MA125 Intermediate Algebra

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MA 125 Intermediate Algebra


F2J 2010 DN


Wiemann, Michael R.


Adjunct Faculty- Mathematics & Computer Science


M.S. - Central Missouri State University - Applied Mathematics, 2001
B.S. - Central Missouri State University - Actuarial Science and Mathematics, 1994

Office Location

Classroom of Instruction

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

10/18/2010 - 12/12/2010

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours


Intermediate Algebra 1,  Lial, Hornsby, and McGinnis. Addison Wesley, 10th edition. 0-321-44362-4

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Course Description:
MA 125 Intermediate Algebra Fundamentals of algebra. Topics include the real number system, basic operations of algebra, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, functions and graphs, systems of equations. Additional considerations include radicals, rational functions, and basic analytic geometry. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Delivery of coursework will be done via examples, quizzes, and examinations.

Class Assessment:
Assessment will be done via quizzes and examinations.



Three Exams @ 100 points each:           300 points

Attendance (See below)                        100 points

Quizzes(See below)                              100 points

Final Exam                                          100 points

Grades for this course will be based upon taking the total points earned divided by the total points possible. Your percentage will result in the following letter grade:

89.5% - 100.0% A           79.5% - 89.4% B             69.5% - 79.4% C

59.5% - 69.4% D             0.0% - 59.4% F

Mr. Wiemann does NOT accept late homework, labs or quizzes.

Your attendance is required for the full duration of class. To help motivate students towards this goal, up to 12.5 points will be earned for Week 1 – Week 8’s attendance in each class meeting. If a student is absent (excused or otherwise), 0 points will be earned for that class period. If a student leaves early, partial points will be awarded for that class period.

Quizzes will be calculated by taking the total points earned on quizzes divided by the total points possible in quizzes and multiplying by 100. Any decimal part of an integer will be rounded to the nearest whole number (i.e. 93.5 will round to 94).

Quizzes, Notes, and Solution Sets will be required to be printed by the student for use. The student will be responsible (after Week 1) to print out any notes, solution sets, and or quizzes BEFORE class. The website will be demonstrated during the first nite of class.

Extra credit, if offered, will be at the discretion of Mr. Wiemann.

All work must be shown to earn full credit on problems worked!

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Mr. Wiemann does NOT allow makeup exams. It is the student’s responsibility to take the exam on or before the scheduled date. If the score on your final exam is greater than the score earned on one of your class exams, I will replace your lowest exam score (not including quizzes) with the score earned on the final exam. For this reason, it becomes an integral part of the student’s responsibility to be there on an exam day.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Please refer to the Student Handbook for current policy for academic honesty. An incident of cheating consists, but not limited to, copying someone else’s work and accepting it as your own work. AT NO POINT IN THISCOURSE IS IT ACCEPTABLE TO SUBMIT SOMEONE ELSE’S WORK AS YOUR OWN. You are more than welcome to converse about how to solve a problem; however, you must submit your own work as the final submission of the assignment.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week Number


Concepts Covered

Components Due
All Quizzes Due @ at
12:00 AM CT of date listed below



Chapter 1- Review of the Real Number System




Chapter 2- Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Applications

Quiz 1- Chapter 1 (10/28)



Exam One- Chapter 1
Chapter 3- Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions

Exam One- Chapter 1
Quiz 2- Chapter 2 (11/4)



Chapter 4- Systems of Linear Equations

Quiz 3- Chapter 3 (11/11)



Exam Two- Chapters 2 - 3
Chapter 5- Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions

Exam Two- Chapter 2 - 3
Quiz 4- Chapter 4 (11/18)



Chapter 6- Factoring

Quiz 5- Chapter 5 (11/25)



Exam Three- Chapters 4 - 5
Review for the Final Exam

Exam Three- Chapters 4 - 5
Quiz 6- Chapter 6 (12/2)



Final Exam- Comprehensive: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM CT

Final Exam- Comprehensive

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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