Mathematics 1100 Section 04
University of Northern Iowa, Spring 2016
Instructor: Theron J Hitchman
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 327 Wright Hall
Office Hours: Mon, Wed & Fri 2pm - 3pm (those are drop-in times) or by appointment
Web Page: https://theronhitchman.github.io/decision-making/section04
This course will have three main units. The first will be about Graph Theory; the second will be about counting, probability, and statistics; the third is TBA.
Your final grade will be determined by successful completion of assignments, exams, and projects. Each unit will have about four weekly homework assignments, one exam, and one project to complete. Details can be found below in the Grading and Assessment section.
There will be two types of homework assignments for this course:
Daily Reading and Guided Practice: To be completed before each class meeting. This is where most of your time should be spent on this course. This is not graded, but it is what you need to do to succeed.
Weekly Assignments: Once a week I will collect an assignment for commentary and grading.
I will hand out resources often in class, and post readings and assignments to the course web page. You should expect to have a reading assignment and homework before each class. I will not track attendance officially, but it is important to come to class and be involved.
Occasionally, it might be helpful to have your own manipulatives. These should be easy to acquire or make, and I’ll let you know when the time comes.
We will often use a classroom response system in class. I have chosen Poll Everywhere for this because it allows students to participate using any web-enabled device, or by text messaging. Please bring a smartphone, cell phone, laptop, or tablet to class so you can participate.
Please address any special needs or special accommodations with me at the beginning of the semester or as soon as you become aware of your needs. Those seeking accommodations based on disabilities should obtain a Student Academic Accommodation Request form from Student Disability Services (SDS) (phone 319-273-2677). SDS is located on the top floor of the Student Health Center, Room 103.
I encourage you to utilize the Academic Learning Center’s assistance with writing, math, science, reading, and learning strategies. There is no charge for currently-enrolled UNI students. UNI’s Academic Learning Center is located in 007/008 ITTC. Visit the website at http://www.uni.edu/unialc/ or phone 319-273-2361 for more information.
Grading for Math 1100 will be done clearly and simply, although the system might be new to you. There are three types of graded assignments in this course:
The idea is that you are in control of what grade you wish to earn. You can choose the workload and grade that you want and work for exactly that. Instead of trying to collect as many points as you think you might need by putting together half-understood material and hoping for enough partial credit, you will complete assignments and assessments completely and correctly, but only as many as you wish to do.
This way, I hope to save us each unnecessary drudgery. You should not turn in work you don’t want to do, or you know will not measure up, and I won’t have to grade work you know is not your best.
I believe this system is flexible enough to allow you to work for the grade you want. There is room for mistakes and reassessment, but that is not unlimited because my time is not unlimited. Use your tokens well.
(In my head, your tokens are named forgiveness, mercy and love. That is: F, M, and L, in that order. Is that weird?)
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