PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DVM 007 Introductory Algebra (EDUCO)
INSTRUCTOR: Peter M. Speier
OFFICE: M 2127
PHONE NUMBERS: 301-322-0500
EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a first semester of introductory algebra. Upon satisfactory completion of DVM 007, the student will be prepared for MAT 104.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Successful completion of DVM 007 requires that students possess the following skills in working with:
v Rational expressions
v Principles of using variables and polynomials
v Exponents and polynomials
v Linear equations and inequalities
v Factoring, quadratic equations and inequalities
v Solving applied problems
v Roots and radicals
v Graphing and geometry
v Quadratic equations
v Systems of equations and equalities
TEXTBOOK: Beginning Algebra, Sixth Edition, by Sharma 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. Suggested models include: TI 30X, TI 36X, and Casio FX 250-H. The TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing (recommended) is required in credit math courses.
OUTSIDE CLASS REQUIREMENTS:
WORK OUTSIDE OF CLASS: 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 007:
Ø Complete a minimum of 25 hours of lab, tutoring, testing, or workshops.
Ø Attend at least 80% of scheduled classes.
Ø Maintain an average of 70% on all tests, quizzes, and assignments.
There will be 6 tests during the semester and a cumulative final exam.
GRADING: Daily Quiz / HW 10%
Chapter Practice Test 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.
COURSE OUTLINE: TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
WEEK DATE SECTION OF TEXT
1 Appendix B
2 Chapter 1 (review)
4 Chapter 2
6 Chapter 3 (3.1 3.4)
8 Chapter 5 (all, only monomial
9 division in 5.6)
10 Chapter 6 (all sections)
12 Chapter 7 (7.1 7.5, 7.7,
13 7.8 A & B)
14 Catch up and review
15 FINAL EXAM
- Last day to drop with automatic W
LAB INFORMATION: Marlboro Individualized Learning Lab (M2129)
COLLEGE RESOURCES and SERVICES
Bladen Wing, Room 100 301-322-0090
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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
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Accokeek Hall General information: 301-322-0105
Circulation services: 301-322-0475
Reference services: 301-322-0476
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