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MA 125 Intermediate Algebra
Noriz, John M.


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

F1B 2012 BL

Faculty

Noriz, John M.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Business Management  University of Phoenix
MBA University of Phoenix
Texas Certified Mathematics Teacher

Office Location

Fort Bliss

Office Hours

M-W 7 pm to 11 pm

Daytime Phone

915-342-8015

E-Mail

John.Noriz@park.edu

jnoriz9@gmail.com

Semester Dates

20 Aug- 14 Oct 2012

Class Days

M-W

Class Time

7:40 PM - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Hardcopy Text: Intermediate Algebra, 10th Ed.                          
Authors: Lial, Hornsby, McGinnis

Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN-- 0321557646  

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Additional Resources:
A TI 83 or 84 Plus calculator is helpful but not necessary. 

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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:
 My educational philosophy is based on the active involvement of the student in all aspects of the learning process. Engaging students through lectures, classroom discussions, group work, reading, writing and assessments are important components of the learning process. A student is required to learn and practice basic reasoning and problem solving skills. You must read your textbook and work the examples to be able to do the homework. Do not rely strictly on the lectures and in class work.  Do not rush through the homework, take the time to actually learn and grasp the concepts in small sections at a time.  Do not spend too much time on any single problem, move on write it down, we will discuss it in class.  Each student will be responsible for the comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of presented information and materials.  Feedback will be provided to each component as the course progresses

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain and specify methods used to manipulate equations algebraically.
  2. Classify and differentiate between Linear, quadratic funcitonal relationships from non-functions.
  3. Apply and evaluate methods for the quadratic formula.
  4. Organize and construct graphs of 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:
  

Assignments

Points

Percent

HW

4@ 3

12%

Quizzes

3 @ 6

18%

Midterm

30

30%

Final

40

40%

Total

100

100%

Grading:
 

Grading Scale

90 to 100 = A

80 to  89 = B

70 to  79 = C

60 to  69 = D

59 and below = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
 

Students must contact Instructor for submission of any late work. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will act appropriate and professional.   Students will create and maintain an environment beneficial to learning.  Cell Phones should be turned on vibrate before entering the classroom.  If you must take a call, I expect you to leave the room while you do so.  I consider it academic misconduct for you to be using your cell phone or other electronic equipment in class.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

Week 1
Introduction
Chapter 1: Review of the Real Number System
Chapter 2: Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Applications
HW 1 

 

Week 2
Chapter 3: Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions
Chapter 4: Systems of Linear Equations
Chapter
HW 2
Quiz 1

Week 3
Chapter 5: Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions
Quiz 2 Ch 1-4

 

Week 4
Midterm Chapter 1-5

 

Week 5
Chapter 6: Factoring
Chapter 7: Rational Expressions and Functions
Chapter 8: Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions
HW 3
 
Week 6
Chapter 8: Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions
Quiz 3
HW 4

Week 7
Chapter 9: Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions

Week 8
Final Chapters 1-9

 

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 .

Additional Information:


Tutoring is available at the Valle Verde Campus located at 919 Hunter -Bldg A. EPCC Tutoring Services hours of operations are as follows:



Mon-Thur 8am-7pm

Fri 8am-3pm

Sat 9am-2pm

Bibliography:



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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