Math 114 On-Line
Spring 2012 DL Math114 Intermediate Algebra
If you definitely want to be dropped from the course YOU should make sure you drop yourself. If you do not drop then you may receive an "F" on your transcripts which can not be altered!
Spring Office Hours
Mon.,Wed.,Fri., 9-9:30AM and 12:30-1om
OnLine Office Hours: Tu: 7-8pm (First 1/2 hour priority Math114 Students then Stat Students. In cases of an exam on
Tuesday the session will be Tuesday 5-6pm whenever possible.
Sun.: 6-7pm (First 1/2 hour priority Stat Students then 114 Students)
The Course at a Glance:
1. There are 3 Exams and a Final. All of these are given on-campus although you can set up a proctor (see below).
2. In the first week you will be reviewing the necessary content from the prerequisite course.
You may either use the program called MyMathtest or request a paper version but adhering to time constraints.Details are provided below and in the orientation page.
3. On-line software called MyMathLab is required(see due dates below).
4. The 8 quizzes are done on-line.
5. Homework is done both on-line and from the book.
6. The Final is cumulative.
De Anza College Distance Learning Center • Office Location: Inside Main Library • Phone: 408-864-8969 • FAX: 408-864-8245 • http://www.deanza.edu/distance/
Office Hours: M-Th, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri: CLOSED
This course contains topics such as rational, logarithmic and exponential functions and equations, graphs, sequences and series and mathematical real world applications. This course relies on internet access for the information, assignments and communication.
PREREQUISITES Math 112 or Math 212 earning a C or better, qualifying score on De Anza’s Math Placement, ACT, SAT or 1 year of high school algebra that has been approved
1.The last day to add the class (if seats are available in the room) is the first Sat. after the beginning of the quarter.
2.Complete the Review Module's Pre and Post Test by Sunday after the first week of the quarter..
3. Register on MyMathLab by Friday of the first week of the quarter.
4. Complete the homework assignments,weekly quizzes, exams and final. For more information on Exams please go to http://faculty.deanza.edu/desiletslenore/stories/storyReader$41
5. NOTES (as described in the link below)are optional and can be used during an exam once they are approved Be very clear that these notes can not have symbols or examples. In the past, students have found it useful to write out steps for certain problem types. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity please place your notes (with your name on it) at my desk before taking the exam. I will return your notes quickly if they are approved.
For more information on Notes please go to: http://faculty.deanza.edu/desiletslenore/stories/storyReader$40
Textbook: Intermediate Algebra, by Blitzer 5th ED.or 2nd Custom Ed, MyMathLab (an on-line homework software) and a scientific calculator.
1. It is cheapest to buy the book bundled with the software at the DeAnza bookstore.
2.If you already have a book without the software and can not financially afford the software you may consider
selling your book back and using the ebook provided on-line with the software.
If your computer does not have the necessary hardware you may work at school either in the S42, S44 or S48 (the Math Labs) or the Open Media Lab. For open hours for the Math Lab go to http://nebula.deanza.edu/PSME_Division/Computer_Labs.html and click on the 3 labs labeled S44, S42 and S48, Winter 2012.
You will see open blocks which mean those times are open to all students. Although some instructor do not mind other students using computers, you must get permission by the instructor whose name appears in that block. There are also open hours listed on each of the doors a few weeks into the quarter.
The Open Media Lab is open:
Monday–Thursday, 7:30 AM–9:00 PM
Friday, 7:30 AM–4:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Mathematical symbols that may be useful for communicating questions
When emailing use the following symbols:
* Multiplication ex: 3*5=15
^ Exponential ex: 3^2 = 9
/ Division ex 10/5 =2
Note: Placement of parenthesis is crucial. For instance: (3+12)/(3+2) = 3 BUT ((3+12)/3) + 2 = 7
There are 3 exams and a final. The dates are given on the homepage. There are no makeups unless you have an extenuating circumstance and proof of it. In this case contact me immediately before the exam is given. If you do not take the final you will fail the course.
Note: If you are out of the area for any of the exams it is your responsibility to find
an authorized proctoring center. Authorized proctoring centers may be found at other colleges, libraries and Tutoring
Centers. If you choose to take the exam at one of these proctoring centers
you must notify me at least one week in advance and give me the proctor's email so that I may verify and contact the person.
FOR IMPORTANT EXAM DATES and MEETING PLACES, GO ONTO Catalyst
HOMEWORK and QUIZZES
Homework is both done out of the book and on MyMathLab(MML). Quizzes are only done on MyMathLab. Each week homework and quizzes will be assigned and due at the end of the week,Sunday. There is no limit on the number of times you do the homework set on MML that week. It will record your highest score at the due date. Quizzes can be taken twice sometimes more. Please look carefully at the number of times you may retake each quiz and the time allotted to take a quiz. There is no time limit on completing a homework section and you may stop,log out and then finish the section later.
Book assignments by section are found at
More Detail on Homework
There is homework from MML and the book. Having tried to grade everyone's book homework and becoming too
exhausted by the middle of the quarter I have decided to do the following:
1. Homework from the book will be collected weekly and graded for completion.
2. I will ask you via email to give me the final ansers to a few problems. In this way your
correct answers will also count toward your grade. If you are dropping off your original homework (not faxing) please make a
copy of your work so that you may write down the final answers.
Book homework is due by 9AM Tuesday morning in the DLC. There is a drop off mailbox outside the DLC door or if you prefer to fax
use the Fax Number:408-864-8245. PLEASE include your phone number in case the fax is not readable. DO NOT EMAIL it as an attachment
.Do NOT drop homework off in my mailbox at my division office or the admin. building.
Please skip a line between problems and try to work downward. Box in your final answer whenever possible. The total points available for homework is split evenly between book work and homework on MML.
Homework must be done NEATLY or else it will not be graded. Please staple your homework and label each section neatly. Boxing in what you consider the final answer is also important. Please put your name in the upper right hand corner.
LEARNING the MATERIA
Before doing the homework you must learn the new material. Attached to each homework is a video lecture and sometimes a video animation. To open the homework sections you must first watch the video and sometimes the animation. Although you can simply open then close each of these medias, some of these lectures provide a slightly different approach than the book - which could make the real difference between memorizing and owning the material for an exam.
Notes on the videos count for 50 points. Bring your video notes to the exam.
Include those sections that are on that exam. NO LATE video notes will be accepted<br
Participation may be done in two ways. You may either attend live online sessions and ask/answer questions OR discuss/answer exercise
problems someone else posts on the forum. The T.A. for this course will be checking the forum. I will not post to the forum unless there is
an unusual circumstance. Do not ask ME questions on the forum. However, the forum is a great place to ask the T.A. questions.
Also, do not email ME through catalyst.
If your exam score is less than 70% you can get some points back. Here is exactly what you need to do:
1. Correct any missed problems. If all problems are not corrected completely (you may need to go to the tutorial center) then I will
not read any further. No extra credit to improve the exam score will be given.
2. Complete all problems on the extra credit sheet. These problems will be the ones most missed by the class.
3. Your corrected test, extra credit sheeet and your original exam must be turned into the DLC 3 days after the exam is given back.
Exam Total=450 points (each exam=150)
Projects = 50 points
Video notes 50 points
Total Points= points:
If you decide to drop, you should do it on your own to make sure it gets done. DROPPING is your RESPONSIBILITY.
Policy on Cheating:
Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments receive a failing grade in the course and are reported to college authorities.
You may access your final grades through MyPortal at the DeAnza website www.deanza.edu