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College Algebra for Business and Social Sciences Math 1090 – 002 Summer 2012 Instructor: Katrina Johnson Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00-­‐11:00am, or by appointment Office: JWB 105 E-­‐mail address: Website: Class Time & Place: MWF, 9:00-­‐11:15am, JTB 130 Text: Business Algebra, 2nd edition, by MacArthur. Calculator Policy: You may use any calculator you’d like for the homework in this class. No calculators will be allowed on quizzes or exams. Prerequisites: At least a C grade in Math 1010 (Intermediate Algebra). Resources – Tutoring Lab & Computer Lab: T. Benny Rushing Mathematics Student Center, Rm. 155 & 155C Hours: M – Th 8a.m. – 8p.m., F 8a.m. – 6p.m. (Closed weekends and holidays) Group tutoring is also available through the tutoring center. Private Tutoring: University Tutoring Services, 330 SSB or there is a list of tutors at the Math Department office in JWB 233 Students with Disabilities: The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities. If you will need accommodations in the class, reasonable prior notice needs to be given to the Center for Disability Services, 162 Olpin Union Build, 581-­‐
5020 (V/TDD). CDS will work with you and the instructor to make arrangements for accommodations. Grading: Grades will be calculated as follows: Quizzes 10% Homework 20% Midterm 30% Final 40% Total 100% (Note: You may choose whether you would prefer the old grading scheme of 40% for the Midterm and 60% for the Final, you must send me an email by Monday May 21st at 5:00pm otherwise your grade will be calculated by the grading scheme above.) Grading scale: Grades will be assigned as follows: 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). Quizzes: Daily quizzes will be given as a way to received feedback, they will be scored for participation. Quiz questions will be taken from or related to text examples, examples presented in class, or assigned practice problems. I will drop your lowest 3 quiz scores. NO make-­up quizzes will be given. Homework: Practice is an essential part of learning. Observing someone else doing problems is VERY different from working problems yourself!!! There are assigned practice problems for each topic discussed in class on the previous syllabus. You should read the sections and complete as many of the practice problems as you can for each section before coming to class. These problems will not be collected but will serve as a guide for our in-­‐class skills practice. In addition after we discuss each section in class, homework will be assigned, collected and graded. Homework will be due by the end of class on the give due date. I will accept late homework up to a week late. There will be a 10% deduction per day for late homework; deductions will follow the time cutoffs as explained in class. (Ex: Assignment due Wednesday at 11:15, on-­‐time; Wednesday 11:15-­‐Thursday midnight, 1 day late; Friday, 2 days late; Saturday, 3 days late; Sunday, 4 days late; Monday, 5 days late; Tuesday 6 days late; following Wednesday until 5:00pm, 7 days late -­‐ after 5:00pm not accepted for credit). Exams: You will be required to bring a pencil and your student ID to each exam. I will be checking your IDs at each exam. If you don’t bring your ID, you may not be allowed to take the exam. Important! There are NO make-­‐up exams. Exam dates are fixed and will not change, make sure that you are in class and prepared to take each exam. There will be no retakes of exams… ever. Your score is what you get. Exam Dates – Final: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 9:00 – 11:15am in JTB 130 Midterm: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Other Policies:  When you come to class, plan to be in class (turn your cell phone OFF, keep your computer in your bag, save visiting with your neighbor/friend till after class, …). If you are in class, I will expect respectful behavior. Examples of disrespect include reading a newspaper or magazine in class, social chatting with your friend in class, text-­‐messaging your buddies during class, or cuddling with your girl/boyfriend in class. In all of these instances I may decide to ask you to leave the class.  Make sure that the written work you turn in is organized and legible. I will only grade work that I can read.  I will put your grades online. 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.  If your have questions about any midterm or quiz grade, you must bring it to me within one week of the midterm. After that, you will have to live with whatever grade you got.  If you have crisis-­‐level extenuating circumstances, which require flexibility, it is 100% your responsibility to communicate with me as soon as possible. The longer you wait to communicate with me, the less I can and am willing to do to help. 
You may take an alternate exam if you talk to me about it first and explain the extenuating circumstances that make it necessary. Needing to work, babysitting your siblings, oversleeping, or needing more time to study do not pass as acceptable. Getting in a car crash or having to attend your child’s birth, on the other hand, is sufficient reason to request to take an alternate exam (I reserve a right to ask for a written evidence of any claims you make). But, it is 100% your responsibility to communicate with me as soon as is possible, before the exam occurs (or as soon as possible). Talking to me after the exam will be sufficient reason for you to receive a zero on that exam. I reserve the right to make alternate exams more difficult than the scheduled exam. I will send information to the class via the campus information system. You will be responsible for this information. It is in your best interest to make sure your email address is up-­‐to-­‐date. Please make sure you do your best throughout the semester. Come talk to me if you need further study strategies. No extra credit will be given at the end of the semester. Do not ask me to make special arrangements for you to improve your grade at the end of the semester. If you ask me toward the end of the semester if I’ll make special arrangements for you to improve your grade by some means, the answer will be NO.