Fundamentals of Mathematics – MATH 100

CG • Section • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

A review of basic arithmetic and elementary algebra. A grade of C or better is required in order to go on to a higher-numbered mathematics course. This course may not be used in meeting General Education requirements in mathematics. (Developmental Math is a component of the Bruckner Learning Center.)

Prerequisites

(CLST 103 and Assessment - Mathematics with a score of 01) or Placement Score-Math with a score of 040

Rationale

MATH 100 is designed as a review of beginning algebra in order to prepare the non-mathematics major who does not have a strong background in Algebra I or has never taken an algebra course. The concepts covered will provide knowledge needed to meet the prerequisites for MATH 110.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. State and apply definitions, postulates, and theorems related to number systems, solving equations and inequalities, exponents, polynomials, factoring, applications, rational expressions, graphing linear equations, and solving word problems.
  2. Apply the appropriate mathematical skills for the concepts listed above.
  3. Use mathematics to solve problems in the sciences, business, and various other fields of study.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will participate in 2 Discussion Board Forums throughout the course. The student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 100 words. In addition to the thread, the student will also reply to the thread of at least 1 classmate. Each reply must be at least 50 words.

Exercises (48)

After reading the sections in the textbook, the student will complete exercises using the WebAssign software. The student must earn a score of 70% on these exercises before taking any quizzes that may be present in the same module.

Module Quizzes (12)

Quizzes will be administered through the WebAssign software. Each quiz has 10 questions and will be based on the reading and homework of the assigned module. There is no time limit for completion.

Test Review Assignments (8)

Before each Test and the Final Exam are two review assignments, a Test Review assignment and a Testing Policies assignment.  Each Test Review assignment allows the student to review the topics from the prior modules before taking the test on those modules.  Each Testing Policies assignment requires the student to review and agree to the testing policies before completing the test.  The student must earn 70% on each Test Review assignment and 100% on the Testing Policies assignment in order to take the test.

Tests (3)

Using the WebAssign software, the student will take 3 tests throughout the course. Tests are based on the reading and Exercises. The test will remain inaccessible until the minimum score is reached on the test review assignments and the instructor will provide a password to access the test at the appropriate time. All tests will have a time limit. The use of a basic calculator is allowed. The student must submit all written work for the test questions. Tests submitted without the accompanying work will not be accepted.

Final Exam

The student will complete a comprehensive Final Exam in WebAssign. A comprehensive Final Exam Review is provided to help prepare the student for the actual exam. The test will remain inaccessible until the minimum score is reached on the test review assignments and the instructor will provide a password to access the test at the appropriate time. The Final Exam will have a time limit. The use of a basic calculator is allowed. The student must submit all written work for the final exam questions. Any Final Exam submitted without the accompanying work will not be accepted.