# Intermediate Algebra

**TEXT: **Intermediate Algebra: An Applied Approach ,7^th Ed.,
by Aufmann, Barker, and Lockwood

WEEK NUMBER | SECTIONS COVERED | GRADING SCALE |

1 JAN. 8 - 11 | 1.1, 1.3, 1.4 | A: 90 – 100 |

2 JAN. 15 – 18 | 2.1-2.3 | B: 80 - 89 |

3 JAN. 22 – 25 | 2.4, 2.5A , TEST 1 | C: 70 - 79 |

4 JAN. 29 – FEB. 1 | 3.2 - 3.4 | D: 60 - 69 |

5 FEB. 5 – 8 | 3.5 – 3.7 | F: BELOW 60 |

6 FEB. 12 – 15 | 4.1, 4.2, 4.4 | |

7 FEB 19 – 22 | 4.5, TEST 2 | |

8 FEB. 26 – MAR. 1 | 5.1 – 5.3 | |

9 MAR. 5 – 8 | 5.4A – 5.7 | |

10 MAR. 12 – 15 | 6.1 - 6.3 | |

(MAR. 19 – 23 SPRING BREAK) | ||

11 MAR. 26 - 29 | 6.5 – 6.6 | |

12 APR. 2 – 5 | TEST 3, 7.1 | |

13 APR. 9 – 12 | 7.2, 7.3 | |

14 APR 16 – 19 | 7.4, 8.1 | |

15 APR. 23 – 26 | 8.2, TEST 4 | |

16 APR. 27 – 30 | FINAL EXAMS |

**TESTING AND GRADING: **Four major tests are planned and will
tentatively come as indicated above and

will make up 50% of the grade. Fair notice will be given before each test.
Weekly quizzes will make up

25% of the semester grade. A comprehensive final exam will count 25% of the
semester grade. Class

attendance (mandatory!), participation and attitude will also be factors in
determining a semester grade.

Quizzes cannot be made up, but the lowest quiz grade will be dropped. A missed
quiz is a zero. Tests

cannot be made up unless arrangements are made on or before test day, and
make-up tests will be

considerably more difficult.

**CELL PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF DURING CLASS. POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR ANY
INTERRUPTIONS!**

**DESCRIPTION:** This course is for students who are not ready to take College
Algebra as

indicated by placement test scores. MAT 1033 or it’ s equivalent (2 years of HS
algebra) are

considered to be a necessary prerequisite for all credit mathematics courses.
This course contains

a review of elementary algebra, linear equations and functions , factoring,
rational expressions,

radicals and exponents , and an introduction to systems of equations and
quadratic equations.

**EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:**

Review of Introductory Algebra Topics

The real number system

Properties of the real number system

Order of operations

Simplifying algebra expressions

Solving linear equations with applications

Operations with polynomials

Linear equations, functions, and inequalities in two variables

Graphing linear equations in two variables

Graphing linear inequalities

Sets, relations, functions and graphs

Solving systems of linear equations with applications

Rational expressions

Factoring

Using factoring to reduce

Finding LCM for algebraic expressions

Adding and subtracting rational expressions

Multiplication, division and complex rational expressions

Applications

Radicals and exponents

Definition of radical and rational exponent

Operations with radical expressions

Solving equations that involve radicals

Complex numbers

Quadratic equations

Solving by factoring

Completing the square

**ATTENDANCE: **Attend every class on time! Attendance is mandatory! You have
registered for this course

and it is your responsibility to attend class regularly. THERE ARE NO EXCUSED

ABSENCES! An absence is an absence regardless of the reason, since you are

missing all the material covered in class that day and any assignments. A
student

absent from class bears the full responsibility for all subject matter and
procedural

information discussed in class. If you do have an emergency and miss a class,
please call

or email a fellow classmate or me to get your assignments. According to the NFCC

catalog, a student missing 20% or more of the classes, will be administratively
withdrawn

from the course. If this class meets TWICE a week, you are allowed to four
classes.

**HOMEWORK: **Homework assignments will be given daily. These assignments may or may
not be

collected by the instructor. Regardless of whether or not your homework
assignments are

turned in and graded, it is very important that you complete the assignments and
get help

with anything that you do not understand. It is only through repeated study and
practice

that you will understand the material well enough to perform well on the unit
tests.

**CALCULATOR/ **Calculators on cell phones are not used in this course. Cell phones
are turned OFF.

**CELL PHONE: **Graphing calculators may be used during part of the semester, but is
not required. A

scientific calculator is preferred for use in this course.

**LAB: **Contact the Student Success Center immediately to enroll in Lab and choose
times for

assistance.

**QUIZZES: **Quizzes MAY be given at each class meeting. These quizzes may come
directly from the

homework assignments so it is important that you stay current with your homework
and

seek help immediately with anything that you do not understand.

**EXAMS:** There will be FOUR tests as described in the attached schedule. The tests
will have some

multiple choice and free response items.

**MAKE UPS: **Quizzes cannot be made up. A ZERO will be given for a missed quiz and
late homework

assignments will not receive full credit. Make up tests are not scheduled and
are only

given under extreme circumstances. If you must miss a test, it is your
responsibility to

contact the instructor **ON OR BEFORE THE DAY OF THE TEST. Failure to do this
will result in a grade of ZERO on the test. **Any make up tests given will be
different

from the test taken by the class and they are generally more difficult, so make a note of all

testing dates and plan to be there.

**COURTESY:**I consider it rude and discourteous both to me and to your fellow students for you to talk

during class unless you are talking directly to me. Please do not hesitate to ask questions,

but ask me, not your neighbor! Leaving class early can count as an absence.

## SYLLABUS POSTSCRIPTS

**Disabilities
**

NFCC is dedicated to the concept of equal opportunity. Students with documented disabilities are

encouraged to arrange for needs before the beginning of each semester. Accommodations and modifications

will be made after the student registers with the Office for Student Disability Services and after providing

appropriate documentation of a disability. After registering, the instructor may be involved in providing

accommodations in order to equalize the educational experience. Please call 973-9484 (V) or 973-1682 (V)

or 973-1611 (TTY) for information.

**Student Ombudsman**

The Office of Ombuds/Advocate facilitates understanding, communication, and conflict resolution between

students and instructors and other members of the college community without engaging the formal grievance

procedures. The Ombuds can listen impartially and confidentially to complaints, explain policies and

procedures, and assist finding a solution. The mission of the Ombudsman is to ensure that all students

receive fair and equitable treatment at NFCC.

NFCC OO/A can be reached at 850-973-9484.

**NFCC Attendance Policy**

Students are encouraged to attend class. A total of two absences per clock hour
of weekly course meeting

time are allowed in a class. The following table is applicable:

Days Course Meets |
#Allowed Absences |

MWF (1 clock hour per meeting each day) | 6 |

MW or TR (1.5 clock hours per meeting each day) | 4 |

Evening Course (3 clock hours per meeting) | 2 |

Other course/hour combinations may apply, but the formula
(# clock hours of course per week x 2 absences

= total absences allowed) applies.

Instructors may withdraw a student from the course after the maximum number of
allowable absences is

exceeded. A written warning is issued prior to withdrawal.

**Library Services**

The Marshall Hamilton Library at NFCC is open for student use according to the
following schedule:

Monday – Thursday | 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. |

Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. |

Sunday | 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (beginning Feb. 4) |

Students are encouraged to use the resources available in
the Library to support learning in the classroom.

Specific policies and regulations applicable to the Library are available in the
Library or by visiting the

NFCC Web Page.

All NFCC students will be provided an email account through D2L, NFCC’s learning
management system,

and this will be the official email address used by faculty and staff for
communication with students. Email

addresses and instructions for accessing the email will be provided within the
first two weeks of classes each

semester, and students are expected to check this email on a regular basis.

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