COURSE DESCRIPTION & POLICIES
Introductory Algebra by Miller, O'Neill & Hyde, 3rd edition, McGraw Hill, Inc., 2015
Elementary Algebra Workbook by Bogardus, Flacche, Freedman, Jackson,Owens & Tannen, 2nd edition, McGraw Hill, Inc. 2014
This course is designed to provide the student with the basic algebraic concepts and skills necessary to meet the prerequisites for college level math courses. The course includes the arithmetic and algebra of counting numbers, integers, and rational numbers. Main topics include: the arithmetic and factoring of polynomials, the simplifying of rational and irrational expressions, laws of exponents, solving and graphing linear equations, solving fractional and quadratic equations, solving systems of equations, and the application of these concepts to word problems.
There are NO excused absences. A student is required to attend all class meetings. If a class is missed the student is held responsible for the full requirements of the class.
T-R & M-W Classes: More than 4 class absences may result in a full grade reduction.
Summer Classes: More than 2 classes may result in a full grade reduction.
Promptness is also required. If a student misses the final exam, he will NOT be allowed to take a make up exam unless there is a documented emergency. Missing the final exam will result in an automatic failure of the course.
Grades will be based on 3 - 4 exam, quizzes, and a final exam. The final exam will count 25%-50% of the final course grade. A minimum competency in elementary algebra is necessary to pass the course. There are no make up quizzes. An average of "D" is necessary to ,pass the course.
A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 -69
RV Recommended for 4 day Algebra Express Course
F Below 60
CELL PHONE POLICY:
All cell phones will be turned OFF during class sessions. If a cell phone is used in any way during a test, it will result in an automatic failure of the test. No bluetooth adapters or headset is permitted in the classroom. No text messaging is permitted during class.
Camden County College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities. If you have specific physical, psychiatric, ot learning disabilities and require accommodations, please contact the PACS office (Disabilty Support Services Office) at 856-227-7200, extension 4430, as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations can be implemented in a timely fashion
Go to www.connectmath.com for on line assignments and help. Click on the link marked "Sign up now" (in the center, towards the lower part of the page, under NEW USER) and supply the course code with other information when prompted. You will need 2 codes to use Connectmath: the textbook code and my course code.
ConnectMath (The on-line homework) is 10% of Class Average.