Fast Track Math Lab

Mission:  To provide affordable, accessible, and exceptional education that fosters student success.

Term:  Spring 2017

Course:  MATH 0111 Fast Track Math Lab

Delivery Format:  Traditional

Instructor Information: 

                Name:  Leslie Bain
                Email:  Lbain@carlalbert.edu
                Office Location:  Reed Center RC 105, 1st floor
                Preferred Contact Method:  email
                Office Phone:  (918)647-1405
                Office Hours:  As posted
                Alternate Phone:  (918)647-1200 x1405
                Website:  Lbain.carlalbert.edu

Textbook Information:  None

Lab Manual:  Required
Customized handouts available at the CASC Bookstore organized in a three-ring binder (purchase separately).

Additional Materials:  Recommended
Scientific calculator

Course Description:  This course is a one-hour per week lab designed for students who have not proven math proficiency through ACT or placement testing, but who have otherwise demonstrated intermediate algebra skills. The lab is to be taken in conjunction with MATH 1513 and must be completed in order to remove the math deficiency. Content will focus on algebra skills that will complement content from Math 1513.

Credit Hours:  1.00

Prerequisites:  2 units of high school algebra

Co-requisites:  MATH 1513 College Algebra

 

General Education Outcomes:

Demonstrate knowledge-

  • Demonstration of knowledge results from the appraisal of knowledge and practice of core concepts through analytical, practical, or creative means.  Students shall assemble evidence; identify, categorize, and distinguish among ideas, concepts, and theories; and relate and analyze the significant uses of the gathered knowledge.

Think Critically-

  • Critical thinking encompasses the abilities to identify, categorize, synthesize, and distinguish ideas, concepts, theories, and approaches.  The presentation, explanation, and analysis of skills acquired in academic settings allows examination of competing hypotheses and non-academic events in light of acquired knowledge, and relates the implications of cultural and social perspectives.

Communicate Effectively-

  • Effective communication results from the presentation and expression of concepts encountered in an academic setting in a clear, error-free manner both verbally and in written explanation.  Critical aspects are the clear expression of competing hypotheses, and perspectives in response to material read, analyzed, or presented in both academic and non-academic settings.

Practice Global and Civil Awareness-

  • Practicing global and civil awareness creates the ability to understand both the student’s own civic and cultural background, as well as that of others.  This results from the evaluation of historical and contemporary positions on values, practices, assumptions, and predispositions.  Encouraging active community participation and cognizance provides insight and expands students’ perspectives and awareness.

 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO’s):

SLO 1. Upon completion of the course students will be able to solve equations and inequalities.
-Students will be able to solve linear equation in one variable.
-Students will be able to solve literal equations.
-Students will be able to solve polynomial equations using the zero product property.
-Students will be able to perform the basic operations on complex numbers.
-Students will be able to solve radical equations.
-Students will be able to solve linear inequalities in one variable.
-Students will be able to solve absolute value equations and inequalities.
-Students will be able to solve application problems involving linear equations.
-Students will be able to solve application problems involving quadratic equations.

SLO 2. Upon completion of the course students will be able to graph relations.
-Students will be able to determine the distance using the distance formula.
-Students will be able to determine the midpoint using the midpoint formula.
-Students will be able to graph a linear equation.
-Students will be able to graph a linear equation using the slope-intercept form.
-Students will be able to determine the equation of a line.
-Students will be able to determine the equation of a circle.
-Students will be able to graph circles.
-Students will be able to solve variation problems.

SLO 3. Upon completion of the course students will be able to graph functions.
-Students will be able to determine information from the graph of a function.
-Students will be able to graph eight basic functions.
-Students will be able to graph piece-wise defined functions.
-Students will be able to apply transformation to eight basic graphs to graph a function.
-Students will be able to graph a quadratic function.

SLO 4. Upon completion of the course students will be able to identify the properties of functions.
-Students will be able to determine if a relation is a function.
-Students will be able to determine the domain and range of a function.
-Students will know the properties of functions.
-Students will be able to determine the composite function.
-Students will be able to determine if a function is one-to-one.
-Students will be able to determine the inverse function.

SLO 5. Upon completion of the course students will be able to apply properties and/or solve exponential and logarithmic functions.
-Students will be able to convert equations between exponential and logarithmic form.
-Students will be able to evaluate common and natural logarithms.
-Students will be able to identify and graph exponential and logarithmic functions.
-Students will be able to graph common and natural logarithms to evaluate expressions.
-Students will be able to apply the properties of logarithms to evaluate expressions.
-Students will be able to solve exponential functions.
-Students will be able to solve logarithmic functions.
-Students will be able to determine the composite function.
-Students will be able to determine if a function is one-to-one.
-Students will be able to determine the inverse function.


Evaluation/Assessment Practices


Assignments and Course Format: 
This course will be presented from a lecture-demonstration point of view.  The lab manual will be the basis for material to be covered and the student will be responsible for completing the assignments as determined by the instructor.  Students will be expected to take notes and maintain those notes in the lab manual for review by the instructor throughout the semester.

 

A:  90-100% 
B:  80-89%
C:  60-79%
F: Below 60%

ATTENTION:  A student with a math deficiency must acquire a grade of a “C” or better.

 

Grading Policies:
At least two-50 minute objective examinations will be given during the semester which includes a mid-term and final exam.  These exams will determine 40% of a student’s grade.  Attendance, which includes study skills assignments, will determine another 20% of a student’s grade.  Weekly lab assignments will be taken on a class period basis and will each determine another 20% of a student’s grade.  The remaining 20% of a student’s grade will include notebook grades and tutoring requirements.

40% - Midterm & Final Exam
20% - Attendance & Study Skills Assignments
20% - Lab Assignments
20% - Notebook & Tutoring

100% - Total 

 

Expectations:
Homework is expected to be turned in the class period after assigned.  Must show all work on homework to receive grade!  The student is expected to take all examinations at the specified time and date.  No make-up tests will be given without prior approval of the instructor.

Attendance:

Punctual and regular class attendance is expected of all students enrolled at Carl Albert State College.  A student is expected to attend every class and laboratory for which he or she has registered.  Being prepared for class in advance and participating on a regular basis is a vitally important ingredient for academic success.  Attendance in class is expected and will be recorded.

A student is responsible for all class work covered in absence.  Absences for school-sponsored activities and legally required jury duty are deemed excusable.  Failure to attend class regularly may result in recommendation for the student to withdraw from class or from college.  Students who cease attending a class but do not withdraw from that class will receive a grade of F for the course.  Attendance will be taken in each class at Carl Albert State College each time that class meets.


Additional Course Information:

CLASS CONDUCT:  

Treat everyone with respect.  No name calling or disrespectful people will be allowed in my classroom. Please raise your hand when you have a question and do not call out the answers without permission.

CELL PHONE POLICY:   

The use of cell phones for the duration of the class is not acceptable. Use of cellular phones or any other electronic communication devices such as headphones, iPods, Bluetooth, etc.  for any purpose during a class or exam session is strictly prohibited. A student may face a zero and/or failure in the class if an electronic device is used for cheating during an exam or quiz. All such devices must be turned off or put in a silent (vibrate) mode, put away, and ordinarily should not be taken out during class. This includes using a mobile phone for sending out text messages, connecting to the internet, or any other application. At the instructor’s discretion, electronic devices utilized in a learning context, such as laptops and language interpreters, in class should be used by students for course specific work only, not for social networking or any other activities. The instructor reserves the right to ban the use of cell phones or any other electronic communication device at any time.

 

SERVICES, POLICY, and PROCEDURES:

 

Student Email:

IMPORTANT- All course information, billing, financial aid notices, housing information, scholarship awards, degree check results, and other mail will be sent to you via student email. Please remember to check your student email often for important information.

ADA statement:
 Carl Albert State College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students with disabilities who need special accommodations should make their request in the following way: 

*      Talk with your instructor after class about your disability or special needs related to work in class.

 

Poteau Campus

*      Complete the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the Student Disability Services Coordinator located in the Ollie Center for Academic Excellence in either office 1308 or in the Learning Resource Center room 1318 on the third floor.  The office can be contacted at ckeeton@carlablert.edu or by phone at 918-647-1319.

Sallisaw Campus

*      Complete the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the Assistant Student Disability Services Coordinator located in the Learning Resource Center in office SC 8025.

 

                FOR WEB COURSES

*      Call or e-mail your instructor about your disability or special needs related to work in web courses.

*      Complete the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the Student Disability Services Coordinator. You may find information on our website under Student Affairs/Student Disability Services.

 

Services

  • LRC: The Learning Resource Center is located in the George Ollie Center for Academic Excellence on the third floor, in room 1301; Crissy Keeton, the LRC director, may be reached at 918-647-1319. The LRC offers tutoring in a variety of subjects including math and English: specific tutoring schedules are available.  The LRC also offers notes and textbooks for many classes, as well as a computer lab and study area. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursdays from 8 am to 6 p.m., and on Fridays from 8 am to 4 pm.
  • Counseling: CASC Student Counseling Services provides free counseling to students who are struggling with school, home life, or a disability. Overseeing the CASC Student Counseling Center is Kerrie Blair, MS, LPC.  She serves as counselor at Carl Albert State College and may be reached by phone (918) 647-1389, text (918) 658-5568, or email kblair@carlalbert.edu.

https://carlalbert.edu/student-services/student-counseling-services

 

  • Library: Research for your class should be conducted at the CASC Libraries.  College-level research requires college-level sources. CASC Libraries offer a number of appropriate sources in both print and electronic formats.  Visit the library in person for research assistance or at
    https://carlalbert.edu/student-services/library/

Phone: 918-647-1311 (Poteau)  918-775-6977 (Sallisaw)
Facebook:  Library Friends @ Carl Albert State College
Twitter:  @CASCLibrary
Instagram: casclibrary 

 

HEA-Required information:

The National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) issued Information Required to Be Disclosed Under the Higher Education Act of 1965: Suggestions for Dissemination (NPEC 2010-831). This publication is available at http://nces.ed.gov.

 

Additional Information including Student Handbook, FERPA, Financial Aid, Clery Report, and student consumer information are located at https://carlalbert.edu/discover-us/student-consumer-reports/

Notification of class cancellation:

In the event class must be cancelled by the instructor the student will be notified through various methods including, but not limited, to the following:  text message, email, or written notification.  Students should check their Carl Albert email accounts regularly for such notifications.  When possible, instructors will provide notification in advance.

In instances of school closure the notification process occurs in the following ways: the alert system is used to send messages including phone calls, text messages, and emails to all names in the alert system as soon as a decision has been made regarding the status of CASC; an email is sent to all Carl Albert email addresses; closure information is posted to the CASC website as quickly as possible; the phone message for incoming calls at the CASC switchboard will indicate closed status; local radio stations and television stations are notified; however television may or may not post our information so please be sure to check other sources of information as listed above.

Assessment Statement

Assessment is the process that evaluates the learning experience with the purpose of continual improvement and has the objective of assuring the accomplishment of the mission of Carl Albert State College.

Academic Integrity/ Misconduct Policy

The following will apply in connection with academic dishonesty:

 

A. The instructor and his/her Division Chairperson have final authority over the grades given to students   or the lowering of grades because of cheating or plagiarism.

 

B. The term “cheating” includes, but is not limited to:

 

1.       The use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations.

 

2.       Dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments.

 

3.   Acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the college faculty or staff.  The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished   work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment.  It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.

 

If it is established that cheating or plagiarism has more than likely occurred:

 

A. The instructor may take appropriate disciplinary action, which may include the awarding of an “F” on the particular assignment or in the course.

 

B. The instructor will make a report of the incident and of action taken to the Vice President for Academic  Affairs.

 

C. The student will receive a copy of the report if s/he desires and may appeal the decision of the instructor to the Academic Affairs Committee.

 

D. The student and instructor may meet individually with the Academic Affairs Committee to present documentation pertinent to the appeal. Once the Academic Affairs Committee renders its decision, the appeal process is concluded.

 

Carl Albert State College considers all forms of academic misconduct and dishonesty serious matters which warrant serious attention. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cases of cheating and plagiarism, and is, at the very least, subject to disciplinary action by the instructor of record. More serious infractions will warrant disciplinary actions by the college. 

 

Plagiarism is considered unacceptable and incompatible with the educational mission of Carl Albert State College. Since plagiarism always carries consequences, all students are expected to be familiar with the rules for avoiding plagiarism. 

 

Intentional plagiarism is a deliberate act of academic dishonesty in which an individual knowingly represents the work or knowledge of another person as one’s own, knowingly incorporates into one’s work the words or ideas of another person without clear attribution, fails to acknowledge clearly the partial or full authorship of someone else when submitting a work, and/or consistently fails to cite or quote textual resources properly.

 

Cheating is considered to be a serious infraction of academic integrity and as such is not tolerated at CASC. Specifically, cheating includes, but is not limited to, instances where work is turned in that is not one’s own, copying others’ answers in exams and/or papers, infiltration of grading systems, use of deception in acquisition of answers, and/or instances of forgery. 

 

Grade Protest

Students may challenge a final grade, provided a solution cannot be reached through proper academic channels. Students should first contact their instructor and then the Division Chair if resolution is not satisfactory. Appeals for the purpose of challenging a final grade must be made to the Academic Affairs Committee within 90 days after the grade in question appears on the permanent record.  Information concerning procedures to be followed is available from the Office of Admissions and Records. (CASC Catalog, p. 74)

 

Faculty Complaints

A student who feels he or she has serious grounds and evidence to demonstrate unfair treatment by a faculty member may file a formal written complaint with the division chair. First, however, the student is encouraged to visit with the faculty member on an informal basis to discuss the situation. If, after that visit, the student still wishes to file a formal complaint, the division chair will call a meeting between the student and the faculty member to discuss the complaint and any further action. If the issue still remains unresolved, the division chair, faculty member, and student will meet with the Associate Vice President of Instruction in the Academic Affairs Office.

 

Semester Regulations Concerning the Beginning and End of the Term

Students should keep in mind that the semester begins with the first day of class, and ends with the last day of the designated final exam period.  For that reason, and because final exams may be scheduled up to and through the last day of the final exam schedule, all students are encouraged to make their travel plans prior to the first date after the last day of the posted final exam period, unless approval is granted by the division chair AND the Academic Affairs Office. Students may request changes in individual final exam times in writing and through completion of the Change in Final Exam form. Forms are located in the office of the registrar. Requests for change for personal convenience are generally not approved. Approvals are normally limited for the following reasons:

    1. Conflict with working hours on a job that has been held during the term, and for which working schedules cannot be readily adjusted.
    2. Religious reasons.
    3. Four finals in one day. Where amicable agreement cannot be reached by the student and the instructors, the division chair and/or Academic Affairs Office can grant accommodations.
    4. Military obligations verified in writing.
    5. Other exceptional hardship cases including health reasons concerning immediate members of the household and/or death of an immediate family member or attendance of a funeral of an immediate family member.

Additionally, with take-home final exams, instructors have the option and may choose to make those due on the last day of finals.

Students are required to:

1.        complete the Change in Final Exam form;

2.        request the signature and approval of the designated instructor;

3.        submit the form to the appropriate division chair for approval;

4.        The form will be forwarded to the Academic Affairs Office or designee (Vice President for Sallisaw campus).

5.        The Academic Affairs office will then inform the student of the results of the request.

*Requests will be finalized within 72 hours of the formal request.

 

Withdrawal Policy:
Students withdrawing from courses should first consult instructors and refer to the current student handbook or website for withdrawal procedures.  Additionally, the student should contact the offices of Financial Aid, Admissions, Business, and Retention.  Students failing to attend initial class meetings will be dropped from the class without notification.  Beyond that, failure to attend class is not equivalent to dropping the class; students who fail to formally drop the class will receive a grade in the course.

 

Online Etiquette Statement:

Carl Albert State College expects online users to follow the same basic rules that apply in face-to-face communication.  The following guidelines provide direction for students using Internet-based communication.  Failure to follow appropriate communication rules may result in negative consequences.

 

      1. Think before you write.  What you say online is permanent.  Review and edit before you post and take the feeling of others into consideration.
      2. Be friendly and positive.  Even if you disagree with an idea there are ways you can approach your criticism without being hurtful.
      3. Use standard English.  Avoid slang and jargon with which others in the class may be unfamiliar.  Communication is only effective if the audience can relate to it.
      4. Be professional.  Avoid writing in all caps, using multiple exclamation or question marks, and emoticons. 
      5. Ask for help.  If you feel lost, or need clarification, ask.  If you don’t ask the questions your instructor and other students won’t be able to respond.  Besides, you’re probably not alone, but don’t wait for someone else to ask for you.

 

Statement of Instructor Modification Right

This syllabus is subject to alteration at the discretion of the instructor.  Notification of alteration will be provided to students via class announcement, e-mail, blackboard posting, or similar reasonable method.

 

Student Financial Responsibility Statement:

In addition to enrolling in classes, part of your enrollment responsibility is payment of your Business Office Account (tuition, fees, etc.)

If you have already paid your entire balance for the semester, and any past balances, thank you.

If you have not Carl Albert State College requires all students to either pay for their Business Office Account by the first day of class or enroll in the Nelnet Payment Plan located on the website by the first day of class.

Students who anticipate receiving financial aid must enroll in the Payment Plan as well.  If the financial aid pays for all costs then the payment plan will not go into effect.

If you have questions, please feel free to call the Business Office at 918-647-1325

 

Course Calendar:

 

Week 1

Study Skills Assignment #1

Lab Assignment #1

College Algebra R.1-R.4

Week 2

Study Skills Assignment #2

Lab Assignment #2

College Algebra R.4-R.6

Week 3

Study Skills Assignment #3

Lab Assignment #3

College Algebra R.7-R.8

Week 4

Notebook Check #1

Lab Assignment #4

College Algebra R.8-1.1

Week 5

Study Skills Assignment #4

Lab Assignment #5

College Algebra 1.2-1.3

Week 6

Study Skills Assignment #5

Lab Assignment #6

College Algebra 1.4-1.6

Week 7

Notebook Check #2

Midterm

College Algebra 2.1

Week 8

Study Skills Assignment #6

Lab Assignment #7

College Algebra 2.2-2.4

Week 9

Study Skills Assignment #7

Lab Assignment #7 cont.

College Algebra 2.4-2.5

Week 10

Notebook Check #3

Lab Assignment #8

College Algebra 3.1

Week 11

Study Skills Assignment #8

Lab Assignment #8 cont.

College Algebra 3.2-3.4

Week 12

Study Skills Assignment #9

Lab Assignment #9

College Algebra 3.4-4.3

Week 13

Notebook Check #4

Lab Assignment #9 cont.

College Algebra 6.1

Week 14

Study Skills Assignment #10

Lab Assignment #10

College Algebra 6.2-6.4

Week 15

Notebook Check #5

Lab Assignment #10 cont.

College Algebra 6.5-6.6

Week 16

 

Final Exam

Final Exam

 

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Leslie Bain,
Jan 9, 2017, 7:23 AM
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