DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

STUDENT SYLLABUS

MAC 1114

FALL 2010

TR Classes

M Lab

ELIGIBILITY You will be deemed eligible for this
course if (1) you have credit for MAC 1102 or MAC 1105 (or an equivalent course
in College Algebra) with a grade of C- or better, or (2) you have scored in AMP
Group A3 or higher, or (3) you scored 600 or higher on the quantitative SAT
test or 26 or higher on the math ACT test. It is the student's responsibility to check and prove
eligibility. Ineligible students will not be allowed to take this course. Advisement assistance is available in
222 LOV.

ATTENDANCE Students whose names do not appear on the
class roll cannot attend classes. Students are expected to attend classes, and
students with excessive (excused or unexcused) absences will not be given a
passing grade or a grade of I.

TEXT MAC 1114, Precalculus Enhanced with
Graphing Utilities by Sullivan & Sullivan

Reference:
On-line course notes at http://www.math.fsu.edu/~stiles/ssfiles. (Login: ssfiles; pw: stiles)

CALCULATOR POLICY Calculators may not be used on any
tests. Any person using a hand-held calculator or a computer calculator on a
test/quiz will be given a grade of zero on the test/quiz. A graphing calculator
might be helpful for checking homework problems.

INTERNET ADDRESSES:

http://www.math.fsu.edu/~basicmath (useful
information)

http://www.math.fsu.edu/~stiles (course
coordinator)

http://www.math.fsu.edu/~stiles/1114ssyl.htm (student
syllabus)

http://einstein.math.fsu.edu:9080 (practice
tests)

http://www.math.fsu.edu/~stiles/ssfiles (course
notes)

COURSE CONTENT/TESTS

Unit I:
5.1-5.6; 6.1-6.3 TEST#1:
Monday, October 4 (Unit I)

Unit II 6.5 - 6.7, 7.1-7.5; 8.1-8.3 TEST#2: Monday, November 22 (Unit II)

Unit III: 8.4 - 8.5

Unit tests will be
given in the assigned lab classes at the times indicated above

FINAL EXAM (Covers
Unit I - III) Computerized final exams will be taken during the week of
December 6-th. Students must
register on line for exam times and locations. Further information is given
below.

COURSE
OBJECTIVES This course is intended
to give students important mathematical background needed for the study of more
advanced courses in mathematics, engineering, and computer science.

PRACTICE TESTS Practice tests are available over the
Internet at the following URL: **http://einstein.math.fsu.edu:9080.**
The questions on the in-class unit tests will be very similar to questions on
the on-line practice tests.
Working on-line practice problems is very important.

TEST/QUIZ
POLICIES No makeup tests or early
tests or quizzes will be given. A
test absence or quiz absence will be excused only if the student presents
sufficient verifiable evidence of acceptable, extenuating, unavoidable
circumstances. An acceptable medical excuse must state explicitly that the
holder should be excused from class.
Students missing class because of a family death must show evidence of
the death and evidence of the relationship to the deceased. Students will not be given excused
absences to attend family functions or non-university activities.

If
a test absence is excused, then the final exam grade will be used for the
missed test grade. The final-exam grade minus a penalty will be used for an
unexcused test grade. If a quiz absence is excused, then no grade will be
assigned to the missed quiz. A grade of zero will be assigned for an unexcused
quiz grade. No quiz or test grades will be dropped. Students must bring FSU ID
cards to all tests.

GRADING There will be two unit
tests, a cumulative final examination, and several short quizzes.
Numerical course grades will be determined by the larger of Av1 and Av2 where
Av1 = (5U+Q+4E)/10, Av2 = (4U+Q+5E)/10, U = test average, Q = quiz average, E =
final exam grade. Letter grades
will be determined from rounded numerical grades as follows. A: 90-100; B:
80-89; C: 70-79; D: 60-69; F: 0-59. Plus/Minus grades will be assigned to
high/low numerical grades; for example,
77.5 - 79.4 would be a C+, 69.5 – 72.4 would be a C-; analogous
+/- grades would be assigned to other numerical grades.

HELP CENTER
The Help Center is located in 110 MCH (old EDU). The operating hours are
MTWR 2:00-7:00 p.m. The Help
Center is closed Fridays and on weekends.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY The academic honor system is followed strictly. Students possessing unauthorized notes, using prohibited
calculators, or giving/receiving unauthorized assistance on an exam will be
dealt with according to FSU Honor Code policy.

(Cf. http://dof.fsu.edu/honorpolicy.htm)

ADA STATEMENT Students with disabilities needing
academic accommodations should: 1) register with the Student Disability
Resource Center (SDRC); 2) bring letters to their instructors from SDRC
indicating they need and have been certified to receive academic accommodations.
This should be done within the first week of classes. Students will not be given special accommodations until they
are certified.

COMPREHENSIVE
FINAL EXAM: The Final Exam is comprehensive. Your Final Exam
might not be scheduled in your lab classroom, but will be given in one of the
four computer equipped classrooms in HTL or in 107 MCH. The Final Exam
will be given M-F of Exam Week (Dec 6 - 10). You will register, on-line,
for a final exam time. Exam Registration will open at 7 a.m. on Wednesday
November 3. You must schedule an exam time before 12:00 noon on Wednesday
November 24. During this 3 week period, you will be able to change your exam
time, depending on available times. You must check your exam schedule
carefully. After final exam registration closes, changes, without
penalty, will be made only for conflicts that involve documented changes in the
exam schedule for your other classes. That is, changes will be made only if an
instructor in one of your classes changes the time of the final exam from that
given in the Directory of Classes, and this change conflicts with your selected
MAC 1114 exam time. A penalty, of 15 points will be imposed on your
exam
for any other changes made after registration closes, this includes students
who fail to register before the deadline, changes in travel, or because
of airline ticket purchases. The link for the on-line registration will be at
the URL given below. This URL will not open until 7:00 a.m. on November 3-rd.

__https://www.math.fsu.edu/secure/bellenot/mac1105/exam/__