MA125 Intermediate Algebra

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MA 125 Intermediate Algebra


F2A 2010 BE


Maldonado, Aldo Rene


Assistant professor of mathematics


PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
MS (master of science)
BS (Bachelor of science)

Office Location

Austin campus

Office Hours

M & W  3 - 6 PM  and T & Th 4 - 5 PM

Daytime Phone

(512) 385-7275 extension 206


Semester Dates

October 18 - December 10, 2010

Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 10:40 PM



Credit Hours


Intermediate Algebra, by Lial, Hornsby and McGinnis, Pearson/Addison-Wesley Publisher, Tenth Edition, 2008© (ISBN: 0321443624)

Additional Resources:
A scientific calculator is required

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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 philosophy is based on constructivist view of mathematics learning. Students construct their own schema. Instructor provides guidance like lectures, HW assignment and tutoring but learning task is placed entirely on student's shoulders. Full use of technology is one of the ways instructor guides students

Class Assessment:
1 midterm, 1 comprehensible final, Homework and weekly quizzes. Midterm, final, quizzes and HW consist of question and mostly problems at the level of and suggested/based by textbook


HW 15%
FINAL 40 %

Late Submission of Course Materials:
No late submission is allowed

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phones and pagers must be turned off to prevent unnecessary disruptions during the class. Disruptive behavior, racist, or sexist speech out of context will not be tolerated

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1. Chapters 1 & 2.

Week 2. Chapters 2 & 3.

Week 3. Chapters  3 & 4.

Week 4.   Chapter 5.

Week 5. Review and Midterm

Week 6. Chapters 6 & 7

Week 7. Chapters 8 & 9.

Week 8. Review and Final examination

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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