Agnes ( A^{2}) Azzolino Letter to Students, First Assignment, & Weekly Report 1/28/2024 
Dear Student,
Welcome to the Spring 2024 semester. All classes and offices hours meet remote live.
Our home base is the math page at http://www.mathnstuff.com/math/math.htm. All course material is linked through this page, my schedule is provided, your course outline is linked through this page, and a pink box used to contact me is also found here. The page logo is a fish as in school of fish (shown at the left) and it has a link to the semester math page.

The policies begin here.
The pace of the course is determined by the math department's course outline. It is your responsibility to learn the material. It is my responsibility to make the learning process as productive as possible. Ask questions. If you wish me to slow down, restate what I've just said, write it in symbols, write it in words, explain it in a different way, STOP ME and ask if I would do what you wish!
I enjoy teaching and try to make learning fun. Each semester, I try to make the course and my teaching better. In addition to the usual quizzes and tests, I write the web pages, connectthedots, yes, connectthedots, and games and tools we use. I wrote this page and the form on which you submit your letter.
There are more comments and policies below. At some point, you should READ & UNDERSTAND THEM. Now we need to address your assignments. Yes, they are graded. You must introduce yourself to me now and weekly through the semester, tell me how things are going.
We will examine the First Graded Assignment first. It introduces you to me and must be submitted by midnight on Friday, September 8th. Who I Am is provided because I thought it only fair to reveal to you who I am because I wish to know who you are. You do not need to read it or do anything with it. Once we examine the First Assignment, the Weekly Reports will be clear.
Jump to the First Graded Assignment.
The policies continue here. READ THEM!
Testing Issues:

If you wish to discuss how you feel in class, make an appointment for an office hour using the mssage box on the semester math page. You might also meet me in my office to go over grades, a test, or homework. If you wish the office hour, write a message in the the pink box and await a reply.
A Bit About Me I am the mother of a 44yearold tug boat captain and company president, a landlord who lives on the bay in Keyport, and the webmaster of mathnstuff.com, and vinikmarine.com. I go by "asquared," "agnes," or "Professor Azzolino." I have been a teacher, tutor, daycare center "math lady," stage manager, grip, waitress, deck hand, captain, author and company president. I am the recipient of an AMATYC 1997 Award for Teaching Excellence and a MATYCNJ 1999 Outstanding Service Award, and the AMTNJ 2017 Max Sobel Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership in Mathematics Education, was twice president of MATYCNJ and once president of AMTNJ. A full time twoyear college teacher, I created the Graphing with Manipulatives line of products. My publications include: Math Games for the Young Child, How to Use Writing to Teach Mathematics, Math Spoken Here!, Exploring Functions through the Use of Manipulatives, Term Tiles and NCTM's classic Mathematics and Humor. I am a Life Member of NCTM and AMATYC and an Honorary Life Member of AMTNJ. I really enjoy being webmaster of mathnstuff.com and vinikmarine.com. I enjoy stringing beads. Most of all I love being the mother of Michael Vinik, the grandmother of Nicholas Charles Vinik & Savannah Dorothy Justine Vinik, & the motherinlaw of Liz Vinik. 

After submitting your work, you should see a green page. 
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