MA 125 Intermediate Algebra
S2I 2012 EM
Bohac, Michael E.
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois
May 1, 2012 – October 31, 2012
Non Mission Planning Days
Textbook: Lial, Hornsby, and McGinnis. Intermediate Algebra, Eleventh Edition, Copyright 2012. ISBN: 0-321-71541-1 and 978-0-321-71541-8.
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Educational Philosophy: This instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, co - operative learning, dialogues, tests, an examination, internet, and web sites. This instructor will engage each learner to develop their mathematical foundation and to inspire each of them to become lifelong learners of mathematics, as well as lifelong active participants of mathematical models.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: After the first night of class, students are required to read all assigned material prior to class, be prepared to discuss the concepts, and to work problems individually or as part of a small group. Daily assignments are essential to success in this class! Students should be aware that test scores are directly related to homework effort. After a class session the students will be expected to complete the review exercises for the designated sections.
Quiz / Assignment Average 50%
Test Average 25%
Final Examination 25%
100 - 90 = A, 89 - 80 = B , 79 -70 = C , 69 - 60 = D and below 60 = F.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Take home assessments will not be accepted after the assigned due date. In class quizzes and in class activities are to assess current understanding and thus cannot be made up.
Week 1 Review Real Number System (1.1-1.4) Quiz # 1 (Only topics covered in class)
Week 2 Linear Equations, Inequalities and Applications (2.1-2.7) Quiz # 2 (Only topics covered in class)
Week 3 Graphs, Linear Equations and Functions (3.1-3.6) Quiz # 3 (Only topics covered in class)
Week 4 Systems of Linear Equations (4.1-4.4) Quiz # 4 (Only topics covered in class)
Week 5 Exponents, Polynomials and Polynomial Functions (5.1-5.5) Quiz # 5 (Only topics covered in class)
Week 6 Factoring (6.1-6.5) Quiz # 6 (Only topics covered in class)
Week 7 Rational Expressions and Functions (7.1-7.6) Quiz # 7 (Only topics covered in class)
Week 8 Roots, Radicals and Root Functions (8.1-8.7) Quiz # 8 (Only topics covered in class)
Week 9 Quadratic Equations, Inequalities and Functions (9.1-9.7) Quiz # 8 (Only topics covered in class)
Week 10 Inverse, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (10.1-10.6) Quiz # 8 (Only topics covered in class)
Week 11 Nonlinear Functions, Conic Sections and Non-Linear Systems (11.1-11.5) Quiz # 8 (Only topics covered in class)
Week 12 Review for Final Exam, Take Final Exam. 1 - 11
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Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences. Classes will be taught, however mission will take priority.
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