MATH 124 Homepage
Sections 1005, 1007
Instructor: Bob Ain
Office: CDC 710
Phone: (702) 895-5173
Office Hours: 1300-1400 MTWR, or by appointment
MyMathLab course numbers: Section 1005 ain34184
Section 1007 ain10655
Please make sure you sign up for the correct course.
Never, never, never, never give up. Sir Winston Churchill.
Current Notes: (1345/09 Jan 2018)
Welcome to College Algebra (MATH 124). This course is the core mathematics requirement for most majors at UNLV. We will cover a lot of powerful and useful math in this course. This class is neither trivial nor impossible. You will have to work hard to succeed, but remember: If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
Stuff to print out, COMPLETE, and bring to the second class meeting: Qualification Sheet and Properties Worksheet. Both are available at links below.
Stuff to print out for your use: Assignment Summary, Textbook Homework, and Syllabus. All are available at links below.
Writing Assignment, due 22 Jan: "Math Autobiography." The story of you and math from the beginning. At least a page, single spaced, typed. Spelling, grammar, clarity, and creativity all count.
A substantial part of your grade in this class is your MyMathLab online homework. Get signed up and busy ASAP. Procrastination is not your friend at the beginning, in the middle, or as this class closes out. If you have a hard time figuring out how to get signed up, stop by and see me in my office. It usually only takes a few minutes to get registered and on your way.
I've found quite a few people who know about how to succeed in a math class, and were ambitious enough to write it down. Some of them talk about "calculus," but if you substitute "math" it works just the same. You can find them here.
Do math every day.
Link to pearsonmylabandmastering.com for homework, online tutoring, and help.
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