MA125 Intermediate Algebra

for F1RR 2010

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MA 125 Intermediate Algebra


F1RR 2010 MT


Jensen, Don C.


Adjunct Faculty


MS Civil Engineering

Office Location

Park University building 2428

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

9 August to 3 Oct 2010

Class Days


Class Time

11:00 - 12:15 PM

Credit Hours


Intermediate Algebra, 10th edition by Lial, Hornsby and McGinnis

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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:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizes, co-operative learning, dialogues, tess and examinations.  The instructor will engage each learner to develop their mathematical foundation and to instpire each f them to become lifelong leaners of mathematics, as well as lifelong active paricipants of mathematical problem solving.

Class Assessment:

Your grade will be comprised of class participationm, homework, quizes, mid-term exam and final exam.  Class participation will be determined on how well you participate in class discussions, and class attendence.
Homework will be assigned each day.  you should complete all assigned problems.  I will collect homework on a few days during the term and it will be worth 10 points each day.  Homework turned in late will have one point deducted for each day late.
There will be 7 quizes, each worth 20 points.  I will count your 5 highest quiz scores for a total of 100 points toward your final grade.  I will drop your 2 lowest quiz scores.  Each quiz will be 5 problems, with a time linit of 15 to 20 minutes.
The mid-term exam will be 25 problems to be completed during the class period.  It will count 100 points toward your final grade.
The final exam will be 25 problems to be completed during the class period.  It will count 100 points toward your final grade.
All quizes and exams will be open book and you can use notes and a calculator.


                                     POINTS                          % OF GRADE
Class Participation            50                                       12.5%
Homework                       50                                       12.5%
Quizes                             100                                      25%
Midterm Exam                 100                                     25%
Final Exam                       100                                     25%
A              90 -- 100%
B              80 -- 89%
C              70 -- 79%
D              60 -- 69%
F              Below 60%

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

9 Aug               1.1, 1.2, 1.3
10 Aug              1.4, 2.1
11 Aug              2.2, 2.3
12 Aug              2.4, 2.5
16 Aug              2.6, 2.7
17 Aug              3.1, 3.2
18 Aug              3.3, 3.4, 3.5
19 Aug              4.1, 4.2
23 Aug              4.3, 5.1
24 Aug              5.2, 5.3
25 Aug              5.4, 5.5
26 Aug              Quiz, review
30 Aug              Final exam
31 Aug               6.1, 6.2
1 Sep                 6.3, 6.4, 6.5
2 Sep                 7.1, 7.2
6 Sep                 No Class
7 Sep                 7.3, 7.4
8 Sep                 7.5, 7.6
9 Sep                 8.1, 8.2
13 Sep               8.2, 8.3
14 Sep               8.4, 8.5
15 Sep               8.6, 8.7
16 Sep               9.1, 9.2
20 Sep               9.3, 9.4
21 Sep               9.5, 9.6
22 Sep               10.1, 10.2
23 Sep               10.3, 10.4
27 Sep               10.5, 10.6
28 Sep               11.1, 11.2
29 Sep               Quiz, review
30 Sep               Final exam

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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