Text: Elementary and Intermediate Algebra; Charles P McKeague; 3rd edition,
Thomson, Brooks/Cole 2004
Office Hours: I have no office on Campus but will
meet with any Student who needs
help. Contact me in or after class (I will remain until all students have
left),by phone or
by email. I will attempt to answer email every day but do not assume an
has been made if I have not sent a verification return email.
Course Description: This course is a continuation
of Math 021. Subjects include linear
and quadratic equations and inequalities ; graphs; algebraic fractions; 2x2 and
systems of linear equations ; and complex numbers. Course Assignments are in the
attached matrix course topics are:
Homework: I will check homework every class and I
will give a quiz each class period
based on the homework assigned for that class period. You should plan on at
hours of outside study for every class period. Homework is assigned in the
matrix. Two copies are provided, detach one and put in a safe place if you loose
original. Section titles and numbers are shown in the table at the end of this
You are assigned to read the chapters that will be covered in class. You should
class ready to ask questions on any homework problem you were unable to solve.
opportunity to ask questions on the homework will be provided before each quiz.
Grades: I will base grades on a combination of
quizzes, homework, tests, and the
comprehensive final. I will use class participation to decide whether to upgrade
average that is less than one percentage point from the next break point. Class
participation includes answering questions and doing board problems. I will
give you a few minutes to do board problems at your desk before asking you to
the board. Usually I will ask you to do board problems in groups of 2. I will
help you if
you have a problem. Articulating your answer to your peers is an important part
math education and is a course requirement. There will be 22 quizzes worth 6
each and I will drop the three lowest quiz scores for a total of 114 points. I
issue a makeup quiz. If you miss a class the missed quiz will be one of your low
I give partial credit for work shown, be sure to take the time to show all steps
thought process. If it is a word problem a sketch is required and will be part
grade. I do not give partial credit if work is not shown. I will ask you to
homework at the beginning of each class. If you have attempted each problem you
receive 6 points. If not no points will be awarded. If you miss class I will
homework at and only at the first class you are present at . I will not review
homework for credit after the due date.
There will be three tests worth 100 points each and the
final will combine a test of
chapter 11 with a comprehensive final is worth 300 pts.
Grades will be based on total points. Letter grades will
be awarded on the following
90-100% of total points
80-89% of total points
70-79% of total points
60-69% of total points
0-59% of total points
Students may bring one handwritten (no mechanically
produced, printed, or photocopied
sheets allowed) notes sheet to all tests and quizzes. The notes sheet can be
one side only, the other side must be blank. Sheet can be no larger than
Sheet must be the student’s own work. Two 8.5x11 inch note pages front and back
allowed for the final.
Make up of missed classes. Attendance is important.
Work or illness may make
attendance occasionally impossible. Students should identify a study buddy to
for them if they are going to miss. You are responsible for the material if you
Regular exams may be made up with a good reason. I will attempt to make them of
equal difficulty but difficulty is a relative thing so it may be harder for any
individual. It will be totally different than the original. There will be no
“learning what is on the exam”. Math is cumulative and difficult to make up,
effort to not miss class. I reserve the right to modify the assignment sheet at
any time. If
you miss be sure to ask your study buddy if that occurred.
Extra Help. Math is extremely difficult if you get
behind. If you don’t understand
topics ask for help early. I will come to class early or stay late to provide
if necessary. Coordinate by phone or in person in class. If regular help is
should use the tutoring service in the learning center.
Code of Student Conduct. Honesty and integrity is
non-negotiable. See WVU-Ps
student handbook section on Code of Student Conduct. You can work together to
or on homework. If you do so, make sure both names are on the work. All tests
quizzes must be your own work.
Cell Phones: Put your cell phones on vibrate or
Calculator: You must have a graphing calculator. If
this is not your last math class I
highly recommend a TI-83 series calculator . That is the type I will demonstrate
and is required for all higher math courses here. There will be a bonus question
test that will require the TI-83 or 84 calculator.
Social Justice: West Virginia University at
Parkersburg is committed to social justice.
Our college does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, disability,
status, religion, sexual orientation, color, or national origin. Any suggestions
promote a positive and open environment in this class will be appreciated and
If you are a person with a disability who may require and anticipate needing any
accommodation in order to participate in this class, please advise me and make
appropriate arrangements with the Office of Disability Services (424-8378).
Class and final timeTime:
Do not miss the final. If you miss call me immediately. I
have a very short
window to submit grades (often no more than 24 hours) and once I do I can’t
Class Schedule: The following schedule is
tentative. I reserve the right to speed up or
slow down as needed. I will confirm the next class assignments at the conclusion
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