MA 135 College Algebra
U1HH 2012 PA
Adjunct Faculty – Senior Instructor
Master of Science, Operations Management, University of Arkansas Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Capital University Columbus, Ohio
Before and After Class
June 04, 2012 to July 29, 2012
5:30 - 10:30 PM
College Algebra: 10th Edition; Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, David I. Schneider,
2009 ISBN: #0-321-49913-1S
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Algebra, like all mathematical subjects must be practiced. A student is required to learn and practice basic reasoning and problem solving skills. You must read your textbook and work the examples to be able to do the homework. You cannot rely strictly on the lectures and In-class work. You must not try to do your homework as fast as possible, but take the time to actually learn and grasp the concepts in small sections at a time. It is in practice that you will solidify your understanding of the material. Since this course meets only once per week, you must exercise great discipline in spreading out your work over the entire week. The subjects presented each week will build upon the prior material so it is imperative that you fully understand the prior material. I expect my students to come to class prepared to learn and to participate. I expect my students to ask questions and to call me any time they need help. Do not waste time on a problem that you are having trouble with. Collect your questions and then call me so we can discuss them or email me your questions. I measure my success by your success so I will commit all my efforts to helping you succeed and I expect you to do your best as well.
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Test 1 25%
Test 2 25%
Final Exam 30%
A 92.5 - 100
B 85.0 - 92.5
C 77.5 - 85.0
D 70.0 – 77.5
F Less than 70
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of course work will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will need to take an active role in working out classroom projects. This includes helping other students in completing their individual tasks.
Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.
Students who do not contact me regarding their missing the final (within 48 hours) are not eligible to take the final. Grades MUST be input online 48 hours after the last class. Any student with "unexcused" absences or numerous excused absences are not eligible for an incomplete. With an incomplete grade, a student must provide documentation why they did not attend the final, such as, medical excuse, work related or TDY orders.
Review of Basic Concepts
Equations and Inequalities
Chapter R Homework due
Graphs and Functions
Chapter 1 Homework due
Review Test #1
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Chapter 2 Homework due
Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 3 Homework due
Review Test #2
Systems and Matrices
Chapter 4 Homework due
Analytic Geometry - Parabolas
Chapter 5 Homework due
All assignments must be
turned in at this time!!!
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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
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Last Updated:3/30/2012 6:30:00 PM