Course Policies

Prof. J Reitz
NYC College of Technology, Summer 2012

Course and Section:  Math 1180, Mathematical Concepts and Applications, Section 0955
Class Meets: M/W 11:30 – 2:00, T/Th 11:30 – 2:15, Namm 700
Book:  Robert Blitzer, Thinking Mathematically, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall. NOTE: you MUST purchase access to the WileyPLUS website along with your textbook (see below)
Calculator: A scientific calculator with trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, tangent) is required. We recommend the TI-30X IIS or similar.
Office:   Namm N707
Office Hours:  Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30

OpenLab:  The class website will be on the OpenLab ( The site contains important information about the course, and will be used in various ways throughout the semester.  The address for the class website is:
WeBWorK:  Homework will be completed on the WebWork website:

Grading (percent / letter grade correspondence):

A = 93.0 — 100
A- = 90.0 — 92.9
B+ = 87.0 — 89.9
B = 83.0 — 86.9
B- = 80.0 — 82.9
C+ = 77.0 — 79.9
C = 70.0 — 76.9
D = 60.0 — 69.9
F = 0 — 59.9
W = withdrawal up to 6/18/12
WF = withdrawal after 6/18/12 (WF = F)
NOTE: Withdraw before 6/18/12 to avoid an F or WF

Grading (how your grade is calculated):
Homework (25%): You must complete assignments on WebWork to earn homework points. Homework will be assigned each day through the WebWork website and must be completed by the following Monday (11pm).  You will only need to complete 80% of the assigned problems to earn full credit (the total required points will be provided near the end of the semester, when all assignments have been created). Any additional points earned will count as bonus credit (50% value of required points).
OpenLab participation (10%): You will be participating in the OpenLab (website) by posting and making comments each week in response to assigned readings, homework problems, and so on. Your first assignment is to register for the OpenLab and join this class (go to the course website for instructions). Further assignments will be posted on the OpenLab.
In-Class Exams (40%): There will be 3 exams during the semester (not including the final).  No makeup exams will be given.  If you miss an exam for a valid reason, your final exam score will take the place of the missing exam.
Final Exam (25%): A final exam is given on the last day of class covering all topics. The final exam must be taken to pass the course.

Attendance:  Absence is permitted only with a valid reason. Anything in excess of 10% of the total number of class meetings is considered excessive absence (more than 2 absences).
Lateness:  Two latenesses count as one absence.
Records: Records should be kept by every student of all grades received, exam papers, other work completed and any absences.
Academic Integrity: The New York City College of Technology Policy on Academic Integrity: Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions, and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting, and citing sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the College recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity. Accordingly, academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York and at New York City College of Technology and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension, and expulsion. The complete text of the College policy on Academic Integrity may be found on p. 64 of the catalog.


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