Stephanie Harris


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Class Format

Face-to-face sections are typically moderately-paced, whole group sessions with an emphasis on conceptual understanding.  Computational examples, applications, and theory are also included.  Students are encouraged to participate.

Resource Use

Textbooks are essential in any section for learning the content. Students only need to purchase the My Math Lab for this course.  The online textbook is included with this purchase.

Calculators are used in every course. In Math 171 and above, a graphing calculator is required.  In any other course, a scientific calculator is sufficient.

Computer software, whenever needed, will be available for student use in the Math Resource Center.  My Math Lab will be required in this course. 

Online homework is used extensively in all of my sections (both face-to-face and online).

Assessment

Most classes have homework in some form, 4 or 5 unit exams, and a final exam. Roughly 60% of the grade will be determined by the unit exams, 20% by the final exam, and 20% by the homework and other material in the course.

Homework Policy

Due to fairness considerations, late work is NOT accepted.  Typically 3-5 low homework scores are dropped at the end of the semester.

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/low unit exam.

Availability

Before & after class, or by appointment.