ABE 041

ESL Math, Level II

Course Description

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ABE 041 , ESL Math, Level II

Winter 2013

Monday-Friday, 10:00-10:50

3120

     

INSTRUCTOR

OFFICE

PHONE

Jacquie George, ESL

BE 3103

934-5432

e-mail address: Jacqueline.George@sccd.ctc.edu

Class Website: www.seattlecentral.edu/faculty/jgeorg -- bookmark this site as soon as possible!!
Out-of-Class Homework site: www.wamap.org -- bookmark this site, too!!

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The primary focus of ESL Math II is on learning the English necessary to talk about math and to learn math in an English speaking country. The math instruction will be on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, and proportions. As we go through the quarter, we will work on word problems: how to read them, how to understand the question being asked, how to choose the appropriate math operation and how to present your answer in a way that provides the desired solution.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The emphasis in this class will be on active learning, which includes participation in small and large group activities. We will be using material from various sources, including internet sites. The development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will be integrated to improve both oral and written communication. At the end of this course, you will be able to:

INSTRUCTOR’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

I love learning, and I want you to love it, too. As a teacher, it is my goal to help you become an independent learner and critical thinker. I treat education as a lifetime activity, which includes all of your previous experiences as well as those in the future. I want you to combine your life experiences outside of school with your classroom experiences.

Classroom activities will be more student-centered rather than instructor-centered. As a teacher, I believe that you are responsible for your own learning. I can’t make you learn, but I can provide you with opportunities to do so. I encourage you to think about your own experiences, listen closely to and work respectfully with your classmates, and learn and think about math outside of class. Math really is all around you!

REQUIRED TEXTS

ESL Math Packets by Jacquie George

Whenever something has been printed for you, you can pick it up at the SCCC Production Center, which is located in 3105A on the 3rd floor, right outside of my office.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

GRADING

You must achieve an average score of 75% and attend at least 80% or classes to get a satisfactory mark in this class.

SCHOOL CLOSURE DUE TO EMERGENCY

In case of an emergency, such as very bad weather, please do one of the following:

 COLLEGE POLICIES

You are expected to comply with college policies & procedures. For a complete description, see http://seattlecentral.edu/policy/index.php#sturesp
Seattle Central Community College and the Basic & Transitional Studies Division are committed to creating and protecting a diverse learning environment that includes everyone who studies or works here. That means everyone of any race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, Vietnam-era or disabled veteran status, political affiliation or belief, or disability. Students are obligated to respect the rights of others and to refrain from any actions that harm the health, safety, and welfare or property of others. Discrimination will be not tolerated. This policy is found at http://seattlecentral.edu/policy/nondisc.php

Americans with Disabilities Act Statement

If you need course accommodations based on a documented disability, have any emergency medical information, or need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please tell your instructor what your needs are as soon as possible.  Students are encouraged to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSS) in Room 1112.  Once the disability is verified with the DSS Office, you will be given a letter of accommodation that should be handed to your instructor.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Tuesday, January 8, 2013   ESL Math CASAS testing, BE 3133
Monday, January 21, 2013   Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; no classes, school open
Monday, February 18, 2013   President's Day; no classes, school closed
Wednesday, March 13, 2013   ESL Math CASAS testing, BE 3133
Tuesday, March 19, 2013   Last Day of the Quarter

 

 

 

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