Each student is expected to master the material in a variety of ways including: multi-step problems, applications, and conceptual understanding. If any concerns arise regarding grading, please contact the instructor. Students earn "math points" (MP) for demonstration of mathematical thinking in their solutions.
Warm-up activities are sometimes assigned to prepare students for in-class activities. These activities are more effective when everyone attends class fully prepared. "Eyeglasses" in the calendar will indicate warm-up activities.
Online practice (+10 MP bonus)
WeBWorK problem sets are used to practice skills from class. Feedback is limited to correct/incorrect so if problems are difficult please see the instructor for better feedback.
Each student earns bonus points based on their percent of correct answers. For example, say a given student completes 70% of the problems. This student receives 70% of 10, or 7 bonus points.
If you feel that WeBWorK has not given credit for a correct answer, please contact the instructor immediately.
Group quizzes (10 × 10 MP)
During most weeks a group quiz will be given. Only one quiz per group will be scored with each group member receiving the same score. It is expected that all group members contribute to quiz responses and that all answers are fully explained. Notes are not allowed for quizzes, but approved calculators are allowed.
Exams (3 × 25 MP)
There will be three in-class exams. A note card (5×7, handwritten, both sides) is allowed for each exam as are approved calculators.
Assessments are a part of the learning experience. As such, assessments will not only require mastery of class material, but the ability to apply class material in new situations (Rittle-Johnson, Seigler, Alibali, 2001).
Final exam (25 MP, +5 MP bonus)
This course uses a comprehensive, common final with the other sections. The final exam is typically 25 multiple choice questions. Students gain +1 MP for every 5 correct answers.
Remember that university policy does not allow students to take an examination prior to its scheduled time, so plan accordingly.
Attendance A record of attendance will be periodically collected. This is done to maintain accurate class rosters and to assess the impact of attendance on student achievement. Poor attendance may impact group activities.
If you will be absent, it is your responsibility to find out what was missed by checking D2L or contacting fellow classmates. Authorized absences (school functions or emergencies) may be made up for full credit. Non-authorized absences may complete an assignment before it is returned to receive 75% credit. All other make-ups receive 50% credit and must be completed within two weeks of the original due date. Bonus assignments are not eligible to be completed late for any reason.
Entry-level switching The Department of Mathematics allows students within entry level mathematics courses (i.e., 010, 020, 104, 106, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 114, or 246) to move up to a higher numbered course during the first two weeks of a semester or move down during the first three weeks. Please contact the instructor for more details.
Midterm grades represent a best guess at a final grade based on performance at the time of midterm submission.
Student Accommodations Any student who has a disability and is in need of classroom accommodations, please contact the instructor and the Services for Students with Disabilities Office in Centennial Hall 2106 to determine accomodations before contacting the instructor.
Academic Integrity Any academic misconduct in this course as a serious offense. The disciplinary procedures and penalties for academic misconduct are described on the UW-Eau Claire Dean of Students web site.
Civility As members of this class, we are members of a larger learning community where excellence is achieved through civility. Our actions affect everyone in our community. Courtesy is reciprocated and extends beyond our local setting, whether in future jobs, classes, or communities. Civility is not learned individually, it is practiced as a community.