PK 118 Contemporary Math & Pre-Algebra
SP 2013 HOA
Samuels, Steven M.
BSE University of KSMAE University of KS
Tue 8-11am, Wed 9am-2:30pm, Thursday 2-8pm
8:45 - 10:00 AM
Prealgebra by Lial, Hestwood; Addison-Wesley; 4th Ed
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PK118 Contemporary Mathematics and Pre-Algebra: A developmental course for the student who needs instruction and practice performing calculations and solving algebra equations including foil multiplication. Topics include basic calculations using fractions, decimals, percentages, real numbers, geometry and other skills needed to succeed in MA131 and MA120.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is based on the concept of structured learning. To benefit fully from an education, students must aggressively read and study course material on a daily basis, continually applying and building upon their knowledge base. Students are expected to be well prepared to discuss the text examples and assignments provided in each chapter. Discussion and application of these examples and assignments will guide the student’s path toward mastery of the subject material.
Class Assessment: Grades are determined from assignments, projects, tests, and the final examination. A final is mandatory. The final examination is about 25% of the overall grade. The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus.
Grading: 100-90% = A 89-80% = B 79-70% = C 69-60% = D
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments submitted late will receive reduced credit. Alternative versions of tests will be available for tests which are missed. Work not completed will receive a score of 0.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Student Note Book: It is strongly suggested that each student keep a class notebook. To develop mathematical skills, organization and utilization of information is critical. The notebook is a key to developing that skill and organization. To foster that development, the notebook may be used on the Unit Tests and the final. The notebook may contain notes taken or made by the individual student based the textbook, class lecture, board work or class worksheets. It cannot contain copies of the text or photocopies of other materials. In most cases, it may be used by that same student as materials for taking Unit Tests. If you have questions on this policy, please ask before testing. Using inappropriate materials in your notebook can invalidate a test score.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Chapters 1 through 10. See the class handout for more specific guidelines.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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Last Updated:10/30/2012 9:42:55 AM