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Mathematics Department


Contact Information

St. Louis Community College

Florissant Valley

3400 Pershall Road

St. Louis, MO 63135-1499


Office: SM 271


Phone: 314-513-4846





FAX: 314-513-4199

TDD: 314- 513-4369




Spring 2010 Office Hours

Monday 12:30 - 1:30

Tuesday 8:30-9:30, 10:45-2

Wednesday 12:30 - 1:30

Thursday 8:30-9:30, 10:45-2

Friday 12:30 - 1


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Intermediate Algebra

Math 040: Elem/Basic

College Algebra Links


Grading Policies for Algebra and Calculus Classes

  • Number of Tests/Quizzes

I usually give 5 or 6 tests. I do not give make-up tests. If one test is missed, the final exam grade may be substituted for that grade at the discretion of the instructor.


  • Homework Policies:

For algebra classes, homework is collected on each exam day. It is worth 10 points each time it is collected.


For calculus classes, computer assignments using Maple are given weekly and are collected on each exam day. They are worth 10 points each time they are collected. Furthermore, approximately 15% of each test is take home.


  • Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend all classes. If a student must miss class he/she is responsible for getting the assignment and learning the missed work. I will not provide my class notes to a student. You must get notes from another student. Attendance, being on time, and class participation affect borderline grades.

Description of Teaching Style

  • Lecture vs. Collaborative

I lecture 60 90 percent of the time. However, my lecture is filled with student involvement and participation. I like to allow students time to discover and learn as we go. I expect students to actively take notes and work problems while the class is going on. I expect every student to participate. I often call on students at random.


  • Uses Real World Examples

I incorporate real world examples and real data into my lectures to make the topic interesting to students! In trying to answer questions that come up in class, I will often make up real world problems to help illustrate a point.