prior law enforcement or military experience.
Cameras: there are several security camera on campus they are operational 24/7. The cameras are digital recording devices and are subject to computer errors.
Blue outdoor call boxes/inside classroom "Talk Master" systems: These devices activate at the press of a button and are answered by our on-campus Dispatch 24/7. The activation of these systems should only be for Emergencies: crime in progress, medical emergencies, and suspicious person/vehicle calls. Should you accidently activate one in the classroom a police officer will be dispatched regardless of your response and comments (i.e. It's OK). Officers may or may not enter the classroom to assess the situation when they arrive.
Safety Escort / Disability Shuttle Service: Safety can be called for a safe escort to your car or class, also in the case of disability assistance. Security staff may arrive by electric cart, on foot or on a bike depending on the request. The shuttle may take a few minutes but will arrive as soon as resources allow.
Building Lockdown: In the unlikely event of a violent incident involving an immediate threat, Public Safety or other college officials may order a lockdown of the campus. Notification of the lockdown may come from several sources including telephones, ALERTUS beacons or pages to student and employee cellular phones. If a lockdown is ordered:
- Locate a safe classroom, office, or meeting room.
- Assist others in moving to the safe room.
- Lock the door if possible.
- Close any window shades in the room.
- Turn off all lights if possible.
- Move away from doors and windows
- Remain in the safe location and quietly await further instructions.
During a lockdown, the Public Safety office should only be contacted in an emergency, such as a serious injury or if you have additional information on a suspect's location.
Active Shooter Response: Three aspects to remember are run, hide, and fight.
If you can escape, do so -- run.
- Know at least two exits out of your room/building.
- Take different routes into and out of your room/building to develop familiarity with avenues of escape.
- Leave your belongings and get out.
- If you encounter responding police officers, raise hands and follow their orders.
If you are unable to run -- hide.
- Lock doors (block if unable to lock), turn off lights, silence cell phones.
- Locate areas inside your room/building where you can hide.
- Do not "bunch up" -- spread out.
If you cannot run and you have been discovered -- be prepared to fight.
- Locate items inside your room/building that could be used as weapons.
- Do whatever you have to do to incapacitate the shooter.
- Do not be tentative -- commit to action.
Other important things to know:
- The first police officers on scene will not render aid or stop to help the injured – they will be focused on finding the shooter and stopping any future injuries (victims will be treated/evacuated when additional officers arrive).
- Responding officers will not necessarily know who the shooter is -- everyone they encounter may be a threat.
- Remain calm and follow the officers’ instructions.
- Drop items in your hands.
- Keep your hands visible.
- Avoid quick movements toward officers (do not reach for or grab them).
- Be prepared to provide as much information as you can to help the officers find the shooter.
- See http://www.scottsdalecc.edu/public-safety/emergency-procedures for more information.
YouTube has several good videos produced by police departments that can be accessed by searching "run hide fight" in the YouTube search bar.
Students are responsible for the information contained in this syllabus. The information in this syllabus is subject to change based on the discretion of the instructor.