MAP 103-Spring 2012

Course Description: This is a course in the algebra necessary for future study of calculus or mathematical thinking. Topics include factoring, lines, and functions.

Course Coordinator: Bill Bernhard (

The meeting time of all lectures and recitations with instructor names can be found under MAT 123 at

Syllabus: Your lecturer will determine what is covered in each lecture but here is a tentative schedule.

Office Hours: Your lecturer is here to assist you. Hours will be posted here when they become available!

Required materials: Intermediate Algebra -THIRD edition by Miller.*Calculators will not be permitted on exams this semester.

Grading: Exam #1 (25%) on Tuesday, 2/28/12 at 8:30PM. The exam will cover 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, and 4.8 from Intermediate Algebra

Exam #2 (25%) on Tuesday, 3/20/12 at 8:30PM. The exam will cover 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5 from Intermediate Algebra

Final Exam (25%) on Tuesday, 5/8/12 at 8:15AM (MORNING). The exam will be cumulative! New material will cover 2.2 2.3, 2.6, 7.5, and 8.1 from Intermediate Algebra

Homework and Attendance (20%) Attending class with your homework is considered mandatory! Homework will be assigned by your lecturer.

Interview (5%) A graduate student in our Mathematics Education program will interview you at some point during the semester. 

DSS advisory: If you have a physical, psychiatric, medical, or learning disability could adversely affect your ability to carry out assigned course work, we urge you to contact the Disabled Student Services office (DSS), Educational Communications Center (ECC) Building, room 128, (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and that documentation is confidential. Students requiring emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information, go to the following web site:

Disruptive Behavior: Stony Brook University expects students to maintain standards of personal integrity that are in harmony with the educational goals  of the institution; to observe national, state, and local laws and University regulations; and to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people.  Faculty are required to report to the Office of Judicial Affairs any disruptive behavior that interrupts their ability to teach, compromises the safety of the learning environment, and/or inhibits students' ability to learn.