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FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS Spring 2007

INSTRUCTOR: M K PANAHI

OFFICE: MC 2.404

E-MAIL: mpanahi@utdallas.edu

TELEPHONE: 972-883-6732

TEXT: Prealgebra& Introductory Algebra by Martin -Gay ROOM NUMBER: MC 2.408 SECTION: 001 DMTH-0V93 TIME: 10 am -11:15 am Days: TR

COURSE OBJECTIVE: To develop a further understanding of the process of learning mathematics, and to continue to build the fundamentals of algebra necessary for a foundation of future courses or utilization in a career or other endeavors.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a first course in introductory Algebra and you may need to take another semester of intermediate Algebra in order to be fully comfortable with all the necessary concepts involved in THEA which covers topics such as operations on real numbers, operations on polynomials, such as combining like terms, multiplying and factoring terms, simplifying rational expressions, solving linear and nonlinear equations and graphing inequalities, and basic concepts of geometry. Other topics are covered in the next

COURSE GRADING METHOD:

total grade) and a comprehensive final test (25%of the total grade). No make up exams, missed test is a grade

zero.

DROP PROCEDURE: If you are considering dropping this class, please discuss it with a counselor or me.

THEA: If you are required to be enrolled in this course for THEA remediation based on your score on the THEA test, you will NOT be allowed to drop the course. My classes have an attendance policy. If you are required to be enrolled in this course to satisfy the THEA requirement for remediation, you are required to attend and participate in this class. My classes have an attendance policy and if you have absences or a participation problem, the instructor will refer you to the THEA coordinator to discuss the absence or participation problem. If you have unexcused absences, you can be administratively withdrawn from this class and all college level classes with no refund. PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN THEA CONTRACT WITH ME. DROP PROCEDURE: You may withdraw from the class once you have passes the THEA successfully. If you are considering dropping this class, please discuss it with a counselor or me.

Your course grade will be determined as follow: Five tests (75% of the

ABSENCES: You are expected to attend every class meeting. Problems will be assigned on a regular basis. Answers to most of these problems are given at the back of the textbook. Complete solutions to many

of these problems may be found in the solution manual, which may be available in the bookstore .you, should work several problems of each type, and working more than the class assignments is strongly encouraged. Do not use the solutions until you have exhausted all possibilities (including asking the tutors

and the instructor).

You may receive help overall from tutors in the Math Lab (MC 2.412) or by viewing

a videotape in the Math Lab or Multimedia services. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL

MATERIALS YOU MISSED WHEN ABSENT. Regular, punctual attendance is

TARDIES: Tardies are strongly discouraged. It is; however, better to come late than not at all, as long as it is not a habit. If you anticipate a particular problem, please discuss it with me before or after class. More than 5 minutes late counts as an absence and leaving class early counts as an absence.

EVALUATION:

A = 90 to 100

B = 80 to 89

C = 70 to 79

D

= 60 to 69

F

below 60

TEST

DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN CLASS AND THE FINAL IS AS IN THE CLASS

SCHEDULE.

GENERAL POLICIES

FOOD AND BEVERAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROM.TO MINIMIZE DISRUPTIONS DURING THE CLASS MAKE SURE THAT PAGERS AND CELLULAR PHONES ARE TURNED OFFBEFORE THE LECTURE

LEAVING EARLY AND

ALSO BY REFRAINING FROMTALKING DURING LECTURE OR WHILE SOMEONE ELSE IN THE CLASS IS SPEAKING .IF YOU MUST LEAVE EARLY NOTIFY ME BEFORE THE LECTURE BEGINS.ACADEMIC DISHONESTY IS NOT ACCEPTABLE IN AN ACADEMIC COMMUNITY.NO CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN FOR PLAGIARIZED WORK. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.STUDENTS ARE REQUIERED TO INFORM THE LECTURER OF SUSPECTED HONOR CODE VIOLATIONS.

BEGINS.BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS IN THE CLASS BY

NOT ARRIVING LATE NOR

MATH LAB:

Math lab is available to UTD students and you are encouraged to use it .The

hours of operations are M-R 10AM -8 PM AND FRI & SAT 10-2 PM OR YOU CAN CALL FOR

INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS 972-883-6707

Scholastic Dishonesty The following is from the University of Texas at Dallas Handbook of Operating Procedures (Title V:

Student Discipline and Conduct).

SECTION 49.36

SCHOLASTIC DISHONESTY

The university expects all students to maintain a high level of responsibility with respect to academic honesty. Because the value of an academic degree depends on the absolute integrity of the work done by the student for that degree, it is imperative that a student maintain a high standard of individual honor in his or her scholastic work.

(b) The dean may initiate disciplinary proceedings under Subchapter C against a student accused

of scholastic dishonesty upon complaint by a faculty member or a student.

(c) Scholastic dishonesty is the submission as one's own work of material that is not one's own.

As a general rule, it includes, but is not limited to, one of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, and/or collusion.

(d) Cheating includes, but is not limited to

(1) copying from another student's test paper, laboratory report, other report, or computer files, data listings, and/or programs or engaging in conduct that facilitates such conduct by another student. (2) using during a test, materials not authorized by the person giving the test; (3) failing to comply with instructions given by the person administering the test which would include, but not be limited to, time restrictions, use of blue book, seating arrangements; (4) collaborating with or seeking aid from or giving aid to another student during a test; (5) knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting, or soliciting in whole or in part the

contents of an unadministered test, test key, homework solutions, or computer program; (6) substituting for another student, or permitting another person to substitute for oneself, to take a test; (7) soliciting another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test; (8) discussing the contents of an examination with another student who will take the examination; (9) possession during a test of materials that are not authorized by the person giving the test, such as class notes or specifically designed "crib notes." The presence of textbooks constitutes a violation only if they have been specifically prohibited by the person administering the test.

(10) Submission of substantial portions of the same academic work for credit (including oral reports)
(10) Submission of substantial portions of the same academic work for credit (including oral

(10) Submission of substantial portions of the same academic work for credit (including oral

of the same academic work for credit (including oral reports) more than once without written authorization
reports) more than once without written authorization from the instructor.

reports) more than once without written authorization from the instructor.

(e) Plagiarism means the appropriation, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means

another's work and the submission or incorporation of that work in one's own written work offered for credit without appropriate attribution.

(f) Collusion means the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing academic

assignments offered for credit.

(g) Falsifying academic records means the altering of grades or other falsification (statements,

acts or omissions) of academic records including but not limited to the application for admission, grade reports, test papers, registration materials, and reporting forms used by the registrar's office or other university offices.

(h) Falsifying data or experiments includes, but is not limited to, the submission of false findings

and/or the citation of false references in research or other assignments submitted for credit and/or

for the awarding of a degree.

In other words, these are some examples of scholastic dishonesty:

Copying graded homework

Working together on a take home test or homework when specifically prohibited by the professor

Looking at another student's paper during an exam

Looking at your notes when prohibited

Taking an exam out of the classroom when prohibited

Giving your work to another to be copied

Giving someone answers to exam questions during the exam

After taking an exam, informing a person of questions that appeared on the exam

Giving or selling a term paper or class work to another student

Copying homework answers form your text and handing them in for a grade

Quoting text or other works on an exam, term paper or homework without citing the source

Handing in a paper purchased from a term paper service or from the Internet

Handing in another's paper as your own

Taking a paper from an organization's files and handing it in as your own

Passing information from an earlier class to a later class

Having someone take your test for you

Changing a graded paper and requesting it be regarded

Transferring a computer file from one person's account to another

You must read the material at http://www.utdallas.edu/student/slife/scholastic.html