MA 135 College Algebra
FA 2011 HOC
Adjunct Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of California RiversideM.S. in Mathematics, University of California RiversideB.A. in Mathematics, Calfornia State University Northridge
Findlay-Wakefield Science Hall 306
Thursdays, 9-10, or by appointment
Textbook: Essentials of College Algebra, 10th Edition, by Lial, Hornsby, and Schneider, ISBN: 9780321664990
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: The online homework program MathXL is required.
Purchase an access code at the bookstore.
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Educational Philosophy: To learn the material you should be prepared to spend at least two hours outside of classroom for every hour spent in the classroom. The only way to learn mathematics is to DO it yourself. Therefore, doing the homework assignments regularly is the key to your success. While lecturing, I will ask a lot of questions; it is in your interest to be involved and answer as many as you can, bearing in mind that there is no penalty for a wrong answer. Also, I believe that EVERY question is worth asking. Remember: many people might have the same question. Take an active role in your learning and communicate with me as much as you can. If I do not know what the problem is, I certainly will not know how to fix it.
Class Assessment: Homework: 100 Points (10%)
Mini Quizzes: 100 Points (10%)
Midterm 1: 200 Points (20%)
Midterm 2: 200 Points (20%)
Final Exam: 400 Points (40%)
Grading: The grading scale will be no worse than the following:
A: 90% - 100%
B: 80% - 89%
C: 70% - 79%
D: 60% - 69%
F: Less than 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials: No late submissions of homework or make up quizzes, or exams are allowed
except in the case of an unplanned documented emergency. Documentation will
be required in the form of a doctor's note, accident report, etc.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please refrain from talking unless you are participating.
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93I have no tolerance for cheating. If you get caught cheating, you will be reported to the University.
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96You will be considered absent if:
1. You do not attend class without contacting me in advance with an acceptable excuse
2. You attend the class for less than 30 minutes
3. You do not take the daily mini-quiz without making prior arrangement with me in advance
4. You use electronics unrelated to class such as cell-phones and laptops
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 .
Attachments:MathXL Information Sheet
Last Updated:8/9/2011 12:48:10 PM