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Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
Hybrid Online
Syllabus

Instructor:

 

Harriet Kiser
Associate Professor, Mathematics
hkiser@highlands.edu
706-368-7527

Office: W-342


WARNING:  Please read the following information carefully!


This class is designed to include both in-class instruction and an online component.  Class will meet once weekly.  You will be required to work independently by accessing class assignments online.  You are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you can access the internet and complete all required online course work.  You must be self-disciplined and possess the ability to work independently to be successful in this course.


Course Description


This course is an alternative in Area A of the Core Curriculum and is not intended to supply sufficient algebraic background for students who intend to take Pre-calculus or the calculus sequences for mathematics and science majors. This course places quantitative skills and reasoning in the context of experiences that students will be likely to encounter. It emphasizes processing information in context from a variety of representations, understanding of both the information and the processing, and understanding which conclusions can be reasonably determined.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement scores/Math 0099

Text:    Thinking Mathematically, (5th edition) Robert Blitzer,
Pearson, Prentice Hall Publishing. 


 

Outline:

 



 

Chapter 1:  Sections 1-- 3
Chapter 2:  Sections 1-- 4
Chapter 5:  Sections 1 – 6
Chapter 6:  Sections 1 – 6
Chapter 8:  Sections 1 – 3
Chapter 9:  Sections 1-- 2
Chapter 10: Sections 1 - 3


EXAMS AND GRADING:  You will complete a section Quiz on each chapter section after completion of all homework.  Chapter Tests will be available after completion of all required Quizzes with a score of 80 or better.  You will complete 6 Tests during the semester.    Please see the exam schedule listed in Vista.  Please be present for all tests.  You will have access to your grades and can monitor your progress through Course Compass.  You will receive instructions on how to access your grades. The course grade will be determined as an average of all test scores.  The 10 point grading scale is used to determine your letter grade as follows:

           

0-59 F
60-69 D
70-79 C
80-89 B
90-100 A

A grade of W (Withdrawal Passing) cannot be awarded after Midterm without the approval of the Academic Vice President.  A grade of W after midterm requires a “documentable hardship”, which cannot be the avoidance of a bad grade.  Anyone who simply abandons the course will receive a grade of F.

Course Objectives

Student Learning

Outcome 1: Students will be able to demonstrate algebraic skills in solving equations.
Outcome 2: Students will be able to graph an abstract function.
Outcome 3: Students will be able to graph a real-life function.
Outcome 4: Students will be able to model concrete problems and arrive at solutions.
Outcome 5: Students will be able to graph relationships other than functions.
Outcome 6: Students will be able to demonstrate algebraic skills in solving inequalities.
Outcome 7: Students will be able to use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding.
Outcome 8: Students will be able to interpret a real-life function.
Outcome 9: Students will determine the validity of logical arguments based on the rules of inference
Outcome 10: Students will apply appropriate strategies for solving quantitative problems.
Outcome 11: Students will use to put numbers, expressed in a variety of ways, in the appropriate context for a given problem.
Outcome 12: Students will differentiate between causation and correlation
Outcome 13: Students will interpret statistics presented graphically
Outcome 14: Students will interpret the measures of central tendency and variation.


Team Goal—Mathematics: The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical thought and methods.

Related Team Outcomes
•    Students will be able to demonstrate algebraic skills in solving equations.
•    Students will be able to model concrete problems and arrive at solutions.
•    Students will be able to use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding.

Technology:  Students must have reliable access to email and the internet.  Computer resources are available on every campus for your use.  GHC students are required to have access to technology and will automatically be assigned an official Georgia Highlands email address.  You should check your GHC email on a weekly basis and use this address when contacting the instructor regarding course materials or questions. You have mandatory online assignments as part of this course.  You will not be excused from any assignments due to inability to access the internet.  Enrollment in this hybrid course means you are responsible for submitting all online assignments.  By remaining enrolled in this course, you are agreeing to these terms.

Calculators:
Use of calculators is allowed on all tests. If you wish to use the TI-83 a tutorial can be accessed through MyMathLab.  
Students will use their calculator while participating in class, taking exams, and completing homework exercises.


Policies on student conduct and academic integrity

Cheating includes any attempt to defraud, deceive, or mislead the instructor in arriving at an honest grade assessment.
Student conduct must conform to the policy for student conduct and academic integrity which may be accessed on the web at http://www.highlands.edu/subwebs/academicaffairs/academicintegritypolicy.htm.
Cheating and attitudes/behaviors that interfere with the teaching/learning process
are unacceptable attitudes/behaviors and may result in dismissal from class, an F for the assignment, and an F for the course.  Cheating of any kind may result in not only a grade penalty but may be referred to the V. P.s of Academic/Student Affairs or any other appropriate body as set forth by the College.


Disability Statement


“Any student who feels they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should make an appointment with the College Access Center (706: 802-5003) to coordinate reasonable accommodations.”  You are also welcome to contact me privately to discuss your specific needs.

Extended Absence Policy
“Students, who have circumstances that prevent them from continuing to attend classes over an extended period of time, sometimes request that the faculty member permit them to submit work in absentia to receive credit to complete the course.
If the concurrent absences will constitute more than 15% of the class sessions for the term, then written permission from the Division Chair is required before any course assignments can be completed while missing class.  The student must be in good academic standing in the course to make the request.  All approved coursework must be completed by the end of the semester in which the course was begun.”

Cell Phone/Blackberry Policy

Turn off all cell phones during class.  If you insist on texting during class, you will be asked to leave.
If you are expecting an emergency call, silence your phone and return the call outside of class. Absolutely no cell phones will be allowed out during tests.

Team Goal—Mathematics: The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical thought and methods.

Related Team Outcomes
•    Students will be able to demonstrate algebraic skills in solving equations.
•    Students will be able to model concrete problems and arrive at solutions.
•    Students will be able to use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding.

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This course proudly supports the mission of IC @ GHC.
 


The mission of the Georgia Highlands College (GHC) Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is to create a curriculum-wide culture of information competency (IC) among students, which will be demonstrated through writing or other modes of communication.
 

Page last updated: August 11, 2011