~ MAC 1140 Summer B 2017 ~




   Jason Johnson (lecturing and grading professor):

         Email: jasonchaos@ufl.edu

         Office: Little Hall 403


Office Hours & Emails: Office hours are not set regularly and should be scheduled by appointment. I will generally make myself available period 6 following class for additional questions.  Please email Professor Johnson.





Precalculus is a rigorous course that will review and cover all the preliminary material (excluding trigonometry) needed to progress on to calculus.  It is expected that science and engineering students taking this course will continue in the sequence to take MAC 1114 (Trigonometry) and then MAC 2311 (Calculus 1).  It is also possible that business (and associated majors) will continue directly to MAC 2233 (Survey of Calculus).  It is highly recommended that you have achieved an A or a B in MAC 1140 before continuing.  As such there is a great deal of content in the class and none of it is optional.  The class will initially meet in LIT 233 in period 3 and move to the computer lab in the architecture building in Architecture 116 for period 4.





Texts & Materials:

Required Textbook:

  • PRECALCULUS, 9th edition, by Larson

Other Readings:

  • Assigned as needed

Calculator Policy:

  • You will not need a scientific calculator. 


Course Website:

Students will be using www.jasonchaos.org to access course syllabus, specific required readings, etc. Please check the course website regularly for updated assignments, readings, and notifications.


Assignments: Students will be given regular homework/classwork assignments on goformative.com . It is recommended that all assignments be done as practice if the student finds the material difficult.  Additional homework will be assigned from various texts, but not collected.  Homework problems will be discussed in class and will appear on quizzes and exams.


In-class Quizzes: There will be 7 in-class quizzes throughout the semester. These will be given in hard copy (not digital) form. These will be short and will not take more than the first ten to fifteen minutes of class. Your lowest two quiz grades will be dropped. If a student is absent without excuse, they forfeit their participation in a quiz. If a student is absent with dean’s excuse, they must arrange an alternate time to take the quiz with the professor.


Midterm Examination: There will be three Midterm Examinations. The dates of these exams are listed on your course calendar. Please take note of it. These exams will contain a combination of multiple choice and short answer. If a student is absent without excuse, they forfeit their participation in the midterm examination. If a student is absent with dean’s excuse, they must arrange an alternate time to take the quiz with the professor.


Final Examination: There will be a Final Examination. This exam is cumulative. This exam will contain a combination of multiple choice and short answer. The cumulative final exam date and time is on the course calendar. Make note of this. Alternative examinations times are not permissible.


You have exactly three days once your quizzes/examinations have been returned to you to discuss that grade. After that week, the grade is final.




Classroom Behavior:

Student Code of Conduct: The aim of education is the intellectual, personal, social, and ethical development of the individual. The educational process is ideally conducted in an environment that encourages reasoned discourse, intellectual honesty, openness to constructive change and respect for the rights of individuals. Self-discipline and a respect for the right of others in the university community are necessary for the fulfillment of such goals.


Code of Academic Integrity: Integrity is expected of every student in all academic work. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student’s submitted work must be the student’s own. This principle is furthered by the student Code of Conduct and disciplinary procedures.


Policy on Threatening Behavior: Threatening behavior will not be tolerated in class or on the university campus. The University seeks to promote a safe environment where students and employees may participate in the educational process without compromising their health, safety or welfare.


Attendance, Punctuality, & Absence Policies:

Excused Absences:

  • All holidays or special events observed by organized religions will be honored for students affiliated with the particular religion.  These must be scheduled PRIOR to the date of observation.

  • Absences regarding a UF sponsored event will be honored.  These must be scheduled PRIOR to the effective date- i.e. sporting events, ect.

  • Additionally, if you are ill you will need a dean's excuse.  This may be obtained by going through either student health services or your healthcare provider and then the dean's office.  


NOTE: In any case of misconduct related to classroom behavior or punctuality, the instructor reserves the right to dismiss a student from the classroom at any time without warning.


Grading Policies:

  • An incomplete will be given only according to UF policy.  Late assignments will not be accepted without prior approval.



Plagiarism is illegal and will result in receiving a failing grade of E for the course and the student will be notified of the dean of his or her college. Please see the university Code of Academic Integrity (listed above) for more details.



Students registered with the Disability Resource Center need to submit documentation for reasonable accommodations. Accommodation are required by your instructor only if given through the Disability Resource Center. Any other accommodations that you may request are granted only at your instructor’s discretion.


NOTE: All information in this syllabus and on the course calendar provided is subject to reasonable changes by the professor at any time during the semester. The professor will attempt to give students fair notice about any pertinent scheduling changes that may affect any assignment or examination due dates.

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