Beverly Morris


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Class Format

I use a combination of lecture, discussion, and group activities. My goal is to encourage students to actively participate while learning.

Resource Use

Book: Extensive
Calculator: Extensive
Software: Limited

Appropriate use of calculators is encouraged. They will not replace critical thinking skills, but should assist in making calculations and plotting points. I require a graphing calculator for statistics. A TI-83 or TI-84 will be used frequently in class to demonstrate various concepts. A good scientific calculator will suffice for classes below College Algebra.

Assessment

There are at least four or five major exams, a final exam, daily homework assignments, quizzes, and some projects. I allow students to take tests early with prior permission, but not late. Your lowest test grade will be replaced with the final exam score if it benefits your grade. No makeup quizzes or projects will be given.

Homework Policy

Assigned homework is collected and graded regularly. I use a combination of completion, selected grading and quizzes to grade homework. Late homework will not be accepted unless you are absent. Homework may also be done online. I encourage online homework to enable the student to use the examples and assistance that is provided with the online program.

Attendance Policy

Attendance does not directly affect a student's grade, but missed quizzes or projects will.

Availability

I keep office hours one hour a week. I am available at additional times by appointment.

Additional Information

I highly encourage the use of the Math Resource Center and generally make myself available for study groups. Mathematics is learned by effort, persistence, and a good attitude. Although I cannot learn for you, I will do everything I can to make your learning a pleasant and rewarding experience.