## Applied Math - Transcripted Credit

College Math/Applied Math Syllabus

Basic Information

Title: College Math Instructor: Nancy Schlageter

Office Hours: 8:38-9:35 MTWThF

Class Meets: MTWThF 10:26-11:11 a.m.

Expect to spend 3 hours on homework each week for 32 weeks.

Course Number: 804-107

Credits: 3

e-mail: nschlageter@cornell.k12.wi.us

Learning Targets: This course is designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of: 1) arithmetic and algebra; 2) geometry and trigonometry; and 3) probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators. Topics include performing arithmetic operations and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving proportions and incorporating percent applications, manipulating formulas, solving and graphing systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, converting measurements within and between U.S. and metric systems, applying Pythagorean Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles, calculating probabilities, organizing data and interpreting charts, calculating central and spread measures, and summarizing and analyzing data.

Math Course in Program CurriculumLandscape, Plant & Turf Management; Agriscience Technician; Early Childhood Education;

Technical Studies-Journeyworker; Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement; Radiography; FireMedic; Individualized Technical Studies; Welding Fabrication

Policies and ProceduresTextbook: College Math 107. This is a CVTC publication available at the bookstore.

We recommend you use this calculator Casio Fx-115 ES PLUS for the course. We teach you how to use its features.

Attendance: We mimic many job locations including law enforcement by starting with roll call. If you are not in your location ready to learn (RTL) including having all learning materials when the class begins, you are not in attendance. If you are unable to attend any class session, it is important that you contact me since many of the lessons have due dates tied to the time of class. If you have to miss for any reason, let me know before 8:00 a.m.

We consider attendance at class essential.

1. Your tuition accounts for only 29% of the cost of your education. The taxpayers pay the rest. We want you to show up for class.

2. You will eventually be getting a job. Employers consistently demand from us not only students with training, but also with good work skills. Not showing up for work is the number one reason workers lose their jobs. So if you practice showing up for class, you’ll already be in practice for one characteristic your employer demands—attendance.

3. Our students consistently say they have test anxiety. I believe that coming to class on a daily basis reduces that anxiety. Since everything you will be need to know for this class will be covered during class, you shouldn’t have as much anxiety.

4. No student has failed the class having missed fewer than four hours. No student has passed the class having missed more than 14 hours in the traditional face-to-face class.

5. CVTC requires attendance be recorded for certain students including veterans and those receiving compensation for going to school.

Academic Ethics: We have many learning opportunities at the college. One you can learn and practice is academic honesty. Working with other students on projects (learning) should not be confused with using another person’s work (cheating). One college goal in the category of Behave Ethically is: learner exhibits personal, professional, and academic honesty. In this class, we teach it, demand it, and have zero tolerance for lack of Ethics. Punishment for violation of this standard is commensurate to the severity. At the very least, violators receive no credit on work submitted dishonestly. Practice makes perfect. If you are unsure if a behavior is ethical or not, consult your teacher.

Grading Policy for CVTC:A+

97 –100

A-

90 – 93

B+

87 – 89

B

83 – 86

B-

80 – 83

C+

77 – 79

C

73 – 76

C-

70 – 73

D+

67 – 69

D

63 – 66

D-

60 – 63

Grades for CVTC

20% of your grade is based on the 140 learning objectives/homework you do.

20% of your grade is based on the Scenarios/Quizzes you do.

10% of your grade is based on the reviews.

50% of your grade is based on the unit tests.

Learning Objectives: The learning objectives grade is only based on the work you do in E-360. The complete list of learning objectives is given in E-360 under “Tests.” Each lesson in the course has Homework from the textbook where you learn how to do a lesson. You may use the textbook to practice that lesson’s learning objectives. If you do, the answers to the odd problems are in the back of the textbook. Learning objectives in E-360 may be done multiple times. You receive feedback on each question right after you answer it. E-360 takes a few minutes to grade your work before you can make another attempt. Studies show that students learn math best by working in small chunks. If you think you are going to need the instructor’s help to complete the learning objectives, work on it BEFORE the instructor teaches that lesson. Students who have mastery of the learning objectives are well-prepared for the unit test.

Scenarios: CVTC strongly believes that all its teaching should be relevant to student learning. In this class, you will be required to complete scenarios that mimic real life uses of math.

Reviews: The review assesses your competence in the various learning objectives for that unit. The questions are like those on the tests. You take the quiz as often as you like. The complete list of reviews is given in E-360 under “Tests.” The last score is the one that counts. If you miss a review, it may not be made up, but you can do it ahead of time. You receive feedback immediately after you submit your review.

Tests: The complete list of Tests is given in E-360 under “Tests.” At the end of each unit, you should take the unit test which you must pass (60%). The unit test may be taken only one time. The questions in the test are like the learning objective questions. Each test is due as listed below in Course Calendar. Students may use class notes and open book for the unit tests. Test time is limited to 55 minutes. This means you have to be diligent in time use. Tests will be graded a zero if the time limit is exceeded. If you miss a test, you must make it up and pass it (60%.) That is the score that is recorded. See makeup below. Test scores are shown shortly after submission. You will not be able to review your results until after all students have completed the test. Sometime after each test is graded, I will send you an updated grade report. The grade report shows a grade that is usually higher than that on E-360 because for each test the higher of the percent score or the curved score will be your grade.

Makeup: One important core ability we teach in this class is to keep track of time, due dates, and schedules. For that reason, there are no extensions for work you may have missed. All tests need to be completed with 60% level.

Course Outcome SummaryCompetencies are skills that you would use outside this course.

1. Simplify algebraic expressions

2. Solve equations and inequalities

3. Solve percent applications

4. Graph equations and inequalities in two variables

5. Apply geometric concepts

6. Use measurement concepts (both US Customary and metric) to solve problems

7. Apply trigonometric concepts to solve problems

8. Summarize data

9. Solve problems involving probabilities

Core abilities describe for learners the broadest outcomes, skills, or purposes that they will learn. They describe outcomes that are addressed throughout the course and identify integrated, transferable skills that go beyond the context of a single course. They encourage learners to perform at higher levels. Students will develop these core abilities:

*Communicate effectively—during class, you are given opportunity to explain concepts to your classmates..

* Think critically—Solving applications situations involves critical thought.

* Behave ethically—Students may not cheat in this class.

* Cultivate global awareness—We learn to use the metric system.

* Use mathematics—Obvious in a math class..

* Science and technology—The calculator is a piece of technology..

* Demonstrate social interaction—When we study for the unit tests, we work in groups.

* Value environmental stewardship—We print minimal worksheets for this class. Students also have opportunity to buy an e-book which also preserves resources.

Units are titled to reflect content of competencies it groups or clusters. The groups are represented in the unit tests. The units approximate the schedule below.

Unit 1—Mathematical Operations

Unit 2—Algebra

Unit 3—Geometry and Measurement

Unit 4—Trigonometry

Unit 5—Probability and Statistics

Scenarios this class has no final exam and so major assessments take place with scenarios. Students will complete the following scenarios:

Logic

Interest Applications

Excel to solve Algebra

Solve Systems in Excel and on the calculator

Graphing Functions.

Conversions

Measurement

BMI and Your Health

Gravity Applications

Statistics and Graphs

Basic Information

Title: College Math Instructor: Nancy Schlageter

Office Hours: 8:38-9:35 MTWThF

Class Meets: MTWThF 10:26-11:11 a.m.

Expect to spend 3 hours on homework each week for 32 weeks.

Course Number: 804-107

Credits: 3

e-mail: nschlageter@cornell.k12.wi.us

Learning Targets: This course is designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of: 1) arithmetic and algebra; 2) geometry and trigonometry; and 3) probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators. Topics include performing arithmetic operations and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving proportions and incorporating percent applications, manipulating formulas, solving and graphing systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, converting measurements within and between U.S. and metric systems, applying Pythagorean Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles, calculating probabilities, organizing data and interpreting charts, calculating central and spread measures, and summarizing and analyzing data.

Math Course in Program CurriculumLandscape, Plant & Turf Management; Agriscience Technician; Early Childhood Education;

Technical Studies-Journeyworker; Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement; Radiography; FireMedic; Individualized Technical Studies; Welding Fabrication

Policies and ProceduresTextbook: College Math 107. This is a CVTC publication available at the bookstore.

We recommend you use this calculator Casio Fx-115 ES PLUS for the course. We teach you how to use its features.

Attendance: We mimic many job locations including law enforcement by starting with roll call. If you are not in your location ready to learn (RTL) including having all learning materials when the class begins, you are not in attendance. If you are unable to attend any class session, it is important that you contact me since many of the lessons have due dates tied to the time of class. If you have to miss for any reason, let me know before 8:00 a.m.

We consider attendance at class essential.

1. Your tuition accounts for only 29% of the cost of your education. The taxpayers pay the rest. We want you to show up for class.

2. You will eventually be getting a job. Employers consistently demand from us not only students with training, but also with good work skills. Not showing up for work is the number one reason workers lose their jobs. So if you practice showing up for class, you’ll already be in practice for one characteristic your employer demands—attendance.

3. Our students consistently say they have test anxiety. I believe that coming to class on a daily basis reduces that anxiety. Since everything you will be need to know for this class will be covered during class, you shouldn’t have as much anxiety.

4. No student has failed the class having missed fewer than four hours. No student has passed the class having missed more than 14 hours in the traditional face-to-face class.

5. CVTC requires attendance be recorded for certain students including veterans and those receiving compensation for going to school.

Academic Ethics: We have many learning opportunities at the college. One you can learn and practice is academic honesty. Working with other students on projects (learning) should not be confused with using another person’s work (cheating). One college goal in the category of Behave Ethically is: learner exhibits personal, professional, and academic honesty. In this class, we teach it, demand it, and have zero tolerance for lack of Ethics. Punishment for violation of this standard is commensurate to the severity. At the very least, violators receive no credit on work submitted dishonestly. Practice makes perfect. If you are unsure if a behavior is ethical or not, consult your teacher.

Grading Policy for CVTC:A+

97 –100

A-

90 – 93

B+

87 – 89

B

83 – 86

B-

80 – 83

C+

77 – 79

C

73 – 76

C-

70 – 73

D+

67 – 69

D

63 – 66

D-

60 – 63

Grades for CVTC

20% of your grade is based on the 140 learning objectives/homework you do.

20% of your grade is based on the Scenarios/Quizzes you do.

10% of your grade is based on the reviews.

50% of your grade is based on the unit tests.

Learning Objectives: The learning objectives grade is only based on the work you do in E-360. The complete list of learning objectives is given in E-360 under “Tests.” Each lesson in the course has Homework from the textbook where you learn how to do a lesson. You may use the textbook to practice that lesson’s learning objectives. If you do, the answers to the odd problems are in the back of the textbook. Learning objectives in E-360 may be done multiple times. You receive feedback on each question right after you answer it. E-360 takes a few minutes to grade your work before you can make another attempt. Studies show that students learn math best by working in small chunks. If you think you are going to need the instructor’s help to complete the learning objectives, work on it BEFORE the instructor teaches that lesson. Students who have mastery of the learning objectives are well-prepared for the unit test.

Scenarios: CVTC strongly believes that all its teaching should be relevant to student learning. In this class, you will be required to complete scenarios that mimic real life uses of math.

Reviews: The review assesses your competence in the various learning objectives for that unit. The questions are like those on the tests. You take the quiz as often as you like. The complete list of reviews is given in E-360 under “Tests.” The last score is the one that counts. If you miss a review, it may not be made up, but you can do it ahead of time. You receive feedback immediately after you submit your review.

Tests: The complete list of Tests is given in E-360 under “Tests.” At the end of each unit, you should take the unit test which you must pass (60%). The unit test may be taken only one time. The questions in the test are like the learning objective questions. Each test is due as listed below in Course Calendar. Students may use class notes and open book for the unit tests. Test time is limited to 55 minutes. This means you have to be diligent in time use. Tests will be graded a zero if the time limit is exceeded. If you miss a test, you must make it up and pass it (60%.) That is the score that is recorded. See makeup below. Test scores are shown shortly after submission. You will not be able to review your results until after all students have completed the test. Sometime after each test is graded, I will send you an updated grade report. The grade report shows a grade that is usually higher than that on E-360 because for each test the higher of the percent score or the curved score will be your grade.

Makeup: One important core ability we teach in this class is to keep track of time, due dates, and schedules. For that reason, there are no extensions for work you may have missed. All tests need to be completed with 60% level.

Course Outcome SummaryCompetencies are skills that you would use outside this course.

1. Simplify algebraic expressions

2. Solve equations and inequalities

3. Solve percent applications

4. Graph equations and inequalities in two variables

5. Apply geometric concepts

6. Use measurement concepts (both US Customary and metric) to solve problems

7. Apply trigonometric concepts to solve problems

8. Summarize data

9. Solve problems involving probabilities

Core abilities describe for learners the broadest outcomes, skills, or purposes that they will learn. They describe outcomes that are addressed throughout the course and identify integrated, transferable skills that go beyond the context of a single course. They encourage learners to perform at higher levels. Students will develop these core abilities:

*Communicate effectively—during class, you are given opportunity to explain concepts to your classmates..

* Think critically—Solving applications situations involves critical thought.

* Behave ethically—Students may not cheat in this class.

* Cultivate global awareness—We learn to use the metric system.

* Use mathematics—Obvious in a math class..

* Science and technology—The calculator is a piece of technology..

* Demonstrate social interaction—When we study for the unit tests, we work in groups.

* Value environmental stewardship—We print minimal worksheets for this class. Students also have opportunity to buy an e-book which also preserves resources.

Units are titled to reflect content of competencies it groups or clusters. The groups are represented in the unit tests. The units approximate the schedule below.

Unit 1—Mathematical Operations

Unit 2—Algebra

Unit 3—Geometry and Measurement

Unit 4—Trigonometry

Unit 5—Probability and Statistics

Scenarios this class has no final exam and so major assessments take place with scenarios. Students will complete the following scenarios:

Logic

Interest Applications

Excel to solve Algebra

Solve Systems in Excel and on the calculator

Graphing Functions.

Conversions

Measurement

BMI and Your Health

Gravity Applications

Statistics and Graphs