Mathematics 4190

Fall 2013

Instructor: Kelly A. MacArthur

Class Time and Place:
attend Math1080 class MTWHF at 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in JFB102
teach one hour per week (time and location to be determined)
meet once per week for an hour (time to be determined)

Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m,
Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 p.m. or by appointment.
Office Location: JWB226
Office Phone Number: 581-8341
E-mail address:
Text: You will need to check out a copy of the Precalculus text we are using for 1080, from the main math department desk, and then return it at the end of the semester.

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 Math1080 class: 35%
Grading: 10%
Teaching: 40%
Reflections on Teaching: 15%

Basically, you are expected to (1) attend all Math1080 lecture classes
(MTWHF 11:50 to 12:40), (2) teach your weekly review sessions, (3) write up
a one page 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 weekly teaching sessions.

Teaching: Every week, I will attend at least one of the sessions (rotating
each week) taught by the teaching interns so that I can give you feedback regarding
your teaching. During your weekly 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.

Online Grades: I will put your grades online on Canvas.
You can get there easily from the main University of Utah 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 Math1080 lectures. I expect you to be there every day and be
attentive, setting a good role model for the 1080 students.
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).

ADA Statement: The American with Disabilities Act requires that reasonable accommodations be provided for students with physical, sensory, cognitive, systemic, learning and psychiatric disabilities. Any student with a certified disability who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations must contact the Center for Disabled Students (CDS) and me at the beginning of the semester to discuss any such accommodations for the course.