Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: DMTH0310 Section: 8C Beginning Algebra 
Instructor Information  

Instructor  Phyllis Jeanise  
jeanip@lamarpa.edu  
Phone  (409) 9846337  
Office 


Department 


Course Information  
Description  Concepts of basic algebra. Operations on real numbers and polynomials, solving equations, inequalities and systems, graphing, and problem solving are included.  
Prerequisites  TSI Score 310335 and ABE Score 36, or TSI Score 336341  
Learning Outcomes 
Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 1. Use appropriate symbolic notation and vocabulary to communicate, interpret, and explain mathematical concepts. 2. Define, represent, and perform operations on real numbers, applying numeric reasoning to investigate and describe quantitative relationships and solve realworld problems in a variety of contexts. 3. Use algebraic reasoning to solve problems that require ratios and rates in a variety of contexts using multiple representations. 4. Apply algebraic reasoning to manipulate expressions and equations to solve realworld problems. 5. Use graphs, tables, and technology to analyze, interpret, and compare data sets. 6. Construct and use mathematical models in verbal, algebraic, graphical, and tabular form to solve problems from a variety of contexts and to make predictions and decisions. 

Core Objectives 
Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication. * Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions. * Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts. * Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes 
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking SkillsUses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information. Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion. PSLO 2: Communication SkillsDemonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication. Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task. PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative SkillsApplies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions. Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; analyzes how to use the principles; and applies problemsolving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task with correct informed conclusions. PSLO 4: Teamwork SkillsShows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal. Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely. PSLO 5: Social Responsibility SkillsExpresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities. Identifies cultural characteristics (including beliefs, values, perspectives and/or practices); demonstrates knowledge of civic responsibility; provides evidence of experience in civic engagement activities; and describes what she/ he has learned as it relates to a reinforced and clarified sense of civic identity in local, regional, national, or global communities; and shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others. PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility SkillsIntegrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decisionmaking. Recognizes ethical issues when presented in a complex, multilayered (gray) context; recognizes cross relationships among the issues; discusses in detail/ analyzes core beliefs; the discussion has greater depth and clarity showing the independent application of ethical perspectives/ concepts to an ethical question accurately; and is able to consider full implications of the application. 

Textbooks 
Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the collegeaffiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.
Beginning & Intermediate Algebra, Elayn MartinGay, Sixth Ed., Pearson, 2020. 

Lecture Topics Outline 
Please review handouts when working through each section. Work multiples of 5 when working each section. Answers of odd problems are in the back of your text book. When you have an even problem just skip it and go to the next problem that way you can check all of your work. Please write in all answers on the test. When turning in final packet. Keep the handouts and turn in homework assignments in order with the chapter test on top. Review of Real Numbers 1.2 Symbols and Sets of Numbers 1.3 Fractions and Mixed Numbers 1.4 Exponents, Order of Operations, Variable Expressions and Equations 1.5 Adding Real Numbers 1.6 Subtracting Real Numbers 1.7 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers 1.8 Properties of Real Numbers Review Highlight Pages 7073 before taking your test. (50 test questions) Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving 2.1 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions 2.2 The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality 2.3 Solving Linear Equations 2.4 An Introduction to Problem Solving Review Highlight Pages 159164 before taking your test. (20 test questions) Graphing 3.1 Reading Graphs and the Rectangular Coordinate System 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations 3.3 Intercepts 3.4 Slope and Rate of Change 3.5 Equation of Lines 3.6 Identify functions (one test question) Review Highlight Pages 241244 before taking your test. (22 test questions) Solving Systems of Linear Equations 4.1 Determine the number of solutions of a system from a graph 4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution 4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition 4.5 Solve problems that can be modeled by a system of two linear equations (one test question) Review Highlight Pages 301303 before taking your test. (17 test questions) Exponents and Polynomials 5.1 Exponents 5.2 Polynomial Functions and Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 5.3 Multiplying Polynomials 5.4 Special Products 5.5 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation 5.6 Dividing Polynomials Review Highlight Pages 369371 before taking your test. (40 test questions) Factoring Polynomials 6.1 Factoring The Greatest Common Factor 6.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^2 + bx + c 6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^2 + bx + c and Perfect Square Trinomials 6.5 Factor the difference of two squares 6.6 Solve quadratic equations by factoring 6.7 Solve problems that can be modeled by quadratic equations. Review Highlight Pages 436437 before taking your test. (33 test questions) 

Major Assignments Schedule 
All assignments must be completed by November 30, 2020. Complete all assigned homework and 6 Chapter Test. 

Final Exam Date  August 24, 2020  6:00 PM Through December 10, 2020  9:00 PM  
Grading Scale  90  100=A 80  89=B 70  79=C 60  69=D Below 59 = F  
Determination of Final Grade 
Homework: Will receive a 100 for each completed assignment (showing work). Exams: There will be 6 exams scheduled at regular intervals throughout the semester. Homework 28% Exam 1 12% Exam 4 12% Exam 2 12% Exam 5 12% Exam 3 12% Exam 6 12% 

Course Policies  
Instructor Policies  No late work accepted.  
Attendance Policy  None  
Academic Honesty  Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.  
Facility Policies 


Important Information  
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HB 2504  This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504. 