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.
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.
- Homework: 10%.
- Exam one, Wednesday, October 3rd: 17%.
- Exam two, Wednesday, October 31st: 17%.
- Exam three, Wednesday, November 28th: 16%.
- Final, Monday, December 10th, 10:10 am -- 12:10 pm: 30%.
- Uncommitted points: 10%.
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.
Other Important Dates: (See the UNLV
calendar for more details.)
- Monday and Wednesday, 11:15 -- noon, 1 -- 1:45,
- ... or by appointment.
"If you have a documented disability that requires
assistance, you will need to contact Disability Services (DS) for coordination
in your academic accommodations. DS is located within the Learning Enhancement
Services (LES), in the Reynolds Student Services Center (SSC), Room 137.
The DS phone number is 702-895-0866, TDD 895-0652." Their
website is at http://studentlife.unlv.edu/disability/.
- August 27: Instruction and late registration begin.
- August 31: Final date for late registration, course additions,
changes, or fee payment (with late penalty). Last day to inform
me of absences due to religious holidays. Last day to drop a
course without it showing up on transcripts.
- September 3: Labor Day recess.
- October 26: Nevada Day recess (Friday).
- November 2: Final date to drop or withdraw from classes (except
- November 12: Veterans' Day recess (Monday).
- November 22: Thanksgiving.
- December 3 -- 8: Study Week.
- December 10 --15: Final examinations.
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