COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introductory study of set
theory, logic, graph theory , number theory , mathematical modeling , geometry and
con sumer mathematics .
COURSE OUTLINE:
a. Sets and set operations
b. Inductive and deductive reasoning
c. Graphs and translating graphs
d. Number systems
e. Natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, irrational
numbers, real numbers
f. Exponents and scientific notation
g. Mathematical modeling
h. Systems of equations and inequalities
i. Geometry
j. Percents, interest, consumer math
EPECTED COURSE OUTCOMES:
The student will develop a more in depth understanding and working knowledge of
the fol lowing topics :
a. Set operations
b. Logical reasoning
c. Inter preting graphs
d. Number systems
e. Solving linear equations
f. Modeling with linear equations
g. Exponential equations
h. Ratios, proportions, and variations
i. Solving systems of equations and inequalities
j. Geometry: lines, angles, circles , polygons, area, perimeter, volume
k. Metric system
l. Percent, interest, loans, investments
HOMEWORK: Homework will be assigned and discussed
in class but may or may not be taken for a grade, at the discretion of the
instructor. Exam questions will be very similar to homework problems. If you
expect to succeed in this class you must do the homework and ask questions.
ATTENDANCE: You are expected to be on time and
attend all classes (the majority of failing grades are due to lack of
attendance). Role will be taken every class meeting and continuous absences will
be reported to the Dean of Enrollment Management through the Early Alert System.
Excessive unexcused absences may result in a failing grade and also may be
considered as class abandonment by the college (see catalog). Exceptions will be
made for extraordinary circumstances, athletes absent due to sports events, and
students participating in college related functions. In the event a class is
missed, the student is responsible for all material and assignments
missed. Check with the instructor or a fellow student for assignments. If you
know in advance that you will be unable to attend class (especially on an
scheduled exam day), contact the instructor prior to that day. Quizzes and exams
can only be made up for an excused absence and must be made up within one week
of the date of the missed quiz or exam.
GRADING: Your grade will be determined by daily
quizzes (approximately 50) worth 10 points each, 56 chapter exams worth 100
points each, and a comprehensive final worth 200 points. Your final grade will
be determined by the total number of points earned divided by the total number
of possible points.
90100 
A 
8089 
B 
7079 
C 
6069 
D 
Below 60 
F 
WITHDRAWAL POLICY: A grade of “W” will be assigned
if the student completes the withdrawal process by the withdrawal deadline. If
the student does not do this, but simply quits coming to class, a grade of “F”
will be assigned. See school policy.
Americans with Disabilities Act: Any student with a
mental or physical disability that may affect his or her performance should
inform me by the secondclass meeting so that, if possible, reasonable
accommodations can be made.
NOTES:
1. No disruptive or disrespectful behavior will be tolerated!
2. Cheating will not be tolerated! Refer to Academic Integrity Statement in SCC
College Catalog.
3. No sleeping in class!
4. Cell phones are to be turned off (except for emergencies)!
5. Calculators may or may not be allowed on quizzes or exams at instructor’s
discretion!
6. If you have questions/problems come to my office or go to the Resource
Center! Please!
7. To be successful in this class, expect to spend at least 912 hours per week
studying outside of class!
8. Syllabus is subject to change at instructor’s discretion!
9. Pencils only! No ink pens!
TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE
August 
19 
Syllabus, Pretest 

21 
1.1, 1.2, 1.3 
August 
26 
1.4, 1.5, 1.6 

28 
Review 
September 
2 
Exam I, Chapter 1 

4 
2.1, 2.2 
September 
9 
2.1, 2.2, 2.3 

11 
2.4, 2.5, 2.6 
September 
16 
Review 

18 
Exam II, Chapter 2 
September 
23 
3.1, 3.2, 3.3 

25 
Review 
September 
30 
Exam III, Chapter 3 
October 
2 
4.1, 4.2, 4.3 
October 
7 
Review 

9 
Exam IV, Chapter 4 
October 
14 
5.1, 5.2, 5.3 

16 
5.4, 5.5 Review 
October 
21 
NO CLASS, MidTerm Break 

23 
Exam V, Chapter 5 
October 
28 
Chapter 6 

30 
Chapter 7 
November 
4 
Review 

6 
Exam VI, Chapters 6, 7 
November 
11 
Chapter 8 

13 
Review 
November 
18 
Exam VII, Chapter 8 

20 
Chapter 11 
November 
25 
Exam VIII, Chapter 11 

27 
Final Review 
December 
2 
Final Review 
December 
9 
Final Exam 10:1012:10 