MATHEMATICS 90

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PREPARATORY MATHEMATICS

 

 

Instructor: <name>

 

Date and time of final exam:  <Provide this information. Note: This info is available at www.calstatela.edu/academic/math/finals.html.>

 

Office:  <location>

 

Office phone:  <number>

 

Math Tutorial Center (SH-C357) hours:  <Days and times.  Please coordinate with the Math Tutorial Center scheduler as to your hours.  If you are teaching an EOP or Learning Communities course, please make sure that your office hours do not conflict with the study group times.>

 

Other office hours:  <Days and times.  Please be sure to take your Math Tutorial Center hours into account, and to list the location of your office hours.  If you are teaching an EOP or Learning Communities course, please make sure that your office hours do not conflict with the study group times.>

 

Email:  <university email address>

 

Textbook:  Beginning & Intermediate Algebra, 2nd Custom Edition for CSULA, Elayn Martin-Gay

 

Information about the textbook: This custom edition is the same book that we use for Math 91.  It was created by taking chapters from the book Beginning and Intermediate Algebra by Elayn Martin-Gay (ISBN-10: 0136007317, ISBN-13: 978-0136007319).  If you purchase a MathXL account, it comes with all of the pages from Beginning and Intermediate Algebra by Elayn Martin-Gay except the pages with exercises.  The MathXL account is good for 12 months.  A MathXL access code comes along with the custom edition at no extra charge, if you buy it new at the bookstore, so don’t throw that access code away, in case you need it for Math 91.

 

General course description

 

Prerequisite: Score of 30-41 on the ELM or credit in MATH 089.

This course will cover concepts in algebra concerning linear functions and factoring.

 

Topical outline:  Introductory algebra including straight lines; graphing; systems of equations and polynomial operations; exponents, and factoring.

 

Student learning outcomes:  Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

 

- Graph points
- Find the equations of a line
- Solve a system of equations
- Add, subtract, and multiply polynomials; divide a polynomial by
a monomial
- Use elementary function notation
- Factor binomials and trinomials

 

Grading system

 

<Explain your grading system here.  Final exam must be worth at least 40%.>

 

Math 90 is graded A/B/C/NC.

 

Requirements

 

<Fill in your requirements here: homework, tests, etc.>

 

ADA statement:  Reasonable accommodation will be provided to any student who is registered with the Office of Students with Disabilities and requests needed accommodation.

 

Academic honesty statement:  I will abide by the University Policy on academic dishonesty.  This policy can be found, for example, in the Schedule of Classes.  <insert any additional statement you would like to put here, such as “Students are expected to do their own work.  Copying the work of others, cheating on exams, and similar violations will be reported to the University Discipline Officer, who has the authority to take disciplinary actions against students who violate the standards of academic honesty.”>

 

Student responsibilities:  Students are responsible for being aware of all announcements that are made in class, such as changes in exam dates, due dates of homework and papers, and cancellation of class due to instructor’s absence.  Students are responsible for announcements made on days that they are absent.

 

Students must check their CSULA email account regularly for information from the instructor and the Department.  Failure to do so may result in missed deadlines or other consequences that might adversely affect students.  Note that you can forward this email account to any other account of your choosing.

 

Exit exams: If you feel that you should be in a higher-level math class, you can take the Math 90 exit exam in the University Testing Center (library south, second floor) any time before the add deadline.  If you pass the Math 90 exit exam, then you can enroll in Math 91 instead this quarter.  After the add deadline, you will not be able to take the exit exam again until after the final exam for this course.  Contact the Testing Center (x3-3160) for more information.

 

Your next math class: After you pass Math 90 this quarter, you are required to take Math 91 next quarter.  Please remember that you are required to pass Math 90 and Math 91 within your first year at CSULA.