MA 125 Intermediate Algebra
SP 2011 HO
Associate Professor of Mathematics
MS (math)MEd (computers in education)
9-10am M-R, 11-12 M, 1-3 M, 11:30-1 Tues
Jan. 10 - May 6
12:00 - 1:15 PM
Textbook: COURSE TEXTBOOK(S): Intermediate Algebra, by Lial, Hornsby and McGinnis, Pearson/Addison-Wesley Publisher, Tenth Edition, 2008© (ISBN: 0321443624)
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Class Assessment: Grades are determined from chapter tests and the final. Grades of A(90%), B(80%), C(70%), D(60%), and F(less that 60%) will be given. Chapter tests (and final) are counted equally (100 points each). There are NO MAKEUP tests given! However, your lowest chapter test grade will be dropped. NO SYMBOLIC CALCULATORS CAN BE USED ON ANY TEST (eg. TI 89, TI 92, Casio FX 2.0,etc.). A comprehensive Final is mandatory. The instructor will announce class policies. The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus.
Grading: see above
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "zero".
Classroom Rules of Conduct: All students are expected to be present and on time with homework assigned completed.
Operations on Real Numbers
Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations
Properties of Real Numbers
Linear Equations in One Variable
Application of Linear Equations
Linear Inequalities in One Variable
Set Operations and Compound Inequalities
Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Greatest Common Factors; Factoring by Grouping
Rational Expressions; Multiplying and Div.
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Radical Expressions and Graphs
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Div. Radical Expressions
The Square Root Property and Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
The Rectangular Coordinate System
The Slope of a Line
Linear Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
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