Math 001 Introductory Algebra
M WRF 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Ms. Heidi Erickson, M.S.
Learning Center (LC) in MC312
- (work) 785-2268 (home) 796-3190 (LC Front Desk-Barb)
Make appointments at front desk in MC312 or call 796-3190. Office hours are:
-ModuMath Study Guide
-ModuMath Algebra Study Guide
-Scientific Calculator (TI-30Xa is a good choice)
-graph paper ( 20 sheets needed halfway through course)
-pencil (for homework and tests) rather than pen
-headphones to plug into computer
-3-ring binder (all handouts will be punched)
-TIME...Approximately 8 hours a week outside of class is needed for this course. Plan your schedule accordingly.
The LC is a place:
-for students to work, read, study, meet with tutors and/or study groups.
-where necessary academic forms and information can be picked up.
-to ask a question when you are not sure who/where to ask.
All services provided by the Learning Center, including tutoring, are free to all part-time and full-time Viterbo students. Four full-time and two part-time professionals and an administrative assistant staff the Learning Center.
MC312 Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Phone: 796-3190 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday
Many students benefit from working with a tutor for this course. To sign up for a tutor, go to the LC and request tutoring. A tutor will be assigned to meet with you within a week. Tutoring sessions begin the second week of classes, but you may sign up for tutoring anytime during the semester.
Drop-in Math Homework Help:
The math specialists and student tutors are available for drop-in homework help for all math courses. No appointment necessary. Just drop in the Learning Center. Look for the table with the green sign. Monday through Friday 11:00-11:50 a.m.
M onday through Wednesday 2-2:50 p.m.
In order to complete the course, you will need to test out of required lessons on the ModuMath software. The computer will keep track of your progress and your scores. The software can be accessed on the computers in the library, MC 201, MC304, MC 305, and MC312.
Your final course grade will be determined using the following weights:
40% ModuMath Scores (35%Algebra/5%Arithmetic) on the computer
45% In-Class Tests and Quizzes and Out-of-Class Homework
15% Final Cumulative Exam
NOTE: It is advantageous to study the lessons before attempting the tests since there is a 5-point penalty each time you attempt and fail to demonstrate competency.
The following will be used to determine your letter grade:
A 93-100 C 70-75
AB 88-92 CD 64-69
B 82-87 D 60-63
BC 76-81 F below 60
*A grade of a C or higher must be earned to take any other math courses at Viterbo.
Attendance will be kept regularly. There will be no penalty for absences until a student misses four classes. At that time, the final grade will be lowered a half-grade. Thereafter, every two classes missed will result in a drop of another half-grade. The only excused absences are those in which a student is attending a Viterbo sponsored event (p. 36-37 of catalog). Illnesses, funerals, work conflicts, or other misfortunes are NOT excused absences. If you know in advance you will miss a class, please inform me prior to the absence.
Homework may be turned in late with a penalty of points for tardiness.
Missed quizzes may not be made up; the grade will be a zero.
Missed exams may be made up, but the student will receive half of the earned points. An exception in which a student may receive full credit for a missed exam occurs if the instructor and student make alternative arrangements prior to the exam being given.
Americans with Disabilities Act:
If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations for this class, please see me or Wayne Wojciechowski in MC230 or call 796-3085 within ten days to discuss your accommodation needs.