Alan H. Stein

You should not be registered for this course unless you have taken and failed the Q-Course Readiness Test. If you have not taken that test, you should immediately make arrangements to take it; it is quite possible that there are other courses far more appropriate to your needs.

Section 32: 12:30-1:20 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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By the end of the semester, students will be expected to be proficient in most of the material in the first nine chapters of the textbook. Students will work at their own pace, with assistance from the instructor where needed, although the instructor will spend a short time approximately once per week explaining key algebraic ideas.

As students become proficient in the material in each chapter in the textbook, they will take examinations on those chapters. Course grades, as outlined below, will depend almost totally on their performance on those examinations.

Tests will be available for each chapter, with a combined test for chapters 8 and 9. Tests may be taken at any time during either Mathematics 101 class, during your instructor's office hours, or any other time you can arrange with your instructor.

Tests for each chapter may be retaken as many times as necessary (although not more than once during any class) until a passing grade of 80% is earned for that chapter. Note that no partial credit will be given. Note also that students who take examinations for the same chapter more than once will have different examinations each time.

Number of ChapterExams Passed | Course Grade |
---|---|

8 | A |

7 | B |

6 | C |

5 | D |

0-4 | F |

- A point total will be calculated as follows:
- A preliminary adjustment factor will be computed as follows. Double the number of perfect exam scores will be added to the number of scores of at least 80%. The preliminary adjustment factor will be set to 4 if this number is at least double the number of exams passed, 3 if this number is at least 1 1/2 times the number of exams passed, 2 if this number is at least equal to the number of exams passed, 1 if this number is at least half the number of exams passed, 0 otherwise.
- 1 point will be added to the adjustment factor for each exam the student passed on the first try.
- For each exam, the number of unsuccessful attempts will be divided by 2 and the integer part of the quotient will be subtracted from the adjustment factor.
- The number of absences will be divided by 3 and the integer part of the quotient will be subtracted from the adjustment factor.
- If the adjustment factor comes out greater than 1, it will be reset to 1; if the adjustment factor comes out less than -1, it will be reset to -1.
- The adjustment factor will be added to three times the number of exams passed to get the point total.
- If the point total is less than 15 but the student passed at least five chapter exams, the point total will be reset to 15.
- If the student failed to fill out the
*student Information Form*or failed to provide an*Email Address,*the point total will be reset to 0.

- Once the point total is calculated, the grade will be calculated
according to the following table:
Point Total Course Grade 24 A 23 A- 22 B+ 21 B 20 B- 19 C+ 18 C 17 C- 16 D+ 15 D <15 F