MA125 Intermediate Algebra

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MA 125 intermediate Algebra


F2GG 2010 MI


Genre, Raye


Adjunct Math Professor


B.S. in Education with a major in Mathematics
M.A.T. in Mathematics Education

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5:00 - 10:00 PM

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Intermediate Algebra, 10th edition. Authors: Lial, Hornsby, McGinnis. ISBN: 0321443624

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Course Description:
Fundamentals of basic algebra.  Topics include:  the real number system, basic operations of algebra, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities and functions, and graphs.  Additional topics may include exponents and logarithms, fundamental techniques of counting.  3:0:3

Class Assessment:
80% of the grade will be an average of weekly quiz grades, 20% will be the final test grade.

Grading: 90-100  A 80-89   B 70-79   C 60-69   D 0-59     F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
If it is necessary to miss a class the quiz needs to be made up before next class period or the grade earned will be a zero. If student's absence is unexcused, there won't be an opportunity to make up the quiz, it will be a zero.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students need to respect other students, the school building, and the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

It is very important to attend class.  Not attending could result in a zero on a quiz grade.  Depending on the material covered, the following assignments could change.  This is what I plan on assigning but if we can not make it through all of the material, the assignment could change and it is the responsibility of the student to be current on the homework.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 

Week 1                       1.3 - 1.4 page 32-33 problems 13-30, 53-63 page 41 problems 11-36
Week 2                     Quiz 1,  2.1 -2.2,  2.3, 2.5 page 61 problems 11 - 34,page 68 problems 7 - 12 page 108-109       problems 11-26
Week 3                     Quiz 2,  2.6 - 2.7    3.1 page 119-120 problems 7-35 odds, page 129 problems 5-10, 35-40 page 157-158 problems 9-31 odds
Week 4                     Quiz 3 3.2 - 3.3,  3.4 - 3.5 page 171 11-35 odds, 37-43 page 186-187 problems 7-47 odds, page 197 problems 17-20, page 210-211 problems 7-31 odds
Week 5                     Quiz 4,  4.1 - 4.2  4.3 page 237-238 problems 7-10, 14, 17, 20, 23, 31, 35-40 page 249 problems 9, 23, 24 page 260 problem 5, 9, 27
Week 6                     Quiz 5,  5.1  5.2 - 5.3 pages 297-298 problems 24-36, 63-103 odds page 306-307 problems 29-69 odds, page 316-317 problems 13-17, 35-38
Week 7                     Quiz 6, 5.4 - 5.5   6.1 - 6.3 page 324-325 problems 1-12, 47-51, 59-61, page 332 problems 17-24 page 350-351 problems 1-6, 43-45 page 358 problems 5-14 page 364 problems 7-16
Week 8                       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. 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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