MATH 151 Monday 4 pm Fall 2009

 

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Instructor: Mrs. Karen Barr Phone: 703-938 - 7022 (H) 703-450 - 2611 (W)

 

Office: LR212 E-mail: kbarr@nvcc.edu

klbarr@cox.net

 

Office Hours: M 8:30 - 9:30; 12:15- 12:30; 1:40- 4:00

W 8:30 - 9:30; 11:00 12:30, 1:40 3:00

Th 8:30 - 9:30; 12:15 12:30; 1:40- 3:00

 

Texts: Mathematical Ideas, 11th edition, by Miller, Hereen, Hornsby

This course is intended to provide students with a knowledge of a variety of mathematical subjects including: sets, logic, numeration systems, the metric system, topology, and consumer mathematics. The prerequisites are Algebra I and either Algebra II or Geometry and successful completion of a placement test.

 

Homework: Homework problems are periodically collected and graded. You will receive a grade of 0, 1 or 2. The first part of each class will be spent going over the assigned problems. Be sure that you understand all of the homework, since that is the basis for quiz and test questions.

 

Quizzes: Quizzes will be based on the homework. If you have difficulty with a problem make sure that you speak up when we go over the homework. If you miss a quiz, a grade of zero will be given. Therefore, attendance becomes crucial.

 

Tests: There will be three tests and a final exam. IF YOU DO NOT SHOW UP FOR A TEST, A GRADE OF ZERO WILL BE GIVEN. The only exceptions to this rule will be by PRIOR approval of the instructor.

 

Attendance: There is no formal attendance requirement other than missed tests and quizzes are recorded as zeros. If you are aware of an upcoming absence, please notify me in advance, so we can make arrangements for missed work. Absences for extenuating circumstances can be dealt with on an individual basis. Be sure to email or call if you miss a class so you can make up the work BEFORE the next class meeting.
If you stop attending classes, YOU must withdraw from the class to avoid a grade of "F". I do not withdraw students.

 

 

Calendar: Last day to drop with a refund is Sept 10.

Last day to drop without grade penalty is Nov 2.

 

 

 

 

Grades: Your grade will be calculated on the following basis:

Tests 60%

Final exam 20%

Quizzes 10%

Homework 10%

 

Your total percentage will determine your grade by the scale:

90 - 100% ....... A

80 - 89 ....... B

70 - 79 ....... C

60 - 69 ....... D

below 60 ....... F

 

Help: Help can be obtained from

- the Math Center, LR204 (no app't necessary)

- free tutoring service (Sign up as soon as possible online.)

- I will be available during office hours.

- You can always call me at home.

 

 

***** If you have any specific learning or physical disability, please discuss your difficulties with me so that I may accommodate your needs.****

 

***** Fire exits are posted at the door. Please locate the nearest exit in case of emergency.

 

*****CHEATING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. ANYONE FOUND TO BE CHEATING WILL BE GIVEN A FAILING GRADE FOR THE COURSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FALL 2009 MATH 151 BARR

 

DATE SECTIONS ASSIGNMENTS (odds only) subject to change

Aug 24 2.1 1 - 87

2.2 1 59,69

2.3 1 - 133

 

Aug 31 2.4 1 17, 21 25

3.1 1 - 75

 

Sept 7 NO CLASS LABOR DAY

 

Sept 14 3.2 1 57, 63 - 77

3.3 1 63, 67 - 83

Sept 21 3.4 1 41, 45 57

3.5                                      1 29

Sept 28 CLASS CANCELLED

 

Oct 5 3.6 13 - 31

14.1 1 - 25, 29 - 43, 47, 55, 57

 

Oct 12 NO CLASS - FALL BREAK

 

Oct 19 TEST ON CHAPTERS 2 AND 3

14.2                                  1 10 all, 11 39, 52

Oct 26 14.3 1 11, 17, 19

14.4 1 - 11, 15, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 33, 41, 42, 43, 44

 

Oct 27 Appendix A (Metric System) 1 - 43, 53 97

Review Chapter 14

9.1 1 - 75

 

Nov 2 TEST ON CHAPTER 14

9.2 1 - 55

 

Nov 9 9.3 1 - 71

9.4 1 - 37, 41 - 47, 71, 77, 79

 

Nov 16 9.5 1, 7 - 51

9.7                                      1 - 9 all, 13 - 45

 

 

 

Nov 23 4.1 1 25, Handout on Roman Numerals

4.2 1 - 13, 27 - 33

TEST ON CHAPTER 9

 

NOV 30 4.3 1 55

Dec 7 Review for Final

 

Dec 14 FINAL EXAM 4 5:50