Summer Sessions 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: DMTH-0314 (Section: 71, CRN: 60829)
Foundations of College Algebra
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Instructor Information
Instructor Amber Placette
Phone (409) 984-6229
Office Madison Monroe Education - Room: 228
Office Hours Thursday and Friday: 8:00-12:00
Additional Contact Information
Course Information
Description In-depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included. This is a corequisite taken only with MATH 1314 in the same semester/ part of term.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

This is a support course. Required materials are detailed in the specific MATH 1314 course syllabus in which the students are enrolled. This usually includes: COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Beecher, Penna, & Bittinger, 5th Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2016. The package includes book and access code ISBN: 9781323109144; Stand Alone Access Code ISBN: 9780558928889
Additional Materials/Resources None.
Corequisites/Prerequisites Co-requisite: MATH 1314
Prerequisite: See Placement Guidelines, page 16 of the LSCPA College Catalog">Co-requisite: MATH 1314
Prerequisite: See Placement Guidelines, page 16 of the LSCPA College Catalog
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 1. Define, represent, and perform operations on real and complex numbers. 2. Recognize, understand, and analyze features of a function. 3. Recognize and use algebraic (field) properties, concepts, procedures (including factoring), and algorithms to combine, transform, and evaluate absolute value, polynomial, radical, and rational expressions. 4. Identify and solve absolute value, polynomial, radical, and rational equations. 5. Identify and solve absolute value and linear inequalities. 6. Model, interpret and justify mathematical ideas and concepts using multiple representations. 7. Connect and use multiple strands of mathematics in situations and problems, as well as in the study of other disciplines
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Lecture Topics Outline

 Review Signed Numbers
Add and subtract Signed Numbers
Multiply and Divide Signed Numbers

Review Basic Operations on Fractions
Add and Subtract Fractions
Multiply and Divide Fractions
Solve Simple Linear Fractional Equations

Review the Real Number System

Rational Numbers
Irrational Numbers
Determine if a number is rational or Irrational

Linear Equations
Solve Linear Equations
Graph Linear Equations

 Systems of Linear Equations

Solve 2 x 2 Systems of Equations
Substitution Method
Elimination Method
Solve Using Matrics

Weeks Radicals
Simplify Radicals (Square Roots)
Simplify Radicals (Cubic Roots)
Add and Subtract Radicals
Multiply and Divide Radicals

Factor Polynomials 
Greatest Common Factor
Difference of two Squares
Trimonial Factoring

Exponents and Logarithms
Basic Operations on Exponents
Basic Operations on Logarithms

Add and Subtract Polynomials
Multiply and Divide Polynomials

Add and Subtract Polynomials
Multiply and Divide Polynomials

Major Assignments Schedule The major assignment schedule will be uploaded to Blackboard. 
Final Exam Date July 10, 2023 - 12:0 AM   Through  July 10, 2023 - 11:0 PM
Grading Scale
This co-requisite section is given on a PASS/FAIL basis:
SD = Satisfactory (PASS)
UD = Unsatisfactory (FAIL)
Determination of
Final Grade
PASS/FAIL determination will be dependent on your final grade in MATH 1314:
A,B, or C = SD
D or F = UD

Determination of
Final Grade
Daily Assignments: 50%
Major Assignments: 40%
Core Assignment: 10%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies

All communications for this course must be made through your LSCPA email address. To ensure your own privacy and security, I will not respond to inquiries about anything from any other types of personal email addresses.

Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause-and-effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students with more than three absences from the course will receive an academic penalty (which is spelled out by the instructor). While there are no makeup tests or make up assignments, students will be allowed to drop their lowest grade for one missed test and one missed assignment. If a student misses more than one assignment or test, the student will receive a zero for that assignment or test. Please ask questions if necessary. 
Additional Information The syllabus is subject to change at any time (dates). Please monitor Blackboard as any change will be posted there. 
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
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Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Academic Advising
Chair:Steven Zani
Phone:(409) 984-6431