Lectures: MWF 11:00 – 11:50 AM --- Bolin Hall 311
Course Subjects: 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: A Graphical Approach to College Algebra, 5th Ed., by Hornsby, Lial and Rockswold
Calculator: A graphing calculator (preferably a TI-83/84) is required.
MyMathLab: A MyMathLab Access Code is required.
The website follows: http://pearsonmylabandmastering.com/?cc
MyMathLab Course Number: mcdonald75295
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 --- Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Exam II --- Monday, March 5, 2012
Exam III --- Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Exam IV --- Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Final Exam --- Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 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
Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies on Academic Dishonesty, Attendance, Student Rights and Activities.
Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies on Academic Dishonesty, Attendance, Student Rights and Activities