AMTH 111 - PRECACULUS MATHEMATICS I (3 credit hrs)
Class Time : MWF 12:00-12:50 PM – ADMN 233
Office Hours : M: 9:30-10:50 AM
W: 1:00-2:30 PM
TTh 9:30-10:30 AM
and by appointments.
Placement, Grade of C or better in AMTH 108, or consent of the Department
TEXT : Precalculus: Graphs and Models (3rd
edition), Bittinger, ,
Ellenbogen, Penna, and Graphing Calculator Manual Beecher
SUPPLIES: Texas Instruments TI-83 Graphing Calculator (note: If you are purchasing a calculator for this class, you are required to purchase the TI-83. If you already have a graphing calculator, consult your instructor about its acceptability)
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
Prerequisite Chapter – Basic concept of
Chapter 1 – Graphs, Functions and
Chapter 2 – Functions, Equations,
Chapter 3 – Polynomial and
Chapter 4 – Exponential and
EXPECTED STUDENT COMPETENCIES TO BE ACQUIRED : The successful student, at the end of the course, will be able to produce well-written correct solutions for problems similar to those assigned for homework in this course.
COURSE OBJECTIVE : To solve, both graphically and by calculation, mathematical problems that involve: equations and inequalities graphs, functions, and inverse functions polynomial, logarithmic, and exponential expressions.
Homework will be assigned daily and will occasionally be collected as a check on how you are keeping up. Although most of the homework assignments will not be collected, that doesn't mean you don't have to do it! A major part of learning mathematics involves DOING mathematics! Also, homework is useful in preparing for the type of questions, which may appear on quizzes or exams. Many
homework problems will be given on quizzes and some on tests.
Evaluations: There will be given three tests and one final
exam during this term. There will also
be given quizzes approximately once a week.
test dates are given in the table below.
Final Exam: The
final exam will be given on . Friday
December 15 at The final exam is comprehensive 11:00 AM.
Your success in meeting the course objectives will be measured by your scores on
homework, quizzes, lab activities, three exams and a cumulative final exam.
The weights of the various components of your grade in determining your final course grade are shown below, along with the grade scale for the course.
Three exams (100 each)
Quizzes, homework (150)
Cumulative Final Exam (150)
Two quiz/homework grades will be dropped to
determine your final quiz/homework average.
There will be no makeup quizzes.
There will be no makeup tests, except under special (documented) circumstances. In the case
you cannot take an exam at the scheduled time, contact the instructor as soon
as possible after (or before) the test, to arrange a make up. In no case will any student be allowed to
have more than one make up exam during the semester. Exams not made up within 2 days of the
scheduled date will be recorded 0. No
student will be allowed to take more than one make up test, no matter the
SPECIAL NOTES : If you have a physical, psychological, and/or learning disability which might affect your performance in this class, please contact the Office of Disability Services, 126A B&E, (803), 641-3609 and/or see me, as soon as possible. The Disability Services Office will determine appropriate accommodations based on medical documentation.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: I
may occasionally take attendance. It is highly recommended that the student not miss
any class. However, the Attendance Policy established by the Department
of Mathematical Sciences states that the maximum number of unexcused absences allowed in this class before a penalty is imposed is four for a regular semester. So you understand that missing two class meetings for a summer session is already too many.
ACADEMIC CODE OF HONESTY : Please read and review the Academic Code of Conduct relating to Academic Honesty located in the Student Handbook. If you are found to be in violation of this Code of Honesty, a grade of F(0) will be given for the work. Additionally, a grade of F may be assigned for the course and/or further sanctions may be pursued.