Math 111 Spring 2008

Instructor: Dr. G. Lugo

Office Hours: MWF 9-10 or by appointment.  Br. 224

Textbooks: Algebra and Trigonometry, 4th ed. By Sullivan and Sullivan
                    TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator

Syllabus: Part I 1.1-1.4;  5.1,  10.8;  1.5-1.8
  Part II 2.1-2.7
  Part III 3.1-3.7
  Part IV 4.1-4.9
  Official Syllabus for all Math 111 sections
Old Finals: http://www.uncwil.edu/mathlab/
Homework, Online HW: www.coursecompass.com

Grading: The grade will be based on the cumulative distribution of your scores on the following
  Quizzes   50 points (Best 5) Old tests:    
  Compass   50 points 2004F 2007F 2008S
  Exam 1 100 points Ex1F04 Ex1F07 1 2 Ex1S08 1 2
  Exam 2 100 points Ex2F04 Ex2F07 1 2 Ex2S08 1 2
  Exam 3 100 points Ex3F04 Ex3F07 Ex3S08 1 2
  Final 200 points. FinF04    
  Fine-tuning of the grade will take into account other factors such as attendance, improvement, grade distribution, consistency, and class participation. Efforts will be made to device exams which will result on a ten point grading scale.

Make-ups: There will be no make-ups, no early exams. No exceptions!
If you miss an exam without a proper excuse you will get zero points in that exam. If you miss an additional exam for any reason, you will get zero points onthat exam.
Grade
Replacement:
Under exceptional circumstances, students who missed one exam with a proper
excuse, will be allowed to replace the score in that exam with an average
computed from the corresponding section in the final exam.
Honor Code: Complete academic honesty is expected from all students. Please, read section 4.1 of the Undergraduate Academic Honor Code.
http://www.uncw.edu/policies/04-100-academichonorcode.htm
Attendance: Do not miss any classes. Many of the class activities involve cooperative learning, and your presence in these group activities is crucial. In particular, do not miss any exams! - Final exams are comprehensive and the "grade replacement" policy
can become a source of considerable stress.
Goals:

a) To prepare students for Calculus.
b) To improve analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
c) To learn about modeling and graphical interpretation.

d) To improve study habits and self discipline

Help:  

a) Math Lab / Learning Center.
b) MyMathLab
c) Private tutors. See math secretary for list.