Section 15: MWF 12.10 to 1 pm, DGH 216
Instructor: SANKAR SITARAMAN
email: ssitaraman (AT) howard.edu
OFFICE: 219 ASB-B (behind Locke Hall) ; (202) 806-6832
OFFICE HOURS (official) MTWF 11.10am-12pm; Call 806-6832 at
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CELL PHONE / LAPTOP USE IN CLASS PROHIBITED UNLESS REQUESTED BY INSTRUCTOR
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 the loose leaf text + ebook+webassign access for $97
Webassign is online homework system FOR PRACTICE ONLY
You can get the ebook + Webassign alone for about $65
It can be used for college algebra 1 and 2 as well as precalculus
To get this first get into the online homework website Webassign
You will need the class key:     howard 3726 5704
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 + webassign access during that time
LIST OF PRACTICE PROBLEMS FOR TEXTBOOK
USE THIS ONLY TO FIND LIST OF SECTIONS COVERED EACH DAY AND PRACTICE PROBLEMS
SCHEDULE OF EXAMS WILL BE ON UPDATE PAGE
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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 DAY, given IN CLASSat the end of the lecture. The quiz problems will be similar to the ones worked out in class. There will also be opportunity to earn extra credit DURING class, by doing a problem on the blackboard. The total points out of all the quizzess will count to 25% of the final grade. There will be 15 or more quizzes and the best 10 scores will be counted towards final grade.
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.Test dates will be posted at least two weeks in advance 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.
Total: 600 points (Quizzes: 100, Tests: 200, Final: 100 )
F: Below 240
Final exam 4-6pm Tue date TBA