**Course Description:**

MAT0002 is a one semester course that is part of the college prep math sequence.
This course involves the study of whole numbers, integers, and rational number
operations ; problem solving strategies and patterning; tables, charts , and
graphs ; laws of exponents ; order of operations ; ratio and proportion ; percents;
operations with polynomials ; expressions and linear equations ; primes and prime
factorizations ; applied geometry; scientific notation; and applications.

**Evaluation:**

To pass this course, you must successfully satisfy each of
the fol lowing four requirements:

**1) Unit Exams:** Four unit exams (100 points each)
and a mid term exam (150 points) will be given during the semester. To
successfully complete this requirement, you must average** 75% or higher** on
the five exams. (This requirement must be met in order to be eligible to take
the final exam)

**2) Homework and Quizzes:** To successfully complete
this requirement, you must average **80% or higher** on your homework
as signments and quizzes .

**3) Attendance:** To successfully complete this
requirement, you must attend a minimum of **80% **of the 60 scheduled class
meeting during the semester. This means that you must attend a minimum of 48
class meetings.** Therefore, if you miss more than 12 classes you will not pass
the course.** Please note that attendance includes being on time and attending
the entire class period.

**4) Final Exam:** The final exam is a comprehensive
test given during the last week of class. To successfully complete this
requirement, you must score **75% or higher** on the final exam. You will be
given 2 attempts to pass the final exam.

After successfully completing each of the course
requirements, your grade will be determined as follows:

● Four (4) unit exams (100 points each)……… 400
points |
**Grading Scale:** |
736 – 800 Points (92%) |
A |

● Midterm exam…………………………………150 points |
672 – 735 Points (84%) |
B |

● Final exam…………………………………… 150 points |
600 – 671 Points (75%) |
C |

● Homework/quizzes…………………………100 points |
599 Points or less |
Not Passing |

Daily attendance is important to your success in this course. Being in class
(on time and prepared) will allow you to maximize your potential for success.
New material will be presented in almost every class throughout the semester. If
you miss class, or any portion of class, you are responsible for contacting your
instructor and/or classmates to get any missed notes and assignments. You are
also responsible for being prepared for the next class meeting, including any
assignments that are due.

For each exam, it is possible to earn 4 bonus points based on your
attendance. If you do not miss any class meetings prior to an exam, you will
receive 4 bonus points on the exam. If you miss 1 class meeting, you will
receive 2 bonus points. If you miss 2 or more class meetings, you will not
receive any bonus points.

Reminder: You must have 12 or less absences in order to meet the requirements
for passing the course.

**Make-up Exam Policy:**

No make-up exams are given during the semester. At the end of the semester, you
will be given a retake test which is a comprehensive test covering all topics
from the semester’s work. The retake test will replace any exam grade that you
missed during the term. The retake test can only substitute for 1 exam grade. If
you miss more than 1 exam during the term, then the other missed exams will be
scored as zeros. If you did not miss any exams, then the retake exam can be used
to replace your lowest exam score.

**Tutoring and Math Lab:**

It is important that you master the course concepts as they are taught. In this
course, as well as all math courses, each new idea builds off previous concepts.
Therefore, it is very difficult to learn new material if you haven’t mastered
the previous skills. If you need additional help outside the classroom, you
should talk to your instructor.

• Visit your instructor during office hours. Instructor office hours are for
your use. Your instructor wants you to use this time to get extra help.

• The Math Lab is located in G-14. The math lab has tutors
available to answer your questions. It is a good place to do your homework
because you can ask questions when you do not understand a problem. The lab
hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Thursday from 9:00
am to 5:00 pm, and Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

**College Academic Integrity:**

The very nature of higher education requires that students adhere to accepted
standards of academic integrity. Therefore SFCC has adopted a Code of Student
Conduct that out lines general guidelines. Students are encouraged to discuss
issues related to academic integrity with their instructor.

**Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): **If you are a
student with a disability:

In compliance with SFCC policy and equal access laws , I am available to discuss
appropriate academic accommodations that you may require as a student with a
disability. Request for academic accommodations need to be made during the first
week of the semester (except for unusual circumstances) so arrangements can be
made. You must register with Disabilities Resource Center (DRC) in S-229 for
disability verification and determination of reasonable academic accommodations.