Algebra 2 – Final Exam Is Now Available!

To give students an opportunity to end this course early, I decided to enable the final exam.  It will be due Thursday, December 20, 11:20am.

Exam 3 is due on Tuesday, December 11, 11:59pm.

To give you an accurate reflection of what your grade is as of now, all work that should be completed, but isn’t, has been issued a zero.  Your grade average in mymathlab will reflect that.  Now of course if you do those homeworks and quizzes, whatever grade you get will overwrite the zero.  So get that work done!

The course will shutdown on Thursday, December 20, 11:20am.  There is no way to access it after that.  There’s no extra credit or extensions on time.

Happy Holidays!

 

Algebra 2 – Progress as of Friday, November 30

As of Thursday, November 30, we finished HW 9.2 on the Quadratic Formula.

To give you an accurate reflection of what your grade is as of now, all work that should be completed, but isn’t, has been issued a zero.  Your grade average in mymathlab will reflect that.  Now of course if you do those homeworks and quizzes, whatever grade you get will overwrite the zero.  So get that work done!

On Tuesday, December 4, we’ll finish HW9.3 on graphing.  On Thursday, December 6, we’ll do a review of Chapters 8 and 9 by doing a sample Exam3.  I’ll enable Exam 3 right after that.  Exam 3 will be due by Tuesday, Dec 11. 

On Tuesday, December 11, I will enable the Final Exam.  It will be due the very last second this course over and that is:  Thursday, December 20, 11:20am.

The course will shutdown at that time and there is no way to access it after that.  There’s no extra credit or extensions on time.

Happy Holidays!

 

Last Day to Withdraw From Classes

Tuesday, November 27.

If you haven’t been keeping up with the work, have a low grade average, or have missed a multitude of classes, please drop the class. I will issue a failing grade if your average is below a 60.

If the course has an associated lab, please drop that as well.

Unless you have a medical issue that can be verified by the Dean of Students, there are no extensions, extra work, or any other way for you to extend this semester.

Algebra 2 – Progress as of Tuesday, November 13

As of Tuesday, November 13, we finished Chapter 8A.

To give you an accurate reflection of what your grade is as of now, all work that should be completed, but isn’t, has been issued a zero.  Your grade average in mymathlab will reflect that.  Now of course if you do those homeworks and quizzes, whatever grade you get will overwrite the zero.  So get that work done!

7 students have not attempted Exam 2 yet.  What are you waiting for?  Remember this class is done when the semester is over.  There are no extensions, no excuses.

On Thursday, November 15 we’ll finish Section 8.3 and on Tuesday, Nov 19 we’ll finish Section 8.4, just before Thanksgiving break.  You should do quiz 8B over the break.

Algebra 2 – Progress as of Thursday, October 25

As of Thursday, October 25, we finished Chapter 7.  We will do a review of Chapter 7 on Tuesday, October 30 by taking a sample Exam 2.  You should complete all Chapter 7 homeworks and quizzes by Tuesday, Oct. 30.

To give you an accurate reflection of what your grade is as of now, all work that should be completed, but isn’t, has been issued a zero.  Your grade average in mymathlab will reflect that.  Now of course if you do those homeworks and quizzes, whatever grade you get will overwrite the zero.  So get that work done!

Exam 2 will be enabled after the review on Oct 30.   It will be due Saturday, November 3 at 11:59pm.  You have two takes; the better grade of the two is used.  Remember, if you use a take(s) after the due date, there will be a 10 point deduction from the grade on that take.

From the syllabus:

Exams can also be taken at home.  They have a due date. Exams submitted before the due date receive full credit. Exams submitted afterward get a 10 point reduction. You get 2 takes on exams. The greater of the two gets entered in the system.

Thursday’s class on November 1 is cancelled.  Use can use that time to find a working computer on campus and take the test!

Algebra 2 – Progress as of Thursday, September 27

As of Tuesday, September 25, we finished Chapter 6 and did a review of the chapter by taking a sample Exam 1.  You should have completed all Chapter 6 homeworks and quizzes by Thursday, Sept 27.

To give you an accurate reflection of what your grade is as of now, all work that should be completed, but isn’t, has been issued a zero.  Your grade average in mymathlab will reflect that.  Now of course if you do those homeworks and quizzes, whatever grade you get will overwrite the zero.  So get that work done!

I enabled Exam 1 which covers Chapters 6.  It will be due Saturday, September 29 at 11:59pm.  You have two takes; the better grade of the two is used.  Remember, if you use a take(s) after the due date, there will be a 10 point deduction from the grade on that take.

From the syllabus:

Exams can also be taken at home.  They have a due date. Exams submitted before the due date receive full credit. Exams submitted afterward get a 10 point reduction. You get 2 takes on exams. The greater of the two gets entered in the system.

Thursday’s class is cancelled.  Use that time to find a working computer on campus and take the test!

Math – Silvestri’s Special Apps Center!

Check out:   https://cs.stcc.edu/specialapps/

I have some ideas for apps to add to this website, so please visit every now and then.

If you have an idea for an app that you think would be useful, would benefit a student, or would make the world a better place, please share ( silvestri@stcc.edu ), and if it isn’t too involved, and I have the time, I’ll code the problem and make it a special app.

Algebra – Welcome to Professor Silvestri’s Algebra Courses

  • There are math lecture videos based on our textbook.  You can access them here:    Algebra Videos      (This is STCC’s portal website.  You’ll need to login with your Webadvisor credentials.) If you miss a class or need another prospective on the material, give these videos a try.
  • To take these courses, you must have access to a computer as this will be a hybrid lecture / online study course.  We will be using http://www.mymathlab.com/. So you must purchase the Student Access Code package and register using the appropriate Course Code (ID) shown above.
  • (Optional Textbook) Introductory Algebra through Applications, 3rd Edition, Akst and Bragg, 2012, Pearson Education, ISBN: 9780321746696

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