Instructor: Dr. Cornelius Stallmann (office: Allgood Hall N325, phone: 667-4482, e-mail: email@example.com)
Meeting Times and Location: TR 16:00 - 17:15 am UH 246
Office Hours: W 11:00 - 11:50 am, TR 10:00 - 12:00, or by appointment
Required Materials: College Algebra, 9th edition, by Michael Sullivan (ISBN 9780321772169)
Scientific Calculator (any calculator that can do exponents and logarithms)
This course is a way for you to acquire or review some basic mathematical skills that are essential to any further work in math or science.
You will learn how to manipulate algebraic expressions. You will learn how solve equations and inequalities. You will learn the basics of functions. You will learn some properties and applications of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions. You will learn how to graph these functions.
What is required of the student?
As with most endeavors, what you get out of this course will be directly related to what you put in. Mathematics can not be learned just by watching. You have to actually do the mathematics to learn it. A great deal of the class time will be spent with students actually working problems at the board. I am always happy to answer questions during class or in my office.
Grades will be determined on a 1000 point scale as follows:
4 Tests @100 each for 400 points
Final Exam 333 points
The other 267 points (or more) can be collected as described below.
On the 1000 point scale this is how the letter grades are determined:
Almost every class period you will have a chance to work problems on the board. You can obtain 3 to 7 points if you work one of the problems from the textbook. I will both call on students and ask for volunteers. You should come to every class prepared to work problems. The problems from the textbook that I will ask you to do at the board will be selected from the list found at math1111problemlist.pdf or will be problems of my own that I will come up with during the course of the semester I will give you an idea which problems you might be called on to work the class period before. If you have a question about a specific problem and want to see it worked, I will ask someone to work it on a volunteer basis. The volunteer will receive 8 to 10 point for this type of contribution. Finally you can earn points by doing the online homework that comes as part of the MyMathLab software that accompanies the custom textbook. For each homework assignment completed with an 80% or better score you will earn 7 points. I reserve the right to give you other opportunities to earn points as well. Note that points are never taken away from you for any contribution that you make, so you should take every opportunity to earn points. For more information on getting started with MyMathLab go to StudentRegistrationHandoutfor1111F13.pdf.
Attendance is expected at all class meetings. If you miss more than 3 class periods I will withdraw you from my class. If I withdraw you before midterm you will receive a W. If I withdraw you after midterm you will receive a WF. You are responsible for any work that you missed during an absence. Please come see me as soon as possible if you have missed a class or if you need to miss a future class. You will also lose the opportunity to collect points by missing class.
The deadline for withdrawal with a grade of W is Monday October 14, 2013. Any withdrawal after that date will result in a WF. If you feel that you must withdraw please try to do so on or before October 14.
Test coverage (subject to change):
Test 1 covers R2, R4, R5, R7, R8, 1.1, and 1.2
Test 2 covers 1.3 - 2.3
Test 3 covers 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 4.1, 4.3, and 5.4
Test 4 covers 6.1 - 6.7, and 8.1
Final Exam 7:00 - 9:00 am Thursday, December 12, 2013
No in-class work can be made up. A make-up test may be given if an extreme situation makes it impossible for you to be there for the test. Examples of extreme situations include illnesses, accidents, or family emergencies. You must let me know as soon as you find out that you cannot make it to the test. In almost all cases this means that you will let me know before the time the test is scheduled. You must be willing to provide written evidence of the particular situation that requires you to miss the test. No make-up final will be given. If an extreme hardship requires you to miss the final exam you will receive a letter grade of I (incomplete). The "I" can only be changed to a passing letter grade by taking the final exam at the beginning of the following semester or taking the course over.
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Final Exam Memo
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