MA 125 Intermediate Algebra
F1B 2011 BLB
Pataky, Carl R.
Sr. Adjunct Faculty
BS Chemical Engineering University of PittsburghMBA Syracuse University
As required by student needs.
15 August to 9 October, 2011
Tuesday - Thursday
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Textbook: INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA. Lial, Margaret L., Hornsby, John, & McGinnis, Terry. Addison Wesley. 10th Edition. 2008. ISBN-10: 0321557646. ISBN-13: 9780321557643.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: A scientific calculator is recommended and helpful, but not required. I'd suggest a TI-36X solar or some other scientific calculator. This will cost 10 to 20 dollars depending on the make and model.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Three examinations, 100 points each.
Three examinations; Tests one and two will count as 60% of the final grade (each test 30%). The homework assignment will count for 10%. The core final assessment test will count as 30% of the final grade. A 90% to 100%. B 80% to <90%. C 70% to <80%. D 60% to <70%. F <60%.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Homework assignments will be accepted late, however the grading may be reduced based on the timing and on the reason for the delay.
Class Meeting and Examination Schedule: (Fall I 2011. 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Tuesday and Thursday)
Week One: 1st Class. Introduction, Class Administration, Ground Rules, & Syllabus Review. Chapter 1. Review of the Real Number System.
2nd Class. Continue Chapter 1. Review of the Real Number System. Chapter 5 Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions.
Week Two: 3rd Class. Continue Chapter 5 Exponents.
4th Class. Chapter 2. Linear Equations, Inequalities and Applications. Chapter 3. Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions.
Week Three: 5th Class. Continue Chapter 3. Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions.
Chapter 4. Systems of linear Equations.
6th Class. Continue Chapter 4. Systems of linear Equations. Chapter 5. Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions. REVIEW FOR TEST I. Chapters 1, 2, 3, & 5.
Week Four: 7th Class. TEST I. Chapters 1, 2, 3, & 5.
8th Class. Class review of test results. Continue Chapter 5 Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions. Chapter 2. Additional Word problems. Chapter 6 Factoring by Greatest Common Factor and Trinomials..
Week Five: 9th Class. Continue Chapter 2 Additional Word problems. Chapter 6 Factoring by Greatest Common Factor and Trinomials.
10th Class. Review for Test II. Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5. Continue Chapter 6 Factoring. Chapter 7. Rational Expressions and Functions.
Week Six: 11th Class. TEST II. Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5. Homework assignment due.
12th Class. Class review of Test II results. Continue Chapter 7 Rational Expressions and Functions.
Week Seven: 13th Class. Chapter 8 & 9, Discussion of quadratic equation solutions, square and cube roots and radicals.
14th Class. Continue Chapter 8 & 9, Discussion of quadratic equation solutions, square and cube roots and radicals.
Week Eight: 15th Class. REVIEW FOR FINAL TEST. All chapters and all material covered.
16th Class. (Last Class) FINAL TEST (INCLUSIVE). All Chapters and materials covered.
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