Mathematics For Teachers I Syllabus for 2021-2022
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MATH-1350-001 Mathematics For Teachers I


Prerequisite: MATH 1314-minimum grade of C or Department Chair consent For Education majors

Course Description

Elementary concepts of sets, functions, numerations systems, number theory and properties of the natural numbers; integers; rational and real number systems with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking.

Student ResourcesStudent Resources Website

Department Expectations

Occupational License Disclaimer

Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
Make appointment at

You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.


(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)

Class Type

Online Course

Syllabus Information


REQUIRED : My Math Lab Access Kit/e-textbook
(You will only need one code which you can use for both MATH 1350 and MATH 1351 courses if taken back to back)

Optional: Book

Mathematical Reasoning for Elementary Teachers - Media Update 7th Edition

Access Code for e-text

Author(s): Long, Calvin | DeTemple, Duane | Millman, Richard

Textbook ISBN-13: 9780134758824


Writing Utensils

Extra Credit Notebook Supplies:
One Three Ring Binder (1.5"- 2" recommended) 
Five Dividers Labeled Course Info, Notes, MML HW, Reviews & Exams, Projects

Calculator: Students will need a graphing calculator for this course.  The recommended calculator is a Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus. Note that no TI-89s or TI-Nspires will be permitted. There are FREE APPS available on your smart phone device that will resemble the ti-84 calculator. Please note, although you can use these in the classroom, you cannot use them on a monitored exam. You can also check with the Math Academic Success Center for calculators available for rental.

FREE Calculator APP or Website for iPhones: 
Select Ti 83/84 Plus SI 

Calculator 84 App

FREE Calculator APP or Website for Androids:
Select Ti 83/84 Plus SI

Internet Access: Students need access to a computer with a reliable internet connection to complete online homework assignments, attend virtual meetings and access to a printer to produce class notes and other handouts.

Printer: Printers are available located in THE UNDERGROUND lab located in Ware Building. Hours of operation are located on their AC Webpage and at the bottom of your syllabus.

College ID: Students need an official Amarillo College student ID to scan into the Underground and Outreach Center and to present in the Math Testing Lab before each exam. If you do not have an ID, please know your student ID number.

Seesaw APP or Website Access:Students will be asked to download and use the FREE communication app called SEESAW or to log into this system from a computer. This server allows for more effective communication between you and your instructor throughout the week. Seesaw information will be sent out to each student before the course begins.

Video on how to use Seesaw:

Student Performance

Learning Objectives: After completing this course, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following topics:

  1. Explain and model the arithmetic operations for whole numbers and integers.
  2. Explain and model computations with fractions, decimals, ratios and percentages.
  3. Describe and demonstrate how factors, multiples, and prime numbers are used to solve problems.
  4. Apply problem solving skills to numerical applications.
  5. Represent and describe relationships among sets using the appropriate mathematical terminology and notation.
  6. Compare and contrast structures of numeration systems

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

Student Responsibilities:  Students are expected to behave in the classroom in a manner that is supportive of the learning environment.  Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to the following:  the use of cellular phones, texting, making offensive remarks, reading newspapers, talking, use of personal music systems, doing homework or other personal projects during class time, or engaging in any other form of distraction.  For a full discussion of appropriate behavior and student responsibilities, please refer to the Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook

Scholastic Dishonesty: Cheating is defined in Webster's College Dictionary as "taking an examination in a dishonest way, as by having improper access to answers."  Improper access includes, but is not limited to, copying from another student's paper, copying from the homework solutions manual, or using any unauthorized sources of information while taking an exam or quiz.  If the proctor sees a cell phone out during any exam, the proctor will assume that student is cheating and the exam will be taken up and a grade of "F" will be received for the course.

Students who fail to comply with the standards outlined in the syllabus and/or Student Rights & Responsibilities will be subject to disciplinary action.

FOOD/DRINK:  It is the policy of the Mathematics and Engineering Department that food and drink be allowed in the classroom setting, at the instructor’s discretion, but food and drink are not allowed in the Computer Labs.

PHONE/PAGERS:  It is the policy of the Mathematics and Engineering Department that cell phones and pagers must be turned off or in silent mode in the classrooms and the Computer Labs.  Cell phones should not be visible during class.

All communication with your instructor will be addressed within a timely manor, that is 24-48 hours after email has been sent during regular weekday hours. Monday through Friday 8:00am till 5:00pm. If you send a message on the weekend, please wait until Monday or Tuesday to attempt to make contact again. You must attempt to contact your instructor through Seesaw FIRST and then wait 24 - 48 hours before attempting to contact through other means.Once again, you are to communicate with your instructor by adding a note to your journal in seesaw. You are always welcome to send an email, but using the Seesaw app will be the fastest and most efficient way to contact your instructor by adding a note, video or image to your journal. Seesaw is COMPLETELY private. No other student will see you journal posts. Emails often get lost amongst the hundreds received daily.

For what circumstances should you contact your professor outside of class?

1. To inform your professor of an absence and insure them you will gather the missing material from a peer. Major medical absences are very important for your instructor to be aware of.
2. If you feel there has been an error in the grade book, mymathlab, or given information during class.
3. To arrange meeting during office hours or to schedule an early exam.

Proper Emailing Format: First, please make sure to add a message to your journal in Seesaw as the first attempt to contact your instructor and wait at least 24-48 hours for a response. Responses will often come within hours or even instantly from your instructor through Seesaw. If you decide to email your instructor after attempting to contact through Seesaw, the required emailing format is shown below.

You must use this format when emailing your instructor for this course.
A generate response of "Please refer to the syllabus under Expected Student Behavior for the required emailing format."
will be sent if your emails are not formatted as required above.

Dear Instructor Mitchell,
In the first sentence, state the date and time which you attempted to contact your instructor through Seesaw. Then, put your questions or information you wish to relay over to your instructor. Please refrain from any "text" language or unprofessional language. When emailing, you should uphold the highest professionalism since all emails can be permanently saved. 
First and Last Name

MATH 1350- Section#


Instructor Mitchell,
I added a note to my journal in attempt to reach out to you on Tuesday around 3:30pm and have not received a response. I am stuck on question number 13 on section 1.4 MyMathLab assignment. I have attached a picture of the original problem and a picture of my attempted work to the seesaw messages. Can you give me guidance on how to proceed from here or let me know why my answer is not coming out correct? I have viewed the "view example" but seem to be missing something because MyMathLab is not accepting my answer.

Karla Romas
MATH 1350-001

You must use this format when emailing your instructor for this course.
A generate response of "Please refer to the syllabus under Expected Student Behavior for the required emailing format."
will be sent if your emails are not formatted as required above.

Grading Criteria

Grading Policy


(Extra Credit)

+10 points

(No Extensions)
(Lowest One Drop)


(No Extensions)

(No Drops)


MML Homework
(No Extensions)
(Lowest Two Drops)


Major Exams
(No Extensions)
(Lowest Dropped)

(3 @ 5% each)

Midterm & Final Exam
(No Extensions)


Grading Scale


90 - 100%


80 - 89%


70 - 79%


60 - 69%


below 60%



Notebook Rubric for Extra Credit: 

The notebook will be checked for the awarded extra credit points through a Seesaw video due by 
 Friday July 22nd  .
This is an ALL or NONE extra credit opportunity that is only collected at the very end of the course. You must keep up with this notebook on each and every assignment to receive your extra credit.

Title Page: labeled according to heading requirements below, hole punched and located at the first page within the binder.

First and Last Name
MATH 1350- Section #

Divider 1 Course Info: Syllabus, course calendar and any other info located within this divider.

Divider 2 Notes: All notes placed in order, and completely copied behind this divider. Notes are not required for the WEB section of the course. Yet, if you want the extra credit for the course you must watch the lecture videos and record your notes for all sections covered. 
Divider 3 MML HW: You will need to have shown work for ALL your MML homework in this section. Please make sure you are organized in your work. The easiest and best way to receive credit for this sections is to print off your MML assignments, clicking save after each print, and have work shown neatly throughout these pages. This is the easiest and most organized method. An image is shown below demonstrated the recommended way to organize your work.

Divider 5 Rev & Exams:
All reviews and exam work placed behind this divider with work show on each and every problem

Divider 4 Projects:
All projects printed and placed behind this divider.


Exam reviews can be found right after a chapters assignments and right before an exam. There is no limit on how many times you can work through the review. You must pass your review with a 70% or higher to be given access to the exam. Reviews were specifically designed to inform you of whether you are prepared for the exam following. Once again, you must make a 70% or higher on your review to be given access to your chapter exam.

One of the lowest grades from this category will be dropped from your average at the end of the course to assist with any times you may have been unable to complete a review, although you will not be allowed access to the exams without achieving a 70% on your review first. No reviews will be re-opened or late submissions will be accepted.

You will also be given Midterm & Final exam written reviews to assist in the written portion. They are not required but would really help on your written midterm and final exam.

Details can be found at our course page on ACConnect under the PROJECTS tab. All projects are saved into the AC SafeAssign system and plagiarism or copying past students projects is not allowed. You will receive a zero or removed from the course if the SafeAssign shows you have plagiarized your project. 

No project grade will be dropped from your average. All projects will be graded and count towards your grade. Late submissions will not be accepted, whatsoever.

MML Homework:

Expect to have homework each day. Late homework will not be accepted.  Late is defined to be anything turned in after the due date. You are given several days to complete assignment and given ALL due dates on the FIRST day of the course. For no reason will you be allowed to submit late homework assignments and you strive to avoid procrastination. Life happens. Things out of our control will happen. So work on your assignments at the earliest possible so that if something was to happen not allowing you to complete an assignment ON THE DUE date, you will already have it completed. Working ahead is HEAVILY ENCOURAGED. Two of your lowest MML homework assignments will be dropped from your average at the end of the course to assist with any hardships you may encounter during the course enabling your ability to complete an assignment by the due date. 

All online homework must be worked in according to written homework standards. Anything that is wrong or needs to be corrected must be clearly erased or whited out. Homework written must be neat and legible to prepare you for the written midterm and final exam portions. Do not tear your paper out of a spiral and leave jagged edges. If you have more than one page for a single assignment, you must label the following pages. Homework written work must be presented in an orderly manner with the problem running a single column down the left half of the page. Each line must contain only one equal sign, "=."  

If you are absent, it is your responsibility to contact another student to find out the homework assignment for the following class or to check the calendar given on the first date of the course. All due dates will be shown directly next to the MML assignment or on the calendar.  
Remember, LATE HOMEWORK IS NOT ACCEPTED. Calendars and due dates are set at the very first day of the course so you will know what assignments are due at all times.                                                        

Enrolling in the Course:

You do not need an actual hardback textbook for this course. You will only need and Etext which is an online book and assignment program call MyMathLab. You will gain access to this Etext system by purchasing an ACCESS CODE.

You can purchase this ACCESS CODE through the bookstore through financial aid or you can use the FREE 14 day access!


Accessing Your MyMathLab Assignment System:  
Clear instructions on how to access your MML course will be sent through the course information.

1. Log into your AC Connect Blackboard
2. Select the MATH 1350 Course
3. Click on "MML" tab that should be located on the left of your screen 
then click on MyMathLab All Assignments.

4. Click ACCEPT on the privacy statement.

5. Log into your Pearson Account that you have previously used 
OR create a new account using your AC Email. 

6.  Enter your Access Code you have purchase from the bookstore... OR... You can use the

"Get temporary access without payment for 14 days" 
which will allow you access to your online assignments IMMEDIATELY.  You do not have to have to purchase the MML access code at this very moment because you can use this temporary access option.

7. Click "Go to Your Course"

8.  It is possible the course will load and you will see all the assignment immediately. If it does NOT load, give it some time and try closing out your browser, clearing your cache, clearing your history, or restarting your computer. 

Return to ONLY steps 1, 2, and 3 to access all the assignments after you completed step 7.

Optional Video Directions: You can use this video to show you what was just explained above  
but some of the locations are slightly different from what you will see on your screen. 

Course Homepage Menu:

  1. To work on an assignment, click on MyLab and Mastering Course Home, the Assignments tab on the left column and then throughout the assignment you are wanting to work on.
  2. Each homework problem will usually have some of the following buttons to the right of the problem:  Help me solve This, View an Example, Video, Animation, Textbook, Connect to a Tutor, Print, Study Plan, Tools for Success, Multimedia Library and HTML eBook. 
  1. The Grade book will show you the assignment you have worked, the scores, and give you the chance to review any assignment.  These grades are transferred to the Blackboard grade book once or twice a week. They do not transfer immediately.                                                                                  

Other Information:

  1. In general, you get 3 attempts on each problem.  The following equal 1 attempt.
  1. Entering an incorrect answer on a short answer or numeric problem 3 times.
  2. Entering an incorrect answer on a multiple choice problem 1-2 times depending on the number of answer choices.
  3. Using the Help Me Solve This button. (View an Example does not use an attempt.)
  1. After each attempt, you will be presented with the correct answer and the Submit Answer button will become Similar Exercise (until 3 attempts have been used).  To get another attempt on your problem, click on Similar Exercise and a similar problem (same problem, different numbers) will appear.
  2. You can print your assignments, work on them away from the computer, and then return to enter the answers.  On each problem, there is a button that will open a popup and ask if you want to print that page or the entire assignment.
  3. Always click e"SAVE", even when printing. Once you click on Submit answer and see either a green check mark or a red box with hints, the answers are saved but it is always a good idea to click save before exiting the assignment.
  4. If you open a homework assignment and see a green check next to a problem, you have received full credit for that problem.  A red X means you have attempted the problem, but have not received any credit.  If you have both a green check and a red X, you have received partial credit.
  1. Be VERY careful when entering an answer.  There are instructions written in blue below most problems, if you do not enter the answer in the specified format or with the requested rounding, the answer will be considered incorrect.  Recall that entering an incorrect answer three times is one attempt.

Watch the Basic Navigation Intro Video of MML by Clicking the Link Below

Print all your assignments before working them in order to keep track of your work and if you are wanted the notebook extra credit:

1. Click in the assignment
2. Click on Question 1
3. Click the Settings gear in top right.
4. Click Print
5. Select "Print Homework Assignment" 
6. Print the assignment SINGLE sided.
7. Click SAVE. You must click save or you will get different homework problems the next time you open the assignment.


Major Exams:  

Four major exams will be given and will be completed throughout the course. Exams will be completed outside of class. Due date are directly to the left of the exam on MML and on your calendar given to you at the beginning of the course.

No late exams will be given, no matter the reason. This is because you are given all the due dates well in advance and ONE OF YOUR LOWEST EXAMS WILL BE DROPPED. At the end of the semester, your grade will reflect your highest three exam grades averaged together. This dropped grade is given to all students to assist when a student has an unforeseen occurrence preventing them from completing an exam. No exams will be re-opened nor will extensions be given because this drop is designed to assist with this very issue.

If you know in advance that you will be gone during the assigned exam dates, you can TAKE YOUR EXAM EARLY!

If you make below 70 on a major exam, a minimum of 1 (one) hour must be spent in the MATH Academic Success Center correcting your exam with the assistance of the tutors. Once corrections are made, you are encouraged to communicate with your instructor that you have completed this requirement. 

Midterm & Final Exam:

You will have a midterm and a final exam you must complete ON CAMPUS or an approved testing center.  
The midterm exam covers the first two units of the course and will be due by  Saturday July 2 nd by  8pm. 
The final exam is comprehensive covering all units of the course and will be due by 
 Wednesday July 27 th by  8 pm.

Details are given regarding these exams under the Midterm & Final Exam tab in your blackboard course.




Attendance:  If for some reason you stop working on this course and decide that you do not have time because of other commitments, please remember to officially withdraw “W” from this course.  To officially withdraw "W", you must visit with your professor personally and obtain a signed "Withdrawal Approval Form".  This signed form must be taken to the Ask AC desk in the Student Services Building by Wednesday July 20th .  This is the last date that you can withdraw “W” from this course this semester.

DROP POLICY - Students who do not attend class by logging into Seesaw, logging into MyMathLab and completeing the first TWO out of four assignments with 70% accuracy by the census date for this course which is Monday. June 14th, will be administratively dropped from the course.  


This schedule is subject to change by the instructor at any time:

Week 1: Syllabus, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
Week 2:  1.5, Exam 1 (Chapter 1), 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
Week 3:  Project 1, 2.4, Exam 2 (Chapter 2)3.1, 3.23.3
Week 4:  Review, Midterm, 3.4, 3.5Exam 3 (Chapter 3)
Week 5:  Project Part 2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2
Week 6:  5.3, Exam 4 (Chapter 4/5), 6.1, 6.2
Week 7:  Project 36.3, 7.1-7.4, 8.1, 8.2
Week 8: Review, Final Exam,
 WED JULY 27 by  8 pm

Additional Information









  • Books may be placed on the bookshelf or in a hall locker before you request a test. Padlocks may be checked out in the Math Lab.
  • An Amarillo College picture ID is required in order to take a test in the Math Lab.
  • Once you have begun work on a test that is considered one attempt. You cannot leave the Math Lab and return to finish that test at a later time.
  • In the testing room, please do not sit by someone with the same colored test. All purses must be on the floor.
  • The Math Lab will not hand out a test less than one hour before closing time.

MATH ACADEMIC SUCCES CENTERThe Math Lab personnel will pick up your test five minutes prior to closing time.

  • The Math Lab hours are posted on the outside door, in this syllabus, and in the lab itself.
  • Please come prepared. If you do not have a pencil, you may purchase one from the Math Lab for 25 cents.  Please bring exact change. Pens are not allowed on any test.
  • Childcare arrangements must be made prior to testing. Children may not accompany students into testing room or be left unattended anywhere on campus.
  • Cell phones must be turned off as not to disturb other students who are testing. NO CELL PHONE use of any kind is allowed in the Testing Room. If we see your cell phone out AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, while in the testing room, YOU WILL RECEIVE an "F" for the course!

Instructor Request:  Students, please do not take pictures or video during class without first obtaining permission from me.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Syllabus Created on:

05/17/22 10:17 PM

Last Edited on:

05/17/22 11:30 PM