MA 125 Intermediate Algebra
U1KK 2011 HA
Bellefeuille, Joseph H
Doctorate of Education, Boston UniversityMaster of Science Electrical Engineering, Northeastern UniversityBachelor Science Electrical Engineering, Lowell Technological Institute
7 June - 28 July 2011
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Intermediate Algebra, 10th Ed; Lial, Hornsby, McGinnis
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Educational Philosophy: Most adults learn by performing the skills that they have seen or read about. This course is designed so that concepts are reviewed several times as we progress from week to week. You will read the materials prior to class; see demonstrations of the concepts in class (and participate in these demonstrations from time to time); participate in question and answer sessions at the beginning of each class; study for quizzes; participate in quiz reviews and take practice quizzes. This will help your retention of the material.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Homework: 150 (50 each)
Quiz #1: 150
Quiz #2: 150
Quiz #3: 150
Final Exam: 400
900 - 1000: A
800 - 899: B
700 - 799: C
600 - 699: D
0 - 599: F
Late Submission of Course Materials: There are no papers to be written for this course, only homework, quizzes and a final examination on the dates indicated in this syllabus. If a student misses a quiz or exam due to an excused absence, he/she must take the test before the end of the term. If a quiz or exam is missed and the absence is unexcused, the test may be taken and the grade received will be reduced by 10% for each week delayed.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
For some students, the idea of taking a mathematics course causes anxiety. For others, it may have been years since they have studied math. In this class, asking questions is a must. Fully respect for those asking questions or feeling anxious about a new concept is expected.
Arriving late for class is disruptive for all involved so please make every attempt to be on time.
During the class period, all mobile device ringers must be turned off. If you must take a call, quietly leave the classroom and talk in a vacant room, the entrance way, or outside the building. Do not hold conversations in the hallway as this can disrupt other classes. After class, all trash is to be removed and chairs placed under the tables.
Assignments for the Week
Introductions; Syllabus review
Basic concepts; operations on real numbers; exponents, roots, and order of operation; properties of real numbers; linear equations in one variable; formulas; introduction of applications of linear equations
Q&A; Quiz #1; Practice the exercises pp 2-87; Read 88 -121 & 147 - 160 prior to the class; Review
Further applications of linear equations; linear inequalities in one variable; set operations and compound inequalities; introduction of rectangular coordinate system
Q&A; Quiz # 2; Practice the exercises pp 88 -121; Read 160 - 226 prior to the class; Homework # 1 Due; Review
Working with the rectangular coordinate system; slope of a line; linear equations in two variables; linear inequalities in two variables; introduction to functions; systems of equations in two variables; introduction of systems of linear equations
Q&A; Practice the exercises pp 147-226; Read 227-243; 251-265; 285-307 prior to the class; Review
Applications of systems of linear equations; integer exponents and scientific notation; adding and subtracting polynomials
Q&A; Quiz # 3; Practice the exercises pp 227-307; Read 308-326; 345-388 prior to the class; Homework # 2; Review
Polynomial functions, graphs, and composition; multiplying polynomials; greatest common factors; factoring by grouping; factoring trinomials; special factoring; a general approach to factoring; solving equations by factoring.
Q&A; Quiz # 4; Practice the exercises pp 308-388; Read 389-440 prior to the class; Review
Multiply and divide rational expressions and functions; adding and subtracting rational expressions; complex fractions; equations with rational expressions and graphs
Q&A; Practice the exercises pp 389-440; Read 465-515 prior to the class; Homework # 3 Due; Review
Radical expressions and graphs; rational exponents; simplifying radical expressions; adding and subtracting radical expressions; multiplying and dividing radical expressions; solving equations with radicals
Q&A; Homework # 4 Due; Practice the exercises pp 465-515; Read 537-568 prior to the class; Review; Final Exam
Square root property and completing the square; the quadratic formula; equations quadratic in form.
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