MA135 College Algebra

for F1QQ 2011

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MA 135 College Algebra


F1QQ 2011 HI


Smalley, Sandra A.


Adjunct Faculty


MA  Math Education  Weber State University

Office Location

Bld 383

Office Hours

Before and after class and by appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

435 2300542


Semester Dates

August 15- October 9

Class Days


Class Time

7:30 - 10:15 PM


Math 125 or placement test

Credit Hours



College Algebra, 10th Edition  Lial, Hornsby, and McGinnis
ISBN 0-321-49913-1

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Course Description:
MA135 College Algebra: Prerequisite:MA125, or a high school or transfer course equivalent to MA125, or an ACT math score greater than 23, or an SAT math score greater than 510, or a COMPASS score greater than 66 in the Algebra placement domain, or a COMPASS score 0-45 in the College Algebra domain. A consideration of those topics in algebra necessary for the calculus. Topics include:Solving equations and inequalities, graphing, functions, complex numbers, the theory of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Mathematics is a subject in which it is imperative that students attend all classes, read the book, and complete all homework assignments in order to be successful.  Students are responsible for bringing materials to evey class which include paper, 3 ring binder and a scientific calculator.  Students are responsible for reading the book before class.  Homework and notes are to be kept in the 3 ring binder in order.  Students are responsible for obtaining information, notes and homework assignments made during absences from the instructor or another student.  Homework is to be turned in the Monday after it was assigned.  Each assignment will be given a score of  0-10 depending on the quality and the amount of work completed.
Work should be done neatly in pencil.
Homework done in red pen will not be completed.
All work must be shown.
No credit will be given for answers only.
No credit will be given for incorrect work even if the answer is correct.
Instructor will not attempt to grqade work she can not read or follow.

Class Assessment:

Homework                     100 Points
3 Tests                           100 Points Each
Comprehensive Final    200 Points
100-90                     A
89-80                       B
79-65                       C
64-50                       D
< 50                         F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late work will be accepted for full credit for all excused absences.  Excused absences include emergencies, critical illness, or work.  If homework is late or absence is not excused, it will receive half credit.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to conduct themselves as mature adults in a manner that is respectful of the instructor and fellow students.  Common courtesies from all students are expected.  Any personal issues must be conducted outside of class.  All cell phones, beepers and other electronic devises must be turned OFF during class unless prior approval from the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1      Chapter R      Review of Basics
Week 2      Chapter 1      Equations and Inequalities
Week 3      Chapter 2      Graphs and Functions  Exam 1
Week 4      Chapter 4      Polynomials and Rational Functions
Week 5      Chapter 7      Expodential Logarithmic Functions      Exam 2
Week 6      Chapter 7      Further Topics in Algebra      
Week 7      Chapter 6      Analytical Geometry  Exam 3
Week 8      Review and Comprehensive 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 ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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

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