MA 135 College Algebra
SP 2012 HOA
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
Findlay-Wakefield Science Hall 306
MWF 9-11am, MW 1:30-2:30pm
1/16/12 to 5/11/12
8:00 - 8:50 AM
Textbook: Blitzer's College Algebra, 5th Edition, by Robert F. Blitzer, ISBN: 9780321616463.
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: The online homework program MathXL is required.
Purchase an access code at mathxl.com or at the Park University Bookstore.
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Educational Philosophy: To understand mathematics students must be active learners. They must work many problems both inside and outside of the classroom. The problems assigned should vary in difficulty so that every student is challenged but not overwhelmed. Students should seek out help before becoming frustrated and discouraged.
Class Assessment: Homework (using MathXL): 100 points
Quizzes (in every class): 100 points total
Exams (two): (200 points each) 400 points total
Final Exam: 400 points
Grading: The grading scale will be no worse than the following:
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
Below 60% = F
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 silence all electronic devices and refrain from talking except to participate in class.
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 93
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 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 .
Additional Information:Tentative Schedule
No Class MLK Day
No Class President's Day
Review for Exam 1
No Class Spring Break
Review for Exam 2
No Class Good Friday
Review for Final Exam
Final Exam Week
Week of 5/7
Attachments:MathXL Information Sheet
Last Updated:1/17/2012 1:29:03 PM