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Syllabus for Intermediate Algebra
Course Description
MATH 99 is designed to prepare students for entry into collegelevel mathematics
courses. Topics
include: systems of equations , linear and absolute value inequalities, rational
exponents and radicals,
complex numbers , solving and graphing quadratic equations , composite and inverse
functions,
logarithmic and exponential functions . A graphing calculator may be required.
Prerequisite: Math
098 with a grade of C or higher, or appropriate math placement score. and
previous computer
experience with internet and email usage, at minimum.
Required Materials:
• Beginning and Intermediate Algebra , 3/E, K. Elayn MartinGay, Prentice Hall
• MyMathlab Access code
NOTE: this text is used for Math 97, 98, and 99. Your
MyMathLab access code for this text is good for one
year from the date that you register.
• Coursecompass/MyMathLab Course ID: edwards47676
• Scientific Calculator: Any scientific calculator. A graphing calculator is not
required .
• Computer and Internet access: A computer capable of running MyMathLab and a
good Internet
connection. High speed internet is strongly recommended in order to take
advantage of multimedia
features.
NOTE: If your computer does not meet the system
requirements , your only other option for
taking this DE course is to utilize the computer labs on the SVC campus.
Course Deadlines:
While this is a partly selfpaced course, there are some firm deadlines for
assignments and
exams. Use the following calendar as a guideline in order to finish by the
end of the quarter. You
are encouraged to work ahead when you are able. All work for the course must
be completed by
Tuesday, March 11 at 5:00 PM.
Week  Beginning on:  Suggested Timeline  Firm Due Dates, important info 
01:  Jan. 3  Chapter 9: Inequalities and Absolute Value 
In MML, click on ASSIGNMENTS for assignment deadlines, Do Homework for homework deadlines, Take Test for exam deadlines. 
02:  Jan. 7  Chapter 9: Inequalities and Absolute Value 
January 10: Assignments 1 and 2 DUE! (Bio and syllabus quiz) 
03:  Jan. 14  Exam 01: Covers Chapter 9 Chapter 10: Rational Exponents , Radicals and Complex Numbers 

04:  Jan. 21  Chapter 10: Rational Exponents, Radicals and Complex Numbers 
Check ASSIGNMENTS for due dates for assignments 
05:  Jan. 28  Exam 02: Covers Chapter 10 Chapter 11: Quadratic Equations and Functions 

06:  Feb. 4  Chapter 11: Quadratic Equations and Functions 

07:  Feb. 11  Exam 03: Covers Chapter 11 Chapter 12: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 
Feb. 11  Assignment 5: Complete Exam 2 You will still be able to work on exam 2 after this date, however, you will not get credit for the assignment. 
08:  Feb. 18  Chapter 12: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 

09  Feb. 25  Exam 04: Covers Chapter12 Chapter 13.1 : Parabola and Circle 

10  Mar. 3  Review Exam 05: Covers Chapters 9 12, 13.1 

11  Mar. 10 11  Exam 05: Covers Chapters 9 12, 13.1  All homework and exams are due by March 11 at 5:00 PM. 
Important Dates:
Thursday, January 10  Assignments 1 and 2 are due 
Monday, January 21  Martin Luther King Day – College closed 
Monday, February 11  Assignment 5 is due: Exam 2 completed (and all prerequisite homework) 
Thursday, February 14  Last Day to withdraw from a class and receive a “w” on your transcript 
Monday, February 18  Presidents Day – college closed 
Tuesday, March 11  All Coursework must be completed by 5:00 PM 
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