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DMA 040 : EXPRESS/LIN EQUAT/INEQUAL

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving linear expressions, equations, and inequalities. Emphasis is placed on solving contextual application problems. Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between simplifying expressions and solving equations and apply this knowledge to problems involving linear expressions, equations, and inequalities.

Prerequisites: DMA 010, DMA 020 and DMA 030 or by placement testing

Corequisites: NONE

Class Hours: 0.75        Lab Hours: 0.5        Clinical/Work Exp.: 0        Credit Hours: 1

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Demonstrate the use of a problem solving strategy to include multiple representations of the situation, organization of the information, and algebraic representation of linear equations or inequalities.

  • Represent verbal statements as algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities.

  • Distinguish between problem events that use expressions, equations, or inequalities.

  • Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable using algebraic properties of equality.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning of solutions to problems, i.e. identity, contradiction, conditional.

  • Represent solutions of inequalities on a number line.

GRADING POLICY

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ABSENCE POLICY
SCHOOL OF ACADEMICS, EDUCATION, AND FINE ARTS

Regular, prompt attendance is essential for academic success. Students should strive for perfect attendance. A student may not miss more than 10% of the total contact hours required for this 20 contact hour class. Thus, the maximum number of class hours that can be missed is 2. Upon the 3th class hour missed, the student may be dropped from the course. The instructor is responsible for enforcing the attendance policy. Once an instructor drops a student from the class, the department head must approve any exceptions to the policy.

TARDY POLICY
SCHOOL OF ACADEMICS, EDUCATION, AND FINE ARTS

Students who come in after the scheduled starting time or students who leave before the scheduled ending time will be counted as tardy. Three (3) tardy arrivals or early departures will count as one absence.

DISABILITY STATEMENT

If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact Wanda Horvath, Counselor for Students with Disabilities, at extension 4222, in the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) located on the first floor of the Cuyler A. Dunbar Building (CAD).

RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE STATEMENT

Students shall be permitted excused absences from all classes two days per academic year for religious observances required by their faith. The absences requested in accordance with this policy are "one of" and not "in addition to" any absences otherwise permitted by the faculty for a class. The excused absence request must be submitted by the second class meeting and a minimum of two (2) weeks in advance of the absence. Please contact your instructor for the required forms.

ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY

Students at CVCC are expected to be honest in all academic pursuits, whether class, lab, shop, or clinical. Acts of academic dishonesty are considered unethical and subject to behavior sanctions. Examples of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Sharing information about the content of quizzes, exams, classroom/lab/shop/clinical assignments (scheduled or make-up) without approval of the instructor including but not limited to unauthorized copying, collaboration, or use of notes, books, or other materials when preparing for or completing examinations or other academic assignments (scheduled or make-up).

2. Buying, selling, or otherwise obtaining a copy of a quiz, exams, project, term paper, or like document, without approval of the instructor.

3. Plagiarism, which is defined as the intentional representation of another person's work, words, thoughts, or ideas (from any source) as one's own.

4. Failing to follow approved test taking procedures by performing such acts as:
  • Looking on another student's test
  • Use of unauthorized notes; written, electronic, or otherwise
  • Changing answers after exam is scored
  • Verbal, non-verbal, or electronic communication with another student during an exam

Instructors have the authority to impose either a warning, probation, or dismissal from the class for acts of academic dishonesty relative to classes under their supervision.

Students have an obligation to report any acts of academic dishonesty to the instructor or appropriate campus authority when reasonable grounds exist for such a report. Students also have a responsibility to cooperate in the investigation of any alleged acts of academic dishonesty. Failure to report acts of academic dishonesty could result in a behavior sanction as outlined in 4.62 of the Policy and Procedure Manual. The information is also available in the current CVCC General Catalog under Behavior Sanctions.

CVCC EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

To Report a Serious Emergency Dial 9-911 from any campus phone or 911 from mobile phones; then dial 711 (Campus Safety & Security) from a campus phone.


Lockdown

Quickly get all persons behind a locked door, close blinds, lock all windows/doors, and turn off lights. Sit against an interior wall away from windows and doors (hide). Keep cell phones ON in silent mode or vibrate. Do not leave the locked area until notified by a known CVCC administrator or by law enforcement that the emergency is over.

Seek Shelter (tornados, hurricanes, etc.)
Move to hallways and/or other inner rooms. Stay away from windows and doors. Sit on floor facing the inner wall and shield head with hands. Remain in shelter until notified by CVCC administration or by emergency personnel that the danger is over.

Building Evacuation
Leave the building immediately and proceed to a parking lot location at least 100 feet from the building. Do not delay to retrieve books or other personal items. Do not use elevators. Do not touch suspicious objects. Stay clear of the building once outside. Faculty should take class rosters if possible and account for all students at evacuation locations. Report any special assistance needed to CVCC faculty/staff or to emergency personnel. If you are aware or suspect someone is trapped in a threatened building, notify CVCC faculty/staff or emergency personnel. Remain at your building evacuation location until further instructions are provided by CVCC administration or by emergency personnel. In case of bomb threat, avoid using cell phones and wireless devices; this may detonate the bomb.

Smoke, Fire or Hazardous Materials
Activate the nearest fire alarm. Before attempting to fight a fire, notify someone nearby. Never attempt to fight a fire larger than wastebasket size. Close doors and windows to isolate the problem if the situation permits. If trapped in a building during a fire, use wet towels or cloths to protect you from flames and smoke. Stop/drop/roll if your clothes catch on fire. Do not open doors that feel hot. Always stay between the fire and an exit. Stay low to the floor as you try to exit.

Personal Emergencies
Unless you feel threatened, stay with the victim until emergency personnel arrive. Avoid contact with bodily fluids. Stay calm and try to minimize panic. If the person is conscious, ask if he/she is a Challenger High School student (if so, include this information in your 911 call).

Emergency Procedures Revised: April 4, 2012


Cell phone backup to 711 Campus Safety & Security:
828-514-7025