Instructor: Alan Stein

By Mary Ellen Davis and C. Henry Edwards

Published By Prentice-Hall

ISBN 0-13-096202-3

It is expected that everyone in the class will
participate in the mailing list. Messages may be sent to everyone on the
mailing list in the same way any other email message is sent; just address
such messages to `WMA107-L@UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU`.

It is recommended that students check their email regularly. Your
instructor will use email to communicate with the entire class between
meetings as well as to communicate with individual students.

**Goals:**
The goal of Math 107 is to present a conceptually and technologically intensive sample of the role of algebra and trigonometry in modeling real-life phenomena, with only modest emphasis on symbolic manipulation.

**Expectations:**
You should expect to do a majority of your learning
outside the classroom, generally spending between six and nine hours a week
working on this class. Mathematics, like most subjects, is learned by
doing it, and we won't have time for you to do a lot of mathematics in
class. On the other hand, you are expected to come to class and **you are
responsible for everything that happens in class** whether you are there
or not. If you miss a class, you are expected to immediately find out what
happened either from me (email is wonderful for that) or from your
classmates. Most of all, it is expected that you will get excited about
what you are learning and to delight in your own, perhaps unexpected,
ability to solve intriguing problems.

**Group Projects:**
You may be assigned several projects during the semester to be worked on
in groups. Projects will be graded on accuracy, creativity and
presentation. We will begin the projects in class, but additional time
outside of class will be required to complete them.

There will probably be three in-class examinations as well as some group projects, possibly problem sets, possibly a number of short quizzes, and a final examination. Exams will be worth 100 points each, problem sets 50 points each, quizzes 10 points each and the final examination 150 points. At the end of the semester, the total number of points earned will be divided by the maximum number of possible points to determine the average for each student.

The first exam will be given Monday, October 10.

*It is important to note that each set will have a due date. It is permissible to submit completed sets prior to the due date; no sets will be accepted after the due date.*

- Chapter 1 -- Linear Functions and Models