METHODS & REQUIREMENTS
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Lectures, Discussions, and Demonstrations:

This is designed as a selfpaced course, although it may be taught in a small group or classroom setting. As a result, formal group lectures, discussions, and demonstrations are not normally appropriate. However, I will discuss and demonstrate concepts, skills, and strategies, as needed. It is your responsibility to ask for help when you don’t understand something.
Many students find it helpful to have an overview discussion prior to starting new material. If you would like such an overview, see me to arrange a time when we can get together.
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Problem Sets: (40% of course grade)

Each unit will have three Problem Sets. Each set will contain questions related to both new and review topics. Problem Sets will be graded on (1) neatness and organization of solutions; and, (2) correctness of solutions and answers. Note: In order to be awarded partial credit, you must show your work in a neatly organized manner.
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Practice & Computer Activities:

Exercises from Contemporary’s Number Power 2 worktext and computer activities from PLATO FastTrack Levels D, E & F are optional. It is left up to you to decide how much or little of these resources you need to use.
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Unit Tests: (60% of course grade)

You are required to take a Unit Test after you have completed all of the assigned Problem Sets for that Unit. The tests are cumulative in nature with questions modeled after problems from the Problem Sets and the Unit Practice Test. Note: In order to be awarded partial credit, you must show your work in a neatly organized manner.
Students using this course for credit toward a high school diploma must document 45 hours of work. This is a State requirement that cannot be waived.