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MAT-0210-VJ01X - Foundations of Mathematics

Synonym: 189712
Location: Upper Valley
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00P - 02:45P
Semester Dates: 09-03-2019 to 10-22-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-12-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 10-02-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Mark Farley | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Course Description:

This course provides students with an opportunity to master basic mathematical concepts and processes. Topics include a complete study of arithmetic and elementary algebra: fractions, decimals, percentages, whole numbers, and integers; and the arithmetic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Credits earned in this course do not apply toward graduation.

Essential Objectives:

1. Perform operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and apply them to problems involving whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
2. Solve problems involving ratio, proportion, and percent.
3. Work interchangeably with fractions, decimals and percents.
4. Perform basic operations with integers (positive and negative numbers) and graph them on the number line.
5. Understand and apply concepts of area, perimeter, and volume.
6. Solve problems using both the metric and English systems of measure including conversions within and between the systems.
7. Define and use a variable.
8. Demonstrate an understanding of basic statistical concepts such as mean, mode, and median, and be able to read and interpret simple graphs, charts, and tables.
9. Apply these concepts and computational skills to solving problems that occur in various fields. The process will include estimating, setting up, solving, and appropriate rounding.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

You will progress much faster in this course if you know your multiplication tables well when you arrive for the first day of class. Do not plan on using calculators or multiplication charts. Ideally, you should have virtually instant recall of all of your tables, including the 11s and 12s.

We will complete our course with the help of a FREE eTextbook, and numerous handouts and worksheets. The .pdf version of this text is also available as a download on the Canvas homepage under Recent Announcements for our course on the CCV portal.


This is an accelerated course. Instead of the typical semester-long format, we will have only seven weeks to cover all the course material. Homework assigned Tuesday will be due on Thursday at the beginning of class. Please keep pace.

We will also have weekly quizzes and do many practice problems in class every day.

There is no magic shortcut to math success. Being successful requires that you DO math, repeatedly! It involves memorization and repetition at all levels. You will be successful if you are dedicated to practicing concepts by doing many problems. Math is also about attitude. If you believe in yourself and work hard, you will succeed!

If you need individual help outside of the classroom, I am available (by prior arrangement) or you can seek assistance at the CCV learning center or by using online tutors. Using a calculator to do your work will NOT help you succeed in this course!

Evaluation Criteria:

I hate grades! However, I am required to evaluate you in this course on a Pass/No Pass (P/NP) basis. If you are willing to invest the time, you will pass. By design, a pass indicates that you have prepared yourself well for the next CCV math course you plan to take. In most cases, that will be the CCV Foundations of Algebra course (MAT-0221, another accelerated course).

I expect you to attend class. Students who miss classes typically are not prepared to succeed at the next level.

Finally, I will be giving you frequent feedback and your overall grade is always available on Canvas, but if you are uncertain about your progress, please ask!

A minimum average of 70% is required to earn a passing grade in our course. Course elements will count as follows:

Homework 60%

Attendance: 20% Big credit just for showing up. You must arrive on time and stay for the entire period to receive full credit.

Quizzes/Tests: 20% There will be a short quiz each week at the beginning of class. Chapter tests will be take-home events.

Grading Criteria:

You must earn 70% on the course elements to earn a P in this course. Please read the evaluation criteria for additional course requirements.


Fall 2019 textbook data will be available on May 13. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Mark Farley
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Debra Grant

  Home Phone: 802-485-7213

Attendance Policy:

Owing to the nature of this course, you should be present for all class meetings. However, if you cannot attend class for routine reasons, please notify me as soon as you know you will be absent. I prefer email notifications (, but if that is not possible, please call (802-485-7213, 8am-10pm) as soon as you know that you will not be able to attend class. If you cannot notify me in advance, please call me during the week to discuss your absence, and to find out what work you missed.

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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