Course Calendar

Spring 2012                                          Math BD:    Intermediate Algebra                             CRN 31636

Professor: Rafael Espericueta                Profís Email:  resperic@bc.cc.ca.us

In order to finish the course by the official end-date of the spring semester, try to keep up with the following schedule. If you fall too far behind the schedule, you may be dropped!  Only under unusual circumstances will you be able to extend your time for the course beyond the spring semester (if you have a compelling need for a grade of Incomplete, please let me know ASAP).

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sat
Week of 1/16
Semester Begins
 
1.1 1.2 1.3    
Week of 1/23 1.4  1.5 2.1 2.2  
Chapter 1
Post Test
 
 
Week of 1/30 2.3 2.4 2.5 3.1
Chapter 2
Post Test
 
 
Week of 2/6 3.2 3.3 3.4
3.5
 

Chapter 3
Post Test 
 
 
Week of 2/13  4.1, 4.2 4.3  4.4 4.5
Chapter 4
 Post Test 
 
 
Week of 2/20 Washington's
B-Day

5.1
(last day to drop without a 'W'
)
 
5.2 2/23/2012
No Class!
   
Week of 2/27
5.3
 
5.4 5.5 5.6
Chapter 5
Post Test 
 
 
Week of 3/5
6.1
 
6.2 6.3 6.4    
Week of 3/12 6.5 6.6 Review
3/15/2012
No Class
The Ides of March
 

Chapter 6
  Post Test  
 
 
Week of 3/19
3/19/2012
No Class!
 
7.1 7.2 7.3    
Week of 3/26 7.4
no class
:-(
 
7.5 Midterm Review
Chapter 7
  Post Test  
(last day to drop with a 'W')
 
 
Week of 4/2 Spring Break Spring Break Spring  
Week of 4/9
Midterm 
 
8.1 8.2 8.3    
Week of 4/16 8.4 8.5 8.6

9.1


Chapter 8
 Post Test
 

 
Week of 4/23 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5
Chapter 9
 Post Test
 
 

Week of 4/30
 
Review Review Review Review    
Week of 5/7
Final
Exam
 
      Semester Ends  

Before taking the chapter test you should first work through each section in the chapter. To work though a section,

1. Read the section lesson, working along with "pencil in hand" as you read.
    Don't just read it, DO IT!

2. Solve the odd numbered practice problems for the section.  
    Check your answers.

3. Take the chapter section quiz.  
    You may redo the section quizzes for a better grade. 

After completing the above process for each section of a chapter, you should take the chapter post-test.  
You may also retake the chapter post-tests, if you think you can improve on a previous score
.

Final Exam:  The final exam will be given on Monday, 7 May 2012, from 2:00-4:00, in our usual meeting room, MS 108.

Getting Help:  Iím always available to answer questions via email. Those of you who reside near Bakersfield  may also take
advantage of unlimited free drop-in tutoring at the Math Lab ( in SS 140 ) , for from 8:30am to 7:30pm, Mondays through
Thursdays (during the spring semester).  I highly recommend that you avail yourself of this valuable resource!