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Department of Mathematics

Course Policy for CSTM 0120 SMWA (80906)

Instructor: J.D. Williams


TA: ukasz Bogdan
Lecture: 17 Lexington Avenue, Room 1321 | Monday & Wednesday | 5:40-7:20 PM
Recitation: NVC, Room 10-175 | Wednesday | 7:40-8:30 PM
Instructor Information:

J.D. Williams | Office: NVC 2-116 | Phone: (646) 312-4832 | jonathan.williams@baruch.cuny.edu

Attendance and Class Conduct


1. There are two (2) class lectures per week that begin promptly at 5:40 pm and one (1) mandatory recitation hour that convenes
at 7:40 pm. The lectures and recitations are both mandatory components of this course. While attendance does not count
toward your overall course grade, excessive absences will result in you being removed from the class roster.
2.

Students will be dropped from the roster after six (6) absences from either lectures or recitations. It is imperative that students
attend regularly given the breadth of information covered per class session in this course.

3.

Mobile phones must be turned off or put on silent (airplane mode) during class. Unnecessary disruptions WILL NOT be
tolerated. If a student is unable to comply with this policy, s/he may be asked to leave the class and will receive an absence
for that day.

Homework
4. Homework assignments will be completed online via www.coursecompass.com. Students must purchase the MyMathLab
(MML) Student Access Kit as per the instructions in your class enrollment confirmation. Once you log into your account,
register for this class using the course ID: williams33655.
5.

You must receive a minimum completion score of 80% to receive credit for any homework assignment.

Examinations
6. There will be three (3) in-class examinations and one (1) cumulative final examination. The in-class examinations will
contain both short-response and multiple-choice questions, which will assess your understanding of all topics covered since
the previous exam. The cumulative final will consist solely of 35 multiple-choice questions, and will be administered in class
on Wednesday, December 17th at 6:00 PM.
Grading Policy
7. As per the policy of the Department of Mathematics, and student who scores less than 60% on the final examination or has a
class average of less than 70% will be assigned a grade of R (repeat).
8.

The table below indicates the composition of your course grade.


ASSESSMENT TYPE
Exam 1 (October 1st)
Exam 2 (November 3rd)
Exam 3 (December 1st)
Final Exam (December 17th)
Quizzes
Homework
TOTAL

GRADE PERCENTAGE
17%
17%
17%
33%
8%
8%
100%

Miscellaneous
9. The College offers free tutoring to students enrolled in this course at the Student Academic Consulting Center (SACC)
located at NVC 2-116. Tutoring appointments can be accessed through SACCs web site at www.mywco.com/sacc/. Students
who have difficulty with the course content should utilize this service as soon as possible.
10. I do not have regular office hours given that I am the Mathematics Tutorial Coordinator at SACC; however, you may e-mail
me if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Tentative Course Syllabus


SESSION NO.

DATE

TOPIC(S)
3.3
3.4
3.2
3.5

Intercepts
Slope and Rate of Change
Graphing Linear Functions
Equations of Lines

September 3rd

September 8th

September 10th

3.6

Properties of Functions

September 15th

4.1
4.2

Solving Systems of Linear Equations: Graphical Method


Solving Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution Method

September 17th

4.3

Solving Systems of Linear Equations: Addition Method

September 22nd

4.5

Problem-Solving w/ Systems of Linear Equations

September 29th

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October 1st

Exam 1

October 6th

10

October 8th

11

October 15th

12

October 20th

13

October 22nd

14

ASSIGNMENTS
MML: Homework #1
(Due September 6th)
MML: Homework #2
(Due September 11th)
MML: Homework #3
(Due September 13th)
MML: Homework #4
(Due September 18th)
MML: Homework #5
(Due September 20th)
MML: Homework #6
(Due September 25th)

Overflow & Review for Exam 1

None

Sections: 3.2 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5

None

5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6

Properties of Exponents
Operations w/ Polynomials: Addition & Subtraction
Operations w/ Polynomials: Multiplication
Special Products w/ Polynomials
GCFs & Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials
Factoring Trinomials (CONT)
Factoring Binomials
Factoring Binomials
Solving Quadratic Equations: Factoring

October 27th

6.7

Problem-Solving w/ Quadratic Equations

MML: Homework #7
(Due October 9th)
MML: Homework #8
(Due October 11th)
MML: Homework #9
(Due October 18th)
MML: Homework #10
(Due October 23rd)
MML: Homework #11
(Due October 25th)
MML: Homework #12
(Due October 30th)

15

October 29th

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16

November 3rd

Exam 2

17

November 5th

18

November 10th

19

November 12th

20

November 17th

21

November 19th

22

November 24th

23

Overflow & Review for Exam 2

None

Sections: 5.1 5.4, 6.1 6.7

None

7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
7.7
8.4
10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4

Rational Functions
Operations w/ Rational Functions: Multiplication & Division

November 26th

10.5

Rationalizing Denominators

MML: Homework #13


(Due November 6th)
MML: Homework #14
(Due November 13th)
MML: Homework #15
(Due November 15th)
MML: Homework #16
(Due November 20th)
MML: Homework #17
(Due November 22nd)
MML: Homework #18
(Due November 27th)
MML: Homework #19
(Due December 3rd)

24

December 1st

--

25

December 3rd

26

Operations w/ Rational Functions: Addition & Subtraction


Solving Equations w/ Rational Expressions
Problem-Solving w/ Rational Functions
Complex Fractions
Variation
Radical Functions & Expressions
Rational Exponents
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Operations w/ Radical Expressions

Overflow & Review for Exam 3

None

Exam 3

Sections: 7.1 7.7, 8.4, 10.1 10.5

Sample Final Exams


(Due December 8th)

December 8th

--

Review for Cumulative Final Exam

None

27

December 10th

--

Review for Cumulative Final Exam

None

28

December 15th

--

Review for Cumulative Final Exam

None

29

December 17th

Final Exam

All sections

None