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MA 135 College Algebra
Chamberlin, Samuel


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Course

MA 135 College Algebra

Semester

FA 2012 HOB

Faculty

Chamberlin, Samuel

Title

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D. in Mathematics University of California, Riverside
M.A. in Mathematics University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. in Mathematics Portland State University

Office Location

Science Hall 306

Office Hours

Mon 2-3pm; Tues, Wed, and Thurs 2-4pm; Fri 10-11am

Daytime Phone

(816)584-6260

E-Mail

samuel.chamberlin@park.edu

Web Page

https://sites.google.com/site/samuelchamberlin/

Semester Dates

August 20 to December 7 2012

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

8:45--10am

Prerequisites

MA 125 or equivalent

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

College Algebra, 5/E
Robert F. BlitzerMiami-Dade Community College

ISBN-10: 0321559835
ISBN-13:  9780321559838

Publisher:  Pearson
Copyright:  2010

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
All homework must be completed using the online program MathXL.


1. Registering for MathXL

Before you begin, make sure you have the access code that comes with your MathXL Access Kit. If you don't have an access kit, you can buy the code online by clicking Buy Now at www.mathxl.com.

To register, go to the www.mathxl.com for MathXL, click the Register button, and then follow the instructions on the screen.

2. Enrolling in your instructor's course

After registering, log in to MathXL with your username and password. To enroll in this course, enter the following Course ID:

The Course ID for your course is: XL0Y-Z1M0-401Y-4JC2

Need more help?

To view a complete set of instructions on registering and enrolling, go to www.mathxl.com and visit the Tours page.

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Course Description:
MA135 College Algebra:Prerequisite:  MA 125, or a high school or transfer course equivalent to MA 125, or an ACT math score = 23, or an SAT math score = 510, or a COMPASS score = 66 in the Algebra placement domain, or a COMPASS score 0-45 in the College Algebra placement domain. A study of the algebra necessary for calculus. Topics include: Linear and non-linear equations, inequalities and their applications; inverse, exponential and logarithmic functions; complex numbers; systems of linear and non-linear equations; matrices and determinants. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

To understand mathematics students must be active learners. They must work many problems both inside and outside of the classroom. The problems assigned should vary in difficulty so that every student is challenged but not overwhelmed. Students should seek out help before becoming discouraged.

Class Assessment:
Examinations, quizzes and homework.

Grading:
Homework (using MathXL): 10%
Quizzes (in every class): 10%
Exams (two): (20% each) 40% total
Final Exam: 40%

The grading scale will be no worse than the following:

   90-100% = A
     80-89% = B
     70-79% = C
     60-69% = D
Below 60% = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

No late submissions or make ups are allowed except in the case of an unplanned documented emergency. (documentation will be required in the form of a doctor's note, accident report, etc.)

 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Please silence all electronic devices and refrain from talking except to participate in class.

 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Tentative Schedule 

Week

Class No.

Date

Day

Section(s) Covered

1

1

8/21

T

Syllabus, P.1

 

2

8/23

R

P.2, P.3

2

3

8/28

T

P.5

 

4

8/30

R

P.6

3

5

9/4

T

1.1

 

6

9/6

R

1.2

4

7

9/11

T

1.4

 

8

9/13

R

1.5, 1.6

5

9

9/18

T

1.6, 1.7

 

10

9/20

R

1.7, 2.1

6

11

9/25

T

Review for Exam 1

 

12

9/27

R

Exam 1

7

13

10/2

T

2.1, 2.2

 

14

10/4

R

2.3, 2.4

8

15

10/9

T

2.5

 

16

10/11

R

2.5, 2.6

9

No Class Fall Break

10/16

T

No Class Fall Break

 

No Class Fall Break

10/18

R

No Class Fall Break

10

17

10/23

T

2.6

 

18

10/25

R

2.7

11

19

10/30

T

2.8

 

20

11/1

R

3.1

12

21

11/6

T

Review for Exam 2

 

22

11/8

R

Exam 2

13

23

11/13

T

3.1, 3.3

 

24

11/15

R

3.3, 3.4

14

25

11/20

T

3.4, 3.5

 

No Class Thanksgiving

11/22

R

No Class Thanksgiving

15

26

11/27

T

3.5, 3.6

 

27

11/29

R

4.1, 4.2

16

28

12/4

T

4.3, 4.4

 

29

12/6

R

4.4, dets

17

Final Exam

Week of 12/10

 

Final Exam

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 95-96

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 95

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 98

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 .

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