Mathematics 4910

Fall 2008

Instructor: Kelly A. MacArthur

Class Time and Place:
attend Math1010 class MTWF at 8:35-9:25 a.m. in WEB 104
teach on Thursdays (location TBA) 8:35-9:25 a.m.
meet once per week for an hour (time to be determined)

Office Hours: Mondays 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.,
Wednesdays 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.,
or by appointment.
Office Location: JWB226
Office Phone Number: 581-6837
E-mail address:

Text: Intermediate Algebra, 4th edition, by Larson and Hostetler.

Prerequisite: Teaching methods and practicum courses. You should be in your
senior year of the Mathematics Teaching major.

Math Education Website: The math department has a web page
for math teachers in K-12 schools.

Grading: The grades will be calculated as follows:
Attending Math1010 class: 35%
Grading: 10%
Teaching: 40%
Reflections on Teaching: 15%
Basically, you are expected to (1) attend all Math1010 lecture classes
(MTWF 8:35-9:25), (2) teach your Thursday review sessions, (3) write up
a 1-3 paragraph in-depth reflection every week regarding your teaching
experience, and (4) help grade exams. I expect you to treat this
responsibility professionally and maintain your commitment to me and the
students for your Thursday teaching sessions.

Teaching: Every Thursday, I will attend one of the sessions (rotating
each week) taught by the teaching interns so that I can give you feedback regarding
your teaching. During your Thursday classes, you may cover one review topic that I
assign to you the week prior, and then spend the rest of the hour answering homework
and/or review questions.

WebCT: I will put your grades online on WebCT.
You can get there easily from the main University of Utah website
(There's also a link from my website.) To log in, you use the same student id
and password that you use for Campus Information System. I do my best to
update the grades on a regular basis and keep everything accurate.
However, I would advise you to check your grades often to make sure there
were no data entry mistakes. I'm always happy to correct any mistakes I've
made. You just need to let me know about them.

Attendance: As you can see, a large part of your grade is based on your
attendance for the Math1010 lectures. I expect you to be there every day. If
you need to miss a day, I expect you to communicate clearly and in a timely fashion
with me regarding your absence. The grading scale for this category will be as
follows: 100% == no absences, 90% == up to two excused absences, 80% == three or
four excused absences, 70% == five or six excused absences, 0% == more than six
excused absences. For every unexcused absence, you will get deducted 10 percentage

Grading Scale: The grade scale will be the usual:
A (93-100), A- (90-92), B+ (87-89), B (83-86), B- (80-82), C+ (77-79),
C (73-76), C- (70-72), D+ (67-69), D (63-66), D- (60-62), E (0-59).