MATH 1010 Section 1
FINAL EXAM: Monday, May 1, 2006, 3:30 PM-5:30 PM, Room:
JWB 203, 801-585-6967, firstname.lastname@example.org
Time and Place: MWF 7:30-8:20AM in JFB 103
Office Hours: MW
11:50AM-12:40PM, and by appointment. Room: JWB 203
Textbook: Larson & Hostetler, Intermediate Algebra, 4th
Course Web Page: http://www.math.utah.edu/~bocea/spring2006algebra.html
Course Description: The use of Algebra enables us to describe
things through the use of variables instead of numbers, it
helps us set up and solve word problems, and it is instrumental
in constructing a link between formulas and pictures which in turn much
our problem solving ability. For a detailed list of topics to be
covered in this course see the
Tutoring Service: The Department of Mathematics offers free
in the T. Benny Rushing Mathematics Student Center between LCB and JWB
on the Circle. The center also offers very pleasant individual and
space and a computer lab. The study areas are open whenever the
is open. The tutoring center's hours are posted on the web page
http://www.math.utah.edu/ugrad/mathcenter.html. The computer lab has
the same hours as the tutoring center. You have
account on the Math Department computer facilities, and there is an
in the lab who can help you get started. In particular you can bring up
browser and use WeBWorK (see
below). The University Tutoring Center, 330
SSB, offers inexpensive private tutoring. A list of private tutors
is also available from the Math Department office. Group tutoring in
math center can be arranged. For more information call our Director of
Services, Angie Gardiner, at 585-9478, send her e-mail at
email@example.com, stop by her office in the center, or visit
Supplemental Instruction: Supplemental
Instruction is available for this section of MATH 1010. Details will be
provided during the first week of classes.
WeBWorK is a www based computer system developed at Rochester
that enables students to answer questions online via a web browser. The
tells you whether or not your answer is correct, and lets you try again
your answer is wrong.
You will receive detailed information about how to use WeBWorK. You do
to have access to a web browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.
are many places on campus that provide such access. You may also have
from your home.
Deadlines: A list of deadlines for this semester is available
University of Utah's Registrar Office
Grading: There will be 13 WeBWorK based home work assignments
counting 3% each, four 50 minutes midterm exams (in class) counting
a departmental final exam counting 33%. With very few exceptions WeBWorK homework will open on Monday
mornings and will be due on Fridays at 11:59p.m., as announced in the
tentative schedule. You will have at least one week to complete
exam will take place at a date and place to be announced later. It will
cover the entire
and will be identical for all day time sections of Math 1010. All exams
be closed books and notes, with no calculators allowed. The questions
the exams are designed to be consistent with these stipulations, in
their answers will not require lengthy arithmetic calculations. For
involving fractions, fundamental constants, or radicals, just
those symbols, you don't need to provide numerical approximations. You
apply reasonable simplifications to algebraic expressions, and cancel
factors in numerators and denominators of fractions and of rational
Your Final Letter Grade for
this course will be determined using the following Fixed
|at least 90%
|at least 85%
|at least 80%
|at least 75%
|at least 70%
|at least 65%
|at least 60%
|at least 55%
|at least 50%
|at least 45%
|at least 40%
Note: Since grading is on a
fixed scale you are not competing with
your class mates. Your grade will be based on your accomplishments and
will not receive a lesser grade because somebody else is getting a
Make ups: There will be no make-ups for homework.
Make-up exams will be given only in case of a legitimate (documented)
excuse. If for some reason you are not able to take a particular
exam at the scheduled time, you will need to inform me, preferably
in advance, and no
later than three days after the exam.
Any make-up or substitute for the
will be an oral exam, and will be available only in truly exceptional
Regrades: I view as very important that the
students review their midterm exams after they are graded to check
for feedback and grading accuracy.
I take this opportunity to
encourage you to discuss with me any questions that you might have
regarding the grading of your midterms.
Calculators: The use of calculators is not allowed for any
in-class exams (including the final exam).
Other Course Policies:
Student Code: http://www.admin.utah.edu/ppmanual/8/8-10.html
Class attendance : Class attendance is expected. You
will be solely responsible for missed handouts or announcements made
during lecture. If you cannot attend a particular lecture, make sure
that you stay informed regarding the information provided during that
Special Accomodations: The ADA requires that reasonable
accomodations be provided for students with physical, sensory,
systemic, learning, and psychiatric disabilities. Students eligible for
special accomodations are strongly encouraged to discuss their needs
me at the beginning of the semester. I will be happy to make such
Etiquette: This is a reasonably large class. To
maximize its benefits
for all participants, and to minimize disruption and distraction,
observe these points:
1. Be in your seat when class starts.
2. Don't leave class before it ends.
3. Wait until class is formally ended before packing up your stuff.
4. Don't engage in any private conversations during class.
5. Turn off your
cell phone during class.
You are welcome to discuss with me any questions
or concerns about the course
during my office hours or by appointment.