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MA 125 Intermediate Algebra
Henry, Donald


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

MA 125 Intermediate Algebra

Semester

S2U 2012 LU

Faculty

Henry, Donald

Title

Adjunct Faculty Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MA Economics
MA Public Administraton

Office Location

Luke AFB, AZ

Office Hours

Upon Request

E-Mail

donald.henry@park.edu

Semester Dates

19 Mar 2012- 13 May 2012

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

4:50 - 7:25 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Hardcopy Text: Intermediate Algebra, 11th Ed.
Authors: Lial, Hornsby, McGinnis
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780321715418

 

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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 am a lifelong learner. It is my hope that all students leave my classes with a strong desire and the skills necessary to be lifelong learners.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. State and use basic terminology and symbols of the discipline appropriately
  2. Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable and verify solution(s)
  3. Manipulate and simplify exponential expressions
  4. Perform arithmetic on and factor polynomials and solve polynomial equations
  5. Solve “word” problems
  6. Manipulate and simplify rational expressions
  7. Manipulate and simplify radical expressions and translate into/ from exponential form
  8. Solve equations involving radicals
  9. Apply the method of completing the square
  10. Apply the quadratic formula
  11. Graph algebraic equations and inequalities of one and two variables.


Core Assessment:


  1. Manipulate, simplify, and evaluate algebraic expressions


  2. Solve and check algebraic equations and inequalities


  3. Apply algebraic techniques to solve practical applications


  4. Graph algebraic equations and inequalities

 

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

 

Grading Scale

Grade

810 - 729

A

728 - 648

B

647 - 567

C

566 - 486

D

487 or less

F

Grading:

 

Evaluation Method

Points

Attendance

160 points

Assignments

200

Mid-Term

200 points

QUIZ

50 points

Final

200 points

Total Points

810 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late submission of work is not a right but a privilege. Twenty percentage points (20%) will be deducted for late work. If work is not posted by 11:59 p.m. on the due date 20% points will be deducted from the assignment grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend all class meetings, be punctual, and participate in class discussions. If a student is unable to complete the class attendance according to university policy, it is his/her responsibility to withdraw from the class. In cases of emergency or illness, students are to contact the instructor as soon as possible and arrange for another student to take notes, pick up any handouts, etc. Any unexcused absence or excessive tardiness will result in lowering your grade by one full letter grade. No participation points will be given for missed classes. Allowing students to make-up a missed exam is at the option of the instructor. Points will be deducted for late assignments. The number of points deducted is at the option of the instructor. If you turn in other assignments after the due date, pointes will be deducted from the assignment. Keep in mind that technology problems are not an excuse for late assignments. If you have technology problems i.e. posting, etc please make other arrangements like emailing to a fellow student or instructor. Keep electronic copies of all materials. Park University's Policy Statements attached apply to this course. Cheating and plagiarizing will not be tolerated and will result in zero points for that assignment. In order for all students to have opportunities for active participation in class discussions and learning activities, classmates are encouraged to be respectful to their fellow students. Allow all students time to express their ideas and positively encourage comments from others. Students must be assured that any personal information shared with classmates will be considered confidential. All assignments and exams must be completed in order to pass the course.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

Dates

Topics

Assignments Due

Meeting1
Tuesday –
20/03/12

Introduction

  • Review of the Number System to include
  • Operation of real numbers
  • Exponents & Roots
  • Real number Properties

Introduction

From Review exercises odd problems 1-59

Meeting 2
Thursday –
21/03/12

Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Applications

  • Linear equations 1 variable
  • Formulas and percent
  • Applications Linear equations
  • Set Operations
  • Absolute Value Equations

Review exercises 1 - 70 odd

Meeting 3
Tuesday –
03/27/12

Ch 3:The Rectangular Coordinate System

  • The Rectangular Coordinate System
  • The Slope of a Line
  • Linear Equations in 2 Variables
  • Relations and Functions

Ch 3Review Exercises 1-55 odd

Meeting 4
Thursday - 03/29/12

Ch 5: Exponents, Polynomials, and polynomial Functions

  • Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
  • Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

Ch 5 Review Exercises 1 - 67 odd

Meeting 5
Tuesday –
04/03/12

  • Polynomials Functions, Graphs and Composition

Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials

QUIZ

Journal Article

Graduate School Paper

Meeting 6
Thursday 04/05/12

Mid-Term Rev

As Required

Meeting 7
Tuesday –
04/10/12

Mid-Term

As Required

Meeting 8
Thursday 04/12/12

Factoring

  • Greatest Common Factors
  • Factoring Trinomials
  • Special Factoring

Ch 6 Review Exercises 1-57 odd

Meeting 9
Tuesday

04/17/12

Rational Expressions and Functions

·Rational Expressions: Multiplying and Dividing

Start on Ch 7 Review Exercises 1-92 odd

Meeting 10
Thursday

04/19/12

Rational Expressions and Functions

·Adding and Subtracting

·Complex Fractions

Start on Ch 7 Review Exercises 1-92 odd

Meeting 11
Tuesday

04/24/12

Rational Expressions and Functions

·Equations with Rational Expressions

Finish on Ch 7 Review Exercises 1-92 odd

Meeting 12
Thursday

04/26/12

Roots, Radicals and Root Expressions

Ch 8 Review Exercises 1-116 accomplishing 4 from each section

Meeting 13
Tuesday

05/01/12

Quadratic Equations

Ch 9 Review Exercises 1-35 odd

Meeting 14
Thursday

05/03/12

·Inverse, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Ch 10 Review Exercises 1-36odd, 42-44all

Meeting 15
Tuesday

05/08/12

·Review

Complete assignments

Meeting 16
Thursday

05/10/12

·Final

Final

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Plagiarism:
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Evaluate 4 out of 4 algebraic expressions Evaluate 3 out of 4 algebraic expressions Evaluate 2 out of 4 algebraic expressions Evaluate 0 or 1 out of 4 algebraic expressions 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Simplify and manipulate 4 out of 4 algebraic expressions Simplify and manipulate 3 out of 4 algebraic expressions Simplify and manipulate 2 out of 4 algebraic expressions Simplify and manipulate 0 or 1 algebraic expressions 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Solve and check 4 out of 4 algebraic equations Solve and check 3 out of 4 algebraic equations Solve and check 2 out of 4 algebraic equations Solve and check 0 or 1 out of 4 algebraic equations 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Solve 4 out of 4 practical applications Solve 3 out of 4 practical applications Solve 2 out of 4 practical applications Solve 0 or 1 practical applications 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Graph 4 out of 4 linear equations or inequalities Graph 3 out of 4 linear equations or inequalities Graph 2 out of 4 linear equations or inequalities Graph 0 or 1 linear equations or inequalities 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Find 4 out of 4 slopes of lines Find 3 out of 4 slopes of lines Find 2 out of 4 slopes of lines Find 0 or 1 slopes of lines 
First Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
(Formulas) 1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Use and evaluate 4 out


of 4 formulas


 
Use and evaluate 3 out


of 4 formulas


 
Use and evaluate 2 out


of 4 formulas


 
Use and evaluate 0 or 1 out


of 4 formulas


 
Second Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
(Order of Operations) 1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Apply order of operations to 4 out of  4 algebraic expressions





 
Apply order of operations to 3 out of  4 algebraic expressions





 
Apply order of operations to 2 out of  4 algebraic expressions Apply order of operations to 0 or 1 out of  4 algebraic expressions 

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