Grade of C or better in Mathematics 98 or
Mathematics 110, or placement test, or
consent of Department Chairperson
Truman College General Education
• Goal 2 –The student performs effectively in the
workplace and has the ability
to work and make effective use of a wide variety of current
Goals for this
• Goal 4 – The student demonstrates the ability to
think critically, abstractly,
• Goal 6 – The student demonstrates the ability to
This course will
• Develop the algebraic skills necessary
for problem solving.
• Develop the ability to model linear,
quadratic, and other nonlinear relations,
including the use of the graphing techniques and geometrical principles
tools, for the purpose of solving contextual (real-word) problems.
• Manipulate and apply literal equations
for the purpose of solving contextual
• Writing and communicating the results of
problem solving appropriately.
• Use techno logy as one aide for the
purpose of solving contextual (real-life)
• Formulate and apply an equation, inequality or
system of linear equations to a
contextual ( real world ) situation.
• Solve and evaluate literal equations.
• Formulate and apply nonlinear literal equations
to contextual (real world)
• Graph linear and quadratic equations.
• Identify the equation of a line, including
parallel and perpendicular lines.
• Identify a function.
• Determine the domain and range from the graph
of a function.
• Formulate and apply the concept of a function
to a contextual situation.
• Apply the concept of slope for a linear
equation as a rate of change to
contextual (real world) situations.
• Apply formulas of area, perimeter and volume to
basic 2- and 3- dimensions
• Know and apply Pythagorean theorem to various
• Apply the concept of similarity and congruency
of triangles to a contextual
A student may withdraw from a class (WTH) by
going to the registrar's office. Within
the first 8 days of the class (including weekends and holidays), 80% of
tuition (or non-resident tuition) shall be refunded. After that deadline
no refunds are
given. The last day for student initiated withdrawal for Fall 2008 is
Monday, April 20,
after which students may not withdraw from a class.
A no-show withdrawal removes students from the
class. It is given to students who
miss their first three classes (NSW) or two of their first three classes
who will miss two of their first three classes and wish to remain in the
class must get
permission from their instructor before the third class. Those who have
withdrawn and wish to be reinstated must see their instructor, who will
decide on an
in dividual basis whether to reinstate, space permitting.
An administrative withdrawal (ADW) removes
students from the class. It is issued
with midterm grades and is given to students who are not "actively
objectives". Note that the criteria for determination of administrative
set by individual instructors. Those who have already been withdrawn and
wish to be
reinstated must see their instructor, who will decide on an individual
basis whether to
reinstate. Students usually may not choose to withdraw after they have
reinstated from an administrative withdrawal.
Professor Mehmedagic has set the following policy:
Students will receive an Administrative Withdrawal if at least two of
three criteria are met:
1. Less than 70% of as signments up to the midterm have been completed.
2. Less than 70% of quizzes and tests up to the midterm have been
3. Less than 50% of class sessions up to the midterm have been attended.
Elayn Martin-Gay, Beginning and Intermediate
Algebra, 4th Edition, Pearson Prentice
Hall (ISBN 978-0-13-600731-9).
Calculators will be used in this course. You are
required to have a scientific calculator
(or a graphing calculator) with you in class at each meeting. Unless you
otherwise, you may use a calculator on all quizzes and tests, but only
if you bring a
calculator (not a cell phone calculator) to class. You will not be
share/borrow a calculator on test.
Methods of Instruction: Problem-based and
contextual activities, collaborativelearning
techniques to be driven by technology, and lecture will be used as
Students must have use of computer with
internet access outside the
classroom time. This course requires at least 10 hours online each week.
Online computer access is an integral part of this course. Although no
computer knowledge is required, you cannot be enrolled in this class
having online computer access outside of the classroom.
Cell Phones and Beepers: Electronic devices
cause disruption during class and are
not permitted. In order to respect the learning environment, please turn
off all such
items prior the class.
Homework/Quizzes: The student will independently perform the online
and quizzes thus without the assistance of anyone. The student can use
and calculators to work the homework and quizzes. The
will be used as the online course management software. The student is
purchase the registration access code in order to participate in the
and quizzing. The access code allows printing of sections of an
electronic copy of the
textbook thus the student may avoid the expense of buying a hard bound
copy of it.
The homework and quizzes will be graded and counted toward the student‘s
grade. The software requires quizzes to be performed in chronological
order. Failure to
do so would delay and even prevent the student from starting the very
following it in the schedule.
Exams: All tests / exams are listed on the blackboard. There will
be four tests.
Students need to take the tests on the dates scheduled (see the course
blackboard). Both Test 2 (Midterm Exam) and Test 4 (Final Exam) are
comprehensive. No make-up will be given.
The final grade for this course will be
determined from the
1. Class Work Assignments
2. Homework Assignments
4. Test 1 and Test 3
5. Test 2 (Midterm Exam)
6. Test 4 (Final Exam)
Grades will be calculated by dividing total points
earned by the
total points possible and will be based on the following
I encourage you to see me to get help, give
feedback, or any other reason.
You may drop by or see me by appointment. I will be available during my
office hours to answer any questions you might have. You can also e-mail
with questions and I’ll get back to you with help.
The Tutoring Center is located in room L129. Students are encouraged
help and guidance during the course. Students have already paid for this
service as part of tuition fees. Please note: in order to receive
students need to sign up in advance.
The Student Success and Leadership Institute (SSLI) is located in room
SSLI offers free services to students, including tutoring, orientation,
e-mail account or registration.
Class Schedule – Math 99
Truman College - Spring 2009
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Points, Lines, Planes and Angles
Triangles and Polygons
Pythagorean Theorem and Similar Triangles
Perimeter and Area of Polygons and Circle
Three-dimensional Objects: Area of Surface and Volume