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Math 1060

Math 1060Q — PreCalculus — Fall 2014

For students who are planning to take Calculus I (Math 1131), information on the ALEKS exam is available here.

Course Materials:

The text we will be using for this course is Precalculus, by Stitz and Zeager. You can download it here. If you would like a printed version, you can purchase one from or from the bookstore. The course does not follow the text exactly, but the book can be a useful reference.

You will need a WebAssign access code to access your homework assignments. The easiest way to purchase an access code is directly through WebAssign. Simply log in to HuskyCT, follow the link on the left hand side to WebAssign Homework, and follow the prompts given.

When logging in to WebAssign (through HuskyCT), do not use Internet Explorer or Safari. Use Firefox or Chrome.

You will have two weeks of free access to WebAssign, so you can get started right away in case you need some time to arrange to buy an access code. You can also purchase an access code card from the bookstore (more expensive than directly through WebAssign). Login instructions are the same, no matter where you purchase the access code.

No calculators will be allowed on exams. Some small parts of homework assignments will require a calculator, but you can use Google for any calculations that need doing, so no calculator is needed for this course.

Homework and WebAssign:


Homework: To access the homework you will have to go through Huksy CT single sign-on. In your account you will find a link to do your homework using WebAssign. There will be 3-4 homework assignments per week. Each assignment will be made available on WebAssign several days before the section is covered in class. The due date for each assignment will be set by your instructor and will generally be two or three days after the material is covered in class. You will get two attempts for multiple choice question and four attempts for each question that is not multiple choice. After each attempt, you will be told whether your answer is correct or not. If you are not able to get the correct answer after your initial attempts, we recommend that you seek help from your instructor, the Q-Center, a tutor, or another student.

          WebAssign Registration: The homework for Math 1060 is assigned online using the WebAssign online homework system. To access your homework online you must go to Husky CT. Do not use Internet Explorer.


WebAssign Homework      10%    
In-class work       10%    
Algebra Exam       10%    
Exam 1: (Tuesday October 7, 6-8 PM or 9-11 pm)  20%
Exam 2: (Tuesday November 11, 6-8 PM or 9-11 pm)  20%
Final Exam: (TBA)   30%

The common midterm exams will be held on Tuesdays (10/7/2014 and 11/11/2014) 6-8 PM or 9 -11 PM in rooms that will be listed here later. When you registered for this course, you also registered for an exam time, so you are required to be available at these times.

Some tips:

  1. If you've taken precalculus before, be warned -- this course is harder. We will cover more, and it will be more in-depth, than what you've done before.
  2. Don't miss class! Each day builds on the previous days, so if you miss class, you get behind very quickly. If you do get sick or have to miss class, talk to your classmates and instructor to catch up before the next class.
  3. Watch videos and do worksheets ( The videos and worksheets cover some of the most difficult and/or critical concepts.