Math 1060 - Spring 2009

Instructor: Ken Bromberg, JWB 303, web:

Office Hours: MW 1:50-2:50 and Th 1:30-2:30.

Text: Precalculus, 7th edition, by Larson and Hostetler, Houghton Mifflin, 2004. We will cover (most of) chapters 4-6 and some topics from chapter 10. The rest of the book is used in Math 1050. College Algebra (Math 1050) is not a prerequisite; however, you should be familiar with Intermediate Algebra (Math 1010), as summarized in Appendix A.

Exam Dates: There are 3 midterms, on Febuary 11, March 11, and April 15 (these are all Wednesdays). The Final Exam is on Monday, May 4, from 10:30-12:30pm. All exams are closed book and notes, and calculators are not allowed. Please bring a picture ID for every exam.

Homework: It will be assigned weekly and is done online via WeBWorK. I will post the assignment for each week by Thursday the week before it is due. The computer will not accept any answers past the deadline, which will be every Wednesday at 11pm. You should aim to complete all assignments well before 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 4 scores are dropped from the overall homework score.

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Grading Policy: 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.

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 are not allowed in exams. 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