MAT 007 Algebra I (CRN: 35565) — Spring 2023
Course Registration Number (CRN): 35565
Term: Spring 2023
|Office||Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena (SFCUA), Room A-109|
|Email (preferred mode of communication)||email@example.com|
Attendance of office hours is optional, but I encourage you to come. Office hours begin at the start of the second week of the class and continue until the final exams week.
Schedule and Modality
|Modality||on-campus face-to-face lecture|
|Final Exam Date||
Wednesday, May 10,
This date may be changed due to class cancellations.
|Last Meeting of Class||
Monday, May 15,
This date may be changed due to class cancellations.
This class will use an OER (Open Education Resources) textbook provided to you through SUNY partnership with Lumen. To access the textbook:
- Go to https://ohm.lumenlearning.com/ohm/enroll.php
- Enter Course Id: 70215 and Enrollment Key: 8723 then click "Enroll".
- You should see the Course Name: MAT 007 - Algebra I - Spring 2023, CRN 35565 as well as the Course Id and Course Enrollment Key you just entered, and my name. Click "Enroll".
- If you used Lumen OHM before, use your old Username and Password to log in, otherwise follow the sign up process.
|Catalog Code||MAT 007|
|Prerequisites||Successful completion of MAT 001 (Developmental Mathematics Skills), or equivalent placement.|
|Grades||SA, SB, SC, R (repeat), U (failed), UN (failed due to non-attendance), W (withdrawal)|
Does not fulfill requirements for any degree of certificate.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the use of variables as representatives of real numbers, the use of the order of operations to evaluate algebraic expressions, and the meaning of terms, expressions, and factors.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the arithmetic properties of real numbers (associative, commutative, identities, inverses, and distributive properties) and be able to apply these properties in manipulating algebraic equations.
- Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable and apply these techniques to simple models.
- Solve systems of linear equations in two variables using the techniques of graphing lines, algebraic substitution method, and the algebraic elimination method, and apply these techniques to simple models; moreover, the methods of graphing a line should be done using table of values, intercepts, and incorporating the slope of the line.
- Perform polynomial addition, subtraction, multiplication, division by a monomial, and factoring; polynomial equations that can be factored, should be solved and these techniques applied to simple models.
- Simplify and perform basic operations on rational expressions; moreover, be able to solve rational equations using factoring techniques and apply these techniques to simple models.
- Demonstrate an understanding of radicals and simplify expressions involving radicals.
- Review of the Fundamental Operations of Real
- Mathematical symbols and notation
- Sets of numbers
- Basic properties (axioms) of real numbers
- Operations of signed numbers
- Graphing of signed numbers
- Order of operations
- Absolute Value
- Linear Equations and Inequalities
- Solving linear equations
- Solving verbal problems and applications
- Solving simple linear inequalities
- Basic formula manipulations
- Graphing and Systems of Linear Equations
- The Cartesian coordinate system
- Graphs of linear equations
- Definition of slope, parallel and perpendicular lines
- Using slope-intercept form of a linear equation to graph lines
- Solving linear systems by graphing, addition, and substitution methods
- Applications involving linear systems
- Operations with Polynomials
- Naming and evaluation of polynomials
- Addition and subtraction of polynomials
- Properties of exponents and scientific notation
- Multiplication of polynomials
- Division of polynomials by monomials
- OPTIONAL: Division of polynomials by a binomial
- Factoring Polynomials and Solving Quadratic
Equations by Factoring
- Common factors
- Difference of two squares
- Factor trinomials
- Solving quadratic equations by factoring
- Algebraic Fractions
- Simplifying algebraic fractions
- Multiplication and Division
- Addition and subtraction
- Solving equations containing algebraic fractions
- Solve applied problems (which translate into proportions)
- Common Roots and Radicals
- Simplification of a single radical
Policies and Procedures
This class will be conducted in the traditional format of face-to-face lectures. When taking this class, students must:
- attend the class, as scheduled;
- actively participate in class work;
- prepare assigned reading;
- submit assigned homework;
- pass all in-class quizzes and the final exam.
The course average will be computed as a weighted sum:
- 75% – quizzes: pop quizzes will be given in class throughout semester; they will last no more than 20 minutes each and will cover current material;
- 25% – final exam: final exam will be given at the end of the course; it will cover all topics of the course.
No test grade will be dropped. If a test (i.e. a quiz or the final exam) is missed, then the grade 0 is assigned for that test.
|Letter Grade||Necessary and Sufficient Conditions|
|SA||Course average 90 and above.|
|SB||Course average 80–89.|
|SC||Course average 70–79.|
Course average 60–69. The course must be repeated.
Course average below 60. The course must be repeated.
|UN (failed due to non-attendance)||
Stopped attending the class without communicating with the instructor. The course must be repeated.
Make-up tests will be given only for documented emergencies, and then only at the instructor's discretion and convenience. However, if you have a good reason, please do ask for consideration.
Calculator Policy and Technology Use
- During a regular class, students are permitted to use a calculator, but must bring it on their own.
- During an examination, students may only use a non-graphing calculator.
- Cell phones, graphing calculators, tablets, computers and all other electronic devices (with the exception of non-graphing calculators) are strictly prohibited during examinations, even if not used. Having such devices in the open when taking a test is a sufficient reason for an immediate failing grade for that test.
The class will be conducted in real time, face-to-face, in the format of a traditional lecture, as scheduled.
The College expects that each student will exercise personal responsibility with regard to class attendance. All students are expected to attend every class session of each course for which they are registered. Students are responsible for all that transpires in class whether or not they are in attendance, even if absences are the result of late registration or add/drop activity at the beginning of a term as permitted by College policy. The College defines excessive absence or lateness as more than the equivalent of one week of class meetings during the semester. Excessive absence or lateness may lead to failure in, or removal from, the course.
Any student who enrolls in this course after the first meeting, regardless of reason, is accountable for all course requirements including assignments and attendance.
Arriving late, leaving early or taking unreasonably long breaks will be recorded as partial absence.
A student may be required to drop or withdraw from a course when, in the judgment of the instructor, absences have been excessive. A student may also be withdrawn from a course by the Associate Dean of Student Services or the Student Conduct Board following a disciplinary hearing for violating the Student Code of Conduct as described in the Student Handbook.
Students are advised to report COVID-positive test results to the Health Services Office via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (631) 851-6709.
A PCR, or a rapid test taken at a facility, or a home test, will all be acceptable. Students must provide a copy of the test result along with a copy of a photo ID.
Students who miss class for any illness should contact the instructor as soon as possible to discuss reasonable adjustments that might need to be made. When possible, students should contact the instructor before missing class.
As provided for in New York State Education Law §224-a, student's absence from a class necessitated by religious observance will be deemed an excused absence, with no academic consequences. Students must notify their professor at least one week prior to their absence due to a religious observance. The notification must be made via their College email, or otherwise in writing, Observing students shall be granted reasonable arrangements and/or be permitted a reasonable amount of time to make up missed quizzes, tests, assignments, and activities covered in their absence. Please refer to the Religious Observance Policy for additional information.
- Don't hesitate to ask a question right away while in class — this class will encourage and facilitate immediate feedback.
- Come to the instructor's office hours.
- Use free online or in-person
tutoring at the
Academic Tutoring Centers. All tutoring
sessions are offered by appointment only.
Appoimtments are done online through WCOnline
- To create a WCOnline account: go to https://sunysuffolk.mywconline.net/register.php, and complete the registration form using your Suffolk email address and a 10-plus character password (other than the one you use for SUNY Suffolk).
- To make an appointment:
- Login to your WCOnline account at https://sunysuffolk.mywconline.net/index.php;
- Select Math Tutoring - Spring
2023 from the "AVAILABLE
SCHEDULES"; The schedule is color-coded as
- White blocks = Available;
- Dark blue blocks = Not available;
- Bright blue blocks = Other appointments;
- Yellow blocks = Your in-person appointments;
- Green blocks = Your Zoom appointments.
- Click on a white box of your choice. Each white box is a 30-minute or 45-minute session depending on the subject. Complete the appointment pop-up form by choosing whether you would like a Zoom or in-person session. You can also upload any documents you would like to share with the tutor.
- Click ‘CREATE APPOINTMENT’. If prompted, use the course MAT007 – Algebra I and instructor Alexander Kasiukov.
- After scheduling an appointment, check your Suffolk email for confirmation.
- Be on time. Please allow time for technical difficulties and contact us if they occur. If you scheduled a Zoom appointment, the tutor will email you the Zoom information before the session. In-person appointments will meet at your scheduled time at the Academic Tutoring Center located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC-149) on the Grant Campus. Vaccination is required for in-person tutoring.
- To join the waiting list: if a session you would like to attend is filled, you can join the waiting list. Click on the link link at the bottom right of each day on the schedule and fill in the pop-up form. If an appointment opens up, a notification will be sent to you via text or email.
- To cancel an appointment
- Login to your WCOnline account at https://sunysuffolk.mywconline.net/index.php;
- Click on your appointment box and click on the 'CANCEL' button. As a courtesy to your tutor and other students, we ask that you cancel appointments at least 2 hours before the session. This will allow time for another student to schedule that session. If you do not cancel within that time, it will be counted as a missed (no show) appointment. After 3 no shows, your account will be deactivated.
- To contact the Center: email at email@example.com or call (631) 851-6369.
In-person tutoring takes place in Learning Resource Center, Room 149. Up to 8 people can be scheduled for the same in-person time slot.
- Use the college library
online or, by appointment, in person. Limited
in-person services will be provided. To request an
appointment, follow the instructions at the
Library Home Page. The following services
will be provided in person by appointment:
- reference desk (1 hour maximum);
- internet/computer use (2 hour maximum);
- study space – chair and desk (2 hour maximum);
- print circulating material (request online, deliivered at door of the library).
- Get counseling and advising at the Counseling Centers. The Grant Campus Counseling Center is located in Caumsett Hall, Lower Level, Room 20 and can be reached at (631) 851-6250.
- If you need support related to your psychological, emotional or social well being, there are counselors available through Mental Health & Wellness Services to provide free and confidential counseling. You can contact the Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call a counselor directly. Michael J. Grant Campus counselor is Hypatia Martinez and she can be contacted at (631) 851-6872, email@example.com
Disruptive behaviors, as defined by the Student Handbook, will not be tolerated. In case of violations, the college policy allows the instructor "to remove a student from a class for one class meeting, and, in those cases where the continued presence of the student poses a substantial threat or would be disruptive to the class, request that the Associate Dean of Student Services impose an interim suspension pending a disciplinary hearing."
The College's Student Code of Conduct expressly prohibits engaging in any form of academic dishonesty. In case of violations, the college policy allows the instructor to "initiate student conduct action through the Campus Associate Dean of Student Services. The faculty member may impose any of the following penalties: require that the student repeat the assignment or the exam; give the student a failing grade for the assignment or exam; or give the student a failing grade for the course. Should the student believe that s/he has been wrongly or unfairly accused of academic dishonesty, the student shall have the right to pursue the matter though the Course Grade Grievance Procedure."
To learn more about academic integrity, college policies and expectations in this area, and proper ways to avoid possible violations, see the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Guide.
Suffolk County Community College provides reasonable accommodations to registered students with disabilities who have self-identified and been approved by the Office of Disability Services. Once approved for reasonable accommodations, such students will be provided with a letter, describing the specific accommodations. Students must present this letter to each of their professors before accommodations can be provided.
Students who have, or think they may have, a disability are invited to contact Office of Disability Services for a confidential consultation. You can call the Office at (631) 851-6355, contact it via email disabilityG@sunysuffolk.edu, or stop by to make an appointment in Caumsett Hall, Lower Level, Room 20.
Mandatory Safety Measures
The safety, health, and well-being of students and the College community are Suffolk County Community College's primary concern during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your compliance with these mandatory safety measures will help reduce the risk of on-campus transmission of COVID-19, so that we can convene face-to-face classes and student activities. Failure to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures will result in referral to the Office of the Campus Associate Dean of Student Affairs for potential disciplinary action.
The policies and procedures of this class may need to be updated in course of the semester in response to changing COVID-19 situation or external mandates. For up-to-date College policies and procedures related to COVID-19, please consult Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information. Additional information is available in COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ.
All students taking this class are required to provide the College with documentation verifying their vaccination status.
Students may apply for an exemption from the mandatory vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons using the process outlined here; exemptions are not guaranteed.
Currently, the College is following a "Mask Optional" policy. Students are not required to wear masks in the classroom, nor in any College buildings. Masking continues to be an option for all members of our community. Students are encouraged to wear a mask should they wish to do so. The College will not tolerate harassment of any member of our community for their choice to wear a mask. Furthermore, wearing a well-fitted mask is required in the following circumstances:
- If you were in close contact with someone with COVID-19, you must wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days from the date of your close contact with such an individual. It is strongly suggested that you get tested at least 5 days after exposure.
- If you test positive for COVID-19, and have completed your required 5 days of isolation, upon your return to campus, you must wear a well-fitting mask for the next 5 days.
Course Modality Changes
The College reserves the right to change the masking protocols described above, the course modality or other COVID-19 rules and requirements based on the local COVID-19 rates, or as required by New York State, SUNY, and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. Students who cannot wear a face mask due to a medical condition or disability, or who are unable to remove a mask without assistance, should seek an accommodation through the Office of Disability Services.
Please regularly check your Suffolk email and the College web site for announcements.