# MATH 405 Developmental Algebra

Course Description

This course is second in a sequence of preparatory courses and addresses a wide variety of prealgebra
and basic algebraic topics including percent, geometric measurement, measures of central
tendency, simplification of algebraic expressions, solving linear equations , and graphing linear
functions. This course fulfills the prerequisite for MATH 502: Contemporary College Mathematics
when passed with a minimum of a B grade. Credits do not apply toward degree requirements.

Prerequisites

Passing score on Accuplacer assessment of arithmetic

Learning Outcomes

Learners will:

1. select the appropriate approaches, methods, and modes of reasoning to solve problems.
2. use estimating skills as an alternative to formulating exact answers and as a method of error
checking.
3. find perimeter, area, and volume of basic geometric figures and solids
4. find the mean, median, mode, and range of a set of data.
5. set up and solve ratio, proportions, and rate problems.
6. use percent equations to solve percentage problems.
7. use order of operations to simplify expressions.
8. correctly order integers, with or without a number line .
9. add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers.
10. use exp onents properly in the simplification of expressions and in scientific notation.
11. find the area and circumference of a circle.
12. find the square root of a number.
13. find the unknown side of a right triangle using the Pythagorean Theorem.
14. solve one- and two-step linear equations.
15. translate word problems into basic variable expressions and equations.
16. solve applications by setting up and then solving equations.
17. identify points in a coordinate plane.
18. graph linear functions in the coordinate plane.

Course Resources

Textbook:

Bach, Daniel and Leitner, Patricia. Prealgebra: Mathematics for a Variable World. Third Edition.
McGraw-Hill, 2006. ISBN 0074262130 (MathZone and ALEKS access codes included) . The course
code needed to access our class in MathZone (in addition to the code that comes with the textbook is
FAC-C9-4F9.

PLEASE NOTE: It is the learner's responsibility to have purchased all required course
materials before the start of the course. Learners are expected to meet all course
expectations even if the shipment of a required textbook or other learning resource is
delayed. Be sure to choose the shipping option that will get your text/resource delivered
in a timely manner.

Synchronous Sessions:

We will conduct live virtual classroom sessions through a product know as Elluminate. There are
minimum technical requirements that need to be met in order to support Elluminate. Please review
these requirements:

Participant Requirements

Java versions 1.5 or 1.6
20 MB free disk space
Soundcard with speakers and microphone or headset
28.8 Kbps Internet connection

Windows Client

Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Pentium III 500 MHz processor
256 MB RAM

Mac Client

Mac OS X 10.4/10.5
G3, G4, G5 or Intel Processor
256 MB RAM
Microphone (internal, USB, or iSight)

UltraSPARC Solaris Client

Solaris 10 (SPARC only)
UltraSPARC IIc 300 MHz
256 MB RAM
Linux Client

Red Hat Linux (RHEL4), Novell SUSE 10
1 GHz processor
256 MB RAM

Technical Setup:

It is extremely important that you run the complete Technical Setup checklist well in advance
of your first Elluminate Live Classroom session. Generally, you should complete the checklist at
least a few days

The Elluminate checklist ensures that you are technically prepared to use the Live Classroom and
provides links to install and configure the required software. It guides you through a series of tests,
corresponding with different technical requirements. Provided that technical requirements do not
change, you will only need to complete the checklist once.

Blackboard Orientations

There are no face-to-face sessions for this course. If you have never taken an Online Interactive
Course (OIC) at the college, we highly recommend that you attend one of the 2-hour Blackboard
Orientation sessions available throughout the state. If you choose not to attend a face-to-face
session, you are encouraged to complete the Online Orientation with audio at your own convenience.

Description of Course Activities and Requirements

Granite State College Standard Grading Scale

 Grade Percent Grade Points Level of Achievement A 95-100 4.0 Excellent A- 90-94 3.67 B+ 87-89 3.33 Good B 84-86 3.0 B- 80-83 2.67 C+ 77-79 2.33 C 74-76 2.0 *Acceptable C- 70-73 1.67 † D+ 67-69 1.33 Poor D 64-66 1.00 D- 60-63 0.67 F ≤59 0 Failure, no credit *A grade of C or better is required to fulfill requirements in the major, minor, or general education core at GSC. Please consult the GSC cata log for details . † A grade of C- or below generally does not transfer to other academic institutions.

Course Schedule & Topics

Note: The schedule above may change at the instructor's discretion.

Library Resources

Granite State College has a Virtual Library
online Reference Room, selected Internet resources, writer’s resources, research and citation help,
and a collection of tutorials. The databases are password protected.

the course menu provides direct links to research databases, Research FAQs and more.

Academic assistance to students is available at GSC Centers at no additional charge in such areas
as basic skills preparation in reading, writing and math; study skills and research and citation help.
Academic Resources staff members work closely with faculty and students toward academic
success. A whole range of tools is available, including study and time management tips, APA and

MLA citation assistance, access to learning resources online, and feedback on course writing
projects. To contact an Academic Resource and Information Coordinator, see the Academic

Documented Disabilities / Americans with Disabilities Act

Granite State College will provide qualified individuals with disabilities the same educational
opportunities available to persons without disabilities. When an individual's documented disability
creates a barrier to educational opportunities, the College will attempt reasonable accommodation to
remove the barrier . If you need assistance, we recommend that you make contact early to ensure
that your requests can be reviewed prior to the start of each term. If you wish to apply for
the complete Granite State College policy in the current college catalog for further details.

An academic community is based on honesty and integrity. Plagiarism, cheating, or other forms of
academic dishonesty are not acceptable at Granite State College. Faculty and students have a joint
responsibility to ensure the integrity of learning.
All work that you submit must be your own except in those instances when your instructor gives
specific permission to collaborate. When quoting, summarizing or explaining ideas that are based on
another's work, whether in print or online, make sure to cite references appropriately. Plagiarism is
using another's words or even paraphrasing another's work without giving proper credit through the
use of citations.

Conduct in the Online Classroom

Membership in society implies minimal norms for civil behavior towards one another. It is Granite
State College’s expectation that all members of our college community treat faculty, staff, and fellow
learners with respect. Learners need to be knowledgeable of and comply with college policies. Each
individual is accountable for his/her actions and for the consequences of any behavior that is
inconsistent with these
values and expectations.

Institutional Assessment

Assessment is an ongoing process that enables the College to improve its programs, courses, and
teaching methods. Institutional evaluation may be embedded in tests, exams, and other

measurements of student learning. As members of a learning community, students, faculty, and staff
will be expected to participate in the important process of assessment on occasion. Confidentiality of
any data that identify participants is maintained.

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