College Algebra

Fall 1997
MATH 101.01 (3 credits), M_W_F, 11:00AM-11:50AM, Wickersham 109
MATH 101.03 (3 credits), M_W_F, 2:00PM-2:50PM, Wickersham 107
Textbook:
College Algebra: Concepts and Models, 2nd edition, Larson, Hostetler, and Hodgkins, D.C. Heath and Company, 1996.
Instructor:
Dr. Buchanan
Office: Wickersham 113, Phone: 872-3659, FAX: 871-2320
Office Hours: 10:00AM-11:00AM (MTuWThF), or by appointment
Email: Robert.Buchanan@millersville.edu
Coverage:
Prerequisites:
Mathematics placement.
Attendance:
Students are expected to attend all class meetings. If you must be absent from class you are expected to complete class requirements (tests and/or homework assignments) prior to the absence. Students who miss a test should provide a valid excuse, otherwise you will not be allowed to make up the test. Tests should be made up within one week of their scheduled date. No final exam exemptions.
Homework:
Students are expected to do their homework and participate in class. You should expect to spend a minimum of six hours per week reviewing notes taken during class and working assigned homework exercises. Preparation for the tests and final exam will require additional hours of study. Students will find it beneficial to review all lecture notes and other relevant material collected from the beginning of the semester until the present time at least once per week.
Tests:
Four 50-minute tests (tentatively scheduled for 9/24/97, 10/17/97, 11/12/97, and 12/8/97) and a comprehensive final exam (Friday, December 19, 10:15AM-12:15PM for students in MATH 101.01 and Wednesday, December 17, 08:00AM-10:00AM for students in MATH 101.03). There will also be weekly quizzes of approximately 15 minutes duration.

If you feel that an error was made in the grading of a test, you should explain the error on a separate sheet of paper and return both it and the test to me within three class periods after the test is returned to you.

Grades:
Course grade will be calculated as follows.
Tests 60%
Exam 25%
Quizzes 15%

The course letter grades will be calculated as follows.

90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
0-59 F
Final Word:
Math is not a spectator sport. What you learn from this course and your final grade depend mainly on the amount of work you put forth. Daily contact with the material through homework assignments and review of notes taken during lectures is extremely important.

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Robert.Buchanan@millersville.edu

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