MA 125 Intermediate Algebra
S2F 2011 QU
Schneider, Paul M.
Instructor of Mathematics/Adjunct Faculty
M.S. -- Operations Research (Naval Postgraduate School)B.S. -- Chemistry (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)
Monday, March 21, 2011 to Sunday, May 22, 2011
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Order text at: http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/park.htm
PLEASE NOTE: It is expected that you will have access to a scientific calculator. You will not be allowed to use a programmable, graphing, or statistical calculator on your final exam, nor will you be able to use a computer, so you will need to take a hand-held scientific calculator with you for the final exam. I suggest you use the same calculator throughout the course. Then you will be familiar with it and will avoid having to learn how to use a new calculator at final exam time. You may not use a cell phone calculator nor can you share calculators on exams.
One resource that comes with the book is: http://www.interactmath.com/asp/wizardframe.htm (just select your book).
MyMathLab is valuable tool (the instructor code is: schneider84826) which is accessed at http://www.coursecompass.com/.
Any college algebra book or algebra study guide is a good supplement to the text. In addition there are numerous resources on-line. Here are some examples:
Other resources include the Quantico Marine Corps Base Family Library: http://www.mcu.usmc.mil/MCRCweb/library/QuanticoLibrary.htm
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: The student's performance will be evaluated by weekly quizzes, two exams, and the final exam.
The final grade will be determined using the following points scheme:
Homework 100 points (average from MyMathLab)
Quizzes 100 points (11 quizzes worth 10 points -- lowest will be dropped)
Exams 200 points
Final Exam 100 points
Letter grades will be based on the following:
450-500 A (90% - 100%)
400-449 B (80%-89%)
350-399 C (70%-79%)
300-349 D (60%-69%)
<299 F (<60%) (or 3 or more Unexcused Absences)
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Student's may make up quizzes/exams in the next class only if it is an excuse absence. The final exam will only be given on the scheduled date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend class and be on time and prepared.
Students may misss class for legitimate reasons but the instructor must be notified in advance if at all possible. Three or more unexcused absences will result in a failing grade.
Class participation is critical to success in this class.
Chapter 1 and 2
Quiz 1, 2
Chapter 2 and 3
Quiz 3, 4
Chapter 4 and 5
Quiz 5, 6
Chapter 7 and 8
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:3/3/2011 9:23:21 PM