RICK PESCARINO
Mathematics Department
Contact
Information
Office: SM 271 Phone:
3145134846 Email: rpescarino@stlcc.edu FAX:
3145134199 TDD: 314
5134369 

Spring 2010 Office Hours Monday 12:30  1:30 Tuesday 8:309:30, 10:452 Wednesday 12:30  1:30 Thursday 8:309:30, 10:452 Friday 12:30  1 
Intermediate Algebra Math 040: Elem/Basic College Algebra Links 

Grading
Policies for Algebra and Calculus Classes
I usually give 5 or 6 tests. I do not give makeup tests. If one test is missed, the final exam grade may be substituted for that grade at the discretion of the instructor.
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.
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
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.
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. 

