Materials Required: Textbook – Elementary Algebra,
Third Edition, by Tussy and Gustafson. You will also need a scientific
calculator that can performexponent , square and cube root , and provide the
ability to use parentheses and scientific notation.
Course Features and Policies
1. Academic honesty – all work must be your own
effort and not copied from another. Cheating will result in an F grade for the
assignment or test.
2. Class participation and attendance – you are
expected to arrive on time, remain in class the entire period, ask questions,
provide constructive feedback, and participate in all class activities.
3. Missed assignments or exams – no late
assignments will be accepted. Please speak with your instructor and make
arrangements ahead of time if you are not able to attend class on the day of a
4. Financial Aid students – should ALWAYS check
with Financial Aid prior to withdrawing, signing an incomplete contract,
changing to an audit, or receiving an F as the final grade in any class.
Instructional Methods and Expectations.
Attendance = 20%
A = 94 – 100%
A- = 90 – 93%
Class projects/Participation = 20%
B+ = 86 – 89%
B = 82 – 85%
Homework assignments = 20%
B- = 78 – 81%
C = 74 – 77%
Tests = 20%
C- = 70 – 73%
D+= 66 – 69%
Final = 20%
D = 62 - 65%
D- = 58 – 61%
2. Incomplete: Because of extenuating
circumstances, the instructor may consider issuing an Incomplete. The student is
eligible if the student is halfway through the course, is earning at least a C ,
and is able to complete the course by working with the instructor no later than
the subsequent quarter.
3. Please make use of these available services, if
required: a. Math Center – tutoring provided free of charge to enrolled students
b. Disability Support Services -- special testing accommodations