Math 130 Fall 2018

Classes Office Hours (Ayres 226)

For the next few Tuesdays (2/12, 2/19), I'll
be covering a class from 12:40 to 1:30. Office hours
will run from 1:45 to 3:45.

9:10 - 10:00 MWF in HSS (TBD)
1:00 - 3:00 T in 226 Ayres and by appointment.

You are welcome to drop by anytime.
If I am not busy, I'll be happy to talk to you.

Course Schedule


Math Department Syllabus

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Final Grades The common final will not be completely graded until Thursday, Dectember 13. The scores from the final exam are now posted on webassign. The 'final grade' listed there should be pretty accurate, although some small adjustments may be made based on improvements made during the term. Your grade for the course should be done by Saturday or Sunday. Look at the registrar's website. The actual grade won't be posted on webassign.

Homework and Quiz Grades - The homework and quiz grade counts for 15% of your grade. The three lowest scores of the 13 quizzes were dropped and the total number of points counted was 70. There were about 850 points available on webassign homework but the average will be based on only 750 points. These 2 were averaged to get the grade labeled 'HQ' posted on webassigs. The maximum will be 100%.

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The final exam is scheduled for Friday, December 7 at 8 a.m. in the Alumni Memorial Building, room 210.

Test 4

The scores have been posted on webassign. Seven points were added to the score you got on the test, but the total will be out of 75.

It will cover the material through section 7.3 Calculators will NOT be allowed on this test.

Worksheets handed out in class:

Test 3 is scheduled for Friday, October 26.

It will cover the material through section 5.2. Calculators will NOT be allowed on this test.

The worksheets handed out in class:

Test 2 is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2. It will cover the material through section 2.8. The worksheets handed out in class:

Test 1 is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11.
It will cover the material through section 1.8. The problems will be similar to the problems on the worksheets and from the quizzes.

The worksheets handed out in class:

Course Policies

Text: Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, by Stewart, Redlin & Watson, 7th Edition, Brooks/Cole Publishing Company. ISBN: 978-1-305-7615-2 Text Link

Tests: There will be four hour tests, plus a comprehensive departmental final exam.

Homework and quizzes : Homework problems will be done using webassign. Homework will be assigned every class day. It is important to keep up with the assignments. The best way to learn math is to struggle with lots of problems. The homework will count 7.5%. There will also be some short quizzes during class. The 3 lowest quiz scores will be dropped and no makeups will be given if you miss one. The quizzes will also count 7.5%.

Grades: Grades will be computed on the math departments scale: 90-100% A, 87 - 89% A-, 83 - 86 B+, 80-82% B, 77 - 79% B-, etc.
They will be weighted as shown below.
the 4 tests 55%
webassign homework 7.5%
in class quizes 7.5%
Departmental Final Exam 30%

Calculator: You should have a scientific calculator for this course. For example, any TI graphing calculator (the TI - 81 through 86) or Sharp or Casio is fine. Any calculator with an exponentiation key is fine, but not one built into your phone or with an internet connection. You won't be able to use a calculator on the tests. If you don't have one, find the nearest pawn shop.

Make Up Policy: If you must miss due to a university sanctioned meeting let me know ahead of time. If you have an emergency and miss a test, please notify me as soon as possible (email is best) to schedule a make-up.

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