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Wayne County Community College District Mathematics Department MAT105 PRE ALGEBRA 3 CREDITS FALL 2013 CRN 80885 M&W 10:00-11:25 DOWNRIVER SIETZ Semester: Section Number: Time & Days: Instructor: Mailbox: Course web site: Contacting Instructor: Mobile Class Info: Office hours:

Fall 2013 August 20, 2013 – December 9, 2013 CRN 80885 Downriver Campus 10:00–11:25 Monday & Wednesday (No meetings April 1-4, 2013 Spring Break) Richard Sietz (Michigan State University - Eastern Michigan University - Wayne State University) Main Office 2nd floor #121 email: (Send a message with MAT105 10:00 in the subject line.) Facebook: rsietz1 or Twitter: sietz or M W 1:00–2:30 and T R 10:00–11:30

Course Prerequisites: Textbook: Material:

None eBook (lower cost) or PREALGEBRA (Aufmann : Barker : Lockwood) Calculator, pencil instead of ink pen, 1 package of short Scantrons, 1 long Scantron for the exam.

Course Descriptions:

Solving problems utilizing arithmetic and basic elementary algebra concepts. Building skills in the use of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents. Positive and negative numbers, basic equations, and exponents are covered in this course. Emphasis will be placed on signed numbers. Three forms of percent problems will be solved and represented as algebraic equations. Concepts emphasized include, the use of signed number along with variables for solving linear equations.

Homework: WebAssign:

Homework will be assigned and the student is expected to use the completed work as notes. Class key: wcccd 9663 2526


Students are expected to attend all class sessions. When absence from class is unavoidable, it is the student's responsibility to make arrangements for makeup work and to determine whether announcements relevant to the course were missed during the absence.

Test/Makeup Policy:

You will be allowed to use calculators and some notes on certain tests. If circumstances cause you to miss a test, you can take an alternate test after class on a later date without the use of notes.


Students are expected to show courtesy to and respect for each other. You should plan to stay in the room for the entire class period. Please do not bring children to class. No cell phone may be used in the classroom. You will loose any attendance points if you text or answer your mobile phone during class. You must master the required content to pass. Your grade will be based on attendance/class participation, quizzes/projects and tests according to the indicated scale below. If an emergency such as hospitalization prevents you from finishing the class a grade of incomplete can be given. However you must have had regular attendance and must have a passing grade. This grade must be requested in writing on the proper forms. If you are unable to pass the class and wish to withdraw you must initiate this yourself. Please note the deadlines.

Mobile Phones: Grades:

Grading: General Objectives:

Assessments 10-40 points each A: 100% - 90% B: 89% - 80% Final 50 points C: 79% - 70% D: 69% - 55% Attendance/WebAssign extra points E: 54% To develop an understanding of the concepts of signed numbers and their calculations in mathematical operations. Understand the use of variables in writing equation and the solving the equations. (See MAT105 Objectives pages)

Support Services:

Learning Resource Centers (LRC) are located on all campuses. They provide students and faculty with a collection of material selected to support the college curricula. There are videotapes for most math topics. College tutoring service available in the Tutoring Lab.

Dropping Classes & Drop Dates:

Monday, October 14, 2013 ...................................... Last Day To Withdraw From Classes With "W" Grade ................................................................................. (Without Instructor's Signature) Tuesday, November 19, 2013 ................................. Last Day To Withdraw From Classes with "W" Grade ................................................................................. (Instructor's Signature Required) Students desiring to drop classes must complete the appropriate form in the Office of Records/Registration at the campus. Please follow the drop procedure so that an E grade will not appear on your records


The above schedule and procedures stated in this course syllabus are subject to change.

MAT105 PREALGEBRA FALL 2013 CRN 80885 M&W 10:00-11:25 DOWNRIVER SIETZ PREREQUISITES: None TEXTBOOK: eBook (lower cost) or PREALGEBRA (Aufmann : Barker : Lockwood) SCHEDULE: Subject to changes

[01] AUG 21 W ebAssign + Sietz [02] AUG 26 Sections 2.1, 2.2

[03] AUG 28 Sections 2.2, 2.3

[XX] SEP 02 NO CLASSES Labor Day [05] SEP 09 Sections 3.1, 3.2

[04] SEP 04 Sections 2.4, 2.5

[07] SEP 16 Section 3.4 [09] SEP 23 Sections 5.1, 5.2 [11] SEP 30 Sections 5.4, 5.5

[06] SEP 11 Sections 3.2, 3.3 QUIZ 1 Signed Number Calculations [08] SEP 18 Sections 3.5, 3.6 QUIZ 2 Variables and Calculations [10] SEP 25 Section 5.3

[13] OCT 07 Section 5.7 + Review

[12] OCT 02 Section 5.6 QUIZ 3 Integer Equations [14] OCT 09 Section 6.1

[15] OCT 14 Section 6.2

[16] OCT 16 Section 6.3

QUIZ 4 Fractions

QUIZ 6 Fractions (No Calculator)

[17] OCT 21 Section 6.3

[18] OCT 23 Section 6.4

[19] OCT 28 Review + Section 6.5

[20] OCT 30 Sections 7.1, 7.3

[21] NOV 04 Section 7.2

[22] NOV 06 Sections 7.2, 7.4

[23] NOV 11 Sections 7.5 + 8.1

[24] NOV 13 Review

[25] NOV 18 Section 8.2

[26] NOV 20 Sections 8.3, 8.4

[27] NOV 25 Section 8.5 + Review [28] DEC 02 Review for final exam

QUIZ 6 Simplifying & Solving

QUIZ 7 Expressions & Equations

QUIZ 8 Ratios and Proportions [XX] NOV 27 NO CLASSES

Thanksgiving Break [29] DEC 04 FINAL EXAM

[30] DEC 09 Wrap-up 8:30 – 4:00 Disclaimer:

The above schedule is subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances. My web site will post any chances to the schedule.

Quiz and Test Points with Current Average Item Score Points Total Average

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