MATH 124 Homepage

Sections 1001, 1005, 1020, 1035

Fall 2016

Instructor: Bob Ain

Office: CDC 710

Phone: (702) 895-5173

Office Hours: 1300-1400 MTWR, or by appointment

email: ain@unlv.nevada.edu

MyMathLab course numbers:

Section 1001 ain18932

Section 1005 ain33321

Section 1020 ain93758

Section 1035 ain11911

**PLEASE
MAKE SURE YOU SIGN UP FOR THE CORRECT SECTION!!**

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**Never,** never, never, never give up. Sir Winston Churchill. Words
to live by.

Current Notes: (1042/24 Aug 16)

**Welcome
to College Algebra (MATH 124).** This is the core
mathematics requirement for most majors at UNLV, covering a lot of powerful and
useful mathematics. The course is neither trivial nor impossible.
You will have to work hard to succeed, but remember: If you aren't having
fun, you're not doing it right.

Things to print out and **COMPLETE**
before the second class meeting: Qualification Sheet, Pretest, and
Properties Worksheet. All three are available at links below. I
will collect the first two, and we will use the worksheet in class.

Things to print out for your own use: Assignment Summary and Syllabus. Both are available at links below.

**Writing
Assignment, due 06 Sep (Sections 1020, 1035) or 07 Sep (Sections 1001, 1005):**
"Math Autobiography," the story of you and math from the
beginning. At least a page, single spaced, typed. As always,
spelling, grammar, clarity, and creativity all count.

Online homework is an important portion of your grade in this class. Make sure you get registered and working on the MyMathLab homework promptly. A few days procrastination will put you substantially behind; not a good way to start the course.

**Good
deal for MATH 124 students:** The Math Tutoring Clinic is
open daily (Monday-Friday) for your use. Our tutors are smart, talented,
patient, and comitted to helping you master the material in this course.
The enterprise is funded by student fees; there is no additional cost.
Several of my students have credited the work they did there as essential to
their success in math class.

I've found a few people that not only know how to succeed in a math class, they were bold enough to write it down for you. Sometimes, they talk about "calculus," but if you insert "math" it will work just as well. Links are here.

Do math every day.

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Links:

Link to pearsonmylabandmastering.com for homework, online tutoring, and help.

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