MA125 Intermediate Algebra

for U1RR 2010

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MA 125 Intermediate Algebra


U1RR 2010 MT


Sloan, Ronald V.


Adjunct Faculty


MS Electrical Engineering, U of Idaho

Office Location

Mountain Home ( by Appointment)

Office Hours

Before 9 PM

Daytime Phone

587 3440

Other Phone

598 0657


Semester Dates

31 May 2010 - 25 July 2010

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM



Credit Hours


Lial, Hornsby and McGinnis. Intermediate Algebra. Tenth Edition
Pearson Addison-Wesley. 2007. (ISBN: 0-321-44362-4)
(ISBN: 9 780321 443625)

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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

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Manipulate, simplify, and evaluate algebraic expressions
  2. Solve and check linear equations, inequalities, and applications
  3. Graph linear equations and functions
  4. Perform operations on polynomials solve systems of linear equations
The final grade will be based on the following:
20% from Exam 1
20% from Exam 2
20% from Quizzes

10% from Homework assigned
30% from the Final

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of homework will not be accepted without prior permission.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
  Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time.
  The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence, either prior to or immediately after the absence.
  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines.
  Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner and shall appear for class in a sober and receptive condition.                                                                                                                                                                           
  There should only be one person talking at a time.   Side bar conversations will not be tolerated.
  Violation of these conditions is cause for dismissal.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
                                         Tu                                      Thur
Week 1                        1.1 - 1.2                             Quiz 1, 1.3 - 1.4
Week 2                        Quiz 2, 2.1 - 2.2                Quiz 3, 2.3, 2.5
Week 3                        Quiz 4, 2.6 - 2.7                Exam 1, 3.1
Week 4                        3.2 - 3.3                             Quiz 5, 3.4 - 3.5

Week 5                        Quiz 6, 4.1 - 4.2                 Quiz 7, 4.3
Week 6                        Exam 2, 5.1                       5.2 - 5.3
Week 7                        Quiz 8, 5.4 - 5.5                 Quiz 9, 6.1 -6.3
Week 8                        Quiz 10, 6.4 - 6.5               Final

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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. Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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