College Algebra and Trigonometry - Math 123 (Section 6898):  Fall 2010

Prof. Ilya Kofman

Office:   1S-209   phone: (718) 982-3615

Course Time and Place:

  Mondays      4:40pm - 6:20pm   in 1S-107

Wednesdays    4:40pm - 6:20pm   in 1S-107

Course Syllabus

WebAssign for MTH 123

Textbook:  Stewart, Redlin, Watson, Precalculus, 5th Edition, Enhanced WebAssign Edition.

Custom edition with Chapters 1-7 and student access code for Enhanced WebAssign.

Cengage Learning (2010). ISBN-10: 1-1117-2463-6

Calculator:  A graphing calculator is required, and you need to know how to use it.

Homework:  Problems assigned from the textbook are listed on the syllabus. Any changes or additional assignments will be announced in class and then posted on this website. Answers to odd-numbered exercises are in the back of the book. I highly recommend working jointly on homework problems with fellow students.

WebAssign:  Computer-graded homework software that students are required to use in this course: WebAssign website

Exams:  There will be three in-class exams, Exam 1 on Wednesday, October 6, Exam 2 on Wednesday, November 10, and Exam 3 on Monday, December 6.

Grading:  The course grade will be determined as follows:  20% WebAssign and other assignments + 51% Exams + 29% Final Exam.

Without exception, you must pass the exams to pass this course, and you must take the final exam at the time scheduled by the university.

Help:  My office hours are on Mondays 3pm - 4:30pm, and Wednesdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm in my office, 1S-209. Also, free math tutoring is available.

Optimal Method of Study:  (1.) Come to class (attendance is mandatory).  (2.) Read the relevant sections after class.  (3.) Do the homework.  (4.) Compare your solutions with other students.  (5.) Come to office hours or the help room with any remaining questions.

Exams from Fall 2010:

  • Exam 1A Fall 2010  Exam 1B Fall 2010  Solutions
  • Quiz 1B Fall 2010 
  • Exam 2A Fall 2010  Solutions
  • Exam 2B Fall 2010  Solutions
  • Exam 3A Fall 2010  Exam 3B Fall 2010  Solutions

    Sample Exams

  • Sample problems for Exam 1
  • Sample problems for Exam 2
  • Sample problems for Exam 3  Solutions

    Problems from past exams:

  • Quiz 1B, October 25, 2010.
  • Problems from past versions of Exam 1.
  • Problems from past versions of Exam 2.
  • Problems from past versions of the Final Exam.

    Helpful links from elsewhere:

  • CSI Math Calculator Handout (free download)
  • Graphing calculator manual with exercises and solutions (click on Graphing Calculator Manual).