MATHEMATICS 1323

Pre-Calculus

Fall  2003

 

 

General Course Guidelines

 

Instructor:           Dr. Cordero

Office:                  425 Pickard Hall

Telephone:          817-272-5062

Office hours:      Tuesday/Wednesday 2:00-3:30 p.m. or by appointment.

E-mail:                  cordero@uta.edu

Website:               http://www2.uta.edu/math/cordero

 

                             

Textbook:      Precalculus  Functions & graphs, 9th Edition by Swokowski/Cole.

 

About the course:  We will study some topics from algebra (absolute value, exponents and radicals, algebraic expressions, equations), functions (polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic), inverse functions.

 

 

Evaluation:

 

Midterm Exam 1

Friday September  26

1:00-3:30 p.m.

20%

Midterm Exam 2

Friday October 31st

1:00-3:30 p.m.

25%

Quizzes

Wednesday Sept. 11

Wednesday October 16

Wednesday November 20

15%

 

Homework

Due every Monday

Total: 12 homework;

drop 2 lowest grades

5%

Final examination

Saturday December 6th

5:30-8:00  p.m.

35%

 

Grading Scale:               90-100          A

                                        80-89            B       

70-79            C

60-69            D

0-59             F

 

 

Homework/Quizzes/Examinations Policies:

 

Ř     Homework must be turned in at the beginning of class and will not be accepted late. If you miss class or come in late, your homework grade on that day will be 0.

 

Instructions for turn-in problems

 

o      Homework should be done in pencil and erasures should be clean and complete.

o      Problems should be written in order and include the page number and the problem number, i.e. p26 # 5.

o      Write on one side of the paper only.

o      If you tear the page from a spiral notebook, trim the curly edges.

o      Papers must be stapled together (upper left hand corner) and folded in half lengthwise.

o      On the outside write your name, date and assigned problems.

o      If these guidelines are not followed, your paper will not be graded and you will receive 0 points on that assignment.

                                                                                                                                                       

 

Ř     Quizzes will be given on any material covered during the semester, not just the previous three weeks.

 

Ř     CALCULATORS: You will be allowed to use any handheld calculator (with the exceptions listed below) for the midterms and final as well as for most assignments and quizzes. However, if a problem is labeled show-your-work, then supporting work is required for any step that cannot be done in your head. The following machines will not be allowed: powerbooks, portable computers, pocket organizers, electronic writing pads or pen input devices, palm-top computers with QWERTY keyboards, or any device with internet or e-mail capabilities. If you have any doubt about your calculator, ask during the first week of class.

 

Ř     MIDTERMS AND FINAL: These exams are departmental, i.e., all sections of Math 1322 will take the same exam and the grades will have the same weight in each section. All of these exams are comprehensive. The format of each exam will be approximately half multiple choice problems and half show-your-work problems.

 

If you have a conflict with either midterm or final, you must contact the course coordinator at least 2 weeks before the scheduled exam. The course coordinator is Dr. Carole Krueger, 448 PKH, telephone 817-272-7163, email krueger@uta.edu.

 

The final exam has a grade weight of 35%; however, you cannot pass the course unless you receive a passing score on the final.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tentative Course Schedule Math 1322

Fall 2003

 

Monday

Wednesday

8/25  Review

8/27   1.1, 1.2

9/1    No Class

9/3    1.2, 1.3

9/8  1.4

9/10   1.5                 Quiz # 1

9/15  1.6

9/17   1.7

9/22   1.8

9/24   Review Test # 1

 

Midterm Examination 1

Friday September 26, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

9/29   2.1

10/1  2.2

10/6   2.3

10/8   2.4

10/13  2.5

10/15   2.6                Quiz # 2

10/20   3.1

10/22   3.2

10/27   3.3

10/29   Review Test # 2

 

Midterm Examination 2

Friday October 31st, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

11/3    3.4

11/5 3.5

11/10   3.5

11/12  4.1

11/17   4.2

11/19   4.3                     Quiz # 3

11/24   4.4

11/25    4.5

12/2   Review Final exam

12/4 Review Final exam

 

 

 

 

 

University Information

Americans with Disabilities Act: The University of Texas at Arlington is on record as being committed to both the spirit and letter of federal equal opportunity legislation; reference Public Law 93112 – The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. With the passage of new federal legislation entitled Americans with Disabilities Act   (ADA), pursuant to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, there is renewed focus on providing this population with the same opportunities enjoyed by all citizens. As a faculty member, I am required by law to provide “reasonable accommodation” to students with disabilities, so as not to discriminate on the basis of that disability. Student responsibility primarily rests with informing faculty at the beginning of the semester and in providing authorized documentation through designated administrative channels.

 

Academic Dishonesty: It is the philosophy of The University of Texas at Arlington that academic dishonesty is a completely unacceptable mode of conduct and will not be tolerated in any form. All persons involved in academic dishonesty will be disciplined in accordance with University regulations and procedures. Discipline may include suspension or expulsion from the University. “Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts.” (Regents Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter IV, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22)

 

Grade Replacement Policy: Upon receiving a grade of D or F in a course, a student may, after filing an intent to do so, replace the grade by repeating the course. The second grade earned, whether higher or lower, will be used in calculating the grade point average unless the second grade is a W. This policy applies only the second time the course is attempted. Both grades received will be shown on the student’s transcript. This policy will apply to a maximum of 10 credit hours at U.T. Arlington. Students must file their intention to replace a grade with the registrar by the Census Date (Sept. 10). All withdrawals after Census Date will be considered an attempt, and the initial grade will be used. This policy will not apply to courses that may be repeated for credit nor courses taken on a pass/fail basis. This policy is not applicable to graduate students and is not retroactive in that a grade in a course taken prior to adoption may be replaced but a grade earned in a course prior to adoption may not be used as a replacement. Individual colleges and schools may limit this policy.

 

Student Disruption: The University reserves the right to impose disciplinary action for an infraction of University policies. For example, engagement in conduct, alone or with others, intended to obstruct, disrupt, or interfere with, or which in fact obstructs, disrupts, or interferes with, any function or activity sponsored, authorized by or participated in by the University.

 

Drop for Non-Payment of Tuition: If you are dropped from this class for non-payment of tuition, you may secure an Enrollment Loan through the Bursar’s Office.

 

Important Dates:                          

Monday, September 1                                  No class – Labor Day

Wednesday, September 10                         Census Date

Friday, October 10                                        Last day to drop with an automatic W

***         for this class only – ask your other instructors about the last drop date for their classes

Friday, November 14                                   Last day to drop

November 27-28                                            No classes    Thanksgiving Holidays

Friday, December 5                                      Last day of classes

 

 

                                                           

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