Pre - Calculus

MTH 30       D09 (51360)

Mondays, Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 11:50 am, at CP 309


Natalia Novak
  (approximate weights)
  Homeworks (20%)
  Quizzes (20%)
  Midterm Exam (30 %)
  Final Exam (30 %)
"Precalculus Essentials"
(Fifth Edition) by Robert E. Blitzer,

ISBN: 978-0-13-457815-6
MTH 30 D09: Pre-Calculus Mathematics,

ISBN (at Akademos): 978-1-394-04782-6
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Price: $29 + tax
Homework: WeBWorK is an online engine for homeworks/quizzes/tests/etc. I will be using it for homeworks and exams.
It is not connected to the BCC system, although it is hosted at BCC. Therefore, your BCC login and password will not work there.
Here is the WeBWorK link:

User name: firstlast

      example: Jane Smith-Johnson would be janesmith-johnson

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

Office hours:

Tuesdays, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
 Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • In almost each class you will be given a homework assignment. The homework assignments are online, have the due date and must be submited on time. There will be no extensions.

  • In almost every class we will have 15-20 minutes quiz, in the beginning of the class. There will be no make ups if you miss one, but several of the quizzes will be dropped at the end of semester.

  • We will have Midterm and Final exams. Before each exam we'll have a review/practice class.

  • If you miss a class on any reason it is your responsibility to study the material presented, do the homework assignment, and be ready for the quiz next time you come back to class.

  • There will be no extra assignments in order to raise you grade, therefore, do your homeworks and submit them on time; come on time to class and take the quizzes; prepare well for the Midterm and Final Exams.

  • Attendance rules: You will be marked present if you come on time. You will be marked late if you come 20 minutes late. You will be marked absent if you arrive after half an hour.

    Students who miss more than 5 classes, without a genuine and documented reason will be assigned an academic grade of F.