Math 112 – College Algebra Fall 2008 Section 023 Instructor: Office: Email: Webpage: Natalie Sandler Office Hours: Math East 146A Phone: [email protected] http://math.arizona.edu/~sandler TA: Office: Peter Hall Math 701 See the webpage 626-5822 Email: [email protected] Office hour: Monday 12 – 1pm The Graduate Teaching Assistant will be helping with our section of College Algebra this semester. He will hold a weekly office hour to supplement my office hours. He will also participate in some class periods, teach several classes, grade selected homework/quizzes, write some exam questions and assist in grading one exam. Please use the TA’s office hours for additional help with the course material. Any questions or concerns about the class itself, grading and so forth, should be directed to the course instructor. Attendance: The University rules require me to drop any student who does not attend the first two classes without contacting me and asking me not to do so. Students are expected to attend every scheduled class and to be familiar with the University Class Attendance policy as it appears in the General Catalog. Attendance may not be checked every lesson; however there will be no make-up quizzes. It is the student’s responsibility to keep informed of any announcements, syllabus adjustments or policy changes made during scheduled classes. Student that missed three classes (two classes during first week) without contacting me might be dropped from the course by the instructor. Academic Integrity: Students are responsible to inform themselves of University policies regarding the Code of Academic Integrity. Students found to be in violation of the Code are subject to penalties ranging from a loss of credit for work involved to a grade of E in the course, and risk possible suspension or probation. The Code of Academic Integrity will be enforced in all areas of the course, including, but not limited to, tests and quizzes. For more information about the Code of Academic Integrity policies and procedures, including information about your rights and responsibilities as a student, see http://deanofstudents.arizona.edu/codeofacademicintegrity Classroom Conduct: Students at the University of Arizona are expected to conform to the standards of conduct established in the Student Code of Conduct. Prohibited conduct includes: 1. All forms of student academic dishonesty, including cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, and plagiarism. 2. Interfering with University or University-sponsored activities, including but not limited to classroom related activities, studying, teaching, research, intellectual or creative endeavor, administration, service or the provision of communication, computing or emergency services. 3. Endangering, threatening, or causing physical harm to any member of the University community or to oneself or causing reasonable apprehension of such harm. 4. Engaging in harassment or unlawful discriminatory activities on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, handicapping condition, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or violating University rules governing harassment or discrimination. Students found to be in violation of the Code are subject to disciplinary action. For more information about the Student Code of Conduct, including a complete list of prohibited conduct, see the following website: http://deanofstudents.arizona.edu/policiesandcodes/studentcodeofconduct Students should turn off all electronic devices during class unless the device is deemed necessary for the class by the instructor. This includes, but is not limited to cell phones, mp3 players, PDAs, and computers. Also, don’t read newspapers during the class time, please! Homework will be assigned regularly – assignments will include review material and other workbook pages as well as assignments from your textbook. “WB” will denote workbook assignments with the page number. Homework is an essential component of the course and will help to prepare you for the exams. The assignments will require you to not only solve problems, but to also explain your method of solving using clearly written sentences. In addition there will be several brief unannounced quizzes that will be taken directly from the homework problems. They will be graded as a homework assignment. At the end of semester, I will drop a few lowest scores of your homework/quizzes before averaging your scores. Because of this, I will NOT accept ANY late homework regardless of any reason! If you must miss the class, I recommend that you find a way to get your homework to me on time. If you miss two assignments/quizzes, they will count as your drops; the next missed one will be graded with a ZERO. The total homework/quiz score (with WebAssign) is worth 100 points (same as one test!). DOING YOUR HOMEWORK, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS AS GIVEN BELOW: 1. Be neat, orderly, and well organized. You may use both sides of the paper. 2. Label the top of your paper with your name, class, and the section number for the problem set. 3. Clearly number the problems in the left margin going down the page. 4. Circle or box your answers so they stand out. 5. Skip a line or two between problems so it is clear where a problem starts and ends. 6. Supportive work must be shown in order to get credit! “Solutions” might be worth more than “answers”. 7. Homework papers must be stapled together. No paper clips, please! I will NOT collect unstapled homework – don’t loose points for this reason! 8. Every problem should be solved. This means that you don’t start doing your homework an hour before it is due. Start earlier and you’ll be able to go to office hours or the tutoring room to get help if you need it. 9. Most important, you are strongly encouraged to discuss homework problems with tutors, your classmates, and me, but all answers must be your own. Cheating is not the way you learn anything. Again, think about quizzes and tests! Students are expected to behave in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student's submitted work must be the student's own. University policies can be found at http://dos.web.arizona.edu/uapolicies. While in class, please keep your cell phones/pagers off. Also, don’t read newspapers during the class time, please! Every HW/quiz will be graded out of 10points. Two points will be given for completeness and following the instructions above. The remaining 8 points will be given for the right solutions/explanations on the problems graded. I will select several problems from each HW to grade. WebAssign homework will electronically grade all problems submitted, provided they are submitted on time. All points will be given for right answers and completeness. Instructions for WebAssign: To create an account for our class go to http://webassign.net, click on the Log-In button, then click on the I Have a Class Key button. Our class key is arizona 4568 3900. You must do this even if you have used WebAssign in the past or are using it for another course this semester. There is a 14-day grace period (from the first day of classes) before you must purchase your access code for our class. Each time you log-in, you will see a reminder. Keep in mind from the very beginning, that there are NO opportunities for extra credit or for “redo” unsatisfactory work in our course. Please don’t ask!