MA 135 College Algebra
FA 2010 HOB
Associate Professor of Mathematics
BS (+teaching certification)MS (math)MEd (computers in education)
9-10 M-R, 11-1:30 M, 12:55-2:25 Tu
August 16 - December 10, 2010
2:25 - 3:40 PM
MA125 Intermediate Algebra or Equivalent
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Class Assessment: Homework for practice will be assigned each class period. Grades of A(90%), B(80%), C(70%), D(60%), and F(less that 60%) will be given. There will be four chapter tests (100 points each), and a comprehensive final (100 points). There are NO MAKEUP tests given. However, your lowest chapter test grade(out of the four given) will be dropped. A comprehensive Final is mandatory. NO GRAPHING CALCULATOR or phones can be used during a test. The instructor will announce class policies. The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus.
Grading: see above
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: All students are expected to be present and on time with homework assigned completed.
Required Sections :
Topic Section Problems
Applications with Linear Equations
Applications with Quadratic Equations
1-9, 35-43 odd
Absolute Value Equations and Inequal.
Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs
Equations of Lines
Graphs of Basic Functions
Functions Operations and Composition
Quadratic Functions and Models
Zeros of Polynomial Functions
1-23,29-33, 55 odd
Polynomial Functions: Graphs/Appli.
Rational Functions: Graphs/Appli.
1-29, 59-75 odd
Evaluating Logarithmic Equations
1-21, 61-71 odd
Exponential and Logarithmic Equ.
1-43, 71-75 odd
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