Course Syllabus Math 1010 

Meeting times: 
Monday Wednesday and Friday 12:401:35 
Location: 
Voorhees Building, Room 243. 
Instructor: 

Office : 
Kirksey Old Main 257 
Office Hours: 
Monday through Thursday, 9:00  11:30 
Prerequisites:  Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced
ACT of at least 21or DMS 085 or AAPP Placement. Note: Contact your instructor immediately if these requirements have not been met. 
Required Materials: 
Text: Miller, Heeren and Hornsby.
Mathematical Ideas, 11^{th} Edition. Pearson Publishing Co. ISBN:
0321361466. Calculator: A scientific calculator with exponentiation capability, preferably Texas Instruments TI 83 or TI 84 Plus 
Purpose:  This course is designed to broaden students’ perspectives of mathematics. It satisfies the Area IVB General Studies requirements and is also part of the required sequence for students preparing to become elementary school teachers. 
Objectives:  Upon completion of this course,
students will have: 1. Developed mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills. 2. Enhanced their facility with the language of mathematics and their ability to communicate mathematical ideas. 3. Applied mathematical skills and concepts in problem solving situations. 4. Reviewed and extended specific knowledge in selected topics from areas such as logic, sets, algebraic reasoning, probability, statistics, and consumer mathematics. 5. Developed a better appreciation of mathematics as a discipline. 6. Acquired an awareness of the interrelationship among the various fields of mathematics as well as the relationship of mathematics to other disciplines. 
Main topics:  This course consists of selected topics from Chapters
1,2,3,11,12,13,14 and 15 in the required text, including:

Grading :  Approximately 8 quizzes : 40 points
each Approximately 4 exams : 100 points each Comprehensive Final Exam : 100 points 
Grading Scale:  A: 10090, B^{+}: 8987, B:8683, B^{}: 8280, C^{+}: 7977, C:7673, C^{}: 7270, D^{+}: 6967, D:6663, D^{}: 6260, F: < 60 points. 
Absences:  Tests can be made up only with a Valid University Excuse, see Student Handbook for details. 
Remarks:  Recommended selfstudy time is a minimum of twice class
meeting time, about 6 hours per week.
If you have a disability that may require assistance or accomodation, or you have questions related to accomodations for testing, notetakers, readers, etc., please contact me as soon as possible. You may also contact the Office of Disabled Student Services (8982783) with questions about such services. To retain Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship eligibility, you must earn a cumulative TELS GPA of 2.75 after 24 attempted hours and a cumulative TELS GPA of 3.0 thereafter. A grade of C, D, F, or I in this class may negatively impact TELS eligibility. Dropping a class after 14 days may also impact eligibility. If you withdraw from this class and it results in an enrollment status of less than full time, you may lose eligibility for your lottery scholarship. For additional lottery scholarship rules please refer to your Lottery Statement of Understanding form, review lottery scholarship requirements on the web athttp://scholarships.web.mtsu.edu/telsconteligibility.htm, or contact the MTSU financial aid office at 8982830. 
Important Dates: 
August 27: First day of class. September 3: Labor day Holiday September 9: Last day to drop with a class without a grade October 13  16: Fall Break October 14: Last day to drop with a 'W'. No 'W' will be granted after this date. Final Exam: Friday, December 7 12:30  14:30 