# Syllabus

## Course Description

MATH 100B is designed to help you to remember, learn, and retain the fundamentals of basic mathematics and algebra. It is designed to help prepare students for future math courses including FDMAT 108: Math for the Real World or MATH 101: Intermediate Algebra.

## Course Outcomes

- Gain confidence in math.
- Learn fundamental algebraic concepts that will prepare students for future BYU-I math courses.
- Apply arithmetic and algebraic concepts to real life situations.
- Master algebraic concepts by using online collaboration tools to teach one another.
- Demonstrate study skills and behavior consistent with a BYU-I disciple leader.
- Analyze personal performance related to course requirements and discipleship.

## Course Materials

### Mandatory

- Access to a computer/laptop that meets the I-Learn Computer Standards.
- Reliable, consistent access to the internet.
- Computer microphone.
- Webcam.
- Scientific calculator (we recommend TI-30 or an online calculator).
- Notebook with paper.
- Firefox browser.

### Optional

- Camera or scanner.
- USB graphics tablet.
- Graphing calculator (if you know how to use one).
- Digital textbook: Math 100B Textbook.
- Textbook:
*Introductory Algebra 10th Edition*. Author: Marvin L Bittinger. ISBN 0-321-26947-0. - Compare prices for your textbooks through the University Store Price Comparison site. They will show you all of the options from the University Store plus several online options to help you find the best price.

**Please note that the textbooks are optional. They are only needed if you want an additional
resource.**

## Course Structure

### Video Lessons

Each week, students will watch 2–3 video lessons. These videos can last 15 minutes to 30 minutes. During the video, students will learn key math concepts. Students will also be asked to participate during the video sessions by pausing the video and working through examples and then unpausing to check for their understanding.

### Video Notebook

Students should keep a notebook dedicated for this class and use this notebook weekly as they go through the video lessons. When asked in the video, students should pause and work on the problems given in this notebook. Students are also encouraged to keep notes in this notebook for later reference.

### Assignments

After each video lesson, students should complete the 10-question assignment. These assignments are open-note, open-tutor, and open-book and are not meant to be a test. They can be taken multiple times. Students should work hard to understand each of these questions so that they will be prepared for the VoiceThread assignments and the exam.

### VoiceThreads

Each week, students will work in groups of up to five people in a VoiceThread. VoiceThread is a collaboration tool where students can post voice and video comments for everyone in the group to see. Students are NOT required to meet at the same time and may post their comments at different times of the week. During the VoiceThread, students will pick two questions from each slide to prepare and teach one another. Students teaching concepts to other students will help them all master the concepts.

### Visual Chart

At the end of each chapter, students will create a visual chart that organizes their thoughts before the test. These charts will include formulas, steps, and examples to help students remember the key concepts. Charts can be created digitally or on paper and submitted by taking a picture or using a scanner to submit. The visual charts they create will not be allowed on the test; however, at the end of the course, all visual charts created will be allowed on the final exam.

### Exams

Exams will be given at the end of each chapter. Students who wish to improve their exam scores can meet with a tutor or their teacher after the exam to review what they missed. After this review, a student can complete the retake.

### Weekly Report

At the end of each week, students will describe how they did that week by filling out a short report that will be sent to their teacher. This should be the last thing done each week.

## Due Dates

There are two due dates each week for the assignments in this class. Check the calendar each week to see what is due on each day.

## Grading Policies

Grades will be determined in the following way:

- Homework—20%
- VoiceThread Participation—30%
- Exams—50%

### Grade Distribution

Remember, the Math Department at BYU-Idaho requires students in this course to get at least a "C" to advance to the next math courses offered at BYU-Idaho (FDMAT 108 or MATH 101).

The standard BYU-Idaho grading scale applies to this class and is as follows:

Letter Grade | Percentage Range |
---|---|

A | 100% – 94% |

A- | 93% – 90% |

B+ | 89% – 87% |

B | 86% – 83% |

B- | 82% – 80% |

C+ | 79% – 77% |

C | 76% – 73% |

C- | 72% – 70% |

D+ | 69% – 67% |

D | 66% – 63% |

D- | 62% – 60% |

F | 59% and below |

## BYU-Idaho Tutoring

Similar to the math classes on campus at BYU-Idaho, students in this course are expected to become
familiar with and use the university's tutoring service in order to help them achieve success. The Math Study
Center on campus offers free one-on-one tutoring to offsite students. Schedule a tutoring
session by selecting the **Tutor Request** tab or by selecting the **Tutoring Center
**tab and then clicking on **Online Tutoring**.

The Math Study Center also offers a live chat to answer quick questions. To chat, visit the Math Study Center website.

You can also call the Math Study Center to get help with a math question at (774) 298-6284.

The hours of operation for the Math Study Center are as follows:

Monday | 9:00 AM–6:30 PM Mountain Time |

Tuesday | 9:00 AM–11:00 PM Mountain Time |

Wednesday | 9:00 AM–11:00 PM Mountain Time |

Thursday | 9:00 AM–11:00 PM Mountain Time |

Friday | 9:00 AM–6:30 PM Mountain Time |

Saturday | 10:30 AM–6:30 PM Mountain Time |

## Where to Get Help

If you get lost, follow these steps to get help:

### Technical issues

If you are having a technical issue, call the BYU-Idaho Support Center 208-496-1411.

*Please Note: Most technical issues are resolved when students use Firefox browser, the browser in
which I-Learn works the most effectively. Please try using Firefox before reporting an issue.*

### Math issues

If you need help with math questions, contact the Math Study Center. You could also contact your teacher—however, the response time may be longer.

### Course issues

If a link is not working, the Gradebook is wrong, or you need other help, contact your teacher.