# Math 120R - Calculus Preparation

## COURSE OBJECTIVES:

- To prepare students to be successful in the Calculus sequence at UA (Math 122A/B, 129 and 223)
- To help students develop and refine basic algebra skills by way of an integrated review of these skills as they are needed in the course.
- To promote problem-solving and critical thinking skills through the application of algebraic concepts to common situations.
- To enhance learning and understanding of algebraic concepts through the integrated use of graphing calculators.
- To promote and utilize the “Rule of Four”: All concepts are explored algebraically, numerically, graphically and in context with applications.
- To incorporate writing into the curriculum. Through writing about mathematics you will increase your understanding of the mathematical concepts.
- To help strengthen students’ general academic skills.

## CALCULATORS

A graphing calculator is required for Math 120R. We recommend any model in the TI-83 or TI-84 series. Models that can perform symbolic calculations (also known as CAS) are NOT allowed on exams and quizzes. CAS models include (but are not limited to) the TI-89,TI NSpire CAS, HP 50g, and Casio Classpad 330. For more information about models, see http://math.arizona.edu/academics/calculators. Students are not allowed to share calculators during exams and quizzes.

## HOMEWORK

Math 120R uses a computer grading program called WebAssign for textbook assignments. Logging into WebAssign can only be done through the WebAssign Login link in your Math 120R D2L site.

Additional homework and/or quizzes may be assigned by instructors. Be sure to check with your instructor.

Things to Know About WebAssign at the UA

## TEXTBOOK

Math 120R will use *Precalculus for the University of Arizona*, 6th edition with WebAssign, by James Stewart, Lothar Redlin, and Saleem Watson. The Textbook and WebAssign access for homework are being delivered digitally via D2L through the Inclusive Access program. You automatically have access to the course materials FREE through September 22, 2018. You **must** take action (even if you haven’t accessed the materials) to opt-out if you do not wish to pay for the materials, and choose to source the content independently. The deadline to opt-out for courses beginning September 12 is 9:00pm MST, September 22, 2018. If you do not opt-out and choose to retain your access, the cost of the digital course materials will appear on your Bursar account during the October billing cycle. Please refer to the Inclusive Access FAQs at http://shop.arizona.edu/textbooks/Inclusive.asp for additional information.

## SUGGESTED CALENDARS AND COURSE POLICIES

The SPECIFIC Course Policy for your Math 120R section should be made available to you by your instructor.

Fall 2018 General Course Policies

## COMMON FINAL EXAM INFORMATION

Math 120R has a common final exam. To find the Final Exam date and time, go to http://www.registrar.arizona.edu/students/courses/final-exams, select the current semester, then scroll down and click on the link for the Common Final Exam Schedule. The room assigned to your section of Math 120R will be posted the week before finals here: http://math.arizona.edu/academics/courses/finals