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1 UNIV 1110 Syllabus – Fall 2015 Dr. Xuechao Li (Suechow Lee), Office location: 203 Milledge Hall Email: xcli@uga.edu Office Hours MWF 1:30-3:30PM or by Appointments Material: Text: College Algebra - 8e (or 7e) Subscription Code College Algebra (8th Edition), Larson. ISBN: 0618643109 College Algebra (8e) Online information: 1. http://www.webassign.net 2. Find the “Have a class key?” Is Webassign used in your instructors class click here. 3. Enter the class key: uga 69525841 if your section (CRN 13407) is during 11:15-12:05PM); or enter your class key uga 93227995 if your section (CRN 13410) is during (12;20-1:10PM). 4. Follow the guild to build your login ID and your password. (Note: please choose College Algebra – 8e(or 7e) and cost for homework is about $47. The cost for package of homework and E-textbook is about $75) Make sure you choose the correct section as there are multiple sections being taught this semester. Rules and Requirements: Attendance: You will do all homework outside of class online using the homework on the webassign site. We will meet daily, about 10 minus of this class time will be used to go over some questions you have about the material presented in previous class as well as the homework assignment. Homework: The homework assignments located on the webassign site are divided by chapter. Each chapter’s assignments are due by the date of the exam for that chapter. Homework will account for 10% of your grade for the course. Homework is an important component to being successful in this course. In order to cover all of the information that we need to each day, it is required that you email me homework questions that you have by 9:00 pm the night before we meet for each class. I will then answer your questions at the beginning of each class period. 2 Because there are a lot material needed to be covered in a short period of time, there may be times when I ask that you meet with me during my office hours so that we may discuss your questions. Chapter Tests: No-Make-Ups. There will be 4 tests that you will take during this semester. You will have an option to drop your lowest test score for one of FOUR in class tests. Your chapter tests are worth a total 60% of your course grade. The final exam may be used to substitute ONE missing chapter test in the event of an excused emergency absence. An excused emergency absence will only be granted when you have notified me of the illness/emergency prior to the class meeting on the test day, and with a document excuse presented to me later. The exact dates of the tests will be announced in class. Next massage is for dropping Math 1113 students only: if you have taken two tests in Pre-cal, and you take two tests in UNIV 1110, then the all two tests will be kept for your grade. Quizzes are online (Webassign.net), and quizzes are worth 5% of your course grade. Final Exam is worth a total of 25% of your total grade. GRADING & CLASS POLICIES (Attendance Policy): Good attendance is a must. You cannot succeed to the best of your ability if you are not in class for each lecture. Do not lure yourself into the false security of thinking you only need someone’s notes and you can figure out the homework yourself. Typically 4 absences of any sort result in an automatic WF in the course. Class Lectures: We will start each class lecture with questions concerning the previous assignment. Please ask questions: this is the only way we learn. Final Exam Final examination will be a comprehensive, about 35-50-questions. Note that the final examination may not take place in this classroom or at the time indicated in the University’s Schedule of Classes. The date and time will be announced later in the semester. The final test exam may be used to substitute ONE missed in class test in the event of an excused emergency absence. An excused emergency absence will only be granted when you have notified me of the illness/emergency prior to the class meeting on test day. 3 Grading Grading is on a standard 10-point grading scale. Note: You are RESPONSIBLE to keep track of your own grades. Example of how to calculate your grade: Suppose you have scores on your four chapters tests which are 93,65,80, and 92 respectively. After drop the test of 65 which is the lowest one, Then your chapters tests earning for you is: 93 80 92 0.6 0.53 53% 300 Quizzes: (assume your 7 quizzes are 100, 80, 90, 70, 60, 100, 50 respectively) 100 80 90 70 60 100 50 0.05 0.039 4% 700 Suppose that your final is 68 over 100 which gives that 68 0.25 0.17 17% 100 Your course grade will be (Assume that your HW received 10%) 53% 4% 10% 17% 84% which is B. A: >=9%, B: >=80%, C: >=70%, D:>= 60%, F: < 59% Content of this course This course reviews material to which students should have been exposed in high school mathematics courses. It covers material (Chapters P,1,2,5 & introduction to trig &Pre-cal ) that may be beyond the high school curriculum, but which is important to understand for future UGA mathematics courses. This course offers institutional credit. Chapter P: Simplify math expressions using Product Rule, Power Rule, Quotient Rule, Factoring, Simplify radicals, radical operations, rationalizing denominator, Quadratic functions etc. Chapter two: Graph shifting, graph reflecting, properties on quadratic function and its graph. Composite functions, finding inverse functions. Chapter one: Solving varies kinds of equations, solving varies kinds of inequalities. Chapter five: exponential function and its graph, logarithmic function and its graph, properties on logarithmic function. Chapter 6. Basic concepts on Trigonometry 4 There are additional practice during this semester specially for students for the coming Math 1113. Tentative dates for tests. 09/18/2015: Test 1 (Chapter P & Chapter 2) 10//16/2015: Test 2 (Chapter one) 11/06/2015: Test 3 (Chapter five) 12/02/2015: Test 4 (Chapter six: trigonometry & Pre-cal) Final exam (Comprehensive) Final exam: date , time and Location: will be announced later this semester.