__Instructor Information__

Name: Rick Penn

Email: Rick.Penn@montgomerycollege.edu

Office Location/Phone: 30 Science West

Office Hours: Tues:
11am-12pm; W,F: 10-11am

__Course Information__

Course CRN: 24136

Class days & time: W,F
1:00-2:15

Class locations: SW129 (Weds), SW132 (F)

(New students
only) MLP access code must be purchased by: Tuesday, September 10

Last day for a refund:
9/3/13

Last day to drop without a grade or to change from
audit to credit or from credit to audit: 9/17/13

Last date to drop the class with a W grade: 11/12/13

Last day of Class: 12/13/2013

Last day Open Labs Available: 12/13/2013

__MLP Course Website__**:
****www.montgomerycollege.mylabsplus.com**** **

__MA094 Lab Information (to fulfill Flex Time
Obligation)__

Location: SW 132, SW 133

Open Lab Hours: Mon and Wed:
8:30 am – 8:25 pm Tues and Thurs: 8:00am – 8:25 pm

Friday:
8:30am – 3:30pm

Saturday: 8:00am – 1:50pm

**I. General Course
Information (0 credits):**

**Description: **For students who need review of the fundamentals of
arithmetic, a thorough introduction to signed numbers, and a presentation of
the basic concepts of algebra. Topics include proportion and percent, polynomials,
factoring, inequalities in one variable, linear equations,
systems, graphing, integer exponents and quadratic equations.
Applications are included throughout the course. This self-paced course has no lecture and
incorporates independent computer use; in order to advance through course
topics, students must achieve required level of mastery. Students scoring below
44 on the Accuplacer Algebra Placement Test are
expected to complete the course in two semesters; students scoring 44 or higher
are expected to complete in one semester.
*Assessment level: RD 099/103.
For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to three semester
hours. *

**II.
Class
Format: **

This
section incorporates independent computer use which requires a level of mastery
in order to advance through the course topics. *Students
are expected to attend every class session for the entire period and spend
enough time working in the Math 094 Open Lab and at home in order to make
sufficient progress in the course. Sufficient
progress is defined as successfully completing at least 6 tests in the current
semester or completing the course. *

**Be
forewarned of the college policy which allows an instructor to drop a student
from a course if (s)he has missed more than the
equivalent of a week’s worth of classes.
Attendance will be taken each day your class meets. Swiping your college ID before and after your
Math 094 Lab visit will track additional weekly minutes. **

**III. Software,
Textbook, and Other Supplies: **

Required:
MyLabsPlus
access code which includes an electronic form of the textbook (**new **

** students only**)

Personal Notebook - for homework and notes

Calculator:
Allowed ONLY after Test #4.

CAS calculators (such as TI-89/92/ N-spire)
are NOT allowed.

Optional: Textbook: *Prealgebra** and
Introductory Algebra by Martin-Gay*, 3rd edition

Headphone/ear buds – for personal use in class or lab

**IV. Grading
Policy and Criteria:**

**Homework:**** **Students are required to use the online software, *MyLabsPlus*** **to complete homework
assignments. They will view at least one of the media assignments, taking notes
and working out assignment problems in their notebooks. Once a student has achieved 100% on the
corresponding homework assignment, s(he) will be
allowed to progress to the next section, and so on, until reaching the test on
that unit. A personal notebook is required to show all work for homework
assignments and notes for media assignments.
Students should bring their math notebooks to each class and each lab
session. A significant amount of time
will be allotted for students to work in MyLabsPlus
during class, but this will not be
sufficient for a successful semester in MA094.

**Tests**: In order to move forward in the course, students
must achieve 80% on each test up through Test 9. Retakes will be allowed after the appropriate
correction assignment is completed with 100%.
Scoring at least 70% on the Final Test is a requirement for completion
of MA094. All students, except students
in Distance Learning sections MUST take their tests in class or in their own campus’
Math 094 Lab. Students in DL classes
will take their tests in the Assessment Centers. Students are required to
present a picture ID, and an organized homework notebook before taking each
test. Students may not receive help
during testing and may only use calculators on Tests 5-10. Sanctions given in
response to violations of established testing policies will be governed by the Montgomery
College Student Code of Conduct.

**Course Grade: **

**A student has completed Math 094 **when the Final Test (Test 10) is
completed **with a score of at least 70%. **The MyLabsPlus
(MLP) Overall Score, which can be found in the MLP gradebook,
is a weighted average computed as follows:

Test
1A – Test 5: 80% minimum score required to proceed. These scores are not
reflected in the

MLP Overall Score.

Test
6 – Test 9: each test counts 12% of the MLP Overall Score

Test
10 (Final Test): counts 40% of the MLP Overall Score

A
grade of A, B, or C is awarded when the MA094 Final Test (Test 10) is completed
**with a score of at least 70%, **and
the MLP Overall Score is:

90%
– 100%: Grade of A 80%
– 89.99%: Grade of B 70% – 79.99%:
Grade of C

**Students who have not completed Test 10
with at least a score of 70% **will
need to register for Math 094 again in a subsequent term. If a student has not completed the course,
but has passed at least 6 tests in the current session, his/her semester grade will
be “H”, indicating that one semester’s worth of work has been completed. Students who do not qualify for an A,B,C, or H will be assigned a grade of U, indicating
unsatisfactory progress during that semester.

Please
note that students are encouraged to complete their
math requirements in consecutive semesters.

**Students continuing in Math 094 within a year of their last
attempt **will begin at the**
**section following the last test they successfully completed. Students
continuing after a year or more will be placed by their instructor.

**V. Math
094 Open Lab – “FLEX TIME”**

Students
are **required** to spend an additional 75
minutes per week in the lab to satisfy the attendance policy for this course. Lab
time is to be used only to do math homework and/or to take tests. Students will scan their student IDs when
entering and leaving the lab to record their times spent in the lab. There will be MA094 faculty in the lab who can help with any math questions.

**VI. Reference Links ****Class/Lab Policies** **Course
Outcomes**