MATH112 Precalculus Mathematics – Spring 2014 – Sections 04 and 06

Course Information


Dr. A. David Trubatch
e-mail: david DOT trubatch AT montclair DOT edu
Weekly Schedule on Mathinfo

Webassign, Course Text and other Resources

Assigned Exercises will be distributed, and student solutions submitted, on the Webassign Web site. Therefore, you must enroll in, and obtain access to, this course on Webassign. To enroll in the course the on Webassign, you must use the appropriate class key: Section 04: montclair 5606 6988, Section 06: montclair 6078 3011.

When you create your Webassign account, use your Montclair State NetID as your username and your Montclair State e-mail address.

To access the assignments on Webassign after the 13-day grace period, you use must either enter a personal access code (included with a new textbook) or purchase access. You also can purchase access directly on the Webassign Web site.

The course text is Stewart, et. al. Precalculus, Mathematics for Calculus (6th edition). There are a number of paper and electronic variants of the 6th edition, all equally useful for this course, and each with its own ISBN. Note that a used copy of the text will probably not include an access code for Webassign. On the other hand, access Webassign for this course includes access to a (printable) electronic version of the book.

We will make extensive use of graphing software in this course. Neither a particular device nor particular software is required. However, you must have a hand-held device capable of plotting graphs. In addtion to purpose-built "graphing calculators", there are many calculator and plotting "apps" are available for hand-held devices, such as the iPhone, as well as portable devices that use the Android operating system.

If you use a general-purpose hand-held device for plotting, it must have all networking connectivity deactivated during exams (that is, device in "airplane mode" or "offline mode" with both Wi-Fi and cell network data connections closed).

Additional resources are available on the Resources link above.

Class Meetings

Section 04: Tu Th   12:55P–2:10P   RI–273          Section 06: Tu Th   4:00P–5:15P  RI–273

Class attendance is an integral part of the course. In my experience, students who do not attend class regularly have difficulty on graded events. While attendance and participation in class are not, in themselves, sufficient to learn the material, they play an important role in the learning process.

The class periods are times for focus on the course material. Therefore, during the class period, you should refrain from making/accepting calls and text messages, as well as unrelated use of computers/hand-held devices. Moreover, you should silence all alarms and alerts on your devices for the duration of the class period.Such activities also distract others who are focused on the class.

You are responsible for all in-class announcements of assignments, schedule changes and other Course adjustments. Moreover, you should check your Montclair State e-mail regularly for updates and announcements.

Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring

The Monclair State University Center for Academic Development and Assessment (CADA) offers:

For further information and updates contact CADA.

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers:

For further information and updates contact ARC.

Academic Honesty

I presume and expect that each student will maintain a high level of academic honesty and integrity in this course (and throughout his or her academic career).

For all in-class graded exams you will be informed of the authorized references and resources. Moreover, unless otherwise directed, you may not receive assistance from, or collaborate with, others in completing an exam. Any attempt to use unauthorized resources and unauthorized collaboration both constitute serious breaches of academic honesty. Sanctions for academic dishonesty include failure in the course and notification of the Dean of the College.

Collaboration with others in working on the exercises and in studying for exams is highly encouraged and does not constitute academic dishonesty.