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Getting Help

The BYU Mathematics Department has a phone line dedicated to assisting online students! If you are taking any of the lower-division BYU math courses, you can contact the BYU Math Lab for help.

To get help, you can either

  1. Call 801-422-4695 (not a toll-free number) during regular Math Lab hours (see http://math.byu.edu/home/mathlab) to talk to a tutor.
  2. E-mail virtualmathlab@byu.edu with your question. (We will respond during regular Math Lab hours.)
  3. If you are near campus, you can come by in person for help.

You can even take pictures of your work and send them to the above e-mail address while you’re on the phone with the tutor.

Please take advantage of this awesome resource! We’d love to help you!

For technical assistance with MyMathLab, you can visit the MyMathLab support website, or call 800-677-6337, Monday–Friday, 9 .am. – 6 p.m. EST.

BYU Course Learning Outcomes

When you have successfully completed this course, you should be able to understand and apply elementary logic, real number system, equations and inequalities (linear, polynomial, rational, and radical expressions), graphing, function notation, inverse functions, exponential functions, systems of equations, variations.

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Course Materials

The required textbook and MyMathLab access are several formats and bundles. The bottom line is that you have MyMathLab access, a version of the textbook, the solution manual, and a scientific calculator.

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Note: Full information on how to access the MyMathLab and ebook material is given in the course and on Pearson’s website.

Browsers

This course performs best in Mozilla Firefox; other browsers may not work quite as well.

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Course Organization

This course consists of 56 lessons that coincide with the textbook. Each lesson includes homework and quiz assignments in MyMathLab.

Assignments

Summary: Homework and quizzes will be done in MyMathLab. Once you have requested that the homework and quiz final scores be transferred to your course, you cannot change them. (You may continue to work in MyMathLab after that point, but none of the changes in your scores will count towards your course grade.)

Syllabus Quiz

The Syllabus Quiz consists of questions from the syllabus and Accessing MyMathLab information, and you must pass it with 100 percent before you will be able to continue on in your course. It does not count as part of your grade, and you may take it as many times as you need to pass it.

Homework and Quizzes

You will complete one homework assignment and one quiz for each lesson in MyMathLab. Information on accessing MyMathLab is in “Accessing MyMathLab” which comes directly after the syllabus.

Your homework and quiz scores are worth 40 percent of your total course grade. I strongly recommend you continue working on the quizzes and homework problems until you have 100 percent, or close to it, so that you will have earned as much of the 40 percent as possible.

When you are ready to request the final exam, complete and submit the Completion Quiz and the assignments that let us know to post your quiz and homework grades to the course’s Gradebook.

Completion Quiz

Before you submit the assignments to have your homework and quiz scores transferred, you must complete the Completion Quiz. This assignment consists of questions about your homework and quiz scores and serves to ensure you understand how completing the score-transfer assignments with the score you earned will affect your grade.

You must pass this quiz with 100 percent before you will be able to continue on in your course. It does not count as part of your grade, and you may take it as many times as you need to pass it.

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Exams

You will take five exams during this course:

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Grading

These assignments and exams count toward your course grade.

Quizzes (MyMathLab) 20%
Homework (MyMathLab) 20%
4 Midcourse Exams (10% each) 40%
Comprehensive Final Exam 20%
Total 100%

Grade Scale

Your letter grade is based on these percentages:

A 93–100%
A− 90–92%
B+ 87–89%
B 83–86%
B− 80–82%
C+ 77–79%
C 73–76%
C− 70–72%
D+ 67–69%
D 63–66%
D− 60–62%
E (fail) 59% and below

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Copyright Notice

The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.

“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment

Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy)

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University Policy - Title IX Statement

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Brigham Young University prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The university also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, university employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in university policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by the university.

University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at t9coordinator@byu.edu or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at https://titleix.byu.edu/report or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours a day).

BYU offers confidential resources for those affected by Sexual Misconduct, including the university’s Victim Advocate, as well as a number of non-confidential resources and services that may be helpful. Additional information about Title IX, the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting requirements, and resources can be found at http://titleix.byu.edu or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

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Accessibility Notice

BYU is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in BYU's programs and activities. In this spirit, BYU Independent Study aspires to improve web accessibility for users. While not required by law, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Levels A and AA provide a wide range of helpful recommendations to make Web content more accessible. BYU Independent Study strives to apply WCAG 2.0 recommendations where feasible, but may deviate from any recommendations that would result in an undue hardship to BYU Independent Study or alterations to program and course content and objectives. If you have questions about accessibility, or if you need to report problems with any accessibility features please see our Accessibilities and Accommodations Web Page.

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Course Policies

These policies are specific to this course. For additional information about general policies, please refer to Independent Study Course Policies page.

Assignments

Homework and quizzes will be done in MyMathLab. Once you have requested that the homework and quiz final scores be transferred to your Independent Study course, no resubmissions will be allowed. (You may continue to work in MyMathLab after that point, but none of the changes in your scores will count towards your course grade.)

Exams

4 computer-graded, proctored midcourse exams and a computer-graded, proctored final exam. You must pass the final exam with 60% to pass the course. You may retake each exam once for a fee.

Retake an exam for a fee.


Getting Help

Please use the help menu in this course to contact Independent Study or your instructor. You can find a list of free tutors available to BYU Independent Study students on the Free Tutoring Services website.

Note: The Harold B. Lee Library website provides a number of online resources and librarians are available via phone, chat, and email to answer questions about library-related issues.

Inappropriate Use of Course Content

All course materials (e.g., outlines, handouts, syllabi, exams, quizzes, media, lecture content, audio and video recordings, etc.) are proprietary. Students are prohibited from posting or selling any such course materials without the express written permission of BYU Independent Study. To do so is a violation of the Brigham Young University Honor Code.

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE
The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.
 “Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment…
 Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy).

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All copies are intended for non-commercial, educational purposes in connection with this registered course and only for students enrolled in this course. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws.