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COURSE SYLLABUS FOR INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course meets Area II for A.A.S. general education requirement. This
course includes the study of real numbers,
linear and quadratic equations, linear inequalities, systems of linear
equations, exponents, polynomials, factoring,
rational expressions and related equations, radicals, quadratic formula ,
completing the square , complex numbers,
absolute value , graphing and applications. Students already with credit for MAC
1102 or 1105 cannot subsequently get
credit for MAT 1033.
PREREQUISITES:
A grade of “C” or better in MAT 0024 or equivalent. Student enrollment in
any mathematics course is contingent upon
approval of the Mathematics Department. This means that students who have been
misplaced may have their schedule
changed .
TEXT:
Intermediate Algebra by Elayn MartinGay, 3^{rd} edition.
MATERIALS:
A scientific calculator is required. It is allowed during exams. Calculators
with symbolic manipulation capabilities
(e.g. TI89, TI92) will not be allowed for use during exams.
ADDITIONAL
MATERIALS:
Instructional software (MyMathLab) with access to supplemental homework
problems, solutions to homework
problems and video lectures is available in the bookstore. Your section may
require that all students use the
supplemental software (such as MyMathLab). If your instructor requires the
software, it must be purchased by the end
of the first week of classes.
EXAMINATIONS:
There will be five exams and a required comprehensive, departmental final
exam given in class during the scheduled
departmental final exam period. NO MAKEUP EXAMS OR QUIZZES WILL BE GIVEN.
GRADING:
Your grade in the course is determined by the percentage of points earned
during the semester. A grade of 60% or
better must be earned on the final exam in order to pass the course.
5 Unit Tests 500 Quizzes/Participation/Projects/Homework* Final Exam (cumulative) 
*Instructor will choose composition of these points
ATTENDANCE:
All late arrivals, early departures and absences must be discussed and
cleared with the instructor. More than 3 hours of
unexcused absences or excessive tardiness may result in your withdrawal from the
course.
WITHDRAWAL:
The last day to withdraw with a “W” is July 2, 2009. If you remain in the
course after that date, you must receive a
grade. Withdrawal after the midpoint may be granted only by the Associate Dean
of Instruction and shall be based on
major extenuating circumstances. A student is allowed a maximum of three
attempts per course. On the third attempt
the student cannot be withdrawn and must receive a grade. More information
regarding this policy is available in the
current Manatee Community College Catalog or the class schedule.
USE of the ARC:
The Academic Resource Center provides a variety of support for students in
MAT 1033, and the instructor will provide
an overview of services. Students are required to spend at least one hour in the
ARC during the semester. The
instructor can excuse this requirement where there are extenuating
circumstances.
ELECTRONICS POLICY:
Cell phone etiquette must be observed: Inclass usage is restricted to
emergency situations. Cell phones are not
allowed to be used during tests, not even as a calculator. Inform the instructor
before class of any extenuating
circumstances. Electronic devices, such as iPods, Blackberries, etc. are not
permitted to be used or worn in class.
MISCONDUCT:
Students are required to adhere to statements regarding student misconduct
outlined in official Manatee Community
College publications including the Catalog and the Student Handbook. The minimal
consequence of failure to adhere to
these statements is withdrawal from the course.
Tentative Academic Calendar Summer C Full Term (T/TH) 2009 Course: MAT 1033
Week  Sections Covered  Topics Covered  Suggested Homework Assignments 
1 T 5/12, R 5/14 
1.6 1.7 2.1 2.2 
Exponents More Exponents Solving Linear Equations Problem Solving with Linear Equ 
1.6 pg 48: #1 – 101 eoo, 111, 113 1.7 pg 55: #1 – 81 eoo 2.1 pg 78: #1 – 69 eoo 2.2 pg 88: #1 – 19 odd, 31, 47, 49, 57 
2 T 5/19, R 5/21 
2.3 2.4 Review 
Formulas Linear Inequalities 
2.3 pg 98: #1 – 31 odd, 43, 45 2.4 pg 111: #1 – 57 eoo, 59 Review 1.6 & 1.7 pg 65 #113 – 147 odd Review 2.1 – 2.4 pg 144 # 1 – 53 odd 
3 T 5/26, R 5/28 
Test #1, 3.1 3.2 3.3 
Graphing Linear Equations Slope of a Line Slope Intercept Form 
3.1 pg 163: #1 – 43 odd 3.2 pg 179: #1 – 67 odd 3.3 pg 187: #1 – 27 odd, 29, 33 
4 T 6/2, R 6/4 
3.4 3.5 3.6 Review 
More Equations of Lines Graphing Linear Inequalities Functions 
3.4 pg 196: #1 – 57 eoo, 61 3.5 pg 206: #1 – 15 odd,, 29 – 32 all 3.6 pg 215: #1 – 53 eoo, 67, 69 Review 3.1 – 3.6 pg 242 # 1 – 77 eoo 
5 T 6/9, R 6/11 
Test #2, 4.1 4.3 4.5 
Solving a System of Equations Problem Solving: Systems Systems of Linear Inequalities 
4.1 pg 266: #1, 3, 9, 15 – 51 eoo 4.3 pg 287: #1 – 13 odds, 17, 23, 29 4.5 pg 302: #1 – 11 odds 
6 T 6/16, R 6/18 
5.1 – 5.3 5.4 
Polynomial Pretest , Long Division GCF , Factor by Grouping 
5.1 pg 326: #45 – 65 odds 5.2 pg 336: #49 – 71 odds 5.3 pg 345: #1 – 13 odds, 17, 33, 35,37 5.4 pg 352: #1 – 55 odds, 69, 71, 73 5.5 pg 362: #1 – 33 odds, 45 – 77 eoo 5.6 pg 369: #1 – 19 odds, 25 – 47 odds 
7 T 6/23, R 6/25 
5.7 Review Test #3, 6.1 
Solve Quadratic Equations Simplify Rational Expressions 
5.7 pg 382: #1 – 19 odds, 27 – 37 odds Review 5.1 – 5.7 pg 392 # 1 – 77 eoo 6.1 pg 411: #1 – 57 eoo, 61 
8 **T 6/30, R 7/2 
6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 
Add & Subtract Rational Exp Simplify Complex Fractions Solving Rational Equations Problem Solving: Rational Exp 
6.2 pg 421: #1 – 15 odd,, 29 – 32 all 6.3 pg 429: #7 – 13 odds, 17, 33, 35,37 6.4 pg 439: #1 – 55 odds, 69, 71, 73 6.5 pg 450: #1 – 33 odds, 45 – 77 eoo 
9 T 7/7, R 7/9 
6.6 Review Test #4 
Introduction to Variation Finding Roots 
6.6 pg 461: #1 – 53 odds Review 6.1 – 6.6 pg 468 #1 – 87 odds 7.1 pg 483: #1 – 81 eoo 
10 T 7/14, R 7/16 
7.2 7.4 7.5 7.6 
Rational Exponents Operations with Radicals Rationalizing Radical Expressions Solving Radical Equations 
7.2 pg 490: #1 – 85 eoo 7.4 pg 505: #1 – 75 eoo 7.5 pg 514: #1 – 43 odds 7.6 pg 525: #1 – 53 odds 
11 T 7/21, R 7/23 
7.7 8.2 Review Test #5 
Intro Complex Numbers The Quadratic Formula 
7.7 pg 536: #1 – 53 odds, 55 – 87 eoo 8.2 pg 572: #1 – 19 odds Review pg 543 #1 – 135 eoo 
12 T 7/28* * Classes End. 
Review for Final  
R 7/30  Final Exam 

W 8/5  Final Grades Due at 5:00 p.m. For All Summer C Classes 
**Note: Thursday, July 2^{nd} is the last day to withdraw
without academic penalty (no refund). Friday,
July 3^{rd} – Independence Day observed. College closed.
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