MA125 Intermediate Algebra

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MA 125 Intermediate Algebra


F2H 2010 BU


Daniels, James D.

Daytime Phone

843-525-8332 (w)

Other Phone

843-522-0905 (h)


Semester Dates

25 October - 19 December 2010

Class Days


Class Time

7:35 - 10:05 PM

Credit Hours



Intermediate Algebra, 10th Edition
Authors: Lial, Hornsby & McGinnis
Pearson Addison/Wesley 2008
isbn: 0-321-44362-4

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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:
       To provide the student with a more in depth understanding of algebra the student will discuss, practice and collaborate on following algebraic procedures and practical applications of algebra in real life. This course will enable students to use algebraic techniques to solve systems of equations, determine maximum and minimum values, find areas and dimensions of figures, and solve rate problems.

Class Assessment:

Your final grade will be determined as follows:
       Homework - 15%
       Quizzes - 50%
       Final Exam - 35%


       Your course grade will be determined after weighing your scores on homework, quizzes and the final exam. A letter grade is then assigned:
       A:  90 - 100
       B:  80 - 89
       C:  70 - 79
       D:  60 - 69
       F:  Less than 60 or more than three unexcused absences

Late Submission of Course Materials:
       No work is accepted beyond one class after the end of the unit unless an excused absence.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
       Students are expected to attend all classes on time and prepared. Classes missed for legitimate reasons are excusable. The student will make up all work for classes missed.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

25 Oct  Review of Chapter 1
27 Oct  Review of Chapter 2
 1 Nov  Quiz #1
 3 Nov  Review Chapter 3
 8 Nov  4.1 - 3
10 Nov  5.1 - 3
15 Nov  5.4, 5; Take Home Quiz #2
17 Nov  Review Chapter 6
22 Nov  7.1 - 3
24 Nov  7.4 - 6; Take Home Quiz #3
29 Nov  8.1 - 3
 1 Dec  8.5 - 7
 6 Dec 9.1 - 9.3
 8 Dec 9.4 - 6; Take Home Quiz #4
13 Dec Final Exam Review
15 Dec Cumulative Final Exam
Various problems will be assigned for each section covered.

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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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