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MTH 095 Intermediate Algebra Ron Wallace

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Expectations Student Instructor Others Attend ALL classes Prepare for class Ask questions Answer questions Academic Integrity Work Ethic/Attitude

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Grading Components “Daily” Homework (10%) Online at www.coursecompass.com Practice makes perfect … … only if you practice correctly! do a problem check your answer if wrong … why? MyMathLab Helps and/or Tutors? Due VS. Submitted HW is due the next class period. HW is submitted the day of the chapter test.

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Grading Components “Daily” Homework (10%) “Daily” Quizzes (10%) Tests (80%) Exit Exam Must score 72% or above to pass this class (A, B, or C). Can improve your lowest test score. Due VS. Submitted HW is due the next class period. HW is submitted the day of the chapter test.

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Partial Credit Life Does NOT Give Partial Credit You get charged for a bounced check. The bridge collapses. The patient dies. The bank forecloses/repossesses. You get fired. Life Sometimes Gives Second Chances Some partial credit will be given on tests. Not on the exit exam.

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Take Notes! “95% of what you hear is forgotten within 72 hours.” The more you become engaged in the class, the more you will remember and get out of it.

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Understanding vs. Processes Why? vs. How?

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Terminology and Notation Correctly and Accurately Communicate Mathematics

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Calculators Required … TI-84 or TI-83 Software Alternative: WinPlot

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How will I ever use any of this stuff in my future life? AKA: Why study math? Develop analytical skills. Develop logical and deductive reasoning. Develop skills of abstraction and generalization. Develop problem solving skills. Develop the ability to work through multi-step processes. Develop ability to breakdown a problem into smaller problems.

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Course Web Site http://www.bmcconline.org or http://cs.bluecc.edu/algebra Syllabus Notes Assignments Elluminate Other materials

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