MATH 006. Section 2. CRN 83155   College Algebra I. 3 credits. Fall 2011

MWF, 9.10 to 10 AM, DGH 223


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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. These are found in chapters P through 5 of the text.

Text: Algebra and Trigonometry, 3rd edition
Stewart, Redlin and Watson

You can purchase this at the bookstore
You will get access to the online homework system webassign when you buy book

  You can get it online by going to the e-book website
The e-book should cost you about $65

You should also get into the online homework website Webassign
You will need the class key:     howard 4921 2107
Read this QUICK START INSTRUCTION to see how to get started.
Look at instructions under "SELF-ENROLMENT" OPTION
You will have 14 days of free access and will need to purchase the ebook during that time

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


OLD TESTS from spring 2010:  
Click on "Old course material" on bottom of main page for all material from spring 2010


 Tutoring schedule

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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 practice assignments on webassign. 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 almost every other 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 6 or more quizzes and the best 5 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.

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

 Dates to remember:
Wed Aug 31: Quiz 1
Mon Sep 12: Quiz 2
Wed Sep 21: Quiz 3
Fri Sep 30: Test1
Wed Oct 12: Quiz 4
Mon Oct 24 : Quiz 5
Fri Oct 28: Test 2
Mon Nov 7: Quiz 6
Fri Nov 18: Quiz 7
Wed Nov 30: Test 3

Final exam 4-6pm Tue Dec 6