Essential Math - Math =
0090

Spring 2007

**Professor: Carrie Naughton**

**Office: ** =
; Library 247

**Hours: **MWH
3:30-3:50, 5:30-5:50, T 5:00-5:50 and by appointment

**Phone:**

**Email:**

**Website:** =
; http://faculty.inverhills.edu/cnaugh=
t/

**Prerequisite:=
** Recommendations
based on the results of the Inver Hills Assessment Inventory. This course is intended for

students
who need a basic understanding of arithmetic and the ability to perform
calculations by hand and calculator. This course does satisfy the prerequis=
ite
for INTS 1080 Medical Dosages, but does not count for the math requirement =
of
an A.A. degree.

**Text:** =
__Essential Mathematics with
Applications (7 ^{th} edition)__,
by Barker, Aufmann and Lockwood

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&nb=
sp; __Math
Study Skills Workbook__

You will also need one Math 90 Course Packet wit=
h my
name listed on the cover.

**Course
Objectives: **Upon successful completion of this course, the s=
tudent
will be able to:

1) Perform basic calc=
ulations
on whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals with and without a
calculator including

co=
rrectly
interpreting operations on numbers given word phrases.

2) Simplify expressio=
ns
following order of operations with and without a calculator.

3) Recognize number
properties.

4) Use estimation to
determine reasonableness of answers, to compare or order numbers, and to
approximate calculations.

5) Convert between an=
d among
numbers to equivalent values in other forms including whole numbers, fracti=
ons,
mixed numbers,

de=
cimals,
and percents.

6) Translate word sta=
tements
to equivalent percent equations and solve them.

7) Determine and carr=
y out an
appropriate solution process for applications containing whole numbers,
fractions, mixed numbers,

de=
cimals,
and percents.

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**Calculators:<=
/b> A
scientific calculator is highly recommended. I recommend a TI 30XII.**

**Math**** =
Center:** Help is available in the

**Grading Crite=
ria:**

**Quiz=
zes:** &nb=
sp; worth
approximately 100 points

**Home=
work:** &nbs=
p; worth
approximately 100 points

**Classwork****:**

**Exam=
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nbsp; 3
exams each worth about 100 points (no unexcused make-ups)

** &=
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p; **3 Gateway basic skills exams worth about 100 poi=
nts

**Fina=
l Exam:** &nbs=
p; worth
200 points

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nbsp; A =3D 90-100%**

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nbsp; D* =3D 60-69%

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*NC* =3D Below 60

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*P* =3D Minimum of 70

*Please
note that you must earn a minimum grade of “C” (70%) in order to
qualify for the next math course.*

“If you conti=
nue to
do what you have always done, you will continue to get what you have always
gotten.” Byron Davis

*“Whether you think you can or you can̵=
7;t,
you’re right.”*

**Important Dat=
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January 23, Classes b=
egin &=
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February 2, Student S=
uccess
Day &nbs=
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nbsp; April 27, Last Day to Withdraw

March 19-23, Spring B=
reak &=
nbsp; May
8, 6-7:50 Final Exam

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**Homework:**=

Homework will be grad=
ed each
week and is worth 10 points per assignment. It will be collected on each class=
day
at the beginning of class after we have gone over questions. Homework is graded on completeness=
. Every problem must be attempted an=
d you
must neatly show your work on all assignments. Answers without the supporting wor=
k will
receive little or no credit! =
**Homework turned in late will have poi=
nts
deducted at the discretion of the instructor.** Keep up with your assignments, bec=
ause
daily work done completely will make test and quiz preparation significantly
easier. You will also be requ=
ired
to do 5 out of 7 assignments from the Math Study Skills text. Each assignment will be worth 10 p=
oints.

**Quizzes: =
**

Quizzes are given onc=
e a week
and cover the previous week’s material. These may be in-class quizzes or
take-home quizzes. Each is wo=
rth 10
points. Keeping up with daily work will give you better success on these we=
ekly
quizzes! The lowest quiz score during the course will be dropped and the
remaining scores will be averaged together for approximately 100 points.**IF
YOU ARE ABSENT FOR A QUIZ, THEN THIS WILL BE COU=
NTED
AS YOUR DROPPED QUIZ. NO MAKE=
-UP
QUIZZES WILL BE GIVEN! **Situations (e.g., extended illness, death in fam=
ily,
etc.) that cause many missed classes will be dealt with on a student-by-stu=
dent
basis.

**Classwork****:**

Occasionally there wi=
ll be
individual or group assignments during the class period that will be
collected. These are meant for
additional practice and problem solving.&n=
bsp;
They will be graded on completeness and correctness. These assignments will total no mo=
re
than 25 points of your final grade.
**If you are absent for a classwork**

**Exams:**

There will be three e=
xams
worth 100 points each. The fi=
nal
exam will be comprehensive and worth 200 points. There will also be two gateway bas=
ic
skills exams (basic facts worth 30 points and fraction operations with orde=
r of
operations worth 50 points). A
minimum passing rate is required on these gateway exams. **YOU
MUST CALL OR SPEAK TO ME ON THE DAY OF THE EXAM OR EARLIER IN ORDER TO BE
ALLOWED TO SCHEDULE A MAKE-UP EXAM.
All make-up exams need to be completed before I hand back the
exams. IF NO CONTACT IS MADE,=
THEN
NO MAKE-UP WILL BE ALLOWED. <=
/b>**

Even though no offici=
al
attendance is taken, regular attendance is recommended and crucial in a
mathematics class since subsequent classes are based on ideas developed in
previous classes. **If you do have to miss a class, you a=
re
still responsible for learning the material that was taught in that class a=
nd
for any exams, quizzes, classwork or homework m=
issed
or due the next class.** **YOU WILL STILL BE EXPECTED TO TAKE AN=
EXAM
OR QUIZ ON THE SCHEDULED DAY EVEN IF YOU WERE ABSENT
THE DAY BEFORE.** All make-=
up
work needs to be completed in a timely manner at the discretion of the
instructor. If an absence is
unexcused, then make-up work may not be accepted.

**Other Policie=
s:**

As a courtesy to all,=
please
be sure that your cell phone and pager are turned off during class.

Be on time. It is very disruptive to those aro=
und
you if you come in late.

Be courteous.

Be in class to be
successful.

You are responsible f=
or what
happens in class whether you are in attendance or not.

Do not cheat. Any cheating will result in a zero=
on
that test, quiz, homework or classwork. Other a=
ctions
may be taken at the discretion of the instructor.

I
would like to make sure that all the materials, discussions and activities =
that
are part of the course are accessible to you. If you would like to
request accommodations or other services, please contact me as soon as
possible. It is also possible to contact the Disability Services Offi=
ce,
L-224; phone, 651/450-8628; TTY, 651/450-8369.