Pasadena City College
Department of Mathematics, Spring 2010
Math 125 Elementary Algebra
Section # 5278
Instructor: Mary L. Browne Office: Math Division Office R-322
Hours: TuTh 5:40-8:10 Phone: Dept: 626/585-7331
Room: R-108 Voice Mail: 626 585-7570 x5960 (not for messages)
Email: mbrowne@lausd.net; mlbrowne@pasadena.edu
Prerequisites: Math 420 or its equivalent (with a minimum grade of C) or placement based on the Math Assessment process.
Text: Beginning Algebra, Tenth Edition, Lial, Hornsby & McGinnis, Pearson; online Math XL.
Materials: Graph paper, notebook paper, lots of paper, textbook, ruler, notebook, pencils, lots of pencils, erasers and maybe a pen.
Student Learning Outcomes: Students will, upon successful completion of this course, be able to:
Objectives (TMO): Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Attendance: This is a 90-hour lecture course. You are required to attend all class sessions. 3 tardies will equal one absence and you will be dropped from the class after 10 hours of absence. Attendance is of the greatest importance and there is a direct relation between good attendance and your best performance in any mathematics class. Please note that leaving in the middle of class counts as a minimum of one hour of absence.
Final Exam will be Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 5:40-7:40 pm.
Homework: is required and is assigned regularly and will be collected on a regular basis. Homework will be graded on adherence to proper mathematical processes, completeness and whether you took the time to check your final answers with the solutions found in the back of the book.
Classwork: Assigned on a regular basis, usually at every class meeting, and due before leaving the class, even if it is incomplete. Sometimes the remaining problems will be accepted at the next class meeting.
Exams: Every 2 to 3 chapters, due to the compressed teaching schedule. Makeup exams are at the discretion of the instructor and only for extreme situations. If you notify me of your situation before the class meeting (via email) you may be able to makeup the missed exam, and then again, maybe not.
Calculators: Are NOT required, and will NOT be allowed on our exams.
Notebook: Good note taking is a good idea. I suggest you keep an organized notebook.
Final Grade Breakdown: Tests 55-59%, Classwork & Homework: 16-20%; final exam (cumulative): 25%. These are approximate ranges for weighting of each category in the final grade. Grading scale in percentages is as follows: 90-100 A; 80-89 B; 70-79 C; 60-69 D; 59 and below a fail. Apply this scale to anything we do in the class.