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Brown Mackie College Syllabus rev.

5/12 1
SSE0070 Fundamentals of Math

Term:
Meeting Days & Times:
Course Length: 4 weeks
Room/Location/
Mode of Delivery:

Instructor:
Instructor Contact &
Office Hours:

Academic Leadership
Dean:
Department Chair:


Credits: 4
Quarter Contact Hours*: Lecture/Lab - 50 - 30 hours, Lab 20 hours
Revised: June 7, 2014


I. COURSE DESCRIPTION

A review of mathematical concepts designed to develop skills in basic applications. The course focuses on
computation and conversion involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and square roots.
Prerequisite: PSS1100 (CF 1100)

II. COURSE COMPETENCIES/OBJECTIVES

Solve mathematical problems using properties of whole numbers.
Evaluate and simplify variable expressions.
Apply geometry concepts of perimeter and area to triangles, squares, and rectangles.
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers, fractions, and decimals.
Evaluate square roots.
Use the distributive property.
Graph points on the coordinate plane.
Graph lines uniting the intercept, slope, and y-intercept methods.
Solve linear equations including those with fractions.

III. REQUIRED TEXT/MATERIALS *

Bello. (2012). Basic College Mathematics. McGraw Hill, 4th. 9780073384382

Additional suggested references/materials list available in the Syllabus Addendum.

* If the course section requires use of an eText, students must have access to the iPad.

IV. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

Instructional methods may consist of, but are not limited to, lectures (staff and guest), PowerPoint and
other computer presentations, audio and video presentations, off site tours (field trips) quizzes and
exams. Some sections may include blended learning techniques.


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V. EVALUATION MECHANISMS Formative and Summative - see Syllabus Addendum for specifics for this
course

Evaluation of student work shall consist of both formative and summative assessment including but not
limited to the following:

Formative
Measures Student Learning
Summative
Meeting Course Competencies
Assignments/Activities/Tasks
Group work
In-class Activities
Library research project
Homework (out-of-class activities)
Quizzes
Final Exam
Mid-term Exam
Project
Total Points 1,000

NOTE: In all evaluations, the grade may be reduced, regardless of the quality of work, if work is
submitted late, incomplete or insufficient. The Colleges make-up policy is as follows: make-up of any
missed assignment is at the discretion of the instructor. It is the student's responsibility to maintain
contact with the instructor when absences occur. The instructor reserves the right to require
documentation for absences.

VI. GRADING SYSTEM

The following grading system applies in evaluating student achievement.

Grade Percentage Description Quality
Points
Breakdown
per Credit Hr
A Superior achievement 95-100 4
A- 90-94 3.7
B+ Commendable achievement 87-89 3.3
B 83-86 3
B- 80-82 2.7
C+ Satisfactory achievement 76-79 2.3
C 70-75 2
D+ Passing but less than satisfactory achievement 65-69 1.7
D 60-64 1
F Unacceptable achievement 59 or below 0
I Incomplete coursework Computed as F in GPA
W Withdrawn, without penalty Not computed
WF Withdrawn, with penalty 0
TR Credit granted through transfer Not computed
PR Credit granted through other sources (proficiency) Not computed
AU Course audited--no credit awarded Not computed
PG Progress (Transitional studies courses only) Not computed
NPG No Progress (Transitional studies courses only) Not computed
CR Credit granted through test out Not computed
TO Test Out (Transitional studies courses only) Not computed



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In the following programs the grade of C is the lowest passing grade and the grades of D+ and D are not
awarded for courses with prefix ALH, ANH, BI (except BI 1361 as a general education course), HSC, MD,
ME, MT 1650, OT, PH, PT, SCI (not identified as general education), and VT.

Clinical Massage Therapist - Certificate Physical Therapist Assistant - Associate
Medical Assistant - Certificate Surgical Technologist - Diploma
Medical Assistant - Diploma Surgical Technology - Associate
Medical Assisting - Associate Veterinary - Associate
Occupational Therapy Assistant - Associate

In the following programs the grade of B- is the lowest passing grade and the grades of C+, C, D+ and D
are not awarded for courses with prefix HSC, NU, NUR, PN, and SCI (not identified as general education).

Nurse Aide - Certificate
Nursing - Associate
Practical Nursing - Diploma

VII. TOPICAL COURSE OUTLINE see detailed outline in Syllabus Addendum

Problem solving techniques

*Quarter Contact Hour Definition:

A quarter contact hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence
of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less
than:

(A) One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student
work each week for four weeks.

(B) Where lab work is required at least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (A) of this
definition for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work,
internships, practica, and other academic work leading to the award of credit.

DISCLAIMER
TO ACCOMMODATE UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES, THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE REASONABLE
CHANGES IN THE SYLLABUS WHILE THE COURSE IS IN PROGRESS. QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INTERPRETATION OF
THE SYLLABUS AND COURSE REQUIREMENTS WILL NORMALLY BE RESOLVED BY THE INSTRUCTOR.