MA 125 Intermediate Algebra
F1Y 2010 MN
Bacopulos, Dionysia S.
Adjunct Facult y
BSE University of Memphis 1979MS University of Memphis 1982
the class room
before and after class and by appointment
August 15, 2010 to October 10, 2010
5:00 - 9:40 PM
Intermediate Algebra, 10th edition, by Margaret Lial, John Hornsby & Terry McGinnis
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My goal in teaching mathematics is three-fold: to make clear mathematical concepts, to help students acquire mathematical skills and to encourage and inspire them to continue in their study of mathematics in a way that supports their life goals. As a teacher of a course, it is my responsibility to set and maintain the standards of this course – what is to be taught and how students’ performance is to be assessed. The goals of this course are specified in a manner that affords me the flexibility to adapt to students’ needs: a careful balance must be achieved to be covered in the course and the ability of the students to learn those topics. The pursuit of this balance is dynamic. I continually try to find a better way to achieve the same goals. As a teacher of mathematics, I am challenged to provide the highest quality instruction I can for students from all backgrounds. My ultimate goal is to find the experience of taking a course from me to be enriching in one way or another regardless of their final grade.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
1. TESTS: There will be four (4) tests. No make ups. These tests will be in class.
2. FINAL EXAM: There will be a comprehensive final exam. There will be no make up
for the final. The final is in class.
An Example of how to figure out your course average:
TEST # 1 85
TEST # 2 77
TEST # 3 91
465divided by 6 = 77.5
90 - 100
80 – 89.9
70 – 79.9
60 – 69.9
00 – 59.9
Late Submission of Course Materials: In the event of an excused absence the student must make arrangements with the instructor to make up a test. Class time cannot be used to make up a test. The final exam nor the last test may be made up.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participation is expected and attendance will be checked at each class meeting and will be reported to the school administration (on line).
Any student who leaves class early without letting the instructor know the reason will constitute an unexcused absence. Students must stay until dismissed in order to be counted as present. Students are responsible for the material that they missed.
The student must have respect for all in class. Please put phones and pagers on vibrate.
Calculators may be used for both homework and tests. Every student must use his/her own calculator during a test.
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, Review
TEST # 1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2
5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5
TEST # 2, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4, 8.6, 8.7
TEST # 3, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5
9.6, 9.7, 10.1, 10.2 , 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6
TEST # 4, FINAL EXAM
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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
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