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Spring 2009 Wikis

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Text: Basic Mathematics for Nassau Community College
by Lial, Saltzman, Hestwood

Calculator: TI-30X IIS Scientific Calculator
or TI-83 Graphing Calculator

Notebook: An 8 ½ x 11 inch notebook is required and must be brought to class.

About This Course: This is the first of two non-credit courses required to continue on to credit math. Topics include: whole numbers and rational numbers; fundamental operations with whole numbers, fractions and decimals, ratios and proportions, percents; consumer and job related problems as well as some beginning algebra.

Classroom Behavior: All cellphones and beepers must be turned off prior to class starting.At times students will be encouraged to work together.
This must be done in such a manner that other groups and students are not disturbed.

ID cards must be worn at all times.

Grades: In this course, you will receive an “S” (satisfactory) if you complete all
requirements or a “U” (unsatisfactory) if you do not complete all requirements. NOTE: There is no “W” or “INC” grade for this course. If you do not complete the requirements, you will receive a “U”. Three “U”‘s in MAT 001 will result in dismissal from the college.Towards the end of the course you will have up to 2 chances to take the final exit exam. If you do not meet the minimum requirements set by the MAT/STA/CMP Department, you will have to repeat the course. You will earn chances to take the final exit exam as outlined below.

Attendence: No more than 6 absences (with 2 times late being the equivalent of one absence) in a regular fall or spring semester.

Exit Exams: A student may take the first exit exam if the student has more than 6 absences (with 2 times late being the equivalent of one absence) in a regular fall or spring semester. This is departmental policy.A student may earn an additional attempt at the exit exam if, and only if, the student has:
no more than 4 absences and maintains an overall classroom average of 70%. The classroom average is determined 90% of exams and 10% notebook grade.

The notebook is to be an 8 ½ x 11 inch notebook and must be brought to class.Notes for a particular class must be dated. Assignments, homework, class excercises must be done in the back working forward. A 10% notebook grade will be assigned for the class.

Computer Resources: This text can be used with an online testing/tutorial program called MathXL. In
order to access this site, you must register using a Student Code. These codes are found packaged with a new book. If you want a code and did not get one with your text, please see me. This online program has wonderful resources: it has a study plan, analyzes your weakness, and explains examples. This is an optional component to the course. I encourage you to use this system, for your final exam will be on a computer. It may be a good idea to practice taking math tests on the computer as the semester progresses.
If you do not have a computer at home, you may use the computers in the Math Center, B130.

Extra Help: Please avail yourself of the materials and services of the Mathematics Center in
Rooms B126 and B130. They have help sessions, homework help, and supplementary materials. Make sure when attending help-sessions, you are prepared with your notebook, text, calculator and any specific questions that you need answered.

Concerning Students with Disabilities: If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact
on your ability to carry out assigned course work,I would urge that you contact the
staff in The Center for students with Disabilities, “U” Building (behind the old
college union), 572-7241, TTY 572-7617. CSD will review your concerns and determine
with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and
documentation are confidential.

Tentative Schedule:

Topics and assignments are subject to change as we work throughout the semester. Be sure to keep up with announcements made in class.

MAT 101: Concepts Of Mathematics


There will be three (3) in class exams including the final. The best 2 exams will be counted for 90% of the grade. There will be a special assignments that will count as 10% of the final grade.


Logic and Set Theory with Applications, 4th ed. by Cheifetz et al. Published by MAI;

A course outline may be obtained from thr MAT/CS/ITE office

MAT 109 Spring 2009

Mat 109: Algebra and Trigonometry


There will 5 in class exams worth 100 points and a final worth 200 points. This gives 6 grades of 100 points and the lowest will be dropped. There will be 100 points worth of quizzes and projects. Some of the lowest quiz/project grades will be dropped.


Essentials of Algebra and Trigonometry by Christy, Rosenfeld &
Botkin. Published by Pearson

Other Stuff

Satisfactory completion of MAT 002 or a working knowledge of elementary algebra.


As part of this course, students should avail themselves of further study and/or educational assistance available in the Mathematics Center: B-l30 and B-l26. These activities and use of the resources provided are deemed an integral part of the course, and will help the student master necessary knowledge and skills.


This course covers most of the topics included in the high school course called “algebra 2 and trigonometry” and is planned for the student having deficiencies in that area who plans to go on with the study of mathematics.
To improve the students’ ability to solve problems in an orderly and logical manner, to provide the student with the basic ideas of numerical and analytic trigonometry, to develop accuracy and speed in the manipulations of algebraic functions, to acquaint the student with the basic equation forms and the graphs and problems that involve these forms. Without decreasing the emphasis on the traditional algebraic skills, a graphing calculator similar to the Texas Instruments TI-83/84 is recommended as a technological tool to assist in the integration of the above concepts.


The current syllabus is available in the MAT/CS/ITE Office, Room B 3028