MA125 Intermediate Algebra

for S1V 2011

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MA 125 Intermediate Algebra


S1V 2011 GO


Allen, Gerald S.


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelor of Science Major: Mathematics
Master of Science Major: Statistic

Daytime Phone

325-481-8300 ext. 3265


Semester Dates

1/10 - 3/06/2011

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours



Hardcopy Text: Intermediate Algebra, 10th Ed.
Authors: Lial, Hornsby, McGinnis
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0-321-557646

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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


1. Two Exams...............................................   25% each
We will have a midterm exam and a comprehensive final exam. No makeup exams will be given. The final exam grade will replace the midterm exam grade if the final exam grade is higher; otherwise, each exam will be 25% of the overall course grade.  Nothing will replace the final; the final exam is mandatory for everyone.
2. Quizzes.....................................................   50%
We will have 8 quizzes (either in-class or take-home) over the sections covered from each chapter.  No in-class quiz may be made upfor any reason.  The lowest quiz grade will be dropped at the end of the semester, and the remaining quiz grades will be averaged together to make up 50% of your course grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Water only in the classroom.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1
Introduction, Class Administration, Ch1: The Real Numbers,
Ch2: Linear Equations, inequalities, and Applications Quiz #1
Week 2
Ch2: Linear Equations, inequalities, and Applications
Ch3: Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions, Quiz #2
Week 3
Ch4: System of Linear Equations,
Ch5: Exponents, Polynomials, Polynomial Functions, Quiz #3, Quiz#4
Week 4
Review, Midterm Exam
Week 5
Ch6: Factoring,
Ch7: Rational Expressions and Functions
 Quiz #5,  
Week 6
Ch8: Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions,
 Quiz #6, 
Week 7
Ch9: Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions
Quiz #7 Quiz #8, Final Exam Review
Week 8
Final Exam Review, Final Exam

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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.

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