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Cary Lee, Ph.D.
70-211 ( Inside Tech Mall, click here for
Telephone: 644 - 7894
Office Hours: Mon 12:30
- 1:30pm, Wed 3:00 - 4:00pm, T,Th 10:30am
- 11:30am and 3:30 -4:30pm
Crossing the River with Dogs, Problem
Solving for College Students
Ken Johnson, Ted Herr, Judy
A calculating device such as
abacus, slide rule, log table, electronic calculator, computer etc.
A notebook and ruler.
||To train the mind to be analytical and provide
a foundation for intelligent and precise thinking.
The goal is to:
- become problem solvers who can recognize and
routine problems readily and can find ways to reach a
solution when no routine path is apparent.
- communicate precisely about quantities,
relationships, and unknown values with through the use
of signs, symbols, models, graphs and mathematical
- reason mathematically by gathering data,
evidence, and build arguments to support or refute
- make connection among mathematical ideas
between mathematics and other disciplines.
Math 120 Student Learning Outcomes
A student will be able to employ both inductive and
deductive reasoning appropriately.
A student will be able to construct visual representations
of certain problems and then analyze those constructs to attain a
A student will be able to identify patterns in
observations presented in a problem and then predict other outcomes
using the patterns they identified.
A student will be able to employ logic in solving a
problem to arrive at a conclusion.
A student will be able to categorize given problems and
then employ the correct procedures to solve the problems.
Grade: The possible
grades in this course are A, B,
C, D, or F. The cutoffs are as follow,
A ........ 90-100%
B ........ 80-89%
C ........ 70-79%
D ........ 60-69%
F ......... 00-59%
Grades are assigned on an absolute scale, and your work will
not be graded on a curve. You get what
and other people's performances have no effect on your grade.
California Education Code
Section 76224(a) states:
"When grades are given for any course of instruction taught in a community
college district, the grade given to each student shall be the grade
determined by the instructor of the course and the determination of the
student's grade by the instructor, in the absence of mistake, fraud, bad
faith, or incompetence, shall be final" (2004)
Homework (8 sets) 160
Homework will be assigned everyday but will be collected only
after a quiz. It must be written on the original
packet provided by
Late homework will be penalized (4 points per
and quizzes cannot be made up unless arrangement is made with
the instructor prior to the quiz.
In case of an emergence, you have to
(1) inform the instructor within 24 hours counting from the
beginning of the exam and
(2) provide proof of valid reason(s), otherwise heavy penalty
Each student can have at most 2 make-ups in each semester.
Partial credit is at the discretion of the instructor.
No extra credit.
Attendance: Attendance is mandatory and is vital to
the success in this course.
You are an important person to your group and hence you may be
dropped from the class if you miss more than 3
and early departure
will be penalized according to the following pattern.
1 to 9 minutes : no penalty
10 to 14 minutes: -1 point
15 to 19 minutes: -2 points
20 to 24 minutes: -3 points
1. Be honest
2. Respect your classmates and instructor
phone conversation or message texting in class.
Expectations of Students:
- Bring a notebook, pen or pencil, calculator and textbook to
- Come to class with a positive attitude and be ready to
- Take notes in each
- Actively participate in
class but do not
disrupt lectures with private conversation.
other students opinion and be open to accept different ideas as well as
- Spend about 2 hours
after each lecture to read textbook, organize lecture notes,
and do homework.
- Write your
in the provided homework packet. It is the students
responsibility to keep all graded
assignments. Contact the instructor immediately if you
notice any assignment missing.
- Turn off your cellphone and pager (or change it to the
flashing or vibrating mode) during lectures.
- If you decide to drop the class, it is your responsibility
to complete the paper work otherwise
you may receive an F even if you do not attend
- If you expect a reply to your phone message, please say
your phone number clearly and slowly.
Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in
this class are encouraged to notify the instructor and contact Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS)
early in the semester so that reasonable accommodations may be implemented as soon as possible. Students may contact DSPS in person in Room 110 or by telephone at
(619) 644-7112 or (619)644-7119 (TTY for deaf).
Supervised Tutoring Referral
Students requiring additional help or
resources to achieve the stated learning objectives of the courses
taken in a Mathematics course are referred to enroll in Math 198,
Supervised Tutoring. The department will provide Add Codes.
Students are referred to enroll in the
following supervised tutoring courses if the service indicated will
assist them in achieving or reinforcing the learning objectives of
Supervised Tutoring to receive tutoring in general computer applications
in the Tech Mall;
Supervised Tutoring for assistance in the English Writing Center
Supervised Tutoring to receive one-on-one tutoring in academic subjects
in the Tutoring Center (70-229).
To add any of these
courses, students may obtain Add Codes at the Information/Registration
in the Tech Mall.
All Supervised Tutoring courses are
non-credit/non-fee. However, when a student registers for a
supervised tutoring course, and has no other classes, the student
will be charged the usual health fee.
Cheating and plagiarism (using
as one’s own ideas, writings or materials of someone else without
acknowledgement or permission) can result in any one of a variety of
sanctions. Such penalties may range from an adjusted grade on the particular
exam, paper, project, or assignment to a failing grade in the course. The
instructor may also summarily suspend the student for the class meeting when
the infraction occurs, as well as the following class meeting. For further
clarification and information on these issues, please consult with your
instructor or contact the office of the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.
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