|The purpose of this course is the build a solid mathematical framework through solidifying your understanding of algebra. While there are many mechanical processes that need to be mastered, we will also try to learn how to utilize your knowledge of those processes in contextual situations. The brain is like any other muscle and must be stretched and exercised and developed through many different techniques!
||My only expectation is very simple: commit yourself to being a successful student. Prepare for each class by completing homework, seeking help for concepts you do not understand, and bringing needed materials. Take advantage of your time in class to learn from me and your classmates and work hard from bell to bell. Do your part to help build a respectful and relaxed learning atmosphere and have fun while learning. The last expectation is that you must laugh each day in class. I want this class to be a great learning experience both academically and socially, and one of the best ways to develop class unity is to laugh together. Don’t worry; I will supply most of the humor both intentionally and unintentionally.