PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DVM 003 PreAlgebra (EDUCO)
INSTRUCTOR: Peter M. Speier
PHONE NUMBERS: 301-322-0500
EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a thorough review of arithmetic, including selected topics from geometry and measurement. Upon satisfactory completion of DVM 003, the student will be prepared for DVM 007.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to
· Perform binary operations on whole numbers. Fractions, decimals, integers and radical expressions.
· Solve problems involving ratio, proportion, and percent.
· Find perimeters, areas, and volumes of basic geometric shapes; and rules of angle measurements
· Compute and display statistical information in appropriate forms
· Solve problems involving right triangles using the Pythagorean Theorem
TEXTBOOK: Pre-Algebra, Sixth Edition, by Sharma & King; published by EDUCO
OTHER REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS:
CALCULATORS: Students are expected to have a calculator and to bring it to class each meeting. The calculator must have basic operations and a square function. Calculators are permitted on all tests and quizzes. Suggested models include: TI 30X, TI 36X, and Casio FX 250-H. Credit math courses require either the TI-83 or the TI-84 (recommended).
OUTSIDE CLASS REQUIREMENTS:
It is suggested that you work all odd-numbered problems and check your answers in the back of the book. These problems are suggested to allow you to work with material similar to what you will find on the tests. They will not be collected.
Three criteria are required in order to receive a passing grade in DVM 003:
There will be 8 tests during the semester and a cumulative final exam.
Daily Quiz / HW 10%
Chapter Practice 20%
Major Tests 40%
Final Exam 20 %
NOTE: No children/guests are allowed in the classroom. Also, cell phones and pagers must be OFF. Cell phones may not be used as calculators. No head coverings PLEASE.
WEEK DATE SECTION OF TEXT
1 Chapter 1
2 Chapter 1
3 Chapter 2
4 Chapter 2
5 Chapter 3
6 Chapter 3
7 Chapter 4
8 Chapter 4
9 Chapter 5 (omit 5.3B)
10 Chapter 5
11 Chapter 6 (omit 6.1, 6.2A, 6.4A,C,D)
12 Chapter 7 (omit 7.4C)
13 Chapter 8 (omit 8.4B, 8.5)
14 Catch-up and Review
15 FINAL EXAM
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES (use text provided below)
LAB INFORMATION: Marlboro Instructional Learning Lab (M2129)
COLLEGE RESOURCES and SERVICES
Bladen Wing, Room 100 301-322-0090
Check the web site for hours and policies and procedures.
Bladen Wing, Room 107 Call 301-322-0748 to make an appointment.
If you have the feeling that something is
missing from your studies, the
Student Development Services 301-322-0886
Student Development Services has various programs that provide students with mentoring, advising and individual counseling. Call or check the website for more information.
Accokeek Hall General information: 301-322-0105
Circulation services: 301-322-0475
Reference services: 301-322-0476
The Learning Resources Division provides a range of library and media services.
Refer to the web site for hours and more information about the services.
Campus Bookstore (www.pgcc.edu/pgweb/pgdocs/bookstore.html)