Math 140

Course Description
Instructor Information
Course Requirements
Lab Guidelines

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Course Description

A study of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; the Cartesian coordinate system for the plane; and the algebra and graphing of functions with special emphasis on polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions.  Definitions and graphs of the trigonometric functions; solutions of triangles; analytic trigonometry including circular and inverse trigonometric functions.  Solutions of word problems are stressed throughout.  The Ti-86 graphing calculator is required.  The goal is to prepare students for M144.


Instructor Information

Office: Dana 293

Phone: (860)768-5261


Office Hours: Monday 1:30-2:30pm, Wednesday 10:30-11:30am, Friday 9:30-10:30am or by appointment.



The TI-86 graphing calculator is required and will be permitted for all quizzes, tests and the final exam.



Functions Modeling Change: A Preparation for Calculus by Connally, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, et al. 


Grading Policy

The final grade is based on tests, a cumulative final exam, labs, and "other" (including quizzes and in-class work).

Course Grade: 

Two exams (40%) 
Quizzes (20%) 
Labs (20%) 
Final Exam (20%) Friday, December 22, 8-10am in D218

Homework:  Homework will be assigned daily, but not always collected.  There will usually be time to answer questions about the homework at the beginning of class.  

Quizzes:  These will be given every couple weeks in the final 15-20 minutes of class.  A typical quiz question would be similar to a previously assigned homework problem.  Quizzes will be announced ahead of time.  A missed quiz can be made up, but the make-up quiz will be more difficult than the original quiz.

Tests:  There will be absolutely no makeups given, unless you can provide a doctor's excuse, and inform me in advance of the test.  A missed exam will receive a grade of 0(zero).

Labs:  There will be a number of writing projects of varying length and difficulty.  These will be graded on mathematical content and composition.

Final Exam:  The final exam will be cumulative.  An in-class review will be given prior to the final.  Please mark your calendars with the date -- Friday, December 22, 8-10am in D218.


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