MA125 Intermediate Algebra

for S1QQ 2011

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MA 125 Intermediate Algebra


S1QQ 2011 HIA


Zundel, Erwin R.


Adjunct Facilty


Masters of Business Webster University

Office Location

Bldg 383

Office Hours

Before and after class and by appointment


Semester Dates

10 Jan - 6 Mar 2011

Class Days


Class Time

10:30 - 12:00 AM

Credit Hours



Intermediate Algebra, 10th edition, Lial, Hornsby and McGinnis, Pearson - Addison Wesley
ISBN: 0321443624
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:
Students will develop an understanding of the concepts of algebra through demonstration of principles and individual exercises.  Many exercises include examples of real-life problems that appeal to and motivate students.

Class Assessment:
Students are responsible for reading all assignments and completing all homework from the text.  Students are responsible for obtaining information from the instructor or co-students regarding assignments made during absences.  Class assessment will be measured by the performance on five examinations (four tests and a comprehensive final).  Their final and mid-terms will cover assigned reading and homework.


Homework:  15%
Four Exams  15% each
Final Exam    25%
Total            100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

No credit will be given for any work received late.
Homework is due one week after assigned date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are required to conduct themselves in a proper manner and should be respectful of the instructor and of fellow students.  Common courtesies from all attendees are expected.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1  Chapter 1 and 2   Homework pg. 47-50, 138-143 all odd problems
Week 2  Test 1  Chapter 3  Homework pg. 219 - 223 all odd problems
Week 3  Chapter 4 and 5  Homework pg. 278-281, 338-341 all odd problems
Week 4  Test 2  Chapter 6  Homework pg. 384-386 all odd problems
Week 5  Test 3  Chapter 7 Homework pg. 457-460 all odd problems
Week 6  Chapter 8  Homework pg 529-533 all odd problems
Week 7  Test 4 Chapter 9 Homework pg. 615-620 all odd problems
Week 8  Review,  Take the final exam

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:
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