- Basic Course Information
- Course Description: Designed for students requiring remediation in basic mathematics. Topics for this course include arithmetic of real numbers, basic geometry and basic algebraic concepts. This course will not apply toward graduation requirement and will not transfer as a credit math course.
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to organize and consolidate their mathematical thinking through communication. Success will be measured using a variety of formative assessment strategies in a collaborative learning environment.
- Students will be able to analyze and evaluate the mathematical thinking and strategies of others. Success will be measured using a variety of formative assessment strategies in a collaborative learning environment.
- Students will apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems. Success will be measured using a variety of formative and summative assessment strategies.
- Students will monitor and reflect on the process of mathematical problem solving. Success will be measured using a variety of formative and summative assessment strategies.
- Major Course Requirements
- Major Requirement - Tests (35%), Final Exam (30%)
- Major Requirement – Homework (15%), Quizzes (20%)
- Important: (A = 93 – 100, B = 83 – 92, C = 76 – 82, D = 60 – 75, F = 59 and below)
- Information on Books and Other Course Materials
- Book: Basic College Mathematics by D. Franklin Wright. Book provided by TDCJ.
- Calculators: Calculators are not allowed in this course unless provided by the instructor.
- Course Policies
- Makeup tests – No makeup tests are allowed. In the event of a lockdown or other circumstances, arrangements will be made for the scheduled test to be taken at the next class meeting or another arranged time.
- Attendance policy – Attendance is mandatory. Each absence will be reviewed as possible grounds for dismissal from the course.
- Academic integrity – documented cheating will result in the student being removed from the course.
- Bad Weather Policy – In the event of classes being dismissed for inclement weather, holiday, national disaster, or other unavoidable circumstances, the instructor will be responsible for notifying the students as to what the make-up requirements will be. Sufficient work will be documented to offset the number of hours missed. This notification of required make-up work will be given to students within one week upon resuming classes.
- Americans With Disabilities Act – Western Texas College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. The college counselors have been designated to coordinate compliance with nondiscrimination requirements contained in section 35.107 of the Department of Justice regulations. Information concerning the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided there under, are available from the college counselors.
- Withdrawal – The college reserves the right to withdraw a student from classes if, in the judgment of the college officials, such withdrawal is in the best interest of the student or the college.
- Course Topics – Below are the main topics covered in this course. Each topic requires prerequisite knowledge; therefore other topics may also be covered to ensure student success. Topics are subject to change.
Operations on Whole Numbers
Exponents, Prime Numbers, and LCM
Operations on Fractions
Operations on Mixed Numbers
Operations on Decimal Numbers
Order of Operations
Ratio and Proportion
Introduction to Algebra
August 15, 2016