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Quizzes: There will be at least one quiz given almost every week that will be graded. These quizzes will generally be administered towards the end of the week or as otherwise stated ahead of time by the instructor.
Exams: There will be 4 exams given throughout the course. Exams should be announced to students at least a week prior to the date they are given and the material if covers should be clearly addressed by the instructor. If any student is absent, an e-mail will be distributed to the entire class announcing the day of the exam.
Final: There will be an accumulative final at the end of the semester on Dec 10 at 8:00 AM in room 511 of Smith Hall. This exam will be the largest single measure of a student s grasp and understanding of the course, and thereby should be the largest grade of the course. This also means you should study for this more than for the other exams if you wish to receive a similar grade. Some sort of study guide will be given to students to help them prepare for the final.
Attendance Policy: Class roll will be taken at the start or end of every class. If a student misses 20 or more classes the student may receive a grade of F for the class. If an absence is exempt, then the student should follow the instructions given in the student handbook to make it an official University approved absence.(Note, some require you to turn in a form CHNKWKS BTEXTTEXTb3FDPPFDPP6FDPPFDPP8FDPCFDPC:FDPCFDPC<STSHSTSH>STSHSTSH>VSYIDSYIDt>SGP SGP >INK INK >BTEPPLC > BTECPLC > FONTFONT>TOKNPLC `?STRSPLC `@:FRAMFRAM@DOP DOP "AMath 132 Section 103
Precalculus with Science Applications
MTWRF: 9-9:50
Smith Hall: 511
Instructor:
Patrick Riley
Office: Smith Hall 742D
Office Phone: (304) 696-3443
Office hours: MTWRF 10:00-11:00 AM or by appointment
E-mail: Riley41@marshall.edu
Text Information: College Algebra and Trigonometry, Building Concepts and Connections. Revathi Narasimhan ISBN 978-0-618-41289-1
Prerequisites: The official prerequisite for taking this course is a score of 23 or above on the math section of the ACT. Students should be aware that satisfying this prerequisite on paper does not guarantee that a student is ready for this class. One needs to enter this class with a certain level of mathematical maturity and some basic algebra skills.
In particular, one should be fairly comfortable with negative numbers, fractions, exponents (including fractional exponents), algebraic expressions, the equation for a straight line, and the quadratic formula. One should also be able to factor the types of expressions and solve the types of equations that are covered in a first algebra class. This is a reasonable summary of the prerequisites for this course, but it should not be considered a complete list.
Catalog Description: Polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Graphs, vectors, systems of equations and inequalities, sequences.
Course Objectives:
1. To prepare students for a course in calculus
2. To prepare students for science and engineering courses
3. To give students a solid understanding of algebra and trigonometry and how it is used
4. To develop facility in using graphing calculators to solve math problems
5. To satisfy the mathematics general education requirement.
Methods of Evaluation:
Homework: Homework will be assiprior to the day missed or it will not be exempt) Rare circumstance may be made excused at the instructors discretion that would not be official University absences. If the absence is unexempt, the instructor will not be held accountable for material or grades given to the class on that day, for the student in question.
Tardies: Class begins at 9 am, the instructor will be on time, and students will be expected to be as well. In general 2 tardies will result in an absence, if you believe you have a valid reason for being late, please let me know AFTER class. A student will be considered tardy if the Instructor has begun his lecture for that class period.
Grading Policy: The standard 10% scale will be used. 90+ = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, 60- = F .
Each test will be worth 100 points. The Final will be worth 150 points. Homework/attendance/quizzes will be worth 150 points as well.
This will total up to 700 points for the semester, meaning that 7 points = 1% off your final grade.
630-700 = A
560-629 = B
490-559 = C
420-489 = D
0-421 = F
Academic Dishonesty: Quoting from the Marshall University Undergraduate Handbook www.marshall.edu/em/vip/ug.pdf: Academic Dishonesty is something that will not be tolerated as these actions are fundamentally opposed to assuring the integrity of the curriculum through the maintenance of rigorous standards and high expectations for student learning and performance as described in Marshall University s Statement of Philosophy. Some common types of Academic Dishonesty include but are not limited to: cheating, fabrication/falsification, plagiarism, bribes/favors/threats, and complicity. The complete academic dishonesty policy can be found on pages 106-109 of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Any student caught cheating will receive an F on the assignment and notice will be sent to the Office of Academic Affairs.
Inclement weather policy: Our class will meet everyday it is scheduled to meet and the University is open. Please read the University policy on inclement weather at www.marshall.edu/ucomm/weather.html.
Students with disabilities: Quoting from the Marshall University Disabled Student Services webpage www.marshall.edu/disabled: Marshall University is committed to making all programs, services, and activities fully accessible to students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability, please contact me during the first week of class to arrange appropriate accommodations.
Social justice: No one will be discriminated against on the bases of race, sex, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, social class, abilities, or differing viewpoints. Each student is a valuable part of this class. Please respect your fellow students and yourself during this class.
All other handbook based rules and regulations are implied and should not be disobeyed.
Dates given in class for tests and quizzes are tentative and subject to change, with prior notice given to the class.
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560-629 = B
490-559 = C
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