Math 1

Section Z1

Elementary College Algebra

Fall 2013

Course Meets: Mondays 5:30 – 8:30 PM Room: Votey 223 Instructor: Susan McAuliffe E-mail: Susan.McAuliffe@uvm.edu Office: Room 301, Pearl House, 12 Colchester Ave., Enter at the east side of the building. Office Hours: Wed. 3-4 PM, Thur. 11:45-12:45 PM AND By appointment via email. I can be flexible. Final Exam: Monday 12/9/13 4:30 – 7:15 PM 223 Votey This is scheduled by the UVM Registrar. Text: Intermediate Algebra – 11th edition, by Lial, Hornsby, McGinnis Course Outline: We will cover portions of chapters 1-9. Homework: There will be weekly ungraded homework sets. It is to your benefit to work on these; you only learn mathematics by doing mathematics. Each day I will assign reading homework as well as problems to be completed. You should read each section and work through the examples before attempting the homework. Whenever possible, check your answers in the back of the book. You will also be asked to pre-read the section to be covered the next class period. You will be able to follow explanations in class far more easily if you have at least skimmed the material before we cover it in class. Please ask questions at the start of class on any problems you had difficulty with. Do not struggle alone with the coursework; seek help from fellow students, e-mail me with questions, come to office hours, set up an appointment, or find extra help at Help Sessions. Daily preparation is expected. Quizzes: There will be weekly in-class quizzes and/or take-home quizzes. If you have done your homework you will be well prepared for the quizzes. Your two lowest scores will be dropped. Tests: There will be two tests during the semester. At least one week notice will be given. Missing a test or exam is a serious matter. A make-up will be scheduled only in case of illness or other legitimate reason for absence. I may ask you to document your excuse through the Health Center or the Dean's Office. If you need to be absent from a test or exam, you are required to let me know as soon as possible; you should notify me by e-mail before the test or exam begins. Grading: Quizzes: 40% Tests: 40% Final Exam: 20% Attendance: Attendance is expected at each class period. Exceptionally good attendance is grounds for rounding up of your final course grade. Exceptionally poor attendance is grounds for rounding down of your final course grade. Academic Integrity: Each student is expected to abide by the University of Vermont Code of Academic Integrity which can be found at: http://www.uvm.edu/policies/student/acadintegrity.pdf Academic Assistance: Students working with the ACCESS office or who are in need of accommodation please see me as soon as possible. More information can be found at: http://www.uvm.edu/~aspprogs/ Extra Help: The math department provides free help sessions and walk-in tutoring Monday – Thursday from 5-7pm. More information can be found at: http://www.uvm.edu/~cems/mathstat/? Page=classes/help-sessions.php&SM=classes/_classesmenu.html

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