PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

DVM 007 – Introductory Algebra (EDUCO)

 

INSTRUCTOR:                     Peter M. Speier

                                                Educational Development

 

OFFICE:                                 M 2127

PHONE NUMBERS:            301-322-0500

                                               

 

EMAIL ADDRESS:               speierpm@pgcc.edu

OFFICE HRS:                 

                                   

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

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.

 

 

GRADING CRITERIA

 

                        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%

Orientation                                                              

Class Discussion

Workshops                                                10%                                                                                                                      

Notebook                                                                               

Lab time/tutoring

 

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)

                              3

                              4                                                                Chapter 2

                              5   

                              6                                                                Chapter 3 (3.1 – 3.4)

                              7   

                              8                                                                Chapter 5 (all, only monomial 

                              9                                                                      division in 5.6)

                  10                                                              Chapter 6 (all sections)                        

                              11 

                              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”

 

 

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES

Students requesting academic accommodations are required to contact the Disability Support Services Office (M-1042) or call (301) 322-0838 (voice) or (301) 322-0122 (TTY) to establish eligibility for services and accommodations.  Students with documented disabilities should discuss the matter privately with their instructors at the beginning of the semester and provide a copy of their Student/Faculty Accommodation Form.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Prince George's Community College Code of Conduct defines the rights and responsibilities of students and establishes a system of procedures for dealing with students charged with violations of the code and other rules and regulations of the college. A student enrolling in the college assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible with the college's function as an educational institution. Refer to the 2003-2004 Student Handbook, beginning on page 39, for a complete explanation of the code of conduct, including the procedure for dealing with disruptive student behavior.

 

CODE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

The college is an institution of higher learning that holds academic integrity as its highest principle.  In the pursuit of knowledge, the college community expects that all students, faculty, and staff will share responsibility for adhering to the values of honesty and unquestionable integrity.  To support a community committed to academic achievement and scholarship, the Code of Academic Integrity advances the principle of honest representation in the work that is produced by students seeking to engage fully in the learning process.  The complete text of the recently approved Code of Academic Integrity will be sent to all enrolled students early in the spring 2004 semester and posted on the college's website.

 

 

 

LAB INFORMATION:  Marlboro Individualized Learning Lab (M2129)

 

                        Monday – Thursday                             8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

                        Friday                                                  8:00 AM – 3:45 PM

                        Saturday                                               8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

                        Sunday                                     10:00 AM – 1:00 PM                                      

                       

 

COLLEGE RESOURCES and SERVICES

 

     Student Assessment Services Center (Testing Center)     

            Bladen Wing, Room 100                                  301-322-0090

           

(www.pgcc.edu/pgweb/pgdocs/student_services/student_assessment_services.htm)                   Check the web site for hours and policies and procedures.

 

   

 

     Tutoring and Writing Centers                       ()

            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 Tutoring Center             can help you put the pieces of the puzzle together with free one-on-one or group tutoring.

            The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring for all students who are working on any            writing assignment in any course. 

    

     Student Development Services                                 301-322-0886

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Student Development Services has various programs that provide students with mentoring, advising and individual counseling.  Call or check the website for more information.

 

     Library                                                        ()

           

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                                       () 

           

Largo Student Center, Room 116                     301-322-0912