Welcome to Mr. Klein's (Math Dept., De Anza College) Website
Hi there! and welcome to my webpage. I have been a full-time math instructor at DAC for 20+ years. I am also the Advisor to the Alpha Sigma Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa - the International Community College Honor (and Service) Society, and also serve as the NV/CA Regional Coordinator.
My Contact Information is at the bottom of this page.
For all classes:
* * Please be certain to read the General Information
as well as the course syllabus
* * Make certain you bring your text and other needed materials to all classes, even the first day's class.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR SUMMER SESSION: The workload is more
each class day; thus anticipate that we cover TWO (sometimes THREE)
sections per day, and therefore anticipate spending 5 to 6 or more
hours per day, and also at least half that time per day on each
non-class day. (Yes, even the Fri-Sat-Sun weekend is valuable class
study time; forget the beach!) Further, I strongly recommend that you
take no other class; one math class during the summer session is plenty!
Time on Task
is an essential ingredient to student success. Do make sure you can
dedicate an appropriate amount of time each day, including weekends, for
study, homework, and review for this course.
Do you have some trepidations about math? Unsure of what you can learn from math? Math for its own sake?! Take a few minutes to read
Several Important Notes:
* * Your first in-class mini-test or exam will include information from the home page / course description page / General Information page / Class Syllabus, as well as the appropriate math content.
** It is best to use blank (unlined, computer printout) paper for doing math, rather than loose-leaf paper, especially for any assignments to be turned in. The thin blue lines of loose-leaf paper are confining when one has to write algebraic expressions that require lots of (vertical) space, such as algebraic fractions with exponents, etc. Writing on graph paper is visually even worse, unless you are actually making a graph.
Turning in assignments on paper torn out of a spiral binder is especially inappropriate, and not accepted.
* * It is your responsibility to read all these documents ( home page / course description page / Gen. Info / Class Syllabus ) carefully, so that you fully understand how the course will be run, and certain expectations of you. All of these documents are considered the "Green Sheet" for the class. If you are unclear about anything, please do not hesitate to ask me.
From the links in the left column:
you will be able to access information and download the syllabus for your course.
For the Algebra, PreCalc, and Calc classes: there are on-line tutorials (videos) that demonstrate how to solve various types of problems you will encounter. They are helpful to you in your homework and study preparations, but only if you make use of them. Become familiar now with how to access them.
For Statistics classes: A lot of useful statistical information [which I don't have on my website, such as videos] can be accessed from the webpages of Barbara Illowsky, Susan Dean, & Roberta Bloom (to name a few). click on Math 10 Elementary Statistics
You will also be able to access information about Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (not to be confused with either the DAC Honors Program or the Honors Club)
Office: S-76g (located at west side of campus, in patio area between E3 and S7 building)
Office Hours: Mon – Thurs , 8:30 – 9:20 AM , S- 76 g
Phone: 408 864 8213And some words of wisdom from a Chinese fortune cookie: "Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently"