MA 125 Intermediate Algebra
F2I 2012 EMC
Fromm, Bradley C.
Bachelors of Science Systems Engineering, the University of Virginia
Su 1100-1200 or by appointment
Ship Ext. 1437
-T-F- Exams on Su
1830-2030; Exams 1300-1400
Textbook: Intermediate Algebra, 11th edition, Lial, Hornsby and McGinnis, Pearson - Addison Wesley
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Educational Philosophy: Students will develop an understanding of the concepts of algebra through demonstration of principles and individual exercises. Learning is will be based both on reading, lecture, and practical application. Students are encouraged to take advantage of office hours to ensure full understanding of the material.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Students are responsible for reading all assignments and completing all homework from the text. Students are responsible for obtaining information from the instructor or co-students regarding assignments made during absences. Class assessment will be measured by the performance on five examinations (four tests and a comprehensive final). Their final and mid-terms will cover assigned reading and homework.
Four Exams: 10% each
Final Exam 30%
Total scores of 90 to 100 % will be considered an A. 80 to 89 % will receive a B, 70 to 79 % will receive a C, 60 to 69 % will receive a D. Any score below 60 % will be failing.
In addition, the final exam MUST be passed to receive any grade higher than a D
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late homework will receive ½ credit without prior coordination with the instructor. Any work submitted more than one class period after assigned due date will receive a zero for that assignment. Students unable to take a test/final exam will coordinate with the instructor prior to the period of the exam for an alternate exam time/place. Failure to do this will result in a zero on the test/ final exam.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students should come to class prepared to discuss the subject material scheduled for the day. They are expected to have read the appropriate sections of the textbook and come prepared to ask questions about the topic of the day.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 Chapter 1 and 2 Homework pg. 133-134, all odd problems
Week 2 Chapter 3 Homework pg. 202-204 all odd problems
Week 3 Chapter 4 Homework pg. 257-259, all odd problems
Week 4 Chapter 5 and 6 Homework pg. 311-313, 356-357 all odd problems
Week 5 Chapter 7 Homework pg. 420-422 all odd problems
Week 6 Chapter 8 Homework pg 487-490;
Section 8.1-8.2, 8.4 all odd problems
Section 8.3, # 53-69 odd
Section 8.5 #83-87 & 93-99 odd
Section 8.6, #101-111 odd
Section 8.7, #119-133 odd
Week 7 Chapter 9 Homework pg. 562-565 all odd problems
Week 8 Review
For all homework assignments students must show all steps they use in order to receive full credit for their work.
Test 1: End of week 2, Chapters 1 & 2
Test 2: End of week 4, Chapters 3 & 4
Test 3: End of week 5 Chapters 5 & 6
Test 4: End of week 7 Chapters 7 & 8
Final Exam: week 8, Chapters 1-9
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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