MATH 0989

MATH 0989–Foundations for College Algebra     (4 hours institutional credit)

This course is designed for students who are not prepared to enter a college core curriculum mathematics course. MATH 0989 consists of a study of exponents, polynomials, equations, inequalities, functions and graphs, rational expressions, and radicals. Students will be placed in MATH 0989 based on their Mathematics Placement Index (MPI) score. Students will be allowed a maximum of 2 semesters to meet exit requirements for MATH 0989.

 

 

 

Departmental Syllabus

Text:  Martin-Gay, Beginning Algebra, sixth edition

Calculator Required:  TI-83 Graphing Calculator

Attendance Policy:  Students in Learning Support courses are expected to attend all class meetings.  There are no “excused” absences in Learning Support courses.  There may be a time when you have to be absent because of an emergency (illness or some “catastrophe”).  In that case, you are responsible for finding out what went on in class and making up the work (this day will still count as an absence).  More than 6 hours of absences for any reason result in an automatic F in the course.  Failure to appear in class for at least 10 minutes of the class period will constitute an hour absence.

Exit Criteria:  Students who exit Math 0989 must have a course average of at least 70 and no more than 6 hours of absences in the course.

Grades:  Grades will be assigned as follows:

S (satisfactory) Grade for students with no more than 6 hours of absences who complete all MyMathLab assignments with at least a 70 average
IP (in progress) Grade for first semester students with no more than 6 hours of absences who have NOT completed all MyMathLab assignments with at least a 70 average
(unsatisfactory) Grade for second semester students who have NOT completed all MyMathLab assignments with at least a 70 average
F Grade for first semester students who have missed 7 hours or more

Learning Support Dismissal:  Any student who has not exited Math 0989 at the end of two (2) semesters will be considered ineligible to return to Georgia Southern for one (1) year.

Academic Misconduct:  Academic misconduct is considered a very serious offense.  The minimum penalty will be an F on the assignment/test.  Any academic misconduct will be reported to the proper authorities and subject to all penalties relating to academic dishonesty as listed in the Student Guide.

Last updated: 1/8/2013

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