MATH 30 PRE-ALGEBRA
RIO HONDO COLLEGE
SPRING 2012
INSTRUCTOR:
Ian McCance
EMAIL :
imccance@yahoo.com
TICKET #, TIME AND ROOM:
31268
TTH
1:30-3:35am
S303
PREREQUISITES:
Math 20 with grade of C or higher (or equivalent), or appropriate skill level asdeterment
by participation in the math placement process.
REQUIRED TEXT AND MATERIALS:
Aufmann, Barker, Lockwood. Prealgebra. Houghton Mifflin
Company, fifth edition.
OBJECTIVE:
Perform order of operations on Rational numbers. Simplify algebraic expressions. Translate
algebraic expressions.
Solve first degree equations. Find the perimeter and area of polygons.
Find the volume
of polyhedrons using formulas.
Work with percents.
Graph linear equations.
Convert measures in Metric and
American units.
Read simple graphs and find the mean median and mode.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME:
Given a numerical problem involving integers and the operations of
addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponents and grouping symbols. Student will use order of
operations to evaluate the expression
NEEDED MATERIALS:
Scientific calculators may be used for some topics.
Cell phones/PDAs/etc. may not
be used as a calculator.
CELL PHONES:
Use of a cell phone in class is disrespectful to the teacher and sometimes to the whole
class.
If a cell phone is used in class, then you will be asked to leave class for the day.
HOMEWORK:
Homework will be assigned daily. Homework is there for two purposes, understanding the
subject, and reinforcing the subject.
After you understand something, you have about 24 hours to reinforce it
before you will forget it.
So don't wait to do the homework and don't just do the homework, understand it.
Your homework represents your grade
.
You also need to review your past HW daily
.
You will forget what
you have learned if you do not review it.
Homework will be collected
every day.
Each homework collected is
worth
2 points
.
If the homework is not complete, sloppy, or no work is shown, then you may receive partial
credit. If you are late to class, then you cannot turn in your HW. Excuses for being late must come with
undeniable
proof
. 2 points may not sound like much but the points add up to 56 points, almost a full test score.
If you do not do your homework, do not expect to pass.
If you do not study past homework assignments, do not
expect a grade higher than a C.
COURSE FOLDER:
Your course folder should be a
three ring binder.
The folder will contain
dividers
labeled in order with the following:
1) Notes, 2) Worksheets/Exit questions/Sample problems, 3) Graded homework, quizzes, test reviews, and tests.
HW, QZ, TS, TR
Worksheets
Notes
Your folder will be checked randomly and is worth 5 points at each check.
A complete and organized, as
above, folder will be given 5 points.
An incomplete or unorganized folder will receive 0 points.
If you stay
organized the entire semester, then this is an easy 20 points by the end of the semester.