MTH 108 Topics in Mathematics
 

Fall Semester 1999 TR 2 - 3:15 Independence Auditorium

Text: For All Practical Purposes - Fourth Edition
Author:   COMAP

Instructor: Norman J. Finizio Office: 219 Tyler Hall
Office Hours: TR 1 - 2 PM , R 8:15 - 9:15 AM (also by appointment)
Phone: 874 - 7636 (or the Department of Mathematics Office: 874 - 2709)
email: finizio@uriacc.uri.edu

Course Syllabus (brief outline): team scheduling (THIS MATERIAL IS NOT
IN THE TEXT), Chapters 1, 2, 3, 9, 10 (and maybe Chapters 11 and 12)

Grading Policy: Grades will be assigned according to the following scale:
A (93.6 - 100), A- (89.6 - 93.3), B+ (86.6 - 89.3), B (83.6 - 86.3),
B- (79.6 - 83.3), C+ (76.6 - 79.3), C (73.6 - 76.3), C - (69.6 - 73.3),
D+ (64.6 - 69.3), D (59.6 - 64.3), F (0 - 59.3)

Basis for Grades: Hour exams and final exam. (Homework will be assigned
regularly but WILL NOT be part of the grade)

Exams: There will be three hour exams. These hour exams will be given on the
following dates (note that the exams are all on TUESDAYS): October 5,
November 9, December 7. Graded exams will be returned, in class, on the next
class day. Students absent on the day that graded exams are returned can obtain
the exam at 219 Tyler. GRADED EXAMS CANNOT BE PICKED UP BY
ROOM-MATES, FRIENDS, ETC. The final exam will be optional (see below)
and will be given at the time specified by the Registrar?s Office. If taken, the
final exam constitutes 35% of the grade and the hour exam average constitutes
65% of the grade. ALL EXAMS WILL BE OF THE MULTIPLE CHOICE
TYPE.

Optional Final Exam: Any student WHO HAS TAKEN ALL THREE EXAMS
AT THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED TIMES can opt not to take the final
exam and their grade will be based solely on their hour exam average (see
Grading Policy above). STUDENTS SELECTING THIS OPTION WILL BE
REQUIRED TO SIGN A STATEMENT INDICATING THAT THEY WILL
NOT BE TAKING THE FINAL EXAM. Any student that takes a make-up
exam or does not take one (or more) of the hour exams is NOT eligible to
exercise this option.