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									                                MGF 1106 – Liberal Arts Mathematics I

     sections 740 (MW 11:00AM - 12:15PM in CL-NM158) and 741 (MW 2:00PM - 3:15PM in CL-NM103)

                                      SPRING 2010 SYLLABUS


INSTRUCTOR             Véronique Lanuqueitte


E-MAIL USE ANGEL. Only when ANGEL is down email me at lanuqueitte.v@spcollege.edu

CONTACT INFORMATION Office Phone 791-2437 / Cell                    727-831-8340 / ANGEL email

                                  Website http://it.spjc.edu/course_info/inquiry.cfm?number=350

OFFICE                            CL-NM 126

OFFICE HOURS TBA


DEAN OF MATHEMATICS Sharon Griggs                      ACADEMIC CHAIR Jimmy Chang

LOCATION St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, SA 215           LOCATION Clearwater Campus, NM 120

CONTACT INFO                                           CONTACT INFO

727-341-4305 / griggs.sharon@spcollege.edu             727-791-2542 / chang.jimmy@spcollege.edu



TEXTBOOK            Thinking Mathematically (4th Edition) by Robert Blitzer
ISBN                 0-13-175204-9

PREREQUISITE          MAT 1033 or an appropriate score on the mathematics placement
                      test.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Prerequisite: MAT 1033 or appropriate score on the mathematics placement test. The intent of MGF 1106
is to present topics demonstrating the beauty and utility of mathematics to the general student population.
This course will include topics related to mathematical logic, sets and systematic counting, probability,
statistics, and geometry. History of mathematics, critical thinking skills, problem solving and appropriate
use of technology will be incorporated throughout the course. This course is designed to satisfy three
credits of the Gordon Rule which requires "Six semester hours of mathematics coursework at the level of
College Algebra or higher" but is not a prerequisite to any other mathematics course. 47 contact hours.
Credit will not be given for both MGF 1113 AND MGF 1106.
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MAJOR LEARNING OUTCOMES

   1.   The student will demonstrate an understanding of mathematical logic.
   2.   The student will demonstrate an understanding of sets and systematic counting.
   3.   The student will demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts in probability.
   4.   The student will demonstrate knowledge of statistics.
   5.   The student will demonstrate knowledge of informal geometric concepts.

For more information, check the following link:

http://www.spcollege.edu/central/curriculum/index.php?path=CURRICULUM+MAC-MLT


ATTENDANCE POLICY:

Students are required to attend class regularly and on time. Attendance will be recorded at the start of each
period. If you come in late or if you did not get the attendance paper, it is your responsibility to sign in at
the end of the class to avoid being considered absent. Except in an emergency, if you need to leave early
for a valid reason, you must notify me at the beginning of the class or by placing a note on my desk.
Students are only allowed a maximum number of 2 (two) unexcused absences. Documentation will be
required in order to excuse an absence. The college-wide attendance policy is included in the Syllabus
Addendum http://www.spcollege.edu/webcentral/policies.htm. For this class, attendance is defined as
arriving to class on time and participating in classroom (answering questions while taking turns and taking
tests). For the College’s withdrawal policy, refer to the link in this paragraph.

SPC Withdrawal Policy:

SINCE JANUARY 2008, INSTRUCTORS CAN NO LONGER WITHDRAW STUDENTS FROM CLASSES. IF A STUDENT
WISHES TO WITHDRAW FROM A COURSE, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO WITHDRAW EITHER
ONLINE THROUGH MYSPC OR WITH THE HELP OF AN ADVISOR IN THE REGISTRATION OFFICE. IF THE
WITHDRAWAL IS COMPLETED BY THE SELF-WITHDRAWAL DATE, A GRADE OF “W” WILL BE RECORDED WHICH
DOES NOT IMPACT THE STUDENT’S GPA. IF THE WITHDRAWAL OCCURS AFTER THE SELF-WITHDRAWAL DATE,
THE STUDENT WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF WF (WITHDRAW-FAILING). THE WF GRADE IS PUNITIVE; IT HAS THE
SAME IMPACT ON THE GPA AS AN F. STUDENTS IN THE THIRD ATTEMPT OF A COURSE WHO WITHDRAW WILL
RECEIVE A WF REGARDLESS OF THE DATE OF WITHDRAWAL. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND DURING THE
FIRST TWO WEEKS OF CLASSES WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE COURSE BY THE COLLEGE
AND WILL STILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TUITION AND FEES. ALSO, STUDENTS WHO DO NOT SHOW
SUFFICIENT ACTIVE PARTICIPATION (I.E. COMPLETION OF TESTS AND QUIZZES AND REGULAR ATTENDANCE) IN
THE COURSE BY THE SELF-WITHDRAWAL DATE, WILL BE ADMINISTRATIVELY WITHDRAWN BY THE COLLEGE
AND RECEIVE A WF. STUDENTS WHO WITHDRAW FROM ALL CLASSES MAY BE REQUIRED TO REPAY SOME OR
ALL OF THE FINANCIAL AID RECEIVED FOR THE TERM. SHOULD YOU CONSIDER TOTALLY WITHDRAWING FROM
ALL CLASSES BEFORE THE SELF-WITHDRAWAL DATE IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CONSULT THE SCHOLARSHIPS
& STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OFFICE ON YOUR HOME CAMPUS TO UNDERSTAND YOUR OPTIONS AND
THE CONSEQUENCES OF TOTAL WITHDRAWAL

LAST DAY TO SELF-WITHDRAW WITH A “W” IS MARCH 24, 2010.


HOMEWORK:

The assigned homework will usually be given at the beginning of each unit of study. Homework might be collected
to make sure that the class is keeping up, but it will not be graded. Homework done correctly and on time, is the
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key to your success in this course. It is expected that you will have spent at least some time on a particular assigned
homework problem that you ask about in class. In class, I will answer as many questions as time will allow. To be
fair to every student in this class, you will take turns in asking questions. You may only ask one question when it is
your turn, unless no one else in the class has a question and if there is still time for me to go over more homework
questions. Occasionally, you will have to access ANGEL to check the answer of some homework problems. For
additional assistance, feel free to come to my office during office hours, or go to the Learning Support Center, or
refer to the solution manual that you may want to purchase unless you prefer to use the one on Reserve at the Library.

ABOUT DOING YOUR HOMEWORK:

You may only do the homework corresponding to the material that we had time to cover in class and wait for me to
present the rest of the lecture before finishing your homework. You can however always read ahead an upcoming
section in the book and/or any posted handout on ANGEL. In general, for the homework, we will work out the odds
problems, as their answers are in the back of your book.

TESTS:
When taking a test, please remove your hat if you are wearing one, and turn off any sound-producing device.
Please note that the use of a cell phone is not allowed at any time during a test or the Final.

You will have no more than five (5) tests throughout the semester at the conclusion of each unit of study. The format
or the scheduling of an upcoming test will be announced at least one week in advance. In case you missed this
information, it is your responsibility to contact me and/or check ANGEL about this matter.

A comprehensive final examination will be given during the final examination week at the end of the semester. NO
MAKE-UP TESTS WILL BE ALLOWED. Students who do not take their test during the scheduled class time
must use their final exam score as their test score for the missed test. If more than one test is missed, a grade of
zero will be given for that test(s). Students who take all the given tests, 5 maximum, can use their final exam score to
replace one lower test score if applicable.

A test could either be multiple choice and/or handwritten, given in class or via ANGEL. This semester, material
(parts of a lecture, the review for the tests, answers to some homework problems and other resources), and
possibly parts of a test or a whole test will be delivered online via ANGEL. During the course of the semester,
you will need to watch audio tutorials delivered via ANGEL. If needed, you can access and print any material posted
on ANGEL with the computers from the Learning Support Center or the Library.

In case of a grade disagreement that is truly valid, the matter should be brought up to the attention of the
instructor and settled with her within a week following the reception of the graded material.

Your tests will usually only require 50 to 55 minutes to be completed. In this case, you may take a short break as
soon as you are done. When the test is over, class will then resume with a short mandatory lecture. Not being present
for the lecture following a 50-55 minutes test could result in a loss of points from the test that you have just taken.

MGF 1106 – Topics: Tests will be given at the conclusion of each unit of study. Any change to the following
information will be mentioned in class and/or via ANGEL.

Test 1 on Sets: sections 2.1-2.5
Test 2 on Logic: sections 3.1-3.7 and 1.1
Test 3 on Probability: sections 11.1-11.8
Test 4 on Statistics: sections 12.1-12.5 and 1.2
Test 5 on Geometry: sections 9.1-9.3 and 10.1-10.6

FINAL EXAM:

At the end of the semester, during the week of May 3rd- 6th 2010, there will be a mandatory comprehensive
Departmental Final Examination covering all the topics in this course.
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To prepare for the comprehensive Final review all your tests and as well as the Review Questions for the Final Exam
(http://www.spcollege.edu/clw/math_science/resources/Practice_Final_MGF1106.pdf). Also, plan to attend the Math
Final Review, which is usually scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Teaching Auditorium on the Saturday of the
last week of classes.

CALCULATOR:

The use of a scientific calculator is expected and encouraged. It may be used on all tests to compute and check your
answers. Graphic calculators are also allowed. Note that for any test, whether it is given in class or online, whether
the questions are multiple choice or handwritten, you may be required to show all your steps, just like I will show
you in class, to earn full credit unless it is stated otherwise. It is your responsibility to bring your own calculator for a
test or the Final as calculators may not be shared. No cell phones can be used at any time during a test or the Final.

GRADING:

The maximum that you can earn on any test and on the Final is 100 points. All tests including the Final Exam are
weighted equally for a total of 600 points if 5 tests are given. Keep all your test papers, any work graded by ANGEL
until your grade has been assigned. Keep track of all your points throughout the semester.

The instructor will strive to be fair about any changes in the grading policy. Students are expected to participate in
ALL group work and classroom activities (oral and/or written). This semester, material (parts of a lecture, the
review for the tests, answers to some homework problems and other resources), and possibly parts of a test or
a whole test will be delivered online via ANGEL. Be aware that you are responsible for accessing ANGEL on a
regular basis to stay current with any information which pertains to this class.


The grading scale is as follows:

90 – 100      A                            80 – 89       B                            70 – 79       C


                      60 – 69       D                              Below 60 F



DISABILITY STATEMENT:
If you wish to receive special accommodations as a student with a documented disability, please make an
appointment with the Learning Support Specialist, SS 104, 791-2710. If you have a documented hearing
loss, please contact the Program for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, SS 101, 791-2628 (V/TDD). If you will
need assistance during an emergency classroom evacuation, please contact your campus Learning
Specialist immediately about arrangements for your safety. (Offices of Services for Students with
Disabilities 791-2628 or 791-2710.)

INFORMATION ON SEXUAL PREDATORS ON CAMPUS
Federal and State law requires a person designated as a “sexual predator or offender” to register with the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The FDLE then is required to notify the local law enforcement agency
where the registrant resides, attends or is employed by an institution of higher learning. Information regarding sexual
predators or offenders attending or employed by an institution of higher learning may be obtained from the local law
enforcement agency with jurisdiction for the particular campus, by calling the FDLE hotline (1-888-FL-
PREDATOR) or (1-888-357-7332), or by visiting the FDLE website at www.fdle.state.fl.us/sexual_predators. If
there are questions or concerns regarding personal safety, please contact the Provost, Associate Provost, Campus
Security Office or Site Administrator on your campus.

EXTRA HELP:
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I am most willing to help you anytime I can. Any changes to my office hours will be mentioned via ANGEL or on
my office door. Also, there is no charge for additional help with your homework and studying for tests at
the Learning Support Center in the LA building.



IMPORTANT DATES:

January 18                                  Martin Luther King Holiday
March 8-12                                  Spring Break
March 24                                    Last Day to Self Withdraw with a “W”
May 3 – May 6                               Finals Week


HINTS FOR SUCCESS:

Attend class, pay attention, take some notes even if a handout is available, ask questions in class and during my
office hours, do all the homework, find someone to study with, create some study groups. Please take advantage of
the solution manual. Make sure that you take all the tests and turn in any graded work on time. It is recommended
that you read the material in the book (and any handouts) prior to a lecture. Make sure that you visit ANGEL
regularly and the web sites that I will mention in class to maximize your comprehension of the material. When a
handout is posted on ANGEL it is strongly suggested that you print it and bring it along with you to class to reduce
your note-taking, assist you with the learning process and the keep up with the pace of the class.

Library: http://www.spcollege.edu/central/libonline/



                                                SYLLABUS ADDENDUM

                             http://www.spcollege.edu/central/asa/addendum.htm

In the event that topics listed in this addendum also appear in your syllabus, please note
that you should rely on the addendum information as this information is the most current.

IMPORTANT COLLEGE POLICY REGARDING COURSE DROP/ ADD PERIOD AND AUDIT INFORMATION
Students CANNOT add a course following the 1st day the class meets prior to the second class meeting. Students
CAN drop a course during the 1st week of classes and be eligible for a refund. Except by appeal to an associate
provost, students may not change from credit to audit status after the end of the first week of classes. Online classes
may be added through the standard drop/add period for that course.

GRADING AND REPEAT COURSE POLICIES
State policy specifies that students may not repeat courses for which a grade of “C” or higher has
been earned except by appeal to an associate provost. Students may repeat a course one time
without penalty. On the third attempt, students will pay the full cost of instruction. The full cost of
instruction rate for 2009-2010 is $280.39 per credit hour. In addition, on the third attempt students
may NOT receive a grade of “I,” “W,” or “X,” but must receive the letter grade earned. The grade
on the final attempt with the exception of a “W” grade will be the grade that will be calculated into
the overall grade point average. (Developmental courses do not average into the grade point
average).

ATTENDANCE/ACTIVE PARTICIPATION/WITHDRAWAL POLICIES
Faculty will publish their own participation/attendance policies in their syllabi. Instructors will verify
that students are in attendance during the first two weeks of class. Students classified as “No
Show” for both of the first two weeks will be administratively withdrawn from any class which they
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are not attending. The student’s financial aid will be adjusted based on their updated enrollment
status.

Students who are not actively participating in class as defined in an instructor's syllabus will be
reported to the Administration during the week following the last date to withdraw with a “W” (as
posted in the academic calendar on the college’s web site).

Students will be able to withdraw themselves at any time during the term. However, requests
submitted after the last date to withdraw with a “W” (see academic calendar) will result in a “WF.”
Students and instructors will automatically receive an email notification through their SPC email
address whenever a withdrawal occurs.

Withdrawing after the “Last Date to Withdraw with a Grade of ‘W’” can have serious
consequences. If the student withdraws from a class after the deadline posted in the academic
calendar, the student will receive a final grade of ‘WF,' which has the same impact on the
student's GPA as a final grade of “F.” A “WF” grade also could impact the student's financial aid,
requiring repayment of financial assistance. Students should consult with an academic advisor or
financial assistance counselor prior to withdrawing from a class.

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FEDERAL GUIDELINES RELATED TO FINANCIAL AID AND TOTAL WITHDRAWAL FROM
THE COLLEGE http://www.spcollege.edu/central/SSFA/HomePage/hdiasbs.htm
The U.S. Department of Education requires students who completely withdraw prior to the 60%
point of the term and who receive Federal financial aid i.e., Federal Pell Grant, Federal Academic
Competitiveness Grant (ACG), Federal Stafford Loan, and/or Federal Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant SEOG--to repay a portion of their financial aid.

Students considering a withdrawal from all classes before the published withdrawal date
should consult a financial assistance counselor to understand their options and the
consequences of the total withdrawal. For further information regarding this policy and other
financial assistance policies we encourage you to visit our website at:
www.spcollege.edu/getfunds

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COLLEGE LEVEL ACADEMIC SKILLS TEST (CLAST) CHANGES

During the 2009 legislative session, the Legislature repealed the Florida Statutes relating to the College-Level
Academic Skills Test (CLAST) and eliminated funding for the test. As of July 1, 2009, students will no longer be
required to take the CLAST. However, to earn an A.A. degree or transfer to a bachelor's program, you must still
demonstrate college-level proficiency in English language skills, reading, writing/essay and computation skills.

If you have passed any of the CLAST subtests before July 1, 2009, you have met the requirements in those
designated areas. If you have not previously passed the CLAST subtests see the following link for alternatives:
http://www.spcollege.edu/webcentral/CLAST.htm.



DUAL ENROLLMENT, EARLY ADMISSIONS, & EARLY COLLEGE STUDENTS
A Dual Enrollment, Early Admissions, or Early College student may not withdraw from any college
course without permission from the Early College/Dual Enrollment office. Withdrawal from a
course may jeopardize the student's graduation from high school. The Dual Enrollment office can
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be reached at 727 712-5281 (TS), 727 791-5970 (CL) or 727 394-6000 (SE).
http://www.spcollege.edu/central/de/index.htm

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ACADEMIC HONESTY
It is your responsibility to be familiar with St. Petersburg College’s Academic Honesty policies and
the consequences of violations. There is no tolerance for any form of academic dishonesty.
Discipline can range from a zero on a specific assignment to expulsion from the class with a
grade of “F”. Note that copying/pasting published information without citing your sources, whether
the information is from your textbook or the Internet is plagiarism and violates this policy. Even if
you slightly change the words from an outside source, the ideas are someone else's so you still
have to cite your sources. Cheating, plagiarism, bribery, misrepresentation, conspiracy, and
fabrication are defined in Board Rule 6Hx23-4.461. Student Affairs: Academic Honesty
Guidelines, Classroom Behavior.
http://www.spcollege.edu/webcentral/catalog/current/stu_affairs_honesty.htm

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS
All electronic devices including computers, cell phones, beepers, pagers, and related devices are
to be silenced and/or turned off unless they are required for academic purposes. Any use of these
devices (including texting) for non-academic purposes is a violation of College Policy and subject
to disciplinary action.

Students may be required to have discussions of class assignments and share papers and other
class materials with instructors and classmates via chat rooms and other mechanisms. Due to the
potential piracy of students’ materials, the College is not responsible for student work posted on
the Internet (outside of the college’s Learning Management System, currently ANGEL).

Each student's behavior in the classroom or online is expected to contribute to a positive
learning/teaching environment, respecting the rights of others and their opportunity to learn. No
student has the right to interfere with the teaching/learning process, including the posting of
inappropriate materials on chatroom or Web page sites.

The instructor has the authority to ask a disruptive student to leave a classroom or lab. The
instructor may also delete posts or materials from an online or blended class and/or take
disciplinary action if disruptive behavior continues.

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ONLINE STUDENT PARTICIPATION AND CONDUCT GUIDELINES
The practices of courtesy and respect that apply in the on-campus classroom also apply online.
Any discriminatory, derogatory, or inappropriate comments are unacceptable and subject to the
same disciplinary action applied in courses offered on campus.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
In the event that a hurricane or other natural disaster causes significant damage to St. Petersburg
College facilities, you may be provided the opportunity to complete your course work online.
Following the event, please visit the college Web site for an announcement of the College's plan
to resume operations.

Students should familiarize themselves with the emergency procedures and evacuation routes
located in the buildings they use frequently.
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Located in each classroom is an Emergency Response Guide (flip-chart) that contains
information for proper actions in response to emergencies. Students should be prepared to
assess situations quickly and use good judgment in determining a course of action. Students
should evacuate to assembly areas in an orderly manner when an alarm sounds or when directed
to do so by college faculty or staff or emergency services personnel. Students may access
additional emergency information by going to www.spcollege.edu/security . In face to face
courses your instructor will review the specific campus plans for emergency events.

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CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURIT Y
For information on campus safety and security policies please contact 727-791-2560. If there are questions or
concerns regarding personal safety, please contact the Provost, Associate Provost, Campus Security Officer, or Site
Administrator on your campus. http://www.spcollege.edu/tsc/security.htm

SEXUAL PREDATOR INFORMATION
Federal and State law requires a person designated as a “sexual predator or offender” to register with the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The FDLE is then required to notify the local law enforcement agency
where the registrant resides, attends, or is employed by an institution of higher learning. Information regarding sexual
predators or offenders attending or employed by an institution of higher learning may be obtained from the local law
enforcement agency with jurisdiction for the particular campus by calling the FDLE hotline (1-888-FL-PREDATOR) or
(1-888-357-7332), or by visiting the FDLE website at http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/homepage.do

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SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
If you wish to request accommodations as a student with a documented disability please make an appointment with
the Learning Specialist on campus. If you will need assistance during an emergency classroom evacuation, please
contact your campus learning specialist immediately about arrangements for your safety. The Office of Services for
Students with Disabilities can be reached at 791-2628 or 791-2710 (CL and EPI), 341-4758 (SP/G), 394-6289 (SE),
712-5789 (TS), 341-3721 (HEC), 341-4532 (AC), or 341-7965 (DT). http://www.spcollege.edu/central/ossd

ANGEL MAINTENANCE
The ANGEL system will be completely unavailable due to scheduled maintenance:
7 am March 9th through 11:59 pm March 10th (2010)
7 am May 11th through 11:59 pm May 12th (2010)
7 am Aug 3rd through 11:59pm Aug 4th (2010)

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OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES:

COLLEGE CALENDAR
http://www.spcollege.edu/webcentral/admit/dates.htm
Student Affairs Calendar Change – The following offices will be closed Tuesday, March 9, 2010
for Staff Professional Development Training: Financial Aid, Business Office, MAP Centers,
Counseling/Advising, Career Services, OSSD, Veterans Affairs, Student Life and Leadership,
SSS Program, WOW, MOI, Athletics, International Student Services, Central Records, Associate
Provost Office, etc. Please check the above link for other calendar updates.
M.M. BENNETT LIBRARIES
http://www.spcollege.edu/central/libonline/

CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
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http://www.spcollege.edu/Central/Career/OCDS/index.shtm

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
http://www.spcollege.edu/central/international/

LEARNING SUPPORT CENTERS (Tutorial Services)
http://www.spcollege.edu/webcentral/resource/supplemental.htm

DOWNTOWN LEARNING SUPPORT CENTER and STUDY HALL
http://www.spcollege.edu/downtown/campus/tutoring.htm

								
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