SyllabusSummer2011

SyllabusSummer2011 - MAC 1105, College Algebra Online CRN...

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MAC 1105, College Algebra Online CRN 36532 Dr. Wendi Bush Syllabus and Schedule Valencia College Summer 2011 ONLINE Osceola Campus This is a six week course: June 21, 2011 – August 2, 2011 Instructor: Dr. Wendi Bush Office: Osceola 1-208 (this is the Old Building 2) Phone: (407) 582 - 4128 E-Mail: wbush@valenciacollege.edu Course Description This course is based on the study of functions and their role in problem solving. Topics will include graphing linear functions, quadratic functions, exponential functions, and inverse functions. Students will be required to solve applied problems and communicate their findings effectively. Technology tools will be utilized in addition to analytical methods. A minimum grade of C is required to progress in mathematics or if MAC 1105 is used to meet the general education requirement in mathematics. Competencies of a Valencia Graduate: THINK: think clearly, critically, and creatively. Analyze, synthesize, integrate, and evaluate in many domains of human inquiry. COMMUNICATE: Communicate with different audiences using varied means. VALUE: Make reasoned value judgments and responsible commitments. ACT: Act purposefully, reflectively, and responsibly. Office Hours: Onsite Office Hours : Monday – Thursday 4:15 pm – 5:30* pm Office 1-208 on Osceola Campus Virtual Office Hours : Contact me at: wbush@valenciacollege.edu or through our email in BlackBoard Monday – Thursday from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm and 11:00am – 12noon on Fridays *Please note that sometimes I cannot attend specific office hours due to meetings. Therefore, before you make a special trip to campus to see me I highly recommend you call or email me so we can make an appointment. CALCULATOR POLICY: A graphing calculator is required for this course. A Texas Instruments (TI-84, TI-83, TI- 83Plus) will be fine for the course. You will be required to use the calculator on homework, quizzes, and tests. If you need help with the calculator, there are demonstration videos that you can access through Course Compass – Under “Tools for Success.” Additionally, Valencia tutors are all well versed in the TI Graphing Calculators. Page 1 of 8 MAC 1105
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GRADE DISTRIBUTION: Your grade will be assigned as follows: The scale for your Final Average is the standard 10 percent scale, with standard rounding rules applied : Homework 200 points Quizzes 250 points Final Exam 150 points (At a Valencia Testing Center – proctored- must have Valencia i.d.) Total Points 600 points Final Average: (90%-100%) – A (80% - 89.5%) – B (70% - 79.5%) – C (60% - 69.5%) – D (Less than 60%) – F See below for further explanations of each component of your grade. HOMEWORK: 200 POINTS
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