Instructor:  Russell Lee  Office: PS 103  4088484881  hhh.gavilan.edu/rlee  
Office Hours:  Monday & Friday: 1:00  2:00 p.m.; Wednesday: 1:00  5:30 p.m.; and by appointment.  
Textbook:  Prealgebra, 6th Edition, 2011. K. Elayn MartinGay, author. Prentice Hall, publisher. Any recent edition of the book will work just fine. The important thing is to have a book, read it, and do homework problems!  
Prerequisite:  Math 400 with a grade of "C" or better, or Math 400 with a grade of "Pass", or assessment test recommendation.  
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. When in attendance, turn off your phone and put it away out of sight.  
Honor Code:  Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity by always turning in work that is entirely their own. 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 integers, fractions, decimals, percentages, exponents, scientific notation, order of operations, variables, expressions, polynomials, equations, critical thinking and applications.
We will cover most of Chapters 1 through 7 at approximately two sections per class meeting. 

Evaluation: 
Students will earn a grade of Pass or NoPass grade based upon the following:


Homework/ Quizzes:  Homework is the most important part of the class and will be assigned daily. Success in this class requires doing homework and asking informed questions about it. There will be quizzes, announced and unannounced (pop), based upon the homework. Quiz grades will be based upon your problem solving methodology, completeness, and neatness. All Quizzes are closed book, closed notes, and calculators are NOT allowed. Makeup quizzes will not be given.  
Exams: 
The four midterm exams will be given during the second half of the class period on the following Wednesdays:


Final Exam:  Monday, December 8, 2014. 6:00  8:00 p.m. Room SS 206. Without exception!  
Last update on August 31, 2014. 