MWF 11:00 – 11:50 AM
Equations, inequalities, rational expressions, exponents, logarithms, radicals, functions, graphs, and systems of equations. Each student must have a graphing calculator. (This course is designed for students planning to take additional mathematics.)
Text: College Algebra, 3rd Ed., by Beecher, Penna and Bittinger.
Calculator: A graphing calculator (preferably a TI-83) is required.
MyMathLab: A MyMathLab Access Code is required.
MyMathLab Course Number: mcdonald77617
Course Evaluation: Homework problems will be assigned using MyMathLab. Also, the material in the homework will be evaluated by announced/pop/take-home quizzes, short student presentations (board work), and student participation in small groups. The homework/quizzes/presentations will count as 20% of the final grade. There will also be four In-class Exams which will each count as 15% of the final grade. Finally, there will be a cumulative Final Exam which will count as 20% of the final grade.
Test Dates: Please note that the following test dates are tentative and may be changed (except for the scheduled date of the final). Any change will be announced in a timely manner.
Exam I --- Friday, Feb. 11, 2011
Exam II --- Monday, March 7, 2011
Exam III --- Friday, April 8, 2011
Exam IV --- Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Final Exam --- Monday, May 9, 2011, 1:00 – 3:00PM
Make-ups for exams and quizzes will only be allowed for a university approved excuse in writing. Wherever possible, students should inform the instructor before an exam or quiz is missed.
Letter Grades: The final letter grades will be determined by the following scale:
A --- 90% and above
B --- 80% - 89%
C --- 70% - 79%
D --- 60% - 69%
F --- 59% and below