Precalculus I, Fall 2007

This is the home page and "first day" handout for MATH 126, meeting MW from 10:00 -- 11:15 in CBC-C218.  My name is Dr. Arthur Baragar, my office is CBC-B 308, and I can be reached at 895-0378. Important information announced in class will also be posted on WebCampus. The prerequisite for this course is a 22 on the ACT, a 520 on the SAT (math), or a C or better in MATH 096.

Text: The textbook is Precalculus, 6th edition, by David Cohen, published by Thomson Brooks Cole.

Syllabus: We will cover most of (if not all of) Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, and 12.

Grading Scheme:

The three semester exams might have both an in class component and an online component.  There is no preset correlation between numerical grades and your final letter grade. A letter grade (without + or -), a report card, if you like, will be posted on WebCampus after every exam. The distribution of the "Uncommitted points" will be described in class. They are to allow flexibility in the grading scheme, and may go to, for example, quizzes.

Office Hours: If you need to see me, please look for me during the office hours posted below, or please make an appointment. The hours on Monday and Wednesday afternoon are right after a class, so I may be a bit late, if someone has sought me out in the classroom. Also, if there is no one in my office during the last half of the office hour, I will feel free to leave, so please arrive early. Office hours begin the second week of classes.  

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