Math 400 - Elements of Arithmetic - Course Information Sheet - Spring 2007

Instructor: Russell Lee Office: PH 107 408-848-4881 hhh.gavilan.edu/rlee
Office Hours: M W, 4:30–5:30 p.m.; Tu Th, 2:30–3:30; F, 1:00–2:00 p.m., and by appointment.
Meets: Monday and Wednesday, 9:45 – 11:10 in LS 103 and Friday, 10:30 – 11:30 in PH 103.
Textbook: Basic College Mathematics, 7th Edition, 2003. Aufmann/Barker/Lockwood, authors.
Attendance: Regular attendance is highly recommended. It is the responsibility of the student to drop the course by obtaining a drop card from the registrar.
Honor Code: Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations will result in disciplinary action that may include recommendation for dismissal.
Special Needs: Students requiring special arrangements because of a disability should contact their instructor, counselor, or the Disability Resource Center.
Course Objectives
and Goals:
Obtain a working knowledge and understanding of operations on whole numbers, operations on fractions and mixed numbers, decimals, ratios and proportions, percents, and an introduction to integers.

We will cover Chapters 1 through 5 and 10 at approximately one section per day.
Evaluation: Students will receive a letter grade based upon the following:
  1. Homework. 15% of grade.
  2. Quizzes. 15% of grade.
  3. Exams, roughly one each chapter. 50% of grade.
  4. Comprehensive two-hour final exam. 20% of grade.
90% of the total possible points will be required for an A, 80% of the total possible points for a B, 70% for a C, and 60% for a D.
Homework: Homework is the most important part of the class and will be assigned daily. Homework will be collected and graded for completeness, presentation and correctness. Use standard “clean edge” binder paper and staple all sheets together before coming to class. Success in this class requires doing homework and asking informed questions about it. Homework is due at the beginning of class.
Late homework will not be accepted.
Quizzes: There will be announced and unannounced (pop) quizzes based upon the homework.
Make-up quizzes will not be given.
Exams: Exams will be given on Fridays during the regularly scheduled class period. The date of each exam will be announced in class. Roughly speaking, exams will be given on the Friday following the completion of a chapter. The best preparation for the exams is to do the homework. The exams will be straightforward for those who complete and understand the homework problems. All exams are closed book, closed notes. NO CALCULATORS unless specified. Make-up exams will not be given.
Final Exam: Monday, May 21, 2007. 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Room LS 103. Without exception!