MA 125 Intermediate Algebra
S2FF 2011 FA
Hagelin, Richard H.
Adjunct Professor, Math
BS, USAF AcademyMS, Troy State University
Ed Center, Room 201
Mar 7-May 5, 2011
12:00 - 1:15 PM
Intermediate Algebra, Lial, Margaret L. / Hornsby, John / McGinnis, Terry
Edition: 10TH ISBN: 0-321-55764-6
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Educational Philosophy: The class will be taught using a combination of lecture, demonstration, and discussion of sample math problems and homework. The best way to demonstrate understanding is to explain (teach) the material to a classmate; therefore, students are encouraged to work together on all parts of the course especially homework. Bonus points will be given for news, work, or life events where mathematics is or could/should be used to provide better decision-making information
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Students are required to complete homework and all chapter quizzes mid-term exam and the final exam. The mid-term exam, final exam, weekly quizzes, homework completion, participation, and attendance will be included in course assessment
The course will be graded based on the following allocation:
Attendance, Homework and Participation/Demonstration 20 %;
Chapter Quizzes 30 %;
Mid-Term Exam 25%
Final Exam 25 %.
Total scores of 90 to 100 % will be considered an A. 80 to 89 % will receive a B, 70 to 79 % will receive a C, 60 to 69 % will receive a D. Any score below 60 % will be failing.
In addition, the final exam MUST be passed to receive any grade higher than a D
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late homework will not be accepted without prior coordination with the instructor. Students unable to take a quiz/exam will coordinate with the instructor prior to the period of the exam for an alternate exam time/place. Failure to do this will result in a failing grade on the quiz/exam
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students should come to class prepared to discuss the subject material scheduled for the day. They are expected to have read the appropriate sections of the textbook and come prepared to ask questions about the topic of the day. The only dumb question is the one that doesn't get asked
Week 4: Chapter 4/Mid-term Exam (Chapters 1-4)
Week 5: Chapter 5
Week 6: Chapters 6 & 7/Quiz (Chapters 5, 6, & 7)
Week 7: Chapters 8 & 9
Week 8: Review/Final Exam (Chapters 1-9)
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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