Description of the Course:
Elementary concepts of algebra will be covered, including solving linear equations and inequalities, polynomial operations and factoring, rational expressions, graphing linear equations, quadratic equations and appropriate word problems.
MTH 095 with a grade of “C” or above, or one year of high
and qualifying score on the placement test.
General Objectives of the Course:
At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to:
A. Identify and use rules of algebra and exponents.
B. Solve linear equations.
C. Perform fundamental operations on polynomials, including factoring.
D. Perform fundamental operations on rational expressions.
E. Solve quadratic equations by factoring.
F. Identify intercepts and draw graphs of lines.
G. Solve applications using linear and quadratic equations.
H. Use a calculator effectively as an aid in problem solving.
I. Recognize the relationship between arithmetic and algebra.
Method of Presentation
The MTH 100 outline course will utilize ALEKS (Assessment and of Learning in Knowledge Spaces), an artificial intelligence-based presentation system for individualized math learning and assessment via the World Wide Web.
A textbook and video tutorial are integrated with the ALEKS’
of majority of the course’s objectives.
NO incomplete will be given.
A Teacher’s “F” will be given to a student for the following reasons:
A student does not email the instructor for the course code before the end
of the 4th week of the fall/spring semester or before the end of the 2nd week
of the summer semester.
A student has not registered with ALEKS by the midterm of the
All SSC’s instructors must submit midterm grades for the fall/spring semester. Since the student’s final grade is solely determined by the final exam, a student will receive an “incomplete” for the midterm grade.
A student’s final grade will be determined by the final exam. The final exam is the only test a student will take for the course.
Final Exam Procedure
After a student has completed 100% of the objectives in
the course, the
student may take the final exam. The student must pass the final exam
with a “C”, i.e. 70%, or higher before the student may enroll in the next
online math course. If the student does not pass the final exam with a “C”
or higher, then the student will have only one more chance to pass the
final exam with a “C” or higher.
The student must make an appointment with the instructor
to take the final
exam. The instructor will inform the student where on the Main Campus
the final exam will be proctored.
If a student has not completed all the objectives in the course by..
Spring 2009 – April 23, 2009
Summer 2009 – July 9, 2009
Fall 2009 – November 24, 2009
Spring 2010 – April 22, 2010
Summer 2010 – July 15, 2010
then a student may take the final exam 1st attempt on …………
Spring 2009 – April 30, 2009 from NOON – 1:50 PM in
Lecture Hall A
Summer 2009 – July 16, 2009 from 9:00 – 10:50 AM in Lecture Hall B
Fall 2009 – December 3, 2009 time/place TBA
Spring 2010 – April 29, 2010 time/place TBA
Summer 2010 – July 29, 2010 time/place TBA
This will be the student’s first attempt to pass the
course with a “C” or
higher. The student’s 1st attempt result will be emailed the next day
through the ALEK’s email system. If the student was unsuccessful, the
student will take the second attempt on..
Spring 2009 – May 7, 2009 from NOON – 1:50 PM in Lecture
Summer 2009 – July 23, 2009 from 9:00 – 10:50 AM in Lecture Hall B
Fall 2009 – December 10, 2009 time/place TBA
Spring 2010 – May 6, 2010 time/place TBA
Summer 2010 – July 29, 2010 time/place TBA
Final exams will be given ONLY on the date and time
NO excuses will be accepted for missing the final exam. If you have a
SSC’s course during the time of the first attempt and/or you have a
scheduled SSC final exam during the time of the second attempt, please
contact me as soon as possible; otherwise make the necessary
arrangements at home and/or work to take the final exam on the above
scheduled days and times.
The highest score of the two on the final exam will be
used for the
student’s final exam.
NO textbooks or notes may be used on the final exam.
Students may use
calculators on the final exam; however, MTH 091 students may NOT use
calculators. If a student cheats on the final exam then the student will
automatically fail the course.
The final exam will be protector on the Main Campus of SSC.
You MUST present a picture ID when you take the final exam.
Children will NOT be allowed in the room while the
student is taking the
|A||90 – 100|
|B||80 – 89.999 …|
|C||70 – 79.999 …|
|D||60 – 69.999 …|
|F||00 – 59.999 …|