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Course Syllabus


Revision Date: 04-Jun-24
 

Fall 2024 | MAT-0310-VU01 - Math & Algebra for College


In Person Class

Standard courses meet in person at CCV centers, typically once each week for the duration of the semester.

Location: Winooski
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Monday, 08:30A - 11:15A
Semester Dates: 09-09-2024 to 12-16-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 9 (as of 07-24-24 8:05 PM)
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Faculty

Vidula Srivastava
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Nick Molander

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 is a no cost textbook or resource class. ***

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


Methods

  • This will be an in-person class.
  • In class explanations and discussions.
  • In class practice problems.
  • Review of assigned homework problems.
  • Practice worksheets
  • In the emerging world of AI, good use of SMART goals for writing and math can be very useful. For an enriching experience with reports and write-ups, after receiving feedback from AI tool hold discussion session with a teacher or peer.
  • Make prudent use of interactive platforms like chatbot or virtual tours. Stay curious to dive deep into the intricacies of machine learning and neural networks.

Evaluation Criteria

Assessment/Evaluation Criteria

  • 20% Attendance and Participation based upon submitted work
  • 40% Quizzes
  • 20% Homework
  • 20% Final Exams

Grading Criteria

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

 HighLow
A+10098
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 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

Meet and Greet, Warm-up, Review of basic skills.

Chapter1 - Whole Numbers

  

Review practice sheets

  

Homework problems assigned in class

 

2

Chapter1 - Continued

  

Practice problems

  

Homework problems

 

3

Chapter2 - Solving Linear equations and Inequalities

  

Class discussion and videos

Practice worksheets

  

Homework problems

 

4

Chapter2 continued

  

Practice worksheets

  

Homework problems

 

5

Chapter3 - Math Models

Quiz1 - chapters 1&2

  

Practice work

  

Quiz1 and homework problems

 

6

Chapter3 - Continued

  

Practice work

  

Homework problems

 

7

Chapter4 - Graphs

  

Practice work

  

Homework problems

 

8

Chapter4 - Continued

  

Practice

  

Homework problems

 

9

Chapter5 - System of Equations

  

Practice work

  

Quiz2 - Chapters 3&4

 

10

Chapter5 - continued

  

practice work

  

Homework problems

 

11

Chapter6 - Polynomials

  

Practice problems

  

Homework problems

 

12

Polynomials continued

  

Practice problems

  

Homework problems

 

13

Chapter7 - Factoring

  

Practice problems

  

Homework problems

 

14

Review for Final Exam

  

Practice

  
 

15

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

  • Participation makes up for 20% of your grade. Participation will be reflected in your class discussions and during the homework review.
  • Students will be expected to actively engage with in-class discussions and assignments.


Missing & Late Work Policy

  • Late assignments will be accepted with a 5% penalty to the grade. Inform me via email and a plan for late submission can be worked out.
  • Weekly homework will be reviewed and discussed in class.

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.