MA125 Intermediate Algebra

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MA 125 Intermediate Algebra


S1KK 2011 HA


Rodriguez-Ramos, Griselle


Adjunct Faculty- Instructor


BS Industrial Engineering
MS Manufacturing Engineering
Six Sigma Black Belt

Office Hours

By appointment


Semester Dates

10 Jan 11-  6 Mar 11

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Credit Hours




Your lab fee for MyMathLab includes the e-book version of the textbook.

If you wish to have a hardcopy version of the text you may order it from MBS, the Park online bookstore at

Hardcopy Text:
Intermediate Algebra, 10th Ed.
Authors: Lial, Hornsby, McGinnis
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780321557643


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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 facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, homeworks, dialogues, quizzes, and examinations.  Students are expected to read each lecture before attending to class.

Class Assessment:

Students will be evaluated based on performance of homework, quizzes, exams, and the final.
Homework - Homework is assigned at the end of each class, and expected to be completed by the next class meeting.  The homework set will be collected on the exam day
Quizzes - The quiz will be given at the beginning of each class, and the quiz problems will come from homework.  One lowest quiz will be dropped at the end and there will be no make-up of the quiz.  If you miss a quiz, then that will be the one that gets dropped.
Exams - There will be two in-class exams, each covering two chapters.  Test dates will be accounced ahead of time.
Final - The final exam will be comprehensive. 


Homework:    25 pts. each     10%            
Quizzes:         10 pts. each      20%                      
Exam #1:       100 pts.            20%                       
Exam #2:       100 pts.            20%                       
Final:             100 pts.            30%  
The final grade will be based on the following scale:

A         90% - 100%
B         80% - 89%
C         70% - 79%
D         60% - 69%
F           less than 60%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of homework will not be accepted except in extreme cases as determined by the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

1.  Attend all classes and be in class on time.
2.  Be prepared.  Work all homework problems and ask questions
3.  Know your material.  Complete the readings and homework with the purpose of LEARNING.
4.  Do respect others, property, and yourself.
5.  Do give 100% effort, 100% of the time!

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

                                     Tu                                                   Th
Week 1                     1.1 - 1.2                                          Quiz 1,  1.3 - 1.4
Week 2                     Quiz 2,  2.1 - 2.2                             Quiz 3,  2.3, 2.5
Week 3                     Quiz 4,  2.6 - 2.7                             EXAM #1 (HW due),  3.1
Week 4                     3.2 - 3.3                                          Quiz #5,  3.4 - 3.5
Week 5                     Quiz #6,  4.1 - 4.2                           Quiz #7, 4.3
Week 6                     EXAM #2 (HW due),  5.1                 5.2 - 5.3
Week 7                     Quiz #8, 5.4 - 5.5                           Quiz #9, 6.1 - 6.3
Week 8                     Quiz #10,  6.4 - 6.5                        FINAL (HW due)

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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