Section 14: MWF, 2.10 to 3 PM, DGH 201
Section 5: MWF 3.10 to 4 PM, DGH 143
Instructor: SANKAR SITARAMAN
email: ssitaraman (AT) howard.edu
OFFICE: 219 ASB-B (behind Locke Hall) ; (202) 806-6832
OFFICE HOURS (official) MWF 1.10-2pm; Call 806-6832 at
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
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You will get loose leaf text + ebook+webassign access for $97
Webassign is online homework system
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The e-book alone should cost you about $65
It can be used for college algebra 1 and 2 as well as precalculus
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You will need the class key:     howard 0567 4063
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SCHEDULE OF CLASSES AND TESTS
USE THIS TO FIND LIST OF SECTIONS COVERED EACH DAY AND PRACTICE PROBLEMS
WE WILL FOLLOW THIS SCHEDULE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
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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 quizzes are taken.
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 )
F: Below 360
Dates to remember: (same as in schedule above)
Fri Jan 11: Quiz 1
Wed Jan 23: Quiz 2
Wed Jan 30: Test1
Fri Feb 8: Quiz 3
Wed Feb 20: Quiz 4
Wed Feb 27 : Test 2
Fri Mar 8: Quiz 5
Mon Mar 25: Quiz 6
Wed Apr 3: Test 3
Fri Apr 12: Quiz 7
Wed Apr 24: Quiz 8
Final exam 4-6pm Tue Apr 30