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Revision Date: 26-Feb-20

Math & Algebra for College

Semester Dates: Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
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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 toward graduation.

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 Hartness 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.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

On Wednesday, June 24th class will be held in an online format using Canvas. There will be no in-class meeting. Students will be expected to participate online over the course of the week.


The goal of this course is to build each student's mathematical skills in basic math and beginning algebra through conceptual and procedural understanding. Student's will be required to participate in class by working in small groups, showing what they know on the white board, and asking lots of questions. Take home and in class quizzes will allow you to show what you know. There will be one online class (June 26th) where students will participate in online discussions and solving math problems. One research project will be completed and presented to the class on the last night of class. The goal of the project is to look at the concepts we learned in this class and how that applies to your everyday life.

The main goal of this class is for students to come away with a sense of "I can do this!" and to be successful in their college level math class.

Evaluation Criteria:

Since this is a pass/fail class, students will need to demonstrate proficiency in all math concepts That will be accomplished through traditional math tests (quizzes), participation in class activities, and completion of a final project. Grades 0-100% will be given to each quiz, activity, and project so that students can see their progress through a more traditional grading system.

Math is a skill subject. You have to actively practice it in order to master it. You can listen and watch in class, but if you don't do anything with the material at home, you will not be successful. Since math is sequential, every building block of math must be understood before the next. Falling behind sometimes means never catching up. Be prepared to spend quality time with the homework and preparing for the next class.

To help you understand the breakdown of your "A" grade, it will be broken down the following way:

Quizzes 40% of final grade

Final Project 25% of final grade

Other assigned activities 20% of final grade

Class participation 15% of final grade


Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. 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.

Attendance Policy:

Each student should attend every class. If you need to miss a class, please let me know so that I can let you know what you've missed and send you any assignments or quizzes you did not receive. Will I "fail" anyone who misses a certain amount of class? No. However, you will not be taught what you missed and if you don't hand in the assignments and quizzes, you will not get credit for them and will not be able to demonstrate what you know. I cannot assess a student's understanding if they don't turn in assignments. And I will not take late assignments. It doesn't help you to turn things in late and I need to prepare for the next class and will not take time to look at and evaluate old work. Summer classes are generally more time consuming because we have less time to do the same amount of work in a fall or spring semester.

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.
  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 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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