Intermediate Algebra, by K. Elayn Martin-Gay, 6th edition.
Available at UConn’s bookstore in a package which includes a Student Solution Manual.

Other Requirements

A simple Scientific Calculator, for example TI-30Xa.


You are expected to attend all classes. To encourage attendance there are occasional assignments due at the end of the class, or one-question quizzes at the beginning of the class. You are responsible for everything that happens in class. If you miss a class, you are expected to find out what happened either from your Instructor or from your classmates. You are also expected to work outside of class about 4 hours per week. Most of all, I hope that as the course progresses you will get excited about what you are learning and delight in your own, perhaps unexpected, ability to solve mathematical problems.


Individual homework assignments are assigned after every section, collected on the first class of the week, and returned the following class. These appear in the Syllabus table below. In addition there are weekly assignments of group projects provided as handouts in class. Group assignments are graded, individual assignments carry exam points (this will be explained in class). The majority of homework assignments are done outside of class, but we devote 30 to 50 minutes every week to questions related to difficulties in the homework. You are encouraged to work with other students in this class on all your homework assignments.

Calculator Policy

No calculators are allowed during exams or quizzes. All calculations required in these instances can reasonably be done by hand. Calculators will be used for mathematical modeling group projects using real data, and other in-class and homework assignments where hand calculations may be too time consuming.

Exams Schedule

There will be three in-semester, in-class exams and a Final Exam. None is strictly cumulative, but there is overlap of material between the exams. NO MAKE-UP EXAMS unless there is a very serious emergency for which you provide proof.

  • Exam 1: Tuesday, September 22, in class
  • Exam 2: Thursday, October 15, in class
  • Exam 3: Thursday, November 12, class
  • Final Exam: Time, Date &Location, TBA

For help with location of the Final Exam Building click on The Campus Map.

UConn Final Exam Policy.

Grading Policy

Homework, Quizzes, and Group Projects: about 12%.

Each Exam (including the Final Exam): about 22%.

Academic Integrity

A fundamental tenet of all educational institutions is academic honesty; academic work depends upon respect for and acknowledgment of the research and ideas of others. Misrepresenting someone else’s work as one’s own is a serious offense in any academic setting and it will not be condoned. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, providing or receiving assistance in a manner not authorized by the instructor in the creation of work to be submitted for academic evaluation (e.g. papers, projects, and examinations); any attempt to influence improperly (e.g. bribery, threats)any member of the faculty, staff, or administration of the University in any matter pertaining to academics or research; presenting, as one’s own,the ideas or words of another for academic evaluation; doing unauthorized academic work for which another person will receive credit or be evaluated; and presenting the same or substantially the same papers or projects in two or more courses without the explicit permission of the instructors involved. A student who knowingly assists another student in committing an act of academic misconduct shall be equally accountable for the violation, and shall be subject to the sanctions and other remedies described in The Student Code.