John W. Coburn
Mathematics
Department
Contact Information
STLCC at FV Dept of Mathematics 3400 Pershall Road St. Louis, MO 631351499 Office: SM 272 Phone: 3145134343 email: jcoburn@stlcc.edu FAX: 3145952199 TDD: 314 5134369 
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Office Hours
MWF: 8:30am–8:55am 11:00 – 12:30pm TTH: 10:45 – 12:30pm 
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Grading Policy
Normally
two or three quizzes per chapter covering assigned homework, followed by a
chapter test. I also give a comprehensive final examination. As part of
department policy, there are no makeup quizzes or tests. However, the two
lowest quiz grades and the lowest test grade are dropped when final grades
are computed.
Homework
is assigned each class session and students are expected to devote 1.5 to 2
hours completing the assignment in preparation for the next days work and the
pending quiz/test.
Students
are expected to attend all classes. If a student misses class, he/she is
responsible for getting the assignment and learning the missed work. I will
provide assignments but not class notes (you must get the notes form another
student). Attendance and class participation will affect borderline grades,
as well as the special grades I and PR.
On occasion, special interest problems, current events, and topics which extend a mathematical concept will be offered for extra credit up to a specified maximum. Description of Teaching Style
I am in
“teaching mode” 60 – 80 percent of the time.
The remaining time is used for students to test the ideas being
introduced, begin homework assignments, ask questions over current or
previous tests, quizzes and/or assignments, and in support of student
learning in a oneonone environment. While in teaching mode, (sometimes
fallaciously called a lecture), the discussion is usually filled with humor,
realworld connections, dialogue with students and other forms of student
involvement and participation. I
frequently use overhead projections and graphing calculator screens to
illustrate concepts and to help students develop better understanding. I expect students to actively take notes
and work problems while in class. I
expect every student to participate.
I often call on students by name.


Link to Syllabus 