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MATH 006. Section 6    College Algebra I. 3 credits. Spring 2018

Lectures MWF 11.10am-12 PM, CB4 415 (School of Business)

Instructor: SANKAR SITARAMAN

email: ssitaraman (AT) howard.edu

OFFICE: 219 ASB-B (behind Locke Hall) ; (202) 806-6832

OFFICE HOURS (official) MWF 2.10 to 3pm; Call 806-6832 at other times.
 

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SYLLABUS WITH DAY-TO-DAY SCHEDULE
USE THIS TO SEE WHAT SECTION WILL BE COVERED.
EXAM DATES ARE TENTATIVE. ACTUAL DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN CLASS AND UPDATE PAGE.
OVERVIEW: Intensive College Algebra Course covering a review of real numbers, algebra and geometry, equations and inequalities, graphs -including graphs of lines and circles, and functions, including quadratic, polynomial and rational functions, and a bit of exponential functions.

CELL PHONE / LAPTOP USE IN CLASS PROHIBITED UNLESS REQUESTED BY INSTRUCTOR

The following information is from last semester. Will post up to date information when available. You can try this in the meantime:
This course requires the following:
1) ALEKS, a software for which you need to purchase a student access code. You may need to purchase the software. There is a 14 day trial code (called access code) below. You will have 14 days of free access and will need to purchase the ebook + ALEKS access during that time.
You also need a class code for this specific class:
CLASS CODE GT4HN-XDUJ6
Use it to sign up and register for this class. You can and should start doing assignments right away. Start with learning modules first.
GO TO ALEKS.COM AND CLICK ON "SIGN-UP NOW" AND THEN USE THE CLASS CODE. AFTER THAT YOU WILL BE ASKED FOR ACCESS CODE:
The bookstore will have a loose-leaf copy of the textbook by Miller together with an ALEKS access card. You can also purchase the ALEKS card only.
book+access code: 1259822214 / 9781259822216
MILLER GEN COMBO LL COLLEGE ALGEBRA & TRIGONOMETRY; ALEKS 360 52W ACCESS CARD
access code only: 1259739341 / 9781259739347
MILLER ALEKS 360 Access Card (52 weeks) for College Algebra & Trigonometry

2) REQUIRED TEXT: College Algebra and Trigonometry, 1st edition, by Julie Miller and Donna Gerken, McGraw Hill.
(The ebook and the ALEKS code are included in the cost of this course).


ALEKS is a tested and proven learning system that will also serve as our online homework system. You are expected to work on ALEKS every day of the semester.
It can be used for the whole year (includes software and e-book) and serves college algebra 2 or precalculus as well.

OLD FINAL EXAMS
 

FOR SOLUTIONS FOR OLD TESTS from FALL 2016, FALL 2010, FALL 2011 AND SPRING 2013:  
Click on OLD COURSES and then click on the desired course

 

 Tutoring schedule
Check with lab personnel in room 108, ASB-B.
 

Quizzes, Tests, and grading

In this course we will try to do many examples and problems. Example problems will be worked out in every class. You will be expected to work on them during class and do other recommended problems at home using ALEKS, by yourself or with your study group. It is highly recommended that you form a study group and meet with students in your study group atleast once a week.

The total points out of all the homeworks on ALEKS will count to 20% of the final grade.

There will be 3 tests (also IN CLASS) and they will count for 300 points towards final grade. No make-ups unless in a serious emergency. Test dates will be posted here soon and will also be announced on UPDATE page.

Writing only answers in test, will fetch only small amount of credit. Please always explain your work and present solutions step by step. This will also help you to get partial credit even if answer is wrong.

Grading:
Total: 600 points (ALEKS HW: 100, Tests: 300, Final: 200 )
A: 540-600
B: 480-539
C: 420-479
D: 360-419
F: Below 360