Math Structures I

CASC Mission Statement: 

Carl Albert State College provides affordable, accessible, and exceptional education that fosters student success.


INSTITUTION:                                                        Carl Albert State College

DIVISION:                                                                Mathematics

COURSE NUMBER/TITLE:                     MATH 2213 Math Structures I

INSTRUCTOR:        Jerry Holton                Office Phone: 918-647-1403

                        Office: RC 102           Email:

                        Office Hours:  posted



Miller Heeren and Hornsby; Mathematical Ideas, Fourteenth Edition; Pearson Education, Inc.  2020



     Math Structures I.  Origins of numerals and number systems, sets, relations and their properties, systems of whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, and intuitive geometry. No major or minor credit in mathematics.

Prerequisite: Math 0123 or equivalent.     Credit:  3 hours

 In compliance with the CASC COVID-19 Safety Policy approved 7-14-20, Academic Operations will implement the following protocols upon return to campus.  Please see the CASC Policies & Procedures Manual for the full policy:

A.      Students in the classroom will be assigned a seat to enable contact tracing if needed

B.      Daily attendance will be recorded to enable contact tracing if needed

C.      Course content will be available in Blackboard or similar platform for all courses

D.     Course delivery will move totally online following Thanksgiving Break

E.      Masks or face shields are required when inside college facilities and vehicles, or when outdoors on campus and social distancing cannot be maintained.

F.       Symptoms:  Should any student begin exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, the student is asked to report immediately to the Office of Student Affairs. 

G.     Non-compliance (without approved disability accommodation) to the masking requirement may result in disciplinary sanctions for both students and employees.

a)       In-class offenses should be handled through the Office of Academic Affairs;

(i)       First Offense: instructor shall ask the student to place a mask properly on their face.  The student’s name shall be reported to the Office of Academic Affairs, regardless if the student complies with the request.  If the student does not comply, the behavior will be considered a conduct violation and the student will be referred to the Office of Academic Affairs.

(ii)    Second offense:  The student will immediately be removed from class/the area and be sent to the Office of Academic Affairs for evaluation of the violation.  Consequences shall then be determined by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

(iii)  Third offense (In or Out of Class):  The student shall be banned from attending on- campus classes and being present on-campus.

a)       All other offenses should be handled through the Office of Student Affairs:

b)      Violations are cumulative in nature, meaning that an offense either in-class or out-of-class shall be considered a first, second, or third offense. 

H.     Enforcement

Employees and students who refuse to comply with this Plan/Policy are subject to disciplinary action, in accordance with the CASC Policies & Procedures Manual, or Student Handbook, or as outlined above. If an employee or student indicates compliance is not possible due to medical reasons, the individual should be referred to the appropriate College office to request accommodations on the basis of disability office (Human Resources for employees; Learning Resource Center for students). Vendors, visitors, and patients who refuse to comply with this Plan/Policy are subject to having their access to campus suspended or terminated.

I.        Resources

1.    Should any student feel they need to be evaluated by a physician, please contact the Office of Student Affairs. Carl Albert works closely with the Health and Wellness Center, and the Center has agreed to evaluate students virtually should the need arise.


A.      To present the appropriate mathematics in an intellectually honest and mathematically correct manner.

B.      To use Heuristics of problem solving as an integral part of mathematics.

C.      To approach the mathematics in a sequence which initially instills confidence, that challenges students as they complete the exercises and problem sets.

D.      To encourage our students to extend their learning beyond the classroom by providing a variety of discussion topics and a diversity of problems.

E.      To provide an elective course in the general education curriculum or to provide a course that will meet the mathematics requirement in the core curriculum.



A:  90-100:

B:  80-89:

C:  70-79:

D:  60-69:

F: Below 60:



This course will be presented from a lecture-demonstration point of view. The textbook will be the basis for material to be covered and the student will be responsible for reading all assigned material and working those problems selected by the instructor.



At least four-fifty minute objective examinations will be given during the semester. The lowest test score prior to the final will be dropped. Students may not drop the final. These will determine 66 2/3% of a student’s grade. Daily grades will be taken on a class period basis, and will determine the remaining 33 1/3% of the grade.



Homework is expected to be turned in the class period after it is assigned but can be turned in no later than two class periods after assigned. Assignments turned in after two class periods will be zeros. Must show all work on homework to receive grade! Homework for the final can be turned in no later than the last day of class before finals begin.



The student is expected to take all examinations at the specified time and date. No make-up test will be given without prior approval of the instructor. Call for approval. If no answer, then leave your name and message on answering machine and I will contact you. If a student misses an exam without prior approval it will be dropped as the lowest test. If another test is missed, it will be recorded as a zero.



Punctual and regular class attendance is expected of all students enrolled at Carl Albert State College. A student is expected to attend every class and laboratory for which he or she has registered. Each instructor will make known to the student his or her policy with respect to absences in the course. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of this policy. Being prepared for class in advance and participating on a regular basis is a vitally important ingredient for academic success. Attendance in class is expected and will be recorded.


It is also the responsibility of the student to consult with his/her instructors when an absence must be excused. Instructors are given the prerogative of determining the excusableness of student absences except absences for school-sponsored activities and legally required jury duty, which shall be deemed excusable. A student is also responsible for all class work covered during his/her absence from class, even in classes in which he/she is able to satisfy the instructor that the absence was unavoidable.


Failure to attend class regularly may result in a recommendation for the student to withdraw from class or from College. Students who cease attending a class but do not withdraw from that class will receive a grade of F for the course. Attendance will be taken in each class at Carl Albert State College each time that class meets.

 In this class, attendance is measured by the student being in class when his/her name is called and staying for the duration of class. If a student needs to leave class early, then he/she must consult with the instructor before class begins to receive permission. If a student gets up and leaves class early without permission, then that student will be be marked absent.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: (Maximum number of allowable unexcused absences.)

M-W-F course                   M-W or T-Th course

0-3 absences                      0-2 absences                      No grade change               
4-6 absences                      3-4 absences                      Drop 1 letter grade           
7-9 absences                      5-6 absences                      Drop 2 letter grades
10-12 absences                 7-8 absences                      Drop 3 letter grades
13 or more                          9 or more                            Automatic Failure “F” or Withdrawal “W” 


An Administrative Withdrawal  (AW) may be assigned by the instructor or the Office of Academic Affairs to indicate that a student has been "involuntarily" withdrawn from class(es) after CASC’s Add/Drop Period for a special reason (i.e. disciplinary action, financial issue, or health issue) excluding non-attendance.  Administrative withdrawals are GPA neutral but do affect a student’s financial aid.



The following will apply in connection with academic dishonesty:


A. The instructor and his/her Division Chairperson have final authority over the grades given to students or the lowering of grades because of cheating or plagiarism.

B. The term “cheating” includes, but is not limited to:


1. The use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations.

2. Dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in

writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments.

3. Acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a

member of the college faculty or staff.  The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not

limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished   work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment.  It also includes the

unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.


If it is established that cheating or plagiarism has more than likely occurred:

C. The instructor may take appropriate disciplinary action, which may include the awarding of an “F” on the particular assignment or in the course.

D. The instructor will make a report of the incident and of action taken to the Vice President for Academic  Affairs.

E. The student will receive a copy of the report if s/he desires and may appeal the decision of the instructor to the Academic Affairs Committee.

F. The student and instructor may meet individually with the Academic Affairs Committee to present documentation pertinent to the appeal. Once the Academic Affairs Committee renders its decision, the appeal process is concluded.



A student who feels he or she has serious grounds and evidence to demonstrate unfair treatment by a faculty member may file a formal written complaint with the division chair. First, however, the student is encouraged to visit with the faculty member on an informal basis to discuss the situation. If, after that visit, the student still wishes to file a formal complaint, the division chair will call a meeting between the student and the faculty member to discuss the complaint and any further action. If the issue still remains unresolved, the division chair, faculty member, and student will meet with the Vice President of Academic Affairs.



Students may appeal a final grade, provided a solution cannot be reached through proper academic channels. Students should first contact their instructor and then the Division Chair if resolution is not satisfactory. Appeals for the purpose of challenging a final grade must be made to the Academic Affairs Committee within 90 days after the grade in question appears on the permanent record. Committee decisions are final. Information concerning procedures to be followed is available from the Office of Admissions and Records. (CASC Catalog, p. 74)



Carl Albert State College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Students with disabilities who need special accommodations should make their request in the following way:

·         Talk with your instructor after class or during hours about your disability or special needs related to work in class  AND

·         Complete the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the ADA Coordinator located in the Guidance Center in office HH112 D.   



The use of cell phones for the duration of the class is not acceptable. Use of cellular phones or any other electronic communication devices such as headphones, iPods, Bluetooth, etc.  for any purpose during a class or exam session is strictly prohibited. A student may face dismissal or failure in the class if an electronic device is used for any reason during class. All such devices must be turned off or put in a silent (vibrate) mode, put away, and ordinarily should not be taken out during class. This includes using a mobile phone for sending out text messages, connecting to the internet, or any other application. At the instructor’s discretion, electronic devices utilized in a learning context, such as laptops and language interpreters, in class should be used by students for course specific work only, not for social networking or any other activities. The instructor reserves the right to ban the use of cell phones or any other electronic communication device at any time.



Treat everyone with respect. A student being disrespectful in class will not be tolerated and may result in dismissal from class.


NOTE: The instructor reserves the right to make any changes in the syllabus he or she deems necessary.

Homework Assignments

Read each exercise before working problems.

Section 1.1- 5,7,15,21,22,27,35,39,45,49,56,58

1.2- 1,7,9,13,17,19,23,31,33,37,45,48,55,57

1.3- 21,28,31,34,51,52,66,77,78

Section 2.1- 1-8,11,15,17,21,23,29,31,35,37,39,43,47,56,61,63,69,77,81,89

2.2- 1-4,7,11,15,17,21,23,27,29,31,35,37,39,42,44

2.3- 1-6,7,9,11,17,19,23,33,37,39,43,45,48,49,51,53,59,63,65,73,75,77

2.4- 1,5,12,16,23,26,28,32


Section 3.1- 3-69 Multiples of 3

3.2- 9,15,17,25,27,43,49,53,57,65

3.3- 1,5,12,15,25,32,37,39,45

3.4- 3,10,11,19,37

Section 4.1- 1,3,5,7,15-22,35,37,41

4.3- 1-25,39,41,43

4.4- 5,15-33 odd


Section 5.1- 9,13,15,16,27,29,33,37,47,49

5.3- 1,3,5,7,9,17,19,25,27,29

5.4- 3,5,7,13,17,21,23,27,31,33,43,45,59,61

5.5- 5,6,7,9,11,15,17,19


Section 6.1- 3-66 multiples of 3

6.2- 3-60 multiples of 3,65,67,73

6.3- 13-35 Odd, 47,51,53,55,85,89,91,93,97,99,101,105,107

6.4- 1,3,7,11,17,23,43,4547,49,51,53,55,57,59,61

6.5- 1-17 Odd, 25,27, 33-59 Odd , 63-77 Odd


Section 7.1- 1,5,7,11,17,19,21,25,29,33,35,39,51,54,57,59

7.2- 1,3,7,9,10,12,13,15,17,21,23,3135,41,49,57

7.3- 1,3,5,7,17,21,33,37,43,45,52

7.4- 3-39 multiples of 3, 42,45

7.5- 1-6,7,9,13,17,21,25,27,33,39,43,49,55,57,63,


7.6- 3-78 Multiples of 3

7.7- 1,3,9,15,17,19,21,25,29,33,35,39,45,51,55