MWF, 1.10 to 2pm, DGH 136

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. These are found in chapters R through 4 of the text.

Text: College Algebra I, Sullivan, Eighth edition (to be confirmed)

**Syllabus** [USE THIS ONLY TO FIND LIST OF SECTIONS COVERED AND PRACTICE PROBLEMS]

We will follow the format in this syllabus but the DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE MAY VARY!!

Instructor: SANKAR SITARAMAN

email: ssitaraman (AT) howard.edu

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

OFFICE HOURS (official) MWThF 11.10am-12.10pm; Call or e-mail for
other times.

OLD TESTS from spring 2010:

Click on UPDATE below for all material from spring 2010

**Tutoring schedule**
**TBA**

** WEBWORK IS OPEN **

Use practice1 (or practice2 or practice3...) as username

Use 000-00-000a (or 000-00-000b or 000-00-000c...) as password.

Click here to get the latest
including homework problems, chapters covered in class, **solutions for
tests** etc.,

**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, by yourself or with your study group. There will also be example problems on webwork. It is highly recommended that you form a study group and meet with students in your study group atleast once a week.

There will be quizzes each week, given IN CLASS. The quiz problems will be similar to the ones worked out in class. More details on that will be posted soon.The total points out of all the quizzess will count to about 30% of the final grade. There will be 10 or more quizzes and the best 8 scores will be counted towards final grade. A bonus of 10 points will be given if all 10 are submitted.

There will be 3 tests (also IN CLASS) and the best 2 will count towards final grade. No make-ups unless in a serious emergency.

**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.**

3 tests, best 2 : 200

quizzes:
300

final:
200

total:
700

**Grading:**

Total: 700 points (Quizzes: 300, Tests: 200, Final: 200
)

A: 630-700

B: 560-629

C: 490-559

D: 420-489

F: Below 420

**Dates to remember:TBA**

**QUIIZES WILL BE GIVEN AT LEAST ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS**

BOTH QUIZZES AND TESTS WILL BE GIVEN IN CLASS

**TEST I Sep 13**

**TEST II Oct 4**

**TEST III Nov 3**

**Final Exam Dec 7, 4-6pm**