UNIV 1110 Syllabus

UNIV 1110 Syllabus – Summer 2014
Dr. Xuechao Li (Suechow Lee), Office location: 203 Milledge Hall
Email: xcli@uga.edu (prefer)
Office Hours
Tuesday & Thursday 2:15--3:00PM or by Appointments
Required Material:
Text: College Algebra - 8e Subscription Code (or 7e)
College Algebra (8th Edition, or 7th), 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 9786 0593
4. Follow the guild to build your login ID and your password.
(Note: please choose College Algebra – 8e and cost for it is about $47.)
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. 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 5 tests that you will take during this
semester. You will have an option to drop your lowest test score for one of 5 in
class tests. Your mid-term tests are worth a total of 60% of your course grade.
The final exam may be used to substitute ONE missing mid-term tests\ 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. The dates of the tests will be announced in class.
Final Exam is worth a total of 30% of your total grade.
Note: You are RESPONSIBLE to keep track of your own grades.
For drop back from Math 1113 students: Your first two tests at Math 1113 will be
auto dropped. So all of your three chapter tests in my class (UNIV 1110) will be kept
and counted toward to your grade.
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 & trigonometry ) that may be beyond the high school
curriculum, but which is important to understand for future UGA mathematics courses. This course
offers institutional credit.
A complete review of algebra to prepare students for Math 1113. Topics include operations with
polynomial arithmetic, factoring, solving equations and inequalities, rational, radical, exponential and
logarithmic functions; graphing, problem solving, etc.
Exiting the course
It is strongly recommended that, if you will be taking precalculus, you make a grade of C or
better in this class.
My objective for this course is to help you learn “How to Learn Mathematics” and to understand your
learning style specific to mathematics. In so doing, we will work together to prepare you for the future
university level mathematical courses required to fulfill your specific program of study.
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 50-question, consists of multiple
choice. 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.
Grading is on a standard 10-point grading scale
A: >=9%, B: >=80%, C: >=70%, D:>= 60%, F: < 59%
Example of how to calculate your grade: Suppose you have scores on your four chapters
tests which are 93,65, and 80 respectively. Then your chapters tests earning for you is:
93  65  80  92
 0.6  0.495  49.5% .
Suppose that your final is 68 over 100 which gives that
 0.3  0.204  20.4%
Your course grade will be
49.5%  20.4%  10%  79.9%  80% which is B.
Tentative dates for tests.
06/23/2014: Test 1 (Chapter P & Chapter 2)
07/03/2014: Test 2 (Chapter one)
07/07/2014: Test 3 (Chapter five)
07/28/2014: Test 4 (Chapter six trigonometry)
Final Exam: July 30 3:30—6:30PM