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Unformatted text preview: Beginning of the Semester ToDo List 0 Set up your account at casa.uh.edu o Read the Math 13XX Departmental Policies 0 Take the Course Policies Quiz until your score is
100%. Find it on the “Online Assignments” tab at
casa.uh.edu after you set up your account. 0 Learn your Grading ID Number (PeopleSoft ID
number). 0 Learn your Section Number for this class. Section
17355. 0 Find the online textbook.
(online.math.uh.edu/Math1300) 0 Buy a packet of bubbling forms at the bookstore.
These MUST have our section number printed on
them. Section 17355. 0 Find the links to Class Notes and Course
Announcements on my website.
www.math.uh.edu/~mmarksc Math 1300 Course Syllabus The information contained in this class outline is an abbreviated version of the Course
Policies on my website. To read the full policy statement please check there. Components and Weights of Semester Assignments: Daily Poppers 8% Homework 8% Quizzes 12% Test 1 — 4 12% each Final Exam 24%
Textbook: The text can be found online at fggjtwacass.rzércdu or at online.math.uh.edu/ Math 1300/. It is also available at the University Copy Center. Course Objectives: A survey of precollege algebra. Topics include signed numbers, operations with
algebraic expressions, ﬁrst degree equations and inequalities in one variable, factoring,
the Cartesian coordinate system, systems of ﬁrst degree equations in two variables solved
by graphical and algebraic means, exponents and radicals, an introduction to quadratic
equations, and stated problems. This course may not be used to satisfy any degree
requirements. Whenever possible, and in accordance with 504/ADA guidelines, the University of Houston will attempt to provide reasonable academic accommodations to students who
request and require them. Please call 7137435400 for more assistance. Math 1300 Course Syllabus ahﬁaw 3.3%
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mm 3 av mu 23 muwgg .g t. Department Policies for Math 13XX F acetoface Classes Your course syllabus and any policies speciﬁc to your course are on your teacher’s web site. Accommodations for Students who have Disabilities: A current Student Accommodation
Form (LSAF) must be presented in a timely manner for accommodations to be approved. No
retroactive accommodations will be provided. ,,A099mod§tions for undergraduate mathealatiqscausesthat,Couldphange thecsseatial ,natur¢,,,
of the course or provide an unfair advantage to one student over another student will not be
approved. Notably, in the event that calculators and/or formula sheets are allowed for all students
in a course, then all students may have them. If, however, calculators and/or formula sheets are
not allowed to anyone, then no one may have them. Accommodations that are listed on your SAP that would NOT change the essential nature of a
course or provide an unfair advantage may be approved (e.g. an extra set of class notes for
lecture, testing at CSD, extended time*. . .). Please review these with your teacher during
conference hours for the class (not immediately before or after a lecture). *If you run over the agreed upon extended time you will be penalized in proportion to the amount
over. Announcements will be made at the beginning of lecture, on your teacher’s website, via email,
and on the CourseWare site. Your teacher reserves the right to make changes to the
syllabus/policies of the course and to announce such information as needed. You are responsible
for knowing the content of any announcements concerning changes. Bubbling Forms: You need to buy a sectionspeciﬁc packet of bubbling forms from The Book
Store. Each form has the course and section already filled in at the top. You have to bubble in
your student id on each form. if you change sections, you must buy the forms for your new
section. . .you may NOT use the forms for your former section or any leftover forms from a
previous semester. Use a #2 pencil to fill out the forms; note that erasing well is quite important.
Poorly erased marks can cause your form to be rejected or cause the mark reader to incorrectly
mark your question wrong. The mark reader is also sensitive to wet, torn, or damaged forms and
may not grade them correctly as well. These forms are SHREDDED after reading so there is not
any way to check and regrade them. Calculators are not permitted, except in Math 1311, Math 1313 or Math 1314. For these courses,
see your teacher’s website for information about what type of calculator will be allowed. “CASA” The word CASA may refer to the tutoring center (222 GAR), the testing center (221A
GAR), or the CourseWare website (33533533magnesia) depending on the context. The CourseWare site is located at www.casa.uh.edu. This site will be used for test reservations,
testing, discussion board help, your gradebook, and other course information. You are responsible
for setting up your account online at the CourseWare site. Cell phones must be turned off before class begins. Cell phones may not be taken to the testing
carrels in CASA Testing Center. Text—messaging during class is not permitted. Cheating will not be tolerated. See page 8 of the Student Handbook for consequences. Course Completion Forms: If you are a student with financial aid and you do not pass the
course, you will be required to repay 50% of the amount of your ﬁnancial aid unless you have
actually completed the course and did not pass. The math department deﬁnes “completing the
course” as completion of 60% or more of the homework, peppers, and quizzes as well as
completion of all tests including the ﬁnal exam. If you have not completed the course by this
deﬁnition, your instructor will not sign a Course Completion form. "’Fhe*€nurse Policies Quiz will be availab’re at—thabegirmingof’tireseme‘ster and will remain """"" *’
open throughout the semester. You must take this quiz and score 100 on it BEFORE you will be
allowed to use CourseWare for your online assignments, including quizzes, practice tests, and any
online tests. Math 1310, Math 1314, and Math 1330 students: This means you have to score 100 on this quiz BEFORE you can take Test 1. Daily Poppers will be taken each class day starting the 3rd week of classes. Multiple choice
questions will be asked throughout the lecture. You will record your answers on the Popper
bubbling form and turn the form in during, class. It is your responsibility to bubble in the
information at the top carefully and completely; incomplete, improperly bubbled or illegible
forms will not be graded. Popper grades will be posted to your gradebook periodically. Use a #2 pencil to ﬁll out the forms; erase VERY well. You may buy a semesterpack of bubbling forms at The Book Store in the UC. Daily popper
bubbling forms WILL NOT be returned to students and will be shredded after scoring. You must
use the special UH bubbling form and you MUST bubble in the Student Number information properly! You should keep a record of your popper answers separate from the bubbling form. Your teacher
will post popper solutions at regular intervals so you can check how you’re doing. 15% of the
number ofpopper questions given during the semester will be dropped ~ your teacher will pick
your lowest scores for this purpose ~— 50 there are no make—ups on poppers. Dropping the course: You are responsible for making arrangements to drop the course if you
wish to. If you wish to drop the course, complete the online “form” before the deadline. Your
teacher will not drop you for any reason. You need to complete this process online at my.uh.edu.
Pay attention to the deadline; check your course enrollment in your account to make sure your
drop has been processed. Email: Students are responsible for information about the course that is emailed to them using
the email address that the students provide to the CourseWare site or the My UH site. Your
teacher cannot update your proﬁle for you; you are responsible for having a good email address
on ﬁle. We have untold amounts of returned email from hotmail and gmail — if you are
forwarding your UH email account to these, note that email rejection by these sites does NOT
excuse you from ﬁnding out what your teacher has sent. EMCF forms are online in your CourseWare account. “EMCF” stands for Electronic Multiple
Choice F 01m. You use these to turn in homework. They are numbered and have deadlines. Your
teacher will direct you to use them. Extra Credit: A practice test will be available online on CourseWare prior to each test. You
may take it up to 20 times, and 10% of your highest score will be added to your test grade.
Please note the date that the practice test expires, and complete the practice test well before that
date. There will be a practice ﬁnal that will be extra—credit on the ﬁnal. as well. Note that extra ix) credit will be added in your teacher’s gradebook at the end of the semester and NOT to your test
grades posted in your gradebook during the semester. Do not wait until the end of the time period to begin a practice test. CourseWare has limits on the
number of logins available per hour. There will be no extensions or make~ups allowed for these
practice tests for any reason. You may print out the practice tests and get help on bafﬂing questions at the CASA Tutoring
Center. Tutors are glad to help with questions off printed copies but are not allowed to help you
it‘y’ou’re actually taking the practice test on the Tutoring Center computers or on your’lap’top. Final Exam Schedule: For all Math 13xx courses except Math 1310, the ﬁnal exam schedule
posted online under “Academic Calendar” on the University’s website will be followed. Consult
this schedule for the day, date, and time of your ﬁnal. Keep this schedule in mind when making
endof—the—semester travel plans. The Math Department does NOT give ﬁnals at any time except
during the days scheduled for ﬁnals. Your ﬁnal day and time will also be publicized by your
math teacher. Math 1310 will have ﬁnals in CASA Tutoring by appointment for a portion of the
ﬁnals period; not the whole ﬁnals period... Math 1310 ﬁnals generally begin on the third day of
finals. Grading: if x is your semester numerical score*: 80$x<83 D+ l67£x<70
. 77.<_x<80 D 163sx<67
13+ 187sx<90 73£x<77 [*n—lsosx<63 l
[B 183sx<a7 lc— 7OSx<73 [r lBelow *in 1311, 1312, and 1330 the D— range is 60 <— X S 62. ln Math 1300, you must have a cumulative score of 70% to get an S; below that your grade will
be a U. Grades are NOT rounded up. So, for example, in order to earn an A as a letter grade, you must
have an average that is 93.0% or better. 92.99% is an A—. Final Exam: The ﬁnal exam is compulsory and comprehensive unless you’re exempt. Note that there is NO exemption from the ﬁnal in online courses; only in the standard lecture
format face—toface courses. See the section on Exemption later in this document for the details
on it. Many of the ﬁnal exams have time periods LESS than the period given in the UH Exam
Schedule; check with your instructor to ﬁnd out the actual length of your ﬁnal. Math 1310 students will take their ﬁnal exam by appointment in CASA. All other students will
take the ﬁnal exam at the scheduled time in the classroom (see the schedule on the University
website for the date and time). If a student in any course (except Math 1300 and 1330) passes the ﬁnal with a score of 70% or
higher — without extra credit points — then that student will pass the class. Exemption from the Final: If your ﬁnal numerical score for the course is 80 or higher 
calculated by the ofﬁcial Math Department Grade Calculator, then you may CHOOSE to be
exempt from the ﬁnal. Your grade will be the grade calculated by the grade calculator at the time of the deadline. The deadline for choosing exemption will be announced by your teacher shortly
after midsemester. If you are eligible for exemption and do NOT select it by the deadline, then
you must take the ﬁnal. If you choose to exempt, you may not change your mind after the
deadline has passed. If you do not have a semester numerical average that starts with an “8” or
higher by the exemption deadline. then you MUST take the final. Grading 1D Number: You will use your seven digit My UH number (PeopleSoft ID number} as
your Grading ID number on all the forms for grading: poppers, and the free response portion of
any test, and the ﬁnal, if the ﬁnal is a paper exam. Please ﬁll in both the number boxes and the
number bubbles. If you mis—bubble your ID on any form, your work will not be graded and you will receive a zero for your efforts. Note that the ﬁrst row of bubbles is for zeros and the
SECOND row of bubbles is for ones. Help for the course is available at CASA ~ Tutoring Center (222 Garrison). A Cougar One ID
card is required to check in. Please check the department website for hours. Peer tutors will
respond to raised hands as promptly as possible. Tutoring is also available at LSS (V3r01 ﬂoor of the
Social Work building); find the hours at: http://www.las.uh.edu/LSS/tutorﬂhoursaspx. Online
help is available at http://online.math.uh.edu, and through the discussion board on Courseware.
Streaming lectures are available for 1310, 1313, 1314, and 1330; see your teacher’s website for
details. Homework: Assigned homework is generally due at midnight of the day after the lecture on the
material. Homework must be submitted 10 minutes prior to the deadline in an online EMCF in
your CourseWare account. Your teacher will explain how to use the EMCF at the beginning of
the semester. There are no make ups for homework assignments. Some of your lowest homework scores will
be dropped before calculating your average for the semester to allow for illnesses or excused
absences of any sort. See the homework assignments and due dates on your teacher’s website. “Incomplete” An incomplete (“I”) may be awarded to you by your teacher if the following
criteria are met: 0 The reason is a compelling NON—ACADEMIC reason.
0 You have completed virtually all the course assignments.
0 You have a passing grade on this work. Incompletes are NOT available to students who have done little of the coursework nor for
students who have failing grades on what they have done. See your teacher to fill out and sign
the Incomplete contract — this is also required and must be signed in advance of an I being posted.
Imminent failure is not an acceptable reason to be awarded an incomplete. Online Textbooks: The table below gives the location of your online text: Math 1300 http://online.math.uh.edu/Math1300 1
Math 1310 http://online.math.uh.edu/Mathl310 [
Math 1313, 1314 http://casa.uh.edu [
Math 1330 http://online.math.uh.edu/Math1330 [ Students in Math 1300, 1310, and 1330 may purchase a printed version of their text from the
University Copy Center. There is also the option to buy a printed version of just the exercises
and odd solutions in these 3 courses. Students in Math 1311 and 1312 use regular paper
textbooks that are available in The Book Store. Prerequisites: Students in every class but Math 1300 must demonstrate mastery of the material
ineeded for academic success. Passing Test .1 with a scare of 70% or higher isthe easiestway to do this. If a student scores below 70% on Test 1, then the student is encouraged to drop the course in favor of taking the prerequisite course. All students MUST take Test 1. If you missed taking Test 1, see your teacher about a Makeup
Test. Test 1 is the ONLY test that has a Makeup. Section Number: The section number for your course is the ﬁve digit number assigned to your
course by the University. it may be called Course Number on your fee bill. You need this
number to buy the correct bubbling forms packet. Technical problems on quizzes or EMCF: Technical questions can be resolved by sending
email to technical support by using the link on the CourseWare homepage. Your teacher does
NOT have any authority to ﬁx or change anything on the CourseWare site; you must contact
CourseWare tech support if there is a problem. Weekly quizzes: Soon after school starts there will be weekly online quizzes on the “Online
Assignments” tab of your course site on CourseWare. You may take each quiz up to 20 times;
your highest score for the period will be the grade recorded for the quiz. You must wait 10
minutes between attempts. Please note the schedule for the quizzes. Each 13xx course has a different length of time that any
particular quiz is available to students in that course. You are responsible for knowing the
expiration date on each quiz. Do not wait until the last afternoon to begin working on an online quiz! CourseWare has a ﬁnite
number of “logins” that can be accommodated per hour and being unable to log on is not an
excuse for missing a quiz, neither are viruses or hardware failures. There are no makeups for
online quizzes. You may print out the quizzes and then get help on bafﬂing questions in the CASA ~ Tutoring
Center. Tutors are glad to help on these questions off printed copies, but are not allowed to help
you if you are actually taking a quiz in the CASA — Tutoring Center You must score 100 on the Course Policies Quiz before you can take any online quizzes. Any
quizzes that you miss while you haven’t ﬁnished the Course Policies Quiz will have a grade of
zero. There will NOT be an Amnesty Period at the end of the semester on quizzes. Once a quiz is
expired it is over for the semester. Please make sure you complete each quiz before the
expiration deadline. U1 Test Information Testing time: Tests during the semester are, in general, 50 minutes long. Please make sure to
attend to the time while you’re testing: do not Spend too much time on any one question. You are
expected to ﬁnish the whole test in 50 minutes. Do not spend time writing stuff down before you
start your test ~ you must ﬁnish the test within the testing period  you are expected to begin the
test promptly on the hour so you can teaveprornpttyatthe end of the 50 minute testing period We ~
(there‘s someone else scheduled to use that cartel next and you may NOT overstay). Do NOT
“submit” your test BEFORE you’ve worked on the free response questions and are ready to leave
the center; push the submit button when you are DONE with the WHOLE test. If you press
submit and continue to work on your test, a CASA Testing Center employee will take your test
from you and escort you out of the Testing Center. Reservations are required for most tests. The reservations site is at CourseWare:
http://casa.uh.edu. See your teacher’s website for a list of which tests are given online, which
are given in class, and which are given by reservation in the CASA Testing Center. You will be able to make reservations online about two weeks before each testing period begins.
Please take advantage of this to get a convenient time and day. You may reschedule a test time
subject to availability. There is NO STANDBY waiting at the Testing Center for an open slot.
All reservations must be made through CourseWare. If you miss a test and the testing period is
over, plan on taking the ﬁnal to replace the missed test. If you miss a second test, that grade will
be a zero. The Testing Center is also known as CASA Testing. It is located in 221A Garrison. You will
be required to show a Cougar 1 card to check in and take an exam in CASA (a drivers license will
NOT be accepted). You need to have your photograph and ﬁngerprints on ﬁle at CASA; there
will be time at the beginning of the semester to get this done. You will not be permitted to take
personal belongings (including but not limited to purses, fanny packs, and backpacks) to your
testing cubicle; you will be required to check them. You may not have a cell phone or a
calculator with you in the testing cubicle. Neither the Department of Mathematics nor the
University of Houston is liable for misplaced, lost, or stolen personal belongings. Students who are tardy will NOT be seated. If you arrive more than 10 minutes after the test has
begun (by CASA’s clock, not your watch), then you will not be seated. You may reschedule the
test into another time if one is available. Once you enter the testing facility you will not be able to leave for any reason without submitting
your test for grading. This includes breaks to go to the restroom ~ make sure you are
comfortable BEFORE entering the testing facility. Testing at CASA: Please read the F AQs on the CASA webpage for the registration process and
testing procedures. Your photo and fingerprints need to be on tile for you to check in. There will
be a registration time at the beginning of the semester for you to get this done. You will be
required to show your Cougar 1 ID card for admission to the Testing Center; no other form of ID
is permissible. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please arrive at the Testing Center at least 10 minutes
BEFORE the test is scheduled to begin. Students arriving late at CASA for a reservation will
NOT be seated (so be sure to leave freeway foulup time and time to ﬁnd parking when you leave
to go to your appointment). Rescheduling: It may be possible to reschedule a test appointment during the testing period
(depending on space availability) by using the online scheduler. Do not assume that you will be
able to reschedule — check first! There are no makeups for missing Test 2 or later. You will use
your grade on the ﬁnal to replace the zero on one missed test. Subsequent missed tests will be
counted as zeros. Free Response questions: Most tests taken in CASA will have a free response part that is
individually graded with partial credit. A pdf of your free response paper will be posted to your
CourseWare gradebook about 10 days after the end of the testing period. Test papers without
names will not be graded and the recorded grade for the anonymous work will be a zero. Also,
note that the work included on your scratch paper WILL NOT be graded. Please do not push the
“submit” key BEFORE ﬁnishing this portion of the test. Petitioning a test grade (Free Response portion): If you believe a mistake was made in the
grading of your test paper, you should contact your teacher within five days after the grade is
posted to your gradebook. Keycodes: Free response questions on tests taken in CASA will be worked on a special answer
sheet that will be handed to you in CASA. DO NOT write in the keycode; a proctor will handle
getting your keycodes on your test sheet. Verify that you have the correct free response form for
your course by checking the heading before starting your test. Identiﬁcation on tests: You must carefully and accurately fill in the identifying information.
Free response test papers without names or which are mis—bubbled will not be graded. The
recorded grade will, necessarily, be a zero. Makeups: You may ask your teacher about a Makeup Test on Test 1 if you didn’t take it
(except in Math 1300 — no makeups at all in that course). No other make—ups will be given. If
you miss taking a test, the score will be a zero for each test that you miss. Your ﬁnal will be a
replacement grade for the ﬁrst of the missed tests. You may use the final as a replacement grade
once. Retests: There will be no “re—tests”. If you earn a score that is not satisfactory to you, that is
unfortunate but is no cause for you to be allowed to take the test again. The Real Number System Real 3' Undeﬁned
"'Nimib'ers ' ' Rational lrration al Deﬁnitions l. The natural numbers are the numbers used for counting.
l,2,3,4.5,... Whole 7 2. The whole numbers are the natural numbers and zero.
Numbers ;‘ O,l,2,3,4,5,... 3. The integers are all the whole numbers and their additive
inverses. No fractions or decimals. Natural ,3, 2,l,0, 1,2, 3,... Numbers 4. The rational numbers are the numbers that can be written as the
ratio of two integers. All rational numbers when written in their
equivalent decimal form will have terminating or repeating
decimals. l " _
“5, 3.25, .8125252525 ..., .6 . 5. The irrational numbers are any real numbers that can not be
represented as the ratio of two integers. The numbers usually are I
imperfect roots. Pi is also an irrational number. Irrational numbers
when written in their equivalent decimal form have non
terminating and nonrepeating decimals. J13 , 2236067978 ,7: 6. Undeﬁned numbers are numbers in the form I: 0 ...
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