**Math 111: Introduction to College
Math 1**

CRN 80948 Sec. 001
Room CH 283
MTWTh
9:15-10:20

**Instructor**: Carolyn
McCaffrey **
Email:** mccaffrc@pdx.edu

**Course Webpage:**
web.pdx.edu/~mccaffrc

**Office Hours**: Tues.10:30-11:30, Wed.
8:00-9:00 and by appt. in NH M430 (mezzanine level)

**Text and Calculator: **__Precalculus
with Modeling and Visualization__ by Gary Rockswold, custom edition for
Portland State University, Graphing Calculator

**
Prerequisites: **All students are assumed to have been successful in Math 95
or at least two years of high school algebra. I expect students to have a
firm grasp of linear equations, systems of equations, polynomials and factoring
techniques, rational expressions, radicals, exponents, and quadratic
equations. This course is designed to prepare students for
calculus. If you simply need to fulfill a general math requirement,
consider taking Math 105.

Course Description:

- Use equations, graphs, data sets and words to represent
functions
- Understand key properties of linear, polynomial,
rational, exponential and logarithmic functions
- Feel comfortable effectively communicating mathematical
ideas
- Use the tools of algebra and functions to solve
problems

**Grades:** Grades will be determined on
the basis of points earned in the following areas with these approximate
weights:

Participation 10%

Homework
15%

E-Journal 5%

Quizzes
25%

Midterm
20%

Final
Exam ** (Thurs., Aug. 12 8:00-10:20 am**) 25%

Participation:

**E-Journal:** You will
be assigned weekly writing assignments that are due to me via email by 11:00pm
each Tuesday. You must include
MATH 111, Week X, and your last name in the subject line to receive credit. Please use complete sentences and
proofread your writing. E-Journals will be graded on a (+ / - / 0) scale. Any late e-journals will be downgraded
one grade.

**Quizzes**: Every Thursday there will
be a short quiz over the homework that is due that day. The quiz is *open homework, but closed book and closed
notes. *The lowest quiz score will be dropped. *NO MAKE-UP QUIZZES WILL BE OFFERED.*

**Exams**: The midterm exam will be
Thursday July 22^{nd} during normal class time. The final exam
will be Thursday August 12^{th} from 8:00-10:20 am. No make-up exams will be given. If
you do not pass the final, you may not pass the class.

**
Tutoring:** Free tutoring is available at SECT (www.setc.pdx.edu/index.php)
as well as in the 3rd floor atrium of Neuberger Hall.