MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE, Hialeah Campus

Department of Mathematics

1776 West 49th Street, Hialeah, Florida 33012

Spring Term, 2006 (Wednesday, January 04 – Friday, April 28, 2006)

MAT 0024 (College Preparatory Algebra): Ref. # 332626; Sect. # 003

T / R: 11:15 AM - 1:20 PM (Room # 1221)

 

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Mohammad Shakil

 

OFFICE / PHONE / E-MAIL: Room # 1413 - 4; (305) 237 – 8805 (Hialeah Campus); (Please call at this number during Office Hours only); mshakil@mdc.edu.

 

FACULTY WEBPAGE: http://faculty.mdc.edu/mshakil/

 

OTHER TELEPHONE NUMBER: (305) 237 – 8750 (Secretary, Hialeah Campus); please leave a message.

 

SAFETY AND SECURITY: Room 1115, Hialeah Campus; (305) 237 – 8701

 

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: (305) 237 – 1100 

 

OFFICE HOURS (TENTATIVE):

 

(i)                  M (3:30 PM – 5:30 PM)

 

(ii)        W (2:30 PM – 5:30 PM)

 

(iii)       T / R (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM)

 

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: MAT 0024 (College Preparatory Algebra): 4 credits

 

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of algebra.  Topics include sets, operations on signed numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, operations on polynomials, factoring, integer exponents, radicals, graphing, and applications of these topics.  Placement test scores or referrals determine admission. MAT 0024 is an institutional credit course. This course does not satisfy college level mathematics requirements for graduation. It may be repeated. (6 contact hours: lecture/lab)

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE: The course prepares students for the successful study of Intermediate Algebra.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Students must complete 48 hours of study in the Math Lab Component of this course (32 scheduled Lab hours; 16 hours of Open Lab). Students must satisfy all of the requirements during the term. In addition,

 

1.       Students must have an overall average of 70% or higher based on all frequent assessments and tests.

 

   2.   Students must pass the State of Florida Exit Exam with at least a 60% score.

 

PREREQUISITES: Admission is determined by an adequate score on a placement test. MAT 0002 with a grade of "S" or MAT 0020 with a grade of "P" with the Instructor’s referral for placement into MAT 0024.

 

CREDIT: 4 semester hours. Special Fees are assessed. There is a 48-hour Math Lab requirement for this course (32 scheduled Lab hours; 16 hours of Open Lab).

 

TEXTBOOK: SPECIAL PACKAGE:

 

                        “Beginning Algebra”, Custom Edition by Lial & Hornsby, Addison-Wesley, 2004;

                           ISBN 0-536-836140 (including “MyMathLab” on-line system);

“Math Tutor Center” 800 line registration (Homework Help);

                        “MathXL” CD

 

COVERAGE: Please see the coverage below at the end of this syllabus where a list of sections to be covered is given. Minor adjustments may be made by the instructor for the completion of the topics. Any uncovered topic before the scheduled date of the test will be covered in the next class after that test. All class/test times/schedules are as per Miami-Dade College Academic Calendar 2005 – 2006, (Spring Term, 2006). Also, minor adjustments may be made at the discretion of the instructor in the test dates, except in the final exam date. The test grades will be available to the students during the class-period in the following week after the test is over. It is the responsibility of the students to make an early correction for any conflict of class or test or final exam dates. The instructor will not be responsible for it. There is no mid-term examination between Test 2 and Test 3. So, it will be the responsibility of the students to make their own judgment or decision to withdraw from the college or to drop this course, with a “W” or “DR,” after any Test, but on or before Wednesday, March 15, 2006. The instructor will not withdraw the students.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD: Lecture / Discussion

 

CALCULATORS / SCIENTIFIC CALCULATORS: Not required or permissible. If any student is caught using calculators during the tests or exam, a “Zero” will be given in the test or exam. A student may also be given an “F” in the course If caught using calculators during the tests or exam. 

 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER (MATH LAB): The tutorial services of the Academic Support Center (Math Lab), Room 1309, are available to students registered in any math course taught on campus. The following Websites may also be useful for online help in your course:

 

(i)                  Prentice Hall Math Tutor Center: http://www.prenhall.com/tutorcenter/

(ii)                Purplemath – Your Algebra Resource: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/fcncomp.htm

(iii)              Pearson Education InterAct Math: http://www.interactmath.com/

(iv)               S.O.S. MATHematics - A Free Resource for Math Review Material from Algebra to Differential Equations: http://www.sosmath.com/index.html

(v)                 For Mathematical Formulas and Tables: http://www.sosmath.com/tables/tables.html

(vi)               To Print Out A Graph Paper:  http://www.mathematicshelpcentral.com/graph_paper/files/Form4C-BW.pdf

 

MYMDCC ACCOUNT: A student login (MyMDC) account is required for ALL online activities as well as to use college computers. A student should visit www.mdc.edu/sis/ to register and obtain login account.

 

ACCESS SERVICES: The students, with any form of disability, should contact “Access Services” of the college as soon as the classes start. In case any accommodation or special assistance is required in the class or examination, they should obtain the relevant documents from the Access Services and provide the instructor with these. For further information, contact (305) 237 1272 (North Campus).

SERVICE LEARNING: The students, who are interested in service learning, e.g., peer tutoring in the college or in a school, or any other volunteer service, should contact the instructor or the Director of Service Learning at the North Campus of Miami-Dade College, for details, as soon as the classes start. They should obtain the relevant documents from the Office of Service Learning or visiting the relevant Web site of MDC for this, and provide the instructor with the completed documents as soon as possible. For further information, contact the Center for Community Involvement, (305) 237 3848.

FACTS: You may visit the State of Florida’s new FACTS (Florida Academic Counseling and Tracking for Students) Web site at www.facts.org to view/print a transcript from a Florida college you are attending or did attend, to access the catalogs of the colleges and universities in Florida, to link to all the Florida public college and university home pages, and other useful information.

                           

GRADING POLICY:

 

1. DEPARTMENTAL GRADING POLICY: Note that MAT 0024 is a college preparatory course. The departmental grading policy for MAT 0024 is as follows: 

            

Ø       S       (satisfactory) Students must have an overall exam average of 70 % or higher based on all frequent assessments and tests, completed the 48-hour Math Lab requirements (32 scheduled Lab hours; 16 hours of Open Lab), and passed the State of Florida Exit Exam with at least a 60% score. This is the only grade earned that may allow a student to progress to MAT 1033 (Intermediate Algebra).

 

Ø       P          (progress) This grade is intended for those students who have below the 70% average. In addition, the administration has stated that each student have completed at least 40 of the 48-hour Math Lab requirements (32 scheduled Lab hours; 16 hours of Open Lab. A student who receives a “P” must repeat MAT 0020 or be placed in MAT 0024 depending on their arithmetic ability.  Passing the State Exit Exam is not required for this grade.

 

Ø       U          (unsatisfactory) This grade is for those students who qualify for neither an “S” nor a “P” grade.  Attendance and / or test scores should be used in the decision as to this grade. An unsatisfactory grade means the student must repeat MAT 0020.

 

Note: A grade of “U” counts as an “F” in computing a student’s GPA at MDC, while a grade of “S” or “P” does NOT affect a student’s GPA.

 

2. COLLEGE WITHDRAWAL / GRADE FORGIVENESS POLICY:

 

A student enrolling in MAT 0024 for a third attempt will not be permitted to withdraw from the course.  Attempts taken by a student before the Fall Term, 1997-1, will not be counted as an attempt for purposes of this policy.  An attempt is counted anytime the student officially enrolls in the Fall Term 1997-1 or thereafter, has a paid schedule for the course, and does not drop the course with a refund.  A fourth attempt may be granted based on a major extenuating circumstance if approved through an academic appeals process.

 

3. COST TO RE-ENROLL:

 

A student re-enrolling for the third attempt of MAT 0024 (after Fall Term 1997) will be required to pay the full cost of instruction for this and any later attempts.  Students would have to pay the full cost of tuition, which is the same as Out Of State fees.  Students assessed the higher fee may appeal the increase based on financial hardship or extenuating circumstances.  Extenuating circumstances are those circumstances determined by the College to be exceptional and beyond the control of the student, which may include but not be limited to: medical problem, learning disabilities, language barriers, family hardship, and employment changes.

 

4. EVALUATION:

 

(I) TESTS AND STATE-EXIT FINAL EXAMINATION: The final grade will be based on four multiple-choice frequent assessments (each being worth 10 % of the final class room passing course grade), four multiple-choice non-cumulative tests (each being worth 15 % of the final class room passing course grade), and a multiple-choice cumulative (comprehensive) State of Florida exit final examination. All assessments, tests and final examination are mandatory. Students must have an overall average of 70% or higher based on all frequent assessments and tests. Students must pass the State of Florida Exit Exam with at least a 60% score. The number of questions in each of the frequent assessments and tests will be 10 to 20, and in the final examination it will be 30. Each of the four frequent assessments / four tests / final exam will be worth 100 score points. There will be “NO CURVE” on grades. Moreover, no lowest assessment / test / final exam score will be dropped. Also note the following points about the grading policy:

 

(a)    NOTE: If a student has not missed any tests and the final examination score is 90 % or above, the lowest test score may be replaced by the final examination score before averaging for the final grade if doing so is in favor of the student. Note that the frequent assessment score will not be replaced by the final examination score.

 

      (b) NOTE: Please see the Item # IV (Evaluation and Grading Scale) below also.

(II) EXTRA CREDIT (OPTIONAL):
If deemed necessary and if time permits, some extra credit class room quiz, or pop-quiz, or home-work, or computer projects, or attendance at workshops, or service learning (e.g., peer tutoring of not less than 10 hours), etc., (for some extra points, but not exceeding 20 extra points in total for the whole semester), may be given to students to make up for the low grades in other tests, at the discretion of the instructor.  Note the following for possible extra credit work, or otherwise, the details of these will be announced by the instructor at an appropriate time during the semester.
        
(a) NOTE:
The MyMathLab homework (which will be worth 8 extra points of the total extra credit points). It should be noted that all the students are required to do their extra credit home-work through MyMathLab as per instruction given below. If there is any technical difficulty in using MyMathLab, it should be immediately reported to the instructor but not later than 2nd week of the classes. In that case, the students will be required to do their home-work as assigned by the instructor in the class, or, otherwise, in lieu of these, there may be some quizzes also.

(b) NOTE: Quizzes (which will be worth 6 extra points of the total extra credit points). The details of these will be announced by the instructor at an appropriate time during the semester.

(c) NOTE:
A Service Learning Project (e.g., peer tutoring of not less than 10 hours), which will
be worth 6 extra points of the total extra credit points.

The extra credit quiz, or pop-quiz, or home-work, or computer project, or attendance at workshops, or service learning will be optional, and there will be no make-up for these in any circumstances (
whether religious observance, hospitalization, jury duty, court date, accident, social obligation, etc). The extra points thus earned will be added to the total before averaging for the final course grades to facilitate the students. 

(III) HOMEWORK:

(a) Usually the odd-numbered problems at the end of each section and all of the chapter reviews are suggested for the homework problems and assignments. This will increase your speed, accuracy, confidence, and understanding of doing the problems and the directions on the tests. It is strongly suggested that you should do all the homework assigned. This will also help you in memorizing the formulas and understanding of the concepts, which are very important for any math course. The homework will not be graded. However, it will be used for extra credit points as mentioned in Item # II (a) above. Some Supplementary H/W assignments may also be assigned in the class.

(b) You may also visit the MDC Math Lab (Hialeah Campus / North Campus) for additional help. The Math Lab at MDC (Hialeah Center / North Campus) is an open lab for currently enrolled mathematics students. There are tutors, videotapes, and software available to assist students. 

(IV) EVALUATION AND GRADING SCALE: The final grade will be determined as follows:

 

Ø       Based on the class-room tests, a student’s final course grade average will be calculated out of a total of 800 points, by taking the sum of the four test scores, four frequent assessment scores, and extra points, if any, earned in quiz, etc., and dividing the total by 8 to determine the average. Each of the frequent assessments, tests and final exam will have weight as defined in Item # (I) above.

 

Ø       In addition to the class-room tests, a student must also appear in the State of Florida Exit Exam.

 

Ø       The following scale will be used for the calculation of final course grade. “Minor adjustments may be made by the instructor.”

 

Ø       NOTE: If any student misses the final examination, a zero will be awarded for the missed final examination and the grade earned by the student will be an “F,” i.e., an “U.”

 

GRADE

GRADING SCALE

S

(satisfactory) Student must have an overall exam average of 70% or higher based on all tests / frequent assessments, completed the 48-hour Math Lab requirements (32 scheduled Lab hours; 16 hours of Open Lab), and passed the State of Florida Exit Exam. (Note: Students must pass the State of Florida Exit Exam with at least a 60% score).

P

(progress) This grade is intended for those students who have below the 70%

average. In addition, the administration has stated that each student have

completed at least 40 of the 48-hour Math Lab requirements (32 scheduled Lab

hours; 16 hours of Open Lab. A student who receives a “P” must repeat MAT 0020

or be placed in MAT 0024 depending on their arithmetic ability. Passing the State Exit Exam is not required for this grade.

U

(unsatisfactory) This grade is for those students who qualify for neither an “S” nor a “P” grade.  Attendance and/or test scores should be used in your decision as to this grade.  An unsatisfactory grade means the student must repeat MAT 0020.

 

(V) MANDATORY FREQUENT ASSESSMENTS, TESTS, HW, AND FINAL EXAM: All frequent assessments, tests, homework and final exam are mandatory. However, if you miss any of the four tests due to accident, traffic ticket, hospitalization, arrest, court date, jury duty, etc, you must produce an authentic document to prove your absence so that your final exam score will be counted twice as to replace the missed test. A doctor's note is not acceptable unless it says "(student's name) was unable to attend school on (date of test)."  Please note that the replacement of a missed test by the final exam score on the above ground will be allowed only once during the entire semester. Please also note that the missed frequent assessments will not be replaced by the final exam score under any circumstances. In all such cases, the final course grade average (for class room exams) will be calculated, out of a total of 800 points, by taking the sum of the four test scores, the four frequent assessment scores, and extra points, if any, earned in quiz, etc., and dividing the total by 8 to determine the average. Tardiness is permitted on test days without penalty although you will have less time on the test than everyone else. If you are so late that someone has already turned in their test before you arrive, you will not be allowed to take the test and a zero will be given for the respective test.
                  
(VI) NOTICE ABOUT TEST DATES: Please see the Lecture-Schedule below. It is the responsibility of the students to note down the test and final exam dates. However, you will have at least one class notice of an upcoming test.  All tests and final exam are mandatory. There will be no makeup test in any circumstances (see Item VII below also). A zero will be awarded for any missed test.

(VII) NO MAKE UP TESTS / MAKE UP FOR EXTRA CREDIT QUIZES OR HOME WORK OR PROJECTS: There will be no make-up tests / frequent assessments / final exam or make up for extra credit quizzes or home work or projects, etc. These must be taken or submitted on due dates.” In case a student misses a test due to some religious observance, hospitalization, jury duty, court date, or accident, and if a reasonable and authentic document is provided for these and, if in the opinion of the instructor, the absence is excusable, there will be no makeup test but your final exam score will be counted twice as to replace the missed test. Please note that the replacement of a missed test by the final exam score on the above ground will be allowed only once during the entire semester. In all such cases, the final course grade average (for class room exams) will be calculated, out of a total of 800 points, by taking the sum of the four test scores, four frequent assessment scores, and extra points, if any, earned in quiz, etc., and dividing the total by 8 to determine the average.

 

(VIII) CHEATING ETC. IN THE EXAMINATION: A “Zero” will be given in the test for cheating in any form, including plagiarism, taking help or copying from other students or giving help to the other students during the tests / final exam. If any student is caught cheating during the examination, his / her name will be duly noted by the instructor and reported to the concerned authorities for further action (namely, an “F” in the course, expulsion from the college, etc.). For details please see the Students’ Hand-Book.

CLASSROOM POLICIES: 

(I) ATTENDANCE: Attendance is required for every class and students are responsible for all course work, whether present or not. More than three unexcused absences during the entire semester is considered excessive and will result in a failing grade or the name of the student will be purged from the class roster. In addition, please note the following requirements.

 

(a)    NOTE: Tardiness is not acceptable. It is the discretion of the instructor to deduct at least ten points from the total points at the end of the term for each tardiness (even one second late constitutes a tardiness). No written or oral excuses will be accepted.

 

(b)    NOTE: Except in the case of an emergency, no students will be allowed to leave the class-room once the class has begun. During an emergency, the instructor’s permission must be sought before leaving the class-room. It is the discretion of the instructor to deduct at least ten points from the total points at the end of the term for each such violation. No written or oral excuses will be accepted.

 

(c)     It is the discretion of the instructor to deduct at least ten points from the total points at the end of the term for each absence after the third absence during the semester. More than three absences will also result in a failing grade or the name of the student will be purged from the class roster. No written or oral excuses will be accepted.


(II) DROPS OR WITHDRAWALS:  These are not initiated by the instructor (Dr. Shakil). If you stop attending, you must drop the class yourself to avoid a grade of “F”.

       (a)  The last day to withdraw from classes
with “100% refund” or to change courses 
             “without penalty” or to register, add, drop, or change sections of credit courses without
             signature of instructor is
Tuesday, January 10, 2006.

 

 (b) The deadline for dropping classes with a grade of “DR” or the last day to withdraw  

      from the college with a grade of “W” is on or before Wednesday, March 15, 2006,

      which is the responsibility of the students. The instructor will not withdraw the

     students.

 

(III) PURGE ROLLS: The students are encouraged to attend all the classes regularly, which is important. For any missed class, the students themselves are responsible for any makeup or catch-up of the materials. Unexcused absences for more than three days at any time during the semester are considered excessive. The names of such absentees will be purged from the class roll by the instructor without any notice as per rules and regulations stipulated by the college. Once the name of a student is purged from the class roll by the instructor, it cannot be reinstated in any circumstance. Moreover, it is the discretion of the instructor to purge a student’s name from the class roll or award an “F” due to excessive absences, unsatisfactory progress, indiscipline, misconduct, or any disruptive behavior in the class.                        

 

(IV) ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT: The student is responsible for any classroom misbehavior or academic misconduct or indiscipline, which is conducive to the educational process and for achieving standards of performance established by the instructor. A student may be penalized for any misbehavior or misconduct. The academic misconduct includes (but is not limited to) giving or receiving assistance on a test, quiz, or homework assignment for which such  assistance is not permitted, falsifying a document to obtain an excusal from a test, and using unauthorized notes on a test or quiz. “The instructor has the final authority in all matters relating to the course content, grading practices, and classroom policies & procedures.” Penalties for Academic Misconduct range from an “F” in the course to “expulsion” from the college. A more complete definition of Academic Misconduct is given in the Student Handbook. In the tests or final exam, no student will be allowed to use the textbook or class-notes or handouts or formula-sheets. The students should review all materials learnt in previous math classes, and memorize all the relevant formulas. It is strongly suggested that you should do all the homework assigned. This will also help you in memorizing the formulas and understanding of the concepts, which are very important for this math course. You will not be allowed to use textbook for formulas. No written or oral excuses will be accepted.

 

(V) BEEPERS AND CELLULAR PHONES: Use of cellular phones, beepers, musical instruments, CD players, etc., or keeping these in person are not allowed in the class-room. These should be kept in the bags and must be turned off before the classes start. The vibrate mode is not considered turned off. Beepers and cellular phones must not be visible to you or instructor. If they are on your belt, they are visible. If they are in your book bag or pocket, they are not. Violations of this policy will result in your having to put the beeper or cell phone in the hallway immediately outside the class. If you are afraid of it being stolen, you may choose to leave the class with it, but you will not be readmitted to the class that day. If this occurs during a test and you choose to leave rather than put the beeper or phone in the hallway, all unanswered test questions will be marked wrong. All students are required to abide by the said policy about cellular phones, beepers, musical instruments, and CD players. It is the discretion of the instructor to deduct at least ten points from the total points at the end of the term for each such violation. Further, penalties for violation of this policy may also result in an “F” in the course or “expulsion” from the class or the matter being reported to the concerned authorities in the college, such as the Chair, or Academic Dean, or others.

 

(VI) NO FOODS AND DRINKS ALLOWED: It should be noted that no foods (including gums) and drinks (except water) will be allowed in the class room. It is the discretion of the instructor to deduct at least ten points from the total points at the end of the term for each such violation. Further, penalties for violation of this policy may also result in an “F” in the course or “expulsion” from the class or the matter being reported to the concerned authorities in the college, such as the Chair, or Academic Dean, or others.

 

(VII) NO TALKING ALLOWED: It should be noted that no talking will be allowed in the class room. It is the discretion of the instructor to deduct at least ten points from the total points at the end of the term for each such violation. Further, penalties for violation of this policy may also result in an “F” in the course or “expulsion” from the class or the matter being reported to the concerned authorities in the college, such as the Chair, or Academic Dean, or others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LECTURE-SCHEDULE AND H/W ASSIGNMENTS (TENTATIVE) (Total: 32 Lectures)

(Minor adjustments may be made in the topics / problems at the discretion of the instructor)

(SUPPLEMENTARY H/W FROM CHAPTER SUMMARY / REVIEW MAY ALSO BE ASSIGNED)

(NOTE: All frequent assessments, tests and final examination will be multiple-choice)

(The lecture-schedule includes 4 Credit semester hours and 48 hours of study in the Math Lab Component of this course. The break-down of these during the 2-hours period will be explained by the instructor in the class. Students must satisfy all of the requirements during the term, as stipulated by

the instructor. Minor adjustments may be made at the discretion of the instructor.)

 

MTG #

DAY / DATE

SECTIONS

PAGES

PROBLEMS

1

R, Jan. 05

1.2, 1.3

20, 27

Introduction to Syllabus and Math Lab;

1.2: # 5 – 20, 63 – 80, 23 – 37 (ODDS), # 38 – 62 (ODDS)

1.3: 1 – 42 (ODDS), # 43 – 56, 69 – 82 (ODDS)

2

T, Jan. 10

1.4, 1.5

36, 46

1.4: # 1 – 20 (ODDS), # 23 – 64, 69 – 74 (ODDS)

1.5: # 1 – 118 (ODDS) 

3

R, Jan. 12

ASSESSMENT ONE

 

On Topics Covered As Above: 1.2 – 1.5

4

T, Jan. 17

1.6, 1.7

60, 70

1.6: # 1 – 124 (ODDS)

1.7: # 1 – 30, 33 – 60, 63 – 98 (ODDS)

5

R, Jan. 19

1.8

76

# 1 – 82 (ODDS)

6

T, Jan. 24

TEST # 1

 

Sections as above: 1.2 – 1.8

7

R, Jan. 26

2.1

98

# 5 – 36, 39 – 58, 61 – 64 (ODDS)

8

T, Jan. 31

2.2, 2.3

105, 112

2.2: # 7 – 66, 69 – 72 (ODDS)

2.3: # 5 – 22, 47 – 54 (ODDS)

9

R, Feb. 02

ASSESSMENT TWO

 

On Topics Covered As Above: 2.1 – 2.3

10

T, Feb. 07

2.6

141

2.6: # 3 – 12, 23 – 54 (ODDS)

11

R, Feb. 09

2.5, 2.7

133, 152

2.5: # 13 – 34, 45 – 74 (ODDS)

2.7: # 1 -6, 13 – 34 (ODDS)

12

T, Feb. 14

2.8

166

# 3 – 16, 19 – 24, 29 – 70 (ODDS)

13

R, Feb. 16

TEST # 2

 

Sections as above: 2.1 – 2.8

14

T, Feb. 21

3.1, 3.2

192, 204

3.1: # 9 – 14, 16 – 27, 30 – 37, 40 – 46, 49 -66 (ODDS)

3.2: # 1 – 6. 13 – 20, 23 – 70 (ODDS)

15

R, Feb. 23

5.1, 5.2

318, 327

5.1: # 15 – 22, 25 – 80 (ODDS)

5.2: # 1 – 48, 57 – 78 (ODDS)

16

T, Feb. 28

ASSESSMENT THREE

 

On Topics Covered As Above: 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, 5.2

17

R, Mar. 02

5.3, 5.4

334, 344

5.3: # 1 – 12, 15 – 44 (ODDS)

5.4: # 9 – 56, 59 – 80, 83 – 98, 103 – 106, 107 – 114 (ODDS) 

18

T, Mar. 07

5.5, 5.6

353, 359

5.5: # 1 – 57, 61 – 84 (ODDS)

5.6: # 3 – 19, 23 -39, 41 – 50 (ODDS) 

19

R, Mar. 09

5.7

368

# 1 – 36 (ODDS)

20

T, Mar. 14

Catch-up and Review for Test # 3

 

Sections as above: 3.1, 3.2, 5.1 - 5.7

21

R, Mar. 16

TEST # 3

 

Sections as above: 3.1, 3.2, 5.1 - 5.7

22

T, Mar. 21

6.1, 6.2

392, 398

# 7 – 16, 23 – 58, 67 – 86 (ODDS)

# 11 -40, 43 – 60, 63 – 72 (ODDS)

23

R, Mar. 23

6.3, 6.4

405, 414

# 1 – 6, 11 – 18, 21 -77, 79 – 84, 87 – 90 (ODDS)

# 7 – 30, 33 – 53, 59 – 76, 82 – 85, P. 416: # 1 – 80 (ODDS)

24

T, Mar. 28

6.5, 7.1

423, 454

# 1 – 14, 17 – 72 (ODDS)

# 2 – 9, 13 – 24, 26, 27 – 80, 83 – 90 (ODDS)

25

R, Mar. 30

ASSESSMENT FOUR

 

On Topics Covered As Above: 6.1 – 6.5 and 7.1

26

T, Apr. 04

7.2, 8.1

462, 535

# 1 – 26. 29 – 56, 59 – 62 (ODDS)

# 1 – 50 (ODDS)

27

R, Apr. 06

8.2

544

# 1 – 72 (ODDS)

28

T, Apr. 11

8.3, 8.5

549, 561

# 1 – 30, 39 – 52 (ODDS)

# 1 -42 (ODDS)

29

R, Apr. 13

 

Catch-up and Review for TEST # 4

 

Sections as above: 6.1 – 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 8.1 – 8.3, and 8.5

30

T, Apr. 18

 

TEST # 4

 

Sections as above: 6.1 – 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 8.1 – 8.3, and 8.5

31

R, Apr. 20

Review For Final Exam

Review of Some Problems for Final Exam

On Topics Covered As Above: Comprehensive & Cumulative

32

R, Apr. 27

FINAL EXAM

 

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

 

State Exit Final Exam (Cumulative & Comprehensive): Sections as above

 

MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE - Academic Year 2005-2006

 

 

 

Spring

2005-2

1.         Registration Begins:

M Oct 3

 

2.         Late Registration Begins ($50 fee)

W Jan 4

 

3.         Classes Begin

Weekday and Evening                                         

Weekend (Saturday, Sunday)

W Jan 4

S Jan 7

 

4.         Last Day to Change Courses without Penalty; Withdraw from classes with 100% refund; Register, add, drop, or change sections of credit courses without signature of instructor

T Jan 10

 

5.         CLAST:   Deadline to Register

        Date of Test

F Jan 20

S Feb 18

 

6.         12--Week Mini Term Begins

M Feb 6

 

7.         Last Day to Withdraw with Grade   of W

W Mar 15

 

8.         Last Day of Classes

F Apr 21

 

9.       Last Day of Final Exams: 

F Apr 28

 

10.       Last Day to Apply for Degree & Name Appear in Commencement Program

M Apr 3

2006

 

11.       Commencement Ceremony

S April 29

 

12.       Holidays

# Note:  Date Changed from March 3.  Not a holiday for faculty or staff, but no classes will be held.

S Jan 14

U Jan 15

M Jan 16

F Apr 14

S Apr 15

U Apr 16

R Mar 2#

 

This calendar includes MDC holidays. Faculty is encouraged to make accommodations for students who observe other religious holidays. Faculty is encouraged to be sensitive to those students who may be Veterans and wish to observe Veterans Day.

State Employee Tuition Waiver Applicants Must Register for Eligible Courses NO SOONER Than

One (1) Day Prior to Class Beginning Date

 

 

 

 

 

Student Registration for MyMathLab

 

Website Description

MyMathLab/CourseCompass is a website you can use to assess your math skills, do homework, take tests, view videos and more! Access to this website is with a MyMathLab Student kit that comes free with your new textbook (if you have a used book, you can purchase access online in Step 3 below or as a standalone kit at your bookstore, but you need a valid Course ID from your instructor). For more information about this website, including system requirements, go to www.mymathlab.com .

 

On-line Registration

You’ll need:

·          Your access code (inside your new textbook, purchased online in step 3, or with a standalone access kit).

·          A valid email address

·          Your Professor’s Course ID Number:  ____________________________

·          Your school zip code:__________________________

1.       Go to www.coursecompass.com.

2.       Click on the Register button below Students

3.       Review the Before You Start information to ensure you have everything you need to register; Click Next

4.       If you have previously taken a course in CourseCompass, click Yes, Look Me Up and enter your username and password, if you can remember that information.  Otherwise, skip this first step leaving No, I am a New User selected.

5.       Enter the 6-word access code from your Student Access Kit or inside your textbook, your School’s zip code, then select your Country; click Next.

6.       Enter your professor’s Course ID number. Click Next. 

7.       Fill in all required Personal Information, select your school from the drop-down list, then create your own personal login name & password for this site. Choose a security question (for use if you forget your password) & type the answer. Review the Site License Agreement as desired and click Next.

8.       Your Confirmation & Summary screen appears; write down your confirmed login/password (a confirmation email will be sent to you. If you use a Spam email blocker, be sure to allow emails from Pearsoned.com). Click the CourseCompass Log In Now button and use the log in name & password you just created to enter CourseCompass. In the future, you will enter your MyMathLab course from this site, www.coursecompass.com, so it’s a good idea to bookmark this page. You will not have to register again for this course.

9.       Under Courses you are taking, click on the Course name to access your professor’s web material.

 

Important: You MUST install all required software plugins to use this website from a home or work computer. A link to these plugins is located from within the MyMathLab website (run the MyMathLab Installation Wizard often found under Announcements). AOL users must minimize that browser and use Internet Explorer.  You must also disable any pop-up blockers for this site only.

 

Inside MyMathLab

To the left are a series of buttons (they may be called Announcements, Course Documents, etc.). Use these to check for news from your professor, the course syllabus, & to access textbook content. Textbook material (quizzes, videos, etc.) is typically found under Course Documents or Chapter Contents.  Your professor may have customized this website, so features & button names may vary. For Technical Support, call Toll Free 1-800-677-6337, Monday through Friday 8AM – 8PM, Sun. 5-PM-12AM  EST.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“INSTRUCTIONS FOR MYMATHLAB INSTALLATION WIZARD / MATH XL PLUGIN”

1. Open Internet Explorer. If you use AOL or another custom web browser please use Internet Explorer to access Course Compass from now on.

2. Click Tools, then Internet Options.

3. Click the security tab, then click the Default Level button. Click the Advanced tab, then click the Restore Defaults button.

4. Click Ok to Close the Internet Options window.

5. Click Tools, then Internet Options, again.

6. Click the delete files button on the General tab. then click the settings button. Click the dot next to "Every Visit to the page," then click OK.

7. Click The security tab again, then click the Custom Level button. Scroll through the list for the line “Download signed Active X controls." Click the dot next to Enable. When you get the message that says " Are you sure you want to change the security settings for this zone", click Yes.

8. Close all Internet Explorer windows.

Now you should be able to go to Course Compass with Internet Explorer and download the MathXL Plugin. When you log into the course, click on the link for "Math XL Player Installation Wizard" and follow the instructions.

Please feel free to contact if you have any questions.

Pearson Education product support
800-677-6337
8:00am-8:00pm eastern time Mon-Fri
5:00pm-midnight eastern time Sun

 

 

Course ID:

shakil21942

Instructor(s):

Mohammad Shakil

Students enrolled:

 

Start date:

Dec 22, 2005

End date:

Apr 28, 2006

Created From:

MAT 0024: Mohammad Shakil
Beginning Algebra, Lial et al.

ISBN 0-53683614-0