## 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: **macarthur@math.utah.edu**

Website: **www.math.utah.edu/~macarthu **

**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 www.utah.edu.

(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

points.

**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).