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Course Syllabus

Revision Date: 30-Dec-22

Spring 2023 | MAT-0310-VO03S - Math & Algebra for College

Synchronous Class

Synchronous courses are delivered through a combination of online and regularly-scheduled Zoom sessions. In synchronous classes, students must attend Zoom sessions and actively engage with each other and faculty in course activities and discussions.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Synchronous Section: This course has schedule meeting dates and times online via Zoom. See below or consult Self Service - Search for Courses and Sections for specific dates and times.
In-Person Meeting Day/Times via Zoom: Tuesday, 09:00A - 11:00A
Semester Dates: 01-24-2023 to 05-02-2023
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


John Beagan
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Julie Dalley

Course Description

This course introduces students to math relevance in college and careers and is designed to strengthen a student's math literacy, problem solving, computational math, and fundamental algebra skills. During the semester, students engage in activities and assignments associated with a college-level math course, build foundational mathematical skills, utilize available online and other resources, and develop strategies and behaviors associated with successful college learning. Credits earned in this course do not apply to degree program completion.

Essential Objectives

1. Recognize and apply mathematical thinking in professional and personal contexts.
2. Utilize formulas, functions, graphs, and operations to effectively solve mathematical, algebraic, and geometric problems.
3. Meet college-level expectations through appropriate quality of work, time-management, decision-making, punctuality, attitude, and the balance of priorities.
4. Evaluate progress throughout the semester and make adjustments as needed with respect to educational and professional goals.
5. Explain, in both group and individual settings, the process for solving problems, including methods that were used and results that were achieved.
6. Utilize library and other open educational resources to access and explore topical information.
7. Explore the concept of critical thinking and demonstrate interpretation and analysis skills.
8. Develop and apply effective teamwork and communication skills in the college environment, including expressing ideas, asking questions, and seeking help.

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.


The following methods will be used with the aim of preparing each student for a next level mathematics course

• Weekly homework assignments: Most of these assignments will be on OpenStax, an open source online textbook. I will post the link to this on our class Canvas page, Week 0 (https://openstax.org/details/books/prealgebra-2e).

I strongly recommend using a Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS pocket calculator for this class. I will spend part of our first class reviewing how to use this calculator to help solve many of the problems we will be working on.

I am looking forward to meeting you online and working with all of you. Mathematics is often the gateway to interesting and rewarding careers, and I will support you as much as you need throughout the semester.

I check my CCV email every day so that I can respond to any questions you have throughout the semester.

• Weekly Quizzes

• Completion of weekly assignments on Khan Academy ( class code F8TR7MQ7)

• Attendance & Participation in the weekly Zoom classes

• Mid-Term Exam

• Final Exam

Evaluation Criteria

Your mastery of course objectives will be evaluated on the basis of:

Weekly Class Attendance & Participation 20%

Homework 20%

Quizzes 20%

Khan Academy Assignments 20%

Mid-Term 10%

Final Exam 10%

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


Week 1: Introductions, Activities, Set up Accounts, The Language of Algebra



Integers, Inequalities, Absolute Value



One Step Equations



Week 4: Multiplying & Dividing Fractions & Mixed Numbers. Add & Subtract Fractions



Week 5: Add & Subtract Fractions & Mixed Numbers with Different Denominators



Solve Equations with Fractions



Solve Equations with Decimals



Properties of Real Numbers. Review Solving Equations



Week 9: Solve Equations with Fraction of Decimal Coefficients






Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials



Graphing Linear Equations



Graphing with x or y-intercept



Slope of a Line. Final Exam Review



Final Exam


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

To earn full participation points for the week, students should:

  • Read the assigned material and complete the assigned work each week.
  • Post a question or challenging problem for the week's work on the class Discussion Forum before Friday at midnight (11:59 PM) and a minimum of two responses to peers before Monday at midnight (11:59 PM). You are welcome to post early and/or more frequently, as your schedule allows, but you will not receive full credit if you do not meet these minimum requirements and/or deadlines.
  • Posts should be open-ended so that your classmates and I can clarify any questions you post and suggest ways to solve problems

Full participation requires active and thoughtful engagement online each week. The following habits and skills are important. You'll have the opportunity to self-assess and receive instructor feedback on each of these areas at the mid-point and the end of the semester.

  • Complete all of the week's reading and assignments before Monday (11.59 P.M.)
  • Respond to to others attentively and with an open mind on the Discussion Forums.
  • Positively contribute to class discussions and activities
  • Ask questions and seek help when you need it
  • Challenge yourself to do your best work

Missing & Late Work Policy

Because learning mathematics requires mastery of the previous week's work, it is important that you complete your work and submit it on time every week. I understand that occasionally there are good reasons for submitting late work. However, in general any work submitted more than 1 week after its due date will receive no higher than a 50%.

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.