MATH 120 SYLLABUS
Math 120 – Math Modeling & Problem Solving I
Instructor: Mrs. Jane Gower
Office: L409D (Leatherman Science Facility)
Phone: office: 661-1592
Textbooks: (1) College Albegra through Modeling and Visualization,
Gary Rockswold, John Hornsby, and Margaret L. Lial, Addison-Wesley Publishers.
(2) Student Supplement, William P. Fox and Richard D
West, Francis Marion University, FMU printshop. This supplement contains
a detailed syllabus for the course.
Technology: The new TI-83 Plus graphing calculator will be used
extensively in this course and is recommended for your purchase. Other
graphing calculators are acceptable, but you may have to read your own instruction
manual for learning to use its different functions. We will also use
other technology such as the Excel program, Microsoft Word, Graph-Link, and
Maple on the computers for computations and graphs. Lab Days will be
designated in L407 for introduction to these programs. All computer
programs used are located on campus computers.
Classes: Section D: 11:30 – 12:20
AM in L307
Office Hrs.: MW: 2:00-4:00PM
TTH: 2:30-5:00 PM F: 11:30 – 1:00
Other times available by appointment. Students are encouraged to use
e-mail for faster responses.
Additional The instructor is available during office hours and
at other times (by appointment) to provide
Resources: extra assistance with the course material.
Please take advantage of this resource.
Tutors in all subject areas are available in the afternoons in the University
Housing. These tutors are available to you free of charge. For
a list of paid, private tutors, see your instructor or the math secretary
Regular attendance is required. Absences should be used
for emergencies only. If you miss more than 6 class periods for a MWF
class, you will be withdrawn from the class with your current average.
It is your responsibility to keep up with your absences and to get a copy
of class notes and the homework assignments for any days missed. Class
starts on time and students are expected to be prepared for class.
Three tardies will count as 1 absence.
Jan. 15 Last day to
register or drop-add.
Jan. 21 Martin Luther
King Jr. Day; Holiday; No classes
day to withdraw from a class with a W (no penalty drop)
Feb. 27 Midterm
Mar. 1 Spring break
begins at conclusion of classes.
Mar. 11 Classes resume.
April 11 Last day to withdraw
from an undergraduate course.
(Grade is W - if current average is passing; F
- if not passing)
April 22 Last day of class
April 23 Reading Day
April 26 Cumulative Final
Exam: Section D: 11:45 am – 1:45 pm (Fri.)