Understanding and working with equations, inequalities, rational expressions, exponents,
logarithms, radicals, functions,and systems of equations. Using a graphing calculator as an
aid in understanding these concepts.
A graphing calculator is required for this course.
quizzes 80 points
homework 40 points
4 tests 400 points
final exam 150 points
Late assignments will not be accepted.
Attendance at all classes is expected. Excused absences (eg. doctor's appointment, university activity) must be documented on official letterhead. A student with four or more unexcused absences will lose five points from the course total for every absence in excess of four. If a student needs to leave class prior to the dismissal of class, he/she must have the permission of the instructor. If the student has not received permission prior to leaving class early, the student will be counted absent for that class period and any work done during class or handed in will not be graded. If a student leaves class early a second time, he/she will be required to conference with the instructor. A third offence will result in a referral to the dean of students and the student may be dropped from the course.
All cell phones must be turned off or set to silent. If a student is caught text-messaging during class, it will be assumed that he/she is cheating and he/she will receive an “F” on the day’s assignment/quiz/exam.
Excessive cell phone use may result in confiscation of the phone. A student may retrieve the phone after conferencing with the instructor or the department chair.
MP3 players may not be used during class.