College Algebra -Fall 2006
Grade Allocation :
The “ ±“ will be included only to improve your grades
· Last day to withdraw ( with 25% refund)– September 22nd
· Last day to withdraw (no refund)– November 9th
· Holidays (no classes or office hours) – Labor Day- Sept. 04th , Veterans Day- Nov 10th, Thanksgiving- Nov. 23-26th ,
· Exam 1: Sept. 18, 2006(Monday)
· Exam 2: Oct. 25, 2006(Wednesday)
· Exam 3: Nov. 22, 2006(Wednesday)
· Final Exam is Monday, Dec. 11, 6:00-7:50pm.
Technology: A graphing calculator (e.g. TI83) is recommended but not required. Graphing calculators which perform symbolic manipulations (e.g. TI89, TI92) will not be allowed for tests and quizzes. You may use ordinary scientific calculators, but no graphing calculators are allowed for quizzes or exams (including the Final) unless otherwise specified by the instructor.
Attendance: is required;
parts of this class may be in a cooperative learning format. You will
assigned group work in and out of class. Repeated absences (more than 4
unexcused) will result in lowering your grade in the course. Students
for university sponsored events or must make arrangements for making up
work they will miss before they are absent.
Homework: is required. Selected problems from your textbook will be assigned and graded. Late homework will not be accepted without a valid reason.
Disclaimer: The instructor reserves the right to amend this syllabus at any time. Changes will be announced in class. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of any changes.
General Education Outcomes:
MAC 1105 is designed to satisfy the following criteria from the Central Student Outcomes of General Education:
We reach this goal by devoting about one two-thirds of the course to manipulating expressions, solving equations, solving inequalities, and studying functions(linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic). This portion of the course will include the concepts needed to understand these topics, the skills needed to apply the concepts, and a discussion of the scope of the concepts.
We reach these goals by studying variety of equation solving: linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic. The techniques learned to solve equations will be applied to solve various types of word problems.