Precollege Mathematics I

Math 050 (call number 40146-5)

Autumn Quarter, 2004

Instructor: Sergei Chmutov

Classes: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:20 - 12:20 a.m. at 0-223.
Wednesday 11:20-12:20 at the Math.Lab. in the Conard Learning Center

TEXTBOOK: Beginning Algebra (4th ed.), by K. Elayn Martin-Gay. Prentice Hall, Inc.
You should read sections of the book before they are studied in class.

Calculators: TI-30+ SOLAR, TI-30 STAT, TI-31, TI-32, TI-35, TI-50-2, Sharp EL520, Casio 82, Casio 300, or equivalent scientific calculator. Programmable calculators are not allowed in Math 050!

Homework: There will be daily assignments. Your solutions will not be collected. I encourage you to work with your classmates on the assignments. Click here for the assignments.

Tests and quizzes: Almost every Friday will be a quiz. Each quiz will consist of problems selected from the assignments. On the quiz you may use any material in you own handwriting, including class notes and assignment solutions.
There will be three midterm exams and one final exam. You may use your calculator. You may not use your text, notes, or solutions to assignments. Except for extraordinary reasons, you must take the examinations at the scheduled times.

MIDTERM I Wednesday, October 13.
MIDTERM II Wednesday, November 3.
MIDTERM III Monday, November 22.
FINAL EXAM Monday, December 6, 6:00-7:48 p.m..

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE: Each quiz will be graded out of 50 points. The lowest grade will be dropped and the average of the remaining quiz scores will be the total quiz grade.

Quizzes 50
Midterms 3x100
Final exam 200

A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D
90 87 83 80 77 73 70 67 63 60

Tentative daily schedule

Homework assignments