|Course:||MATH 103 (section AL1) • Theory of Arithmetic • Spring 2010|
|Class Times:||Lecture: TR, 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM, 103 Talbot Laboratory
Laboratory: choose section AB1, AB2, AB3 or AB4 – times and locations vary
|Office:||222A Illini Hall|
|Office Hours:||MW, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, or by appointment.|
|Email:||email@example.com (this is the best way to reach me)|
|Prerequisite:||MATH 012 or equivalent.|
|Text:||Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach by Albert B. Bennett, Jr., Laurie J. Burton, and L. Ted Nelson, 8th ed.|
Course Content: Using the text as well as supplementary materials, we will concentrate on math problem-solving techniques and how they relate to the Illinois Learning Standards and the NCTM Standards. For a day-by-day listing of the specific material covered, go to Daily Assignments on the course home page.
Attendance: You are expected to come to every lecture and lab section on time and stay until the end of class. Attendance will count toward your grade in the lab section. If you miss a lab due to illness or another emergency, you should contact your TA immediately and provide a written excuse from the Emergency Dean. If you miss a lecture for any reason you should simply get notes from a classmate and check the course home page for the Daily Assignments.
Homework: Reading and homework problems will be assigned each lecture to be completed before your next class meeting.
Lab Work: Attending the labs is mandatory. Lab work will contribute 150 points toward the maximum 600 points for the semester. There will be 40 points for attendance (you lose 5 points for each missed lab without an Emergency Dean excuse). There will be 40 points for quizzes. There will be 70 points for assignments (this will be a mixture of lab assignments and homework assignments).
Tests: You will be given three in-class tests. You must bring your student ID to each test.
Grading Corrections: If you think there may be a grading error on a test you should give a detailed explanation of the situation in writing, staple it to the front of your test paper, and give it to Mr. Murphy. The deadline for all such requests is the lecture period immediately following the test return date.
Final Exam: The final exam is cumulative. There will be no conflict exam given except for those few individuals who meet the official university criteria given in the Student Code. You must bring your student ID to the final exam.
Missed Tests: No make-ups will be given for tests. However, if you must miss a test due to illness or other emergency, then within one week of the test date you must contact the Emergency Dean (300 Turner Student Services Building, 610 East John St., 333-0050), and ask them to send me a letter excusing your absence. In this case, the grade on the corresponding part of the final exam will count as the grade for the missed test.
Calculator Policy: No calculators will be allowed on tests or the final exam. For other parts of the course, I will let you know when a calculator is allowed. Many of the K–5 students are not allowed to use calculators so it is worthwhile to improve your basic computational skills.
Academic Integrity: Cheating for any portion of this course is strictly prohibited and will result in serious consequences. In particular, cheating may result in an "F" for the course and be reported to both the student's college and the Senate Committee on Student Discipline.
Disabilities: Students with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations to participate in this class should see me and contact DRES (www.disability.uiuc.edu) as soon as possible. Any accommodation on tests must be made at least one week in advance and will require a letter from DRES.
Help Is Available: The TA's and I have set aside regular office hours which are listed at www.math.uiuc.edu/~murphyrf/teaching/M103-S2010/help.html. You do not need to make an appointment and you can see anybody on this list for help. Information about private tutors can also be found at this link. Additional resources are your many classmates who are all working on the same material, so you are encouraged to work together on the homework.
Important Dates & Grading Components:
|Lab Work||see above for breakdown||150 points|
|Test 1:||Tuesday, February 16||100 points|
|Test 2:||Tuesday, March 16||100 points|
|Test 3:||Tuesday, April 27||100 points|
|Cumulative Final Exam:||Friday, May 7, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM||150 points|
Course Grade: Course grades are determined using the following straight scale.
Department of Mathematics|
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
273 Altgeld Hall, MC-382
1409 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 USA
Department Main Office Telephone: (217) 333-3350 Fax (217) 333-9576