MA125 Intermediate Algebra

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MA 125 Intermediate Algebra


F2Z 2010 MLA


Malek, Margaret


Adjunct Faculty

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Semester Dates

October 18-December 12

Class Days


Class Time

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Credit Hours


Intermediate Algebra, 10th Ed by Lial, Hornsby, & 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:
 I provide each student the maximum number of resources to learn the material. This enables the student to use a combination of the various mediums to match his/her personal learning style. These resources include me as the instructor, the text, lectures, my personal notes, various internet links, as well as homework assignments and tests to help guide and evaluate the student’s efforts. Homework will be assigned and due each week to give the student an opportunity to practice applying the material. To facilitate the student’s understanding of the material, I will provide an opportunity to ask questions and review material during each class.  Students are encouraged to bring homework questions to these sessions. I will also make myself as available as possible via email and by appointment. A midterm and final exam will be administered to test the student’s ability to apply the material.

Class Assessment:

Final grade will be based upon performance on homework assignments and two exams (a midterm and final).
I will add in weekly quizes if needed.


7 Homework Assignments 600pts 60%
Midterm Exam 150pts 15%
Final Exam 250pts 25%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

I will not accept late submission of any course material unless previous approved by instructor. 
Homework Assignments are due during class when collected unless otherwise stated.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students must always conduct themselves in a manner that fosters learning.  This includes but is not limited to being respectful to the instructors and other students.  If you have difficulties with another student, please kindly address that student or bring the problem to my attention after class.  I encourage the students to use each other as a resource for learning the material.  Students may work on homework assignments together, but I expect that each student will do his/her own work!

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 Ch 1,2 No hmwk due
Week 2 Ch 2,3 Hw 1 (100pts) due Thur Oct 28
Week 3 Ch 3,4 Hw 2 (100pts) due Thur Nov 4
Week 4 Ch 4,5 Hw 3 (50pts) due Tues Nov 9, Midterm Exam (Ch1-4) on Thur Nov 11
Week 5 Ch 5,6 Hw 4 (100pts) due Thur Nov 18
Week 6 Ch 6,7 Hw 5 (100pts) due Wed Nov 24
Week 7 Ch 7,8 Hw 6 (100pts) due Thur Dec 2
Week 8 Ch 8 Hw 7 (50pts) due Tues Dec 7, Final Exam (Ch1-8) on Fri Dec 10

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

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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