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Course Syllabus

Revision Date: 16-Jan-23

Spring 2023 | MAT-0210-VO01 - Foundations of Mathematics

Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 01-24-2023 to 05-08-2023
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-12-2023 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-26-2023 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration


Kristie Bush
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Julie Dalley

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.

Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.

Required Textbooks and Resources

This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials. For details, see the Canvas Site for this class.

Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
NPLess than 600

Weekly Schedule

Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments


January 24-31 Course introduction Marvelous to Meet You

Action Partners

Growth Mindset Activities

Habits of Success

Problem of the Week

Ch. 1 Whole Numbers Ch. Notes p. 7-100

Sections 1.1-1.5 Ch. 1 Review Exercises (odd)

Ch. 1 Online Test



January 31-February 7 Ch. 2 The Language of Algebra Problem of the Week

Sections 2.1-2.5 Ch. Notes p. 101-177 Ch. 2 Review Exercises (odd)

Ch. 2 Online Test



February 7-14 Ch. 3 Integers Ch. Notes p. 183-270

Problem of the Week

Sections 3.1-3.5 Ch. 3 Review Exercises (odd)

Ch. 3 Online Test



February 14-21 Ch. 4 Multiplication and Division of Fractions

Ch. Notes p. 273-329

Problem of the Week

Sections 4.1-4.3

No Quiz this week!



February 21-28 Ch. 4 Addition and Subtraction of Fractions,

Ch. Notes p. 330-399

Mixed Numbers Problem of the Week

Sections 4.4-4.7 Review Exercises ODD

Ch. 4 Online Test



February 28-March 7 Ch. 5 Decimals pt. 1 Ch. Notes p. 407-467

Sections 5.1-5.3 Review Exercises ODD

Problem of the Week



March 7-14 Midterm due 10/25 and Catch Up Time



March 14-21 Ch. 5 Decimals pt. 2 Ch. Notes p. 468-510

Sections 5.-5.6 Review Exercises Odd

Problem of the Week

SKIP 5.7 Ch. 5 Online Test



March 21-28 Ch. 6 Percent Ch. Notes p. 517-589

Sections 6.1-6.6 Review Exercises ODD

Ch. 6 Online Test

Problem of the Week



March 28-April 4 Ch. 7 Properties of Real Numbers Ch. Notes p. 595-657

Sections 7.1-7.5 Online Homework, Ch. 7 Online Test

Problem of the Week



April 4- 11 Ch. 8 Solving Equations Ch. Notes p. 531-588

Sections 8.1-8.4 Review Exercises ODD

Ch. 8 Online Test



April 11-18 Ch. 9 Geometry pt. 1 Ch. Notes p. 719-794

Sections 9.1-9.4 Review Exercises Odd Homework, Ch. 9 Online Test

Problem of the Week



April 18-25 Ch. 9 Geometry pt. 2 Ch. Notes p. 795-851

Sections 9.5-9.7 Review Exercises Odd Homework,

Ch. 9 Online Test

Problem of the Week



April 25-May 2 Review Game/Catch up time



May 2-8Final Exam Week*

Congratulations On Completing a Demanding Course!

*You will be exempt from taking the Final Exam if you have an average of 80% or higher for the class, had 5 or less late assignments and have all homework assignments completed by May 1.

To help you prepare for the Final Exam, review the Chapter Reviews of Key Terms and Concepts at the end of each Chapter. Watch Math Antics or Khan Academy for any of the areas you need to review. You must score a 70% on the Final Exam and 70% or higher class average to pass this course.


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Participation Expectations

Course Policies

Attendance-We meet for fifteen weeks this semester. No more than 5 late assignments are allowed.There will be a 10% deduction for late assignments after the third week of school. A pattern of late work will result in poor performance in class and a lowered grade. Please contact me via email ASAP whenever there are questions about the assignments. Please log into Canvas often and check the announcements regularly.

Assignments-We will explore math through many different activities. Many activities will be individual, but you can also work in study groups or with your Action Partner.

Participation-This will be an interactive class where students will participate in the online discussions and class activities. Ask questions when they arise. Treat others and their opinions with the respect you’d like to be shown to you and yours. If concerns come up, please address them to me as soon as possible.I would prefer you to have a calculator other than the one on your phone.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:

CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Integrity

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.