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Colby Keslar

The following information comes from the named instructor and should describe characteristics general to courses as taught by this instructor. Individual sections of specific courses will deviate from this description in some respects.

Class Format

Face-to-face sections - Are typically moderately-paced, whole group sessions with an emphasis on conceptual understanding.

Online sections – N/A

Resource Use

Textbooks – MATH 116: Workbook

MATH 181: Textbook required (but can be accessed as e-text)

Calculators – MATH 116: Scientific calculators only, no graphing calculators or cell phones

MATH 181: Graphing calculator required (TI-83 or TI-84), no cell phones

Computer software – MATH 116: D2L

MATH 181: D2L and MyStatLab (which includes StatCrunch)

Online homework – MATH 116: None

MATH 181: Used extensively through MyStatLab.


Most classes have homework in some form, 4 or 5 unit exams and a final exam. Roughly 70% of the grade will be determined by the unit and final exams, and 30% by the homework and other material in the course.

Homework Policy

Due to fairness considerations, late work is NOT accepted.

Attendance Policy

Your absence may affect your grade because of your subsequent lack of knowledge and understanding. However, absences are NOT part of the grading formula. Makeup unit exams are not given after the exam date. The final exam percentage will replace any missed unit exam.


I will normally be on campus during class time with availability to schedule appointments at other times. I am always available by email.