House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

MATH-0312-07 (Pre-Algebra)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorBorne, Wanda Mae
Phone(409) 984-6245
Developmental Education
Chair:Sherry Steele
Telephone:(409) 984-6321
Building:Madison Monroe Education (MMED)
Room #:208
Course Information
Course ID #10277
Course Subject-Number-SectionMATH-0312-07
Course TitlePre-Algebra
Course Description The study of whole numbers,intergers,fractions, decimals, variable expressions, first-degree equations, ratios, rates, proportions and percents.
Course Prerequisites None.

Course includes a co-requisite lab.

Required Textbooks PreAlgebra, Elayn Martin-Gay, the 6th Edition, ISBN-; 0558809693 (textbook only)

Other Required Supplies: Every student is required to purchase the MyLabsPlus student access kit (pre-wrapped with the purchase of a new book or available separately from the online course page).

Learning Objectives Pre-Algebra (Math 0312) is a study of whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, variable expressions, first-degree equations, ratios, rates, proportions, percents and any supplemental material your instructor covers. This course is accomplished without calculators, laptops, or cell phones. All students enrolled in Math 0312 are co-enrolled in Math Lab, listed on your class schedule as a 2nd Prealgebra class. The Math Lab enrollment requires each student to complete monitored lab sessions working on their math assignments. The Math Lab requirements must be completed concurrently with the math course - failure to meet the minimum requirements will earn a "D" or "F" for the course.
Major Assignments Chapter Assignments to be completed on MyMathLabsPlus.

Chapter Tests to be taken in the Learning Center during assigned dates.

Final Exam to be taken on assigned date at assigned time.

Discussion Topics None
Attendance Policy Allowed four (4) absences. Each subsequent 75-minute absence will reduce the end-of-course grade by one (1) full letter grade. All absences count toward you semester limit. Frequent late arrivals, early departures and/or sleeping in class will count as absences toward you semester limit. Students that are not in compliance with these standards can be dropped before the semester ends and receive an "F" course grade.
Determination of Final Grade Tests - 50%, Homework/Quizzes - 25%, Final Exam - 25%
Final Exam Date May 12, 2011 - 11:00 AM
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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