Class Contract For Math for the Liberal Arts
Spring 2012 Mth 1000 @10:00
|Instructor: Wes Black||Text: Thinking Mathematically|
MTWR 9-10, R 10-11, T 2-2:30
|Daily Schedule||Homework class ID: black77302|
0907 and 0908 and appropriate score on the math placement
Catalog Description: Intended as a course emphasizing mathematical reasoning and real-life applications. The course includes the study of counting techniques and probability, statistics, and consumer math. One additional topic may be chosen from such topics as set theory, geometry, and graph theory. This course does not serve as the prerequisite for any other mathematics course.
Expected Learning Outcomes and related competencies:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of probability.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of statistics.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of consumer math.
Tentative Test Schedule:
|Test 1||Sections 1.1-2.5||Feb 8 Wednesday|
|Test 2||Sections 8.1-8.6||Mar 5 Monday|
|Test 3||Sections 11.1-11.8||Apr 9 Monday|
|Test 4||Sections 12.1-12.5||May 2 Wednesday|
|Final||Comprehensive||May 7 Monday|
100-90 A 89-80 B 79-70 C 69-60 D 59- F
Testing: subject to change by instructor
approx. 100pts in homework with 20pts extra credit
approx. four tests (100pts) and two 100pt comprehensive finals
No exams may be
taken LATE. You are encouraged to take an exam early if you think
you will miss it or if you have already missed an exam earlier in the semester. The final exam will count twice. If you do not miss an exam,
the final will replace your lowest test score. If you miss an exam, the final
will replace your zero. If you score worse on the final exam, then all other
tests will count and the final will only count once. All tests will be
taken with a pencil or a 5 point deduction will occur. I repeat, no exam may
be taken LATE. If you are not feeling well or are worried about missing an
exam, I recommend taking it early especially if you have already missed one.
Homework Requirements: All homework will be done in MyMathLab. If you bring a computer to class, you must sit on the back row as to not distract other students. With a computer in class, you may only work on MyMathLab or you will leave the classroom for the remainder of the class period. You may not work in groups on homework during class time. If you are distracting other students, you will be asked to leave your computer at home.
Extra Credit: On the day of each test , your overall homework average will be checked. If you have 98% or better, you will receive 4 pts extra credit. If you have 96% then 3pts, 94% then 2 pts and 92% then 1pt extra credit. Extra credit stops at 20 cumulative points.
Cheating: If you are caught cheating before the withdrawal date, you will be withdrawn from the course with a W. If you are caught cheating after the withdrawal date, you will receive an F for the final class grade.
Calculator: You will need at least a scientific calculator. You must still show all of your work. You may not store any information in a graphing calculator (see cheating above). A random check may occur before/during exams to check calculator memory. Please remove calculator covers before each exam.
IVCC attendance policy: "Students are expected to attend all classes regularly. If absence is unavoidable, it is the student's responsibility to explain the absence to the instructor and arrange to complete any work missed."
Withdrawal policy: Last day to withdraw is Apil 9, 2012. Students have the ability to initiate a withdrawal from classes. By completing the form in the Records Office or at WebAdvisor, the student is authorizing IVCC to remove him/her from the course. Entering the student ID number serves as the studentís electronic signature. IVCC has the right to revoke a withdrawal in cases of academic dishonesty or at the instructorís discretion. Students should be aware of the impact of a withdrawal on full-time status for insurance purposes and for financial aid. It is highly recommended that students meet with their instructor or with a counselor before withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal is the best course of action for that particular student.
School Closings and Class Cancellations: In the event of inclement weather, please tune to a local radio station for possible school closings. If an exam is scheduled for a day that the school is closed or class is cancelled, it will be conducted during the next scheduled class period. Check IVCC's Class Cancellations Website.
Special Needs: You may be eligible for academic accommodations if you have a documented physical, psychiatric (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, AD/HD, post-traumatic stress, or others) or cognitive disability such as a learning disability. If you have a disability and need more information regarding possible accommodations, please contact Tina Hardy at (email@example.com, 224-0284) or Judy Mika Judy_Mika@ivcc.edu or 224-0350) or stop by office B-204.