MA 125 Intermediate Algebra
F1B 2011 BLT
Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
B.S. General Engineering, U.S. Military AcademyM.S. Applied Science, University of California at Davis
Ft. Bliss, TX
08/15/2011 - 10/09/2011
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Textbook: Lial, Hornsby, & McGinnis, Algebra, Tenth Edition, Pearson, Boston, MA. ISBN 0-321-44362-4
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Educational Philosophy: Concepts and techniques will be presented and exercised with the students in order to develop capabilities to solve Algebra problems in the areas covered in the course.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Three examinations of equal weight consisting of representative problems associated with the topics presented in addtion to homework problems.
Grading: The final grade in the course will be determined as follows: Exam I........30% 100 Points A............90% or above Exam II.......30% 100 Points B............80 to 89.99% Exam III......30% 100 Points C............70 to 79.99% Homework..10% 33 Points D............60 to 69.99% Total...100% 333 Points F............Below 60% or 3 unexcused absenses A grade of I (Incomplete) will not be allowed unless the student has met with the instructor and discussed the difficulties encountered.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Only accepted with prior approval of instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. It is expected that all students will participate in the class by asking questions and by presenting problems as assigned. 2. Three (3) unexcused absences will result in a grade of F. All students are encouraged to consult with the instructor if he/she is expecting to be absent for legitimate reasons. 3. A student turning anybody else's work as his/her own will not be tolerated. If determined by the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any part of the course, the student involved will normally be given an immediate grade of F and dropped from the course. The Dean of Academic Affairs will be notified in writing of the action taken. The added recommendation will be made to the Dean that the student involved be dropped from the college.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 15 Aug 1.1-1.4 Real Number System 17 Aug 2.1-2.7 Linear Equations & Inequalities 22 Aug 3.1-3.5 Graphs, Linear Equations, & Functions 24 Aug Review, Chapters 1, 2, & 3 29 Aug Exam, Chapters 1, 2, & 3 31 Aug 4.1-4.4 Systems of Linear Equations 5 Sep 5.1-5.5 Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions 7 Sep 6.1-6.5 Factoring 12 Sep 7.1-7.6 Rational Expressions and Functions 14 Sep Review, Chapters 4, 5, 6, & 7 19 Sep Exam, Chapters 4, 5, 6, & 7 21 Sep 8.1-8.7 Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions 26 Sep 9.1-9.7 Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions 28 Sep 10.1-10.6 Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions 11.2 Equation of a Circle 3 Oct Review, Chapters 8, 9, 10, & 11.2 5 Oct Exam, Chapters 8, 9, 10, & 11.2
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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.
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