MTH05: Elementary Algebra

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Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 am - 11:50 am at Brown Annex 207
Fridays: 10: 00 am - 11:50am at CPH 320

Textbooks: textbook: MTH05 Basic Concepts of Mathematics by Professor Uma Iyer: textbook

alternate textbook: Set of lecture notes by Professor Andrew McInerney: McInerney05text0216a.pdf

another alternate textbook : The Hutchison Series in Mathematics: Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, 5th Ed., Baratto, Bergman, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-0-07-338446-7
Syllabus: math05syllabusSP14.pdf
Supplementary handouts: Right triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem: math05RightTriangles.pdf
my office hours:
Place: CP 122 please note that the dates/time are updated
Time: Tuesday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
            Friday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tutoring Lab
(TBA) hours:
Monday - Thursday:   10am to 8 pm at Learning Commons ME SB003
Friday, Saturday:         10 am to 3 pm at Learning Commons ME SB003
Sunday: 10am to 3 pm at CP 303
Attendance policy:
  • Students who miss 6 or more classes, without a genuine and documented reason will be assigned an academic grade of F.

  • Students who come to the class late by 30 minutes or more for the first time should consider themselves as warned. Continuous or habitual late-coming or early departure will be considered as absence.

  • If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to get the material we covered in class and the HW assignment in order to prepare for the next class and submit the homework in time
Homeworks: Homeworks will have to be done and submitted online. WeBWork allows to use any device that has internet connection to work on the homework assignments.

Instructions on how to access WeBWork:

User name: firstlast

    example: Jane Smith-Johnson would be janesmith

Note: no spaces, no capitalization, hyphens stay in, apostrophes are taken out (e.g Audrey O'brien would be audreyobrien)

Password: same as the user name

After login-in:
1) Please change your password using the 'password/email' link in the menu on the left,
2) add your preferred email address (same location as for item 1). It is especially important to add the e-mail!!!

If you have trouble signing in, make sure that your last name is in all lower case letters, and that the last four digits of your social security number are correct, and you are using this same correct format for your password. If you have verified that this is correct and you still cannot sign in, you may email for assistance.
  • we will have four Tests,

  • simple calculators are allowed, but smartphones are not

  • before each test, we will have a separate class where we will review the material that will be on it

  • a week before each review I'll distribute the review problems
(approximate weights)
HWs     20%
Tests   45%
Final Exam   35%

Please, note that in order to pass MTH05 class you need to get at least C grade (70%) as MTH05 course grade

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