MWThF, 3.10 to 4 PM, ILH 103

Instructor: SANKAR SITARAMAN

email: ssitaraman (AT) howard.edu

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

OFFICE HOURS (official) MWThF 2 to 3pm; Call or e-mail for other times.Click here to get the latest
including homework problems, chapters covered in class, **solutions for
tests** etc.,

CELL PHONE / LAPTOP USE IN CLASS PROHIBITED UNLESS REQUESTED BY INSTRUCTOR

WHAT IS LEARNING MATH ALL ABOUT?

SYLLABUS

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 sections 4.6,5.3-5.6(logarithmic applications),11.1-11.6, 11.8,11.9, 12.1-12.4,13.1-13.3,14.1-14.3.

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

** OR **

You can get the ebook + Webassign alone for about $75

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 7368 6763 **

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

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

Use the same as password.

THIS IS ALSO FOR PRACTICE ONLY

** LIST OF PRACTICE PROBLEMS FOR TEXTBOOK (TO BE POSTED)**

USE THIS **ONLY ** TO FIND LIST OF SECTIONS COVERED EACH DAY AND PRACTICE PROBLEMS

SCHEDULE OF EXAMS WILL BE ON UPDATE PAGE

FOR SOLUTIONS FOR OLD TESTS from SPRING 2012 :

Click on SOLUTIONS FOR ALL TESTS AND QUIZZES SPRING 2012

**Tutoring schedule**
**Room 109,ASB-B, M-F 8.30 am to 6pm (fri upto 5pm)**

**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 CLASS at 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 quizzes 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 average of the three 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.**

**Grading:**

Total: 400 points (Quizzes: 100, Tests: 200, Final: 100 )

A: 360-400

B: 320-359

C: 280-329

D: 240-319

F: Below 240

Final exam Tue April 29 time TBA