Math 1100-4, Fall 2010
This website contains all the official policies and dates for
section 4 of Math 1100. All students will be expected to have read this
webpage. It is very unlikely but possible that I will need to make
changes to some of these policies and/or dates. Any changes will be
announced in class and posted here.
Instructor: Ken Bromberg, JWB 303, web: http://www.math.utah.edu/~bromberg/fall2010/1100
Office Hours: MW 1:00-1:50
Text: Mathematical Applications for Management, Life and the Sciences, Volume 2 by Harshbarger and Reynolds (custom 8th edition for the U of U). We will cover sections 9.1-9.9, 10.1-10.5, 11.1-11.5, 12.1-12.4, 13.1-13.4, 13.7, 14.1-14.2. The custom edition we use essentially contains only these sections plus chapter 5 which is review material for this course. The regular 8th edition of the text contains all the required material and you can use it if you prefer.
prerequisite for this class is a C or better in Math 1090 or 1050. If
you received a C in the prerequisite course you should seriously
consider retaking it before taking Math 1100.
Drop and withdrawl dates: The
last day to drop the class is September 1 and the last to to withdraw
is October 22.
Exam Dates: There are 3 midterms, on September
24, October 27, and November 22. The Final
Exam is on Tuesday, December 14, from 10:30am - 12:30pm. All exams are
book and notes. I may allow scientific calculators (but not graphing
caculators) on some of the exams but this policy will vary from exam to
bring a picture ID for every exam.
I will return the exams in the next class after the
exam is taken. You should look over the exam before you leave class. If
you have any questions about the grading you should return the exam to
me with a note on what problem you would like me to a look at. However,
unless there is an obvious mistake it is extremely unlikely that I will
change your grade. Once you leave the
classroom with your exam no changes can be made to your grade.
If you don't come to the class following the exam to pick up your exam
then you will have to come to office hours retrieve your test.
For the final I will set up a time where you can come
to my office to pick up your exam. The same policy applies as for
midterms. Once you leave my office with your exam no changes can be
made your grade. You can also give me a stamped, addressed envelope and
I will send you your exam.
Homework: It will be assigned weekly and is done online via
WeBWorK. I will post each assignment at least a week
before it is due. The computer will not accept any answers past the
which will be at 11pm. You should aim to complete all
assignments well before the deadline - there may be computer problems
that prevent entering any answers minutes or hours before the
deadline. A computer problem is not a valid excuse for not completing
an assignment on time. The lowest 3 scores are dropped from the
overall homework score. Late homework
will not be accepted under any circumstances.
WeBWorK login for the class
There is a button in WeBWorK that allows you to email the
instructor. If you have a question on how to do a problem you should
explain what you have attempted to do. If you ask "Can you give me a
hint on problem 3?" or "How do you start Problem 8?" I will send an
email back with a link directing you to this paragraph. If you are not
able to even start a problem you should come to office hours or visit
the tutoring center (see below).
Grading Policy: There are two possible grading schemes for
this course. I will calculate your grade using both schemes and give
you the better of the two grades.
Scheme 1: Your final grade will be determined from
the following components: homework 20%, midterms 40%, final 40%. The
lowest of the 3 midterm scores is dropped and each of the other 2
counts 20% toward the final grade.
Scheme 2: Your final grade will be determined from the following
components: homework 20%, midterms 60%, final 20%. All 3 midterm scores
will count in this scheme with each being worth 20% of your final grade.
If you receive more than 90% of the total points you will get at
least an A-, more than 80% at least a B-, more than 70% at least a C-
and more than 60% at least a D-.
Make-up policy: There are no make-ups. If you miss a midterm, that's the one that gets dropped and the other two count toward the final grade.
Additional resources: If you feel that you are falling behind, check out the math tutoring center. It is located in the T. Benny Rushing Mathematics Center and is open 8am-8pm M-Th and 8am-6pm F. This service is provided by the math department and is free. I would recommend forming groups of 5-8 or so that can meet weekly at the same time with a tutor. There is also the ASUU Tutoring Center, 330 SSB, which offers one on one tutoring for a nominal fee.
Calculators: As stated above, calculators will not be allowed on all exams and if they are allowed only scientific caclulators. However, graphing calculators can be very useful when you do your homework. You may also want to install graphing software on your computer. If you do not own a computer, or cannot find suitable software for your operating system, another option is to use an online java applet, such as the one at http://gcalc.net.