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http://www.dmacc.edu Campus Name: Urban Campus Course Title/Number: MAT 1 CRN: 27771 OR 27775 Instructor Information Name Chelsy Croson E-mail Address cacroson@dmacc.edu Phone Number 515-697-7814 (HiSET Office Stacey) Course Information Semester & Year Days & Time & Location Course Description

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Spring 2014, Session 1 MTWR 8:00am-9:30am OR 2:40-4:10, Building 5, Room 105 A review of arithmetic including basic operations, rounding, estimation, and problem solving None Students attendance is critical for success in this class. This is a fast paced course. You must do your homework regularly. Make sure that you get all assignments completed and on turned in on time. Ask questions. If you did not understand a concept, get help right away. This is the first of four math courses in preparation for the HiSET. 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 Use place value to read and write whole numbers Compare and order whole numbers Add whole numbers Subtract whole numbers Multiply whole numbers Divide whole numbers Determine the set of factors of a number Determine the greatest common factor of two numbers Identify and apply patterns Identify situations in which rounding or estimating is appropriate Round numbers to the nearest specified place value Use estimation appropriately Understand that operations must be performed in a specific order Solve problems involving the order of operations Use mental math to solve problems without paper and pencil Use the five-step approach to solve word problems Use various strategies to solve word problems Judge the reasonableness of answers

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Course Policies Classroom Conduct https://go.dmacc.edu/handbook Show consideration for your classmates and instructor through these courtesies: 1) arrive on time, 2) be prepared for class, 3) participate actively and respectfully in class activities, 4) listen with care to the class discussion, and 5) turn off and put away cell phones and other electronic devices when you enter the classroom. 1. Attendance is required and necessary to complete learning activities and group work. 2. Expect to communicate with the instructor and other students. 3. Keep abreast of course announcements. Excellent attendance is crucial to your success in this course. You are responsible for all material covered during a class period for which you are absent, including assignments or schedule changes. Attendance of the entire class meeting is expected. It is highly unlikely that you will get the grade you want without attending class and making a daily effort to learn the material. If you are absent for a three classes you may be dropped from the course. Please notify your instructor as soon as possible if an illness or other personal situation results in your missing several class meetings. Coursework will be due according to the course calendar. If you have extenuating circumstances that do not allow you to complete work on time, please e-mail your instructor before the due date. Otherwise, all assignments are due according to the course schedule. Individual circumstances such as health, childcare, rural roads, distance from the College, etc. can vary greatly among students and staff. It is always DMACCs goal to provide safe learning conditions, as well as provide the opportunity for students to attend classes when the vast majority is able to safely attend. The final decision to come to College can only be made by the individual student based on their specific extenuating circumstances that may make it unsafe for them to travel. During adverse weather, DMACC faculty is considerate of students who are unable to attend classes due to unique extenuating circumstances. It is the responsibility of each faculty member to notify their students (in addition to their dean or provost) through some predetermined means if they are must postpone or cancel a specific class due to weather or illness. Class will not be cancelled unless DMACC cancels classes or in very rare circumstances where the instructor is unavailable. If I need to cancel classes I will notify you through email. You can also sign up for weather alerts to be sent to your cell phone at most of the local news stations or at http://www.getrave.com/login/dmacc
https://go.dmacc.edu/student_services/disabilities Any student with a documented disability who requires reasonable accommodation should contact the Disability Services Coordinator at 515-964-6850V or hlcoon@dmacc.edu or the counseling & advising office on any campus to apply for services.

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DMACC Information Academic Dishonesty/Plagiarism
Academic dishonesty includes cheating, plagiarism, and any attempt to obtain credit for academic work through fraudulent, deceptive, or dishonest means. Academic dishonesty is using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise, submitting work previously submitted in another course without the consent of the instructor, sitting for an examination by surrogate or acting as a surrogate, representing the words, ideas, or work of another as ones own in any academic exercise, or conducting any act that defrauds the academic process. Plagiarism is the presentation of someone elses ideas or work as ones own. As such, plagiarism constitutes fraud or theft. Plagiarism or academic dishonesty in any form is a grave offense and will not be tolerated. If you have a question about how to credit work for a course or if a situation constitutes the title of plagiarism or academic dishonesty, please ask for help and clarification from the instructor.

Course Syllabus
DISCLAIMER: This syllabus is representative of materials that will be covered in this class; it is not a contract between the student and the institution. It is subject to change without notice. Any potential exceptions to stated policies and requirements will be addressed on an individual basis, and only for reasons that meet specific requirements. If you have any problems related to this class, please feel free to discuss them with me. NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in or allow discrimination covered by law. This includes harassment based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedures. Complaint forms may be obtained from the DMACC Web site, the Ombudsperson, Judicial Officer, Human Resources Department, the campus Provost's Offices, and Academic Deans Offices. Students who wish additional information or assistance may contact the Executive Dean, Student Services, Laurie Wolf, Bldg. 1 on the Ankeny Campus, 515-964-6437 or the Judicial Officer, Debbie McKittrick, Bldg. 1 on the Ankeny Campus, 515-964-6574 or they may refer to Student Services procedure ES 4645 located at https://go.dmacc.edu/student_services/int. Click Policies & Procedures. Employees and applicants who wish additional information or assistance may contact the EEO/AA Officer, Dr. Sandy Tryon, Human Resources, Bldg. 1 on Ankeny Campus, 515-964-6301 or refer to HR Procedures 3000, 3005, 3010, 3015, and 3020 at http://www.dmacc.edu/hr/hrpp.asp Program Development/Academic Support Services Director, Sharon Bittner, is the official Student Accommodation Office/Section 504/ADA Coordinator for DMACC. The ADA Coordinators office is located in Bldg. 6-10e on the Ankeny Campus and may be contacted by voice (515-964-6857) or sgbittner@dmacc.edu. The ADA Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the college complies with federal regulations that guarantee qualified students with disabilities equal access to all programs and services. Any student, faculty, or staff member may contact the ADA Coordinators office for clarification of federal regulations, appeal of a grievance, or resolution of a disability-related problem.

Syllabus Addendum To access additional information related to DMACC policies and procedures that impact the classroom (i.e. use of technology, weather-related cancellations, classroom conduct, etc.), the DMACC student handbook, registration information (including add/drop dates and refund dates), student service information (including counseling and advising), the DMACC academic calendar, and campus-specific resources (i.e. Academic Achievement Center, library, computer, labs, etc.), go to https://go.dmacc.edu/handbook and click Syllabus Addendum in the left navigation.
If you do not have access to a computer and need a printed version of any of the information described above, contact your instructor.

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1 1/20

2 1/27 3 2/3 4 2/10

5 2/17

6 2/24 7 3/3

Tentative Schedule No class on Monday, January 20th. Syllabus Review, Alphabox, Place Value, Addition of Whole Numbers Essential Questions Why is place value an important concept? How are place value patterns repeated in large numbers? How are addition and subtraction similar? How are addition and subtraction different? How do you use numbers and mathematics in your daily life? Subtraction of Whole Numbers, Multiplication Essential Questions How are multiplication and division related? How does my knowledge about multiplication facts help me to solve problems? Division, Factoring Essential Questions How does factoring simplify problem solving? Rounding and Estimation Essential Questions Why is estimation a key problem-solving skill? Is estimation more appropriate than finding an exact answer? Arithmetic Expressions (order of operations) Essential Questions Why do we need an order of operations? Why is our order of operations in the order it is? Problem Solving Techniques Essential Questions What is the five-step approach to problem solving? How do you use numbers and mathematics in your daily life? Review Prep for HiSET MAT2, as time permits

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