MATH 35

BEGINNING ALGEBRA

Syllabus

Fall 2012

STEVE WILSON Ph.D.

 

PURPOSE: Beginning Algebra is one of the courses in the pre calculus sequence. It is the prerequisite for Intermediate Algebra which is the state wide prerequisite for students who will be taking mathematics courses which will count towards bachelors degrees and satisfy general education requirements. The major goal of this course is to increase students' mathematical fluency.

TEXT: Tussy & Gustafson, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra. 3rd ed. Brooks/Cole 2006

GRADING:

Midterms

45%

Homework

15%

Final Exam

40%

Homework is the most important part of the course. If you keep up with the homework you will probably do well. If you do not, you probably will not do well. The midterms and final exam will cover the material on the homework. The final exam is the deadline for all late work. You will not need a calculator for this class. However, calculators, which are less advanced than the TI-89 are permitted for tests and homework. Students are responsible for announcements made in class.

TEHTATIVE TEST DATES:

Midterm 1

Sept. 19

Midterm 2

Oct. 17

Midterm 3

Dec. 5

 

OFFICE:

Dar 114N

OFFICE HOURS:

MTWTh 10 - 10:30

Phone:

664-2116

e-mail address: steve.wilson@sonoma.edu

url: http://www.sonoma.edu/users/w/wilsonst/