MA 125 Intermediate Algebra
S2Q 2013 FE
Marcum, James Daniel ("Dan")
Adjunct Mathematics Instructor
M.S.T. MathematicsB.S. MathematicsB.S. Mathematics Education
March 18 – May 12, 2013
Thursdays on March 21 & 28 + April 4, 11, 18, 25 + May 2 & 9 (Final Exam on May 9)
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Intermediate Algebra (11th Ed.) by Lial, Hornsby, McGinnis (Addison-Wesley, ISBN 978-0-321-71541-8)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
In addition the required textbook and calculator, it is to your advantage to keep an organized notebook throughout the semester that should contain all of the work you produce in this course. I suggest that your notebook be a 1½ inch (4 cm) 3-ringed binder with 5 dividers labeled and ordered as follows: COURSE INFO NOTES & OUTLINES HOMEWORK QUIZZES PAPER
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The Mid-Term Exam takes place on Thursday, April 11th and the Final Exam takes place on Thursday, May 9th.
Individual homework assignment grades will not be based on correct answers, but on your process and your ability to organize your work following FEA:
FEA – follow this on each homework assignment for full credit!
Each HW assignment is worth 4 points, graded on the FEA scale: Format, Effort, and Appearance and must be done on 3-holed, college-ruled paper.
Format – 1 point: Name, MATH 125, Date Assigned, Date Due in the upper right corner in descending order
Questions indicated in the upper left corner (no questions - indicate this by writing NONE there)
Assignment Name on the first line right after the left margin
Effort – 2 points for excellent effort; all exercises attempted, appropriate work shown.
1 points for average effort; missing exercises and/or insufficient work shown.
0 points for poor effort; lists of answers receive no credit!
Appearance – 1 point: Exercises are neatly organized, easy to follow, and done on 3-holed, college-ruled paper.
Concerning Quizzes Two Quizzes will be given each class except on the class days when an exam is given (when that happens, only one quiz will be given). What to prepare for on upcoming quizzes will be announced ahead of time in class and through the on-line classroom.
Each quiz will be worth 10 points and they will usually be given at the beginning and end of each class, lasting 10 - 15 minutes. Quizzes will assess your understanding of past homework and are based on process and correct answers. Unless an answer is “obvious,” some work or explanation is usually required to receive full credit on quiz exercises.
Grading of quizzes will also be tied to the Learning Rubric at the end of this syllabus.
Concerning Exams The Mid-Term and Final Exams are “closed notes” and “closed book” assessments. Each exam will be 90 minutes in length and are cumulative.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Homework A homework assignment not turned in on time is considered “late." You may turn in four “late” homework assignments without penalty. A "late" homework is due no later than the beginning of the next class or it becomes a “0.”
After four “late” homework assignments, subsequent late or missing homework will not be accepted and will receive a “0” grade for the remainder of the semester unless I have given you instructions to the contrary.
Homework and Absences If a homework assignment is due on a day that you are absent from class (for any reason), then that homework must be turned in at the beginning of the next class or it is considered late.
Quizzes and Absences If you miss a class, or arrive late, you may make up two “missed” quizzes without penalty. Two subsequent “missed” quizzes may be made up, but only receive a maximum of 8 points. More than four “missed” quizzes without a valid reason earns a “0” on those quizzes.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 (Mar 21): Introduction – Chapters 1 & 2 – Quizzes 01 & 02 – HW 01 &0 2
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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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Additional Information:Pencil & Eraser Policy: I require you to do all homework, quizzes, and exams using a pencil and eraser. You will lose 25% on any homework, quiz, or exam that wasn’t done in pencil, or that has messy scratched-out work. NOTE: It is O.K. to use a pen to head your papers and a pen/highlighter to circle final answers.
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