House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

MATH-0312-50 (Pre-Algebra)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorPitre, James Roy
Phone(409) 984-6310
Developmental Education
Chair:Sherry Steele
Telephone:(409) 984-6321
Hours:M, W 4 - 5 PM
Building:Madison Monroe Education (MMED)
Room #:208 E
Course Information
Course ID #10282
Course Subject-Number-SectionMATH-0312-50
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 Students are allowed to register and remain in this course when they have passed the previous developmental math course(s) or by direct placement through COMPASS, THEA or other standardized testing.

Required Textbooks Math 0312 (Fundamentals of Math): PreAlgebra, Elayn Martin-Gay, the 6th Edition . ISBN-:0558809693

Other Required Supplies: Every student is required to purchase the MyMathLab student access kit ( pre-wrapped with the purchase of a new textbook or available separately from the publisher or online. ) ** LSC-PA uses the MyLabsPlus management system :Do Not Use The Enrollment Instructions Detailed in the Access Kit**

Learning Objectives Pre Algebra (Math 0312) is a study of whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, variable expressions, first-degree equations, ratios, rates & proportions, and 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 as a 2nd Prealgebra class on the class schedule. The Math Lab enrollment requires each student to complete monitored lab sessions working on their math assignments.
Major Assignments Chapters 1 -7

MyLabsPlus Assisgments and Unit Test

Discussion Topics None
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Your instructor will enforce the attendance policy . A student is allowed six (6) emergency absences on the Mon-Wed-Fri day class schedule. A student is allowed four (4) emergency absences on the Mon-Wed or Tues/ Thurs day or night class schedule. Each subsequent 75-minute absence will reduce the end-of-semester course grade by one(1) full letter grade . All absences, emergencies or not; count toward your semester limit. Frequent late arrivals and/or early departures will count as absences. The LSC-PA attendance policy does not provide make-up days . Students not in compliance with these standards can be dropped before the semester ends and receive an "F" course grade .

Course Compliance: This class time is scheduled for and fully devoted to this math course and related activities. Students are expected to bring their textbooks and school supplies to every class session, and be prepared to take notes & complete any in-class exercises . Students are expected to accomplish all scheduled homework assignments and all scheduled testing.

Determination of Final Grade Chapter Homework 25%, Chapter Tests 50%, Final Exam 25%. The determination of your final grade can also be affected by attendance and/or Math Lab/LC 102 completion.

Final Exam Date May 11, 2011 - 4:00 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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