MATH 010. Section 9. CRN 13650   College Algebra II.   4 credits. Spring 2012

MWF, 12.10 to 1 pM, DGH 143 (Thursday in ASB-B 213)


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Intensive College Algebra Course covering logarithmic and exponential functions, polynomial and rational functions, systems of equations, sequences, probability and combinatorics, and conics including ellipse and hyperbola. These are found in chapters 4,5 and 11 through 14 of the text.

Syllabus with practice problems for each section: Syllabus

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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 2375 9319
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




 Tutoring schedule
Monday thru Friday 9-6, Room 109, ASB-B

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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 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 you take all the quizzes.

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 Jan 18: Quiz 1
Fri Jan 27: Quiz 2
Fri Feb 3: Quiz 3
Fri Feb 10: Test1
Fri Feb 17: Quiz 4
Fri Mar 2 : Quiz 5
Wed Mar 21: Quiz 6
Fri Mar 30: Test 2
Mon Apr 9: Quiz 7
Wed Apr 18: Quiz 8
Thu Apr 26: Test 3

Final exam 4-6pm Tue May 1 Room 205 DGH