Georgia Highlands College
Course Syllabus ̶ MATH 1001
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
Spring Semester 2014
Class: MATH 1001, CRN 20241 MW 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Paulding Campus Room 307
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.
Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement scores or completion of LS Requirements
Instructor: Dr. Tim Floyd
Contact: Text or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that additional office hours are available after class and by appointment. Students are strongly encouraged to schedule a meeting with the instructor whenever necessary to discuss class policies or course material.
Paulding Campus- Office 407
11:00 AM-12 Noon
Cartersville Campus – Room TBD
Paulding Campus- Office 407
11:00 AM-12 Noon
Cartersville Campus – Room TBD
email@example.com -- USE FIRST
Web Site Address
Required Materials: Thinking Mathematically, (5th edition) Robert Blitzer,
Pearson, Prentice Hall Publishing.
Calculator Policy: Students may use calculators on exams. No other electronic devices may be used during exams and will result in an automatic F on the exam.
D2L: Your test grades will be posted in D2L. Do not send the instructor email messages from D2L. Use the Highlands email address to contact the instructor.
Course Content: See Calendar at the end of the syllabus.
- Five exams will be given during the semester. Each exam will count 100 points.
- There will be no make-up exams.
- The 5 exams will be averaged and rounded to the nearest point.
My Math Lab Grade (Can replace Test 5))
- By the next-to-last week of class you will be informed of your MML Grade.
- Your average will be calculated with that grade and you will decide whether or not you need to take test 5.
The following grading scale will apply:
A - 90-100
B - 80-89
C - 70-79
D – 60-69
F - less than 60
A, B, C, D, and F are potential grades in this course.
Note: Please keep a copy of all graded tests, homework and all other relevant documents from the course until the end of the semester. If a student needs to go through a grade appeals process for any reason, without documentation, the appeals process will become weak for them to establish a case.
Students who simply quit attending class without officially withdrawing will receive a grade of F% in the class.
Early Warning Program: Georgia Highlands College requires that all faculty members report their students' progress throughout the course of the semester as part of the institution-wide Early Warning Program (EWP). The objective of the program is to support academic success by reviewing early indicators of satisfactory student progress. In accordance with EWP, faculty members provide the Registrar's Office with academic reports of each student enrolled in their course(s) at checkpoints staggered throughout the semester. The following success factors are reported at their corresponding checkpoint:
- Week 2: Notification of Non-attendance
- Week 6: Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory Progress
Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty: On or before March 17, 2014.
Withdrawals after this date are subject to approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and will be issued only in cases of extreme emergency or hardship.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students completing this course should satisfy the following goal and learning outcomes:
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.
Cheating will not be tolerated in this class. If the instructor suspects a student of cheating, the instructor will notify the student of the allegations outside of class. Then, the allegations will be referred to the Director of Student Life for appropriate action. The procedures and penalties implemented both by the instructor and the Director of Student Life shall be in accordance with the college's Academic Integrity Policy, online at:
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance:
Students who feel they need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should make an appointment with the Access Center (Disabilities Support office: Floyd location, 706.802.5003; Cartersville location, 678.872.8009). Access Center personnel will offer information and guidance, as well as coordinate reasonable accommodations under ADA. Students are welcome to contact the instructor privately, outside of class, to discuss specific accommodation requests.
Early Grades Statement: GHC offers a variety of part-of-term classes to allow our students to have flexible schedules. However, there are only three Semesters each year; Spring, Summer and Fall. It is only at the end of each Semester that grades are rolled to academic history and available on the official transcript. After each part-of-term, as soon as Instructors have entered grades, they may be viewed online by logging into the SCORE (https://discovery.highlands.edu:9986/pls/SCORE/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin). Transcripts may also be request at any time by logging into the SCORE. Prior to the end of term, should a student need an early grade letter sent to another institution they may complete the request form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office for processing (http://www.highlands.edu/site/registrar-forms). Please contact the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any assistance.
Special Note to Students Receiving Financial Aid:
This message applies only to students receiving financial aid: Federal regulations state that if a student did not attend classes and received failing grades, then the grades were not earned and financial aid needs to be reduced accordingly. Please be advised that any student receiving a 0.00 GPA will be required to prove that the 0.00 GPA was earned by attending classes or completing requirements for each class. Students who have earned at least one passing grade for the semester will not be affected by this regulation. If a student has properly withdrawn from all classes, the student’s financial aid should be adjusted from the time they signed the withdrawal form.
Inclement Weather Policy:
If there is inclement weather, the college posts necessary announcements at http://www.highlands.edu. Check the web site for updates, if possible.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns during the semester, please feel free to contact me.
This schedule indicates material to be covered during class on the indicated date. If your time allows please review the section before class that date.
13 Day 1 information.
15 Chapter 6 section 1 and 2
22 Chapter 6 section 3 and 4.
27 Chapter 6 sections 5
TEST 1 SNOW
Chapter 7 sections 1 and 2 TEST 1
Chapter 7 section 3 Chapter 7: 1-2
Chapter 8 section 1 and 2 Chapter 7-3
Chapter 8 section 3 SNOW
Applications from chapter 7 and 8. Chapter 7:4-5
TEST 2 Chapter 8:1-2
Chapter 10 section 4 and 5 Chapter 8:3
Chapter 1 section 1-3 TEST 2
3 Chapter 2 section 1
5 Chapter 2 section 2
10 Chapter 2 section 3-4
12 Chapter 3 section 1 and 2
17 Chapter 3 section 3
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW WITHOUT PENALTY
19 TEST 3
24 SPRING BREAK – No Class
26 SPRING BREAK – No Class
31 Chapter 3 section 1 - 3
2 Chapter 3 section 4
7 Chapter 3 section 5
9 Chapter 3 section 1 - 5
14 Chapter 3 section 1 - 5
16 Chapter 11 section 1 - 2
21 Chapter 11 section 3 - 4
23 Chapter 12 section 1 - 2
30 TEST 4
5 Determine Final Class grade, status, whether or not Test 5 is needed.
TEST 5 – Monday May 12 at 12 Noon.