Class Schedule: M W 11am-12:20pm | Professor: Steve Liebling |
Classroom: HM 129 | Office: Pell Hall 210 |
Text: Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen's College Algebra 8th Edition | Office Hours: M W 1-2pm |
Web: http://relativity.liu.edu/steve | Phone: 299-3439 |
Email: |
Quizzes | 20% |
Classroom Participation | 10% |
Average of Best Two Tests | 40% |
Final Exam | 30% |
Homework: Homework assignments will be presented in class and will generally consist of problems from the required text. The homeworks will not be graded. Instead, quizzes will cover the material and problem solving skills. Even though the homework will not be graded, the homework problems must be done in order to gain mastery of the material and skills necessary for both the quizzes and tests.
Quizzes: Quizzes will be roughly 15 minutes long given in class and will cover the current material. I will drop your lowest quiz grade.
Tests: The class will have two tests as indicated on the syllabus. Each test will cover the material presented since the previous test (to be precise, much of what we will learn applies throughout all the chapters, however, the questions will be geared towards specifically covering material presented between the tests). The tests will be given during classtime.
Final: The final is comprehensive/cumulative, and will be held during the time dictated by the Registrar during Exam Week.
Cheating: You are encouraged to work on homework problems with others. However, you must work alone on quizzes and tests. On quizzes and exams you may use only a calculator and writing utensils;
Other Resources: Tutors, library books, office hours, and supplemental texts.
Syllabus:
Below is the anticipated schedule of what we'll cover. The dates of
the tests are fixed; on principle I do not change them so that students
can plan for them. Near the end of the semester, I generally have
flexibility in what we cover.
If you have a preference for what we might cover, please feel free
to provide feedback.
Week 1 | Jan. 20 | Algebra & Real Numbers | Course Overview; . Ch. R |
Week 2 | Jan. 25 | Ch. R | |
Jan. 27 | Ch. R | ||
Week 3 | Feb. 1 | Equations & Inequalities | Ch. 1 |
Feb. 3 | Ch. 1 | ||
Week 4 | Feb. 8 | Ch. 1 | |
Feb. 10 | Ch. 1 | ||
Week 5 | Feb. 16 TUESDAY | Tue: Test 1 | Tue: Test 1 |
Feb. 17 | Graphs | Ch. 2 | |
Week 6 | Feb. 22 | Ch. 2 | |
Feb. 24 | Functions | Ch. 3 | |
Week 7 | Mar. 1 | Ch. 3 | |
Mar. 3 | Polynomial and Rational Functions | Ch. 4 | |
Week 8 | Mar. 8 | Ch. 4 | |
Mar. 10 | Test 2 | Test 2 | |
Week 9 | Mar. 15 | Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | Ch. 5 |
Mar. 17 | Ch. 5 | ||
Week 10 | Mar. 22 | Additional Topics in Analytic Geometry | Ch. 6 |
Mar. 24 | Ch. 6 | ||
Week 11 | March 29 | S P R I N G B R E A K | S P R I N G B R E A K |
March 31 | S P R I N G B R E A K | S P R I N G B R E A K | |
Week 12 | April 5 | Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Matrices | Ch. 7 |
April 7 | Ch. 7 | ||
Week 13 | April 12 | Test 3 | Test 3 |
April 14 | Sequences, Induction, and Probability | Ch. 8 | |
Week 14 | April 19 | Ch. 8 | |
April 21 | |||
Week 15 | April 26 | Review | Review |
Monday, May 3 10:55am-1:35pm | EXAM Period |