House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

MATH-1350-01 (Fundamentals Math I)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorAskew, Michelle L.
Phone(409) 984-6419
Business, Math, and Science
Chair:Glenda Dupuis
Telephone:(409) 984-6316
Hours:10:00-11:00 mwf, 1:15-3:00 mw, 12:15-2:00 tr, other hours available by appointment
Building:Student Center (PAMP)
Room #:403
Course Information
Course ID #10151
Course Subject-Number-SectionMATH-1350-01
Course TitleFundamentals Math I
Course Description Concepts of sets, functions, numeration systems, number theory and properties of the natural numbers, integers, rational and real number systems, with emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. This course is designed specifically for students who seek middle grade (4-8) teacher certification and also may be appropriate for early childhood education majors. (3 hours credit)
Course Prerequisites MATH 1314 (College Algebra) or equivalent
Required Textbooks A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, Billstein, Libeskind & Lott, 10th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2010. ISBN: 055877248X
Learning Objectives A student should be able:

1.        Apply arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, higher-order thinking,

and statistical methods to modeling and solving real-world


2.        Represent and evaluate basic mathematical information

verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically.

3.        Use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking

and understanding and to solve mathematical problems and judge

the reasonableness of the results.

4.        Interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables

and schematics, and draw inferences from them.

5.        Develop the view that mathematics is an evolving discipline,

interrelated with human culture, and understand its

connections to other disciplines.

1.        To gain understanding of number systems including whole

numbers, integers, rational and rational numbers as well as

systems involving bases other than ten.

2.        To evaluate, formulate and solve problems involving exponents,

radicals, scientific notation, graphs and systems of equations.

3.        To develop and apply problem solving skills in routine and non-

routine problems such as ratio, proportion and percent


4.        To solve interest problems.

5.        To gain a working knowledge of sets and problem solving.

Major Assignments Available in MyLabsPlus
Discussion Topics None
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between participation and college success. There will not be any makeup quizzes or makeup tests. A studentís lowest test grade will replace a first missed test. A student will receive a zero for any missed quiz, a second missed test or missing the final exam.
Determination of Final Grade Tests: 60%         Quizzes: 25% Homework: 15%

(Homework will be done on computers using MyLab+.)

Approximate Test Dates: February 15, 2011

                        March 15, 2011

                        April 15, 2011                

Final Exam Date May 16, 2011 - 1:30 PM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.† Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.† These policies will be strictly enforced.


Facility† Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


Special Considerations

†††††††† The American 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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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