MA135 College Algebra

for S1OO 2013

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MA 135 College Algebra


S1OO 2013 WO


Balenton, Robert N.


Adjunct Faculty


B.S. Mathematics
M.A. Management
M.A. Human Relations

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Semester Dates

14 JAN-10 MARCH 13

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:20 PM


MA 125  Intermediate Algebra/or some kind of Algebra

Credit Hours



Lial, Hornsby and Schneider & Daniels. COLLEGE ALGEBRA (2013), (11TH Edition),  Pearson Education INC.
This is a new edition of the textbook, do not purchase the 10th edition.
 Only purchase the sudent edition. DO NOT purchase an "Annotated Instructor" Edition.
Be sure that the book you puchase is entitled" COLLEGE ALGEBRA).
Textbook can be purchased through the MBS bookstore.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Student will need a calculator, ruler (12 inch), stapler, as well as paper and pencils. It is also expected that every student will have a textbook.
Be sure to obtain a copy of the course syllabus and read it before the first night of class.Every student will need their own book. Sharing does not work well.
Before signing up for this class be sure that you can attend every class session.

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Course Description:
MA135 College Algebra: Prerequisite:MA125, or a high school or transfer course equivalent to MA125, or an ACT math score greater than 23, or an SAT math score greater than 510, or a COMPASS score greater than 66 in the Algebra placement domain, or a COMPASS score 0-45 in the College Algebra domain. A consideration of those topics in algebra necessary for the calculus. Topics include:Solving equations and inequalities, graphing, functions, complex numbers, the theory of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Success in this course comes from hard work/study of the course materials. Questions should be asked about content the student does not uinderstand.  Every class should be attended. Missing one class will put you quite a bit behind.
Be advised that this is not a easy course-students must be dedicated to working hard to do well in this class.

Class Assessment:
Learning will be assessed through homework, examinations, class work and participation.


Homework--200 pts.
Mid-term Examination--150 pts.
Final Examination--150 pts.
TOTAL: 500 pts.
NOTE: The final examination is part of the core assessment for this course. The final could be a departmental exam and if so, it will be provided to the instructor by the schools department of Mathematics. The final is approximately 2 hours long and no book or notes will be allowed.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted except for valid reasons that must be worked out with instructor before hand.No extra time will be given for completing assignments. Exams as a minimum must be taken when they are scheduled.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students must respect other students and come to class prepared for instruction. Cell phones must be turned off, during class time or put on silent mode as not to disturb class.Instructor does not like cell phones going off in class and will tell you about it when it occurs. Missing one class could be very detrimental to you passing this course.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Meeting-1.  Orientation/Intrductions and R (Review) Chapter
Meeting-2.  Finish Review chapter and go right into Chapter 1. (Equations and Inequalities)
Meeting-3.  Equations and Inequalities/ Graphs. (Chapter 2).
Meeting-4.  Graphs and Functions/ Polynomial Operations (Chapter 3).
Meeting-5.  Polynomial and Rational Functions (Chapter3) MID-Term Examination.
Meeting-6.  Go over Mid-Term Exam / Exponential/Logarithmic Functions (Chapter 4)
Meeting-7.  Exponential and Logarithmic Functions/ Systems and Matrices. (Chapter 5) Class Review.
Meeting-8.  Systems and Matrices/ and Parabolas. (Chapter 6.) Final Examination.

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 ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
Cheating will not be tolerated by any means.

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: .

Additional Information:
Students are expected to have a syllabus when the first class starts, and to have read it and know what the course is about.


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