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PK 118 Contemporary Math & Pre-Algebra
Samuels, Steven M.


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Course

PK 118 Contemporary Math & Pre-Algebra

Semester

SP 2013 HOA

Faculty

Samuels, Steven M.

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BSE University of KS
MAE University of KS

Office Location

ASC

Office Hours

Tue 8-11am, Wed 9am-2:30pm, Thursday 2-8pm

Daytime Phone

816-584-6330

E-Mail

steven.samuels@park.edu

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

8:45 - 10:00 AM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Prealgebra by Lial, Hestwood; Addison-Wesley; 4th Ed

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-56792-5

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

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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Course Description:
PK118 Contemporary Mathematics and Pre-Algebra: VA benefits might not be available for this course. A developmental course for the student who needs instruction and practice performing calculations and sloving equations. Topics include basic calculations using percentages, real numbers, geometry and other skills needed to succeed in MA131 and MA120. VA benefits might not be available for this course. 3:0:3.

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:

All students are expected to be present and on time with homework assigned completed.

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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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Last Updated:10/30/2012 9:42:55 AM