MATH-0950-ES32 and MATH-0950-ES34

Welcome to the home page for sections ES32 and ES34 of MATH-0950 (Beginning Algebra) at Southeast Community College in the Winter term of 2007. I am Toby Bartels, the instructor. You can email me at, or leave me voice mail. The classes meet at Energy Square in room 100C on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, section ES32 in the afternoon from 2:00 to 3:20, and section ES34 from 11:00 to 12:20.

As an adjunct instructor, I don't have an office, so I don't have office hours. However, I can meet with you in the Energy Square common area after class; please arrange this with me at the end of class, so I don't go home or to lunch first. You can also leave me email or voice mail any time.

I'll also be working as a tutor at Energy Square in room 109D on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 to 10:30. You can meet with me then, although you won't have priority over students in other classes. There is another tutor at Energy Square on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00, and there are math tutors on the main campus in room L5 throughout the week; you may find it helpful to talk to somebody other than me, to get a different perspective on things!

The first day of class (January 5 Friday), I gave a brief introduction to the idea of algebra. There was also a handout on the mechanics of the class. If you missed it, you can download it in either PostScript or PDF form:

The first full week of classes (January 8, 10, and 12), I was in Toronto attending a conference, so Dustin Walsh (section 32) and Sandeep Holay (section 34) taught my classes that week. There was one big homework assignment, covering sections 1.1–1.4 of the textbook, due when I returned on January 17 Wednesday, when there was a quiz over that material: Since then, I have covered further material as follows, with a homework assignment almost every day, due the next class day:
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