# Intermediate Algebra with Geomet

# Intermediate Algebra with Geometry

**Course Title** Intermediate Algebra with Geometry

**Credit Hours** 5

**Prerequisites **Grade of C or better in Mathematics 110 or Mathematics 98,
or placement

test, or consent of department chair.

**Section** 99 ABC (section number:87297)

**Classes** Monday, Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 11:25 AM in Room 3979

**Instructor** Marta Hidegkuti

**Office: **Room 3812

**Office Hours
**Walk-in (conference hours)

Monday 4:30 - 5:30

Monday, Wednesday 11:30 - 12:00 and 1:15 - 1:45

Tuesday, Thursday 10:15 - 10:45

By appointment (advisement hours)

Thursday 2:00 - 3:00

Friday 10:00 - 12:00

**Textbook**

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra; second edition; Julie Miller, Molly O’Neil,

and Nancy Hyde; McGraw Hill, 2008; ISBN Number : 978-0-07-305281-6.

**MathZone
**

**If you have used MathZone last semester with Math 98, your account is**

valid for this course. If you buy the textbook at Beck’s Bookstore, it will

valid for this course

automatically include access to MathZone. Books purchased at a different

location may not have MathZone access.

**Calculator
**The use of a scientific calculator is strongly recommended. Students are

expected to bring the calculator to class . The optimal calculator is

**TI-30X II S**.

The price of this model is between $15 and $20. Do NOT purchase a different

calculator if it is significantly more expensive. It is not true that more expensive

calculators are easier to use.

**During quizzes and exams, students are not**

allowed to use a graphing calculator. Students are not allowed to use a cell

phone as a calculator any time during class.

allowed to use a graphing calculator. Students are not allowed to use a cell

phone as a calculator any time during class.

**is located in room L129. Students are encouraged to seek**

Tutoring

Center The Tutoring Center

Tutoring

Center The Tutoring Center

help and guidance during the course. Students have already paid for this service

as part of tuition fees. Please note: in order to receive tutoring, students need to

sign up in advance.

**SSLI**

The Student Success and Leadership Institute (SSLI)is located in room

The Student Success and Leadership Institute (SSLI)

1435. SSLI offers free services to students, including tutoring, orientation, help

with e-mail account or registration.

**Important Dates**

First class: Wednesday, January 21

Exam 1: Wednesday, February 11

Holiday, no class: Monday, February 16

Exam 2 (same as Midterm Exam): Wednesday, March 11

Spring Break: April 6-12

Exam 3: Wednesday, April 15

Last day to withdraw from classes: Monday, April 20

Exam 4 (same as Final Exam): Wednesday, May 13

End of Semester: Saturday, May 16

**Attendance Policy
**Attendance is an essential part of the course. Regular attendance is
expected of

all students in the course. Attendance will be taken each class period. Students

are expected to be on time and to attend the entire session. Please make every

effort to arrive to class on time. If you arrive after attendance has been taken,

check at the end of class that your attendance record has been corrected. If you

are absent, you are responsible for all work and assignments covered in lecture

that day.

**Administrative Withdrawal**

If a student misses two of the first three classes, he or she will be

dropped. Students will be administratively withdrawn at midterm (October 15) if

at least two of the following apply:

1. Less than 70% of assignments up to the midterm have been completed.

2. Less than 70% of quizzes and tests up to the midterm have been attempted.

3. Less than 50% of class sessions up to the midterm have been attended.

4. Student missed 4 consecutive classes.

**Student Initiated Withdrawal**

Not attending classes does not constitute withdrawal from the course.

After the midterm date, instructors can no longer drop students from the course

based on attendance. If students stop attending classes after the midterm, the

instructor can only assign a grade of F.

**If you no longer attend classes, it is**

essential that you stop by at the registrar’s office and officially withdraw

from the courseto protect your average. The last day for student initiated

essential that you stop by at the registrar’s office and officially withdraw

from the course

withdrawal is April 20, 2009. Before withdrawing from the course, students are

encouraged to consult the instructor.

**Grading Scale**

Grading of all assignments, quizzes, and exams will be based on the following

scale.

90-100 A

80-89 B

70-79 C

60-69 D

0-59 F

**Midterm Grade**

** If the Midterm Exam (same as Exam 2) is below 70%, a D or F will be given
as midterm grade**. In other words, students must earn a passing grade on the

exam to receive a passing midterm grade for the course. If the midterm exam is

at least 70%, the midterm grade will be the weighted average of the grades

shown below with their weights.

Exam 1: 25%

Exam 2 (Midterm Exam): 35%

Quizzes: 30%

Homework: 10%

Extra Credit Assignments: 5%

Before determining the grade given for quizzes, the lowest quiz score will be

dropped.

**End of term testing :
**at the end of semester,

**all students MUST**

**take the COMPASS diagnostic skill**

test.If a student does not take the COMPASS test, he or she will receive an

test.

incomplete for final grade. The COMPASS test will count as 5% of the final exam

grade.

**Final Grade**

**If the Final Exam (same as Exam 4) is below 70%, a D or F will be given as**

final grade.In other words, students must earn a passing grade on the exam to

final grade.

receive a passing final grade for the course. If the final is at least 70%, the

midterm grade will be the weighted average of the grades shown below with their

weights.

Exam 1: 15%

Exam 2 (Midterm Exam): 15%

Exam 3: 20%

Exam 4 (Final Exam): 20%

Quizzes: 20%

Homework: 10%

Extra Credit Assignments: 5%

Before determining the grade given for quizzes, the two lowest quiz scores will

be dropped.

**Successful Completion:
**If a student receives a final grade of C or better, he or she may take the
next

mathematics course, regardless of the end of term COMPASS test results. If the

COMPASS test results place a student into the next mathematics course, he or

she may take that next course, even if the final grade is a D or F. In short, the

final grade and the end of term COMPASS test results are two different options

for students to proceed to the next course.

**Makeup Policy**

Without exception,

Without exception

**there will be no making up quizzes.**If a student missed a

quiz, a score of zero will be assigned. Exams can be made up only if it was

missed due to a documented emergency. If possible, students should

notify the instructor in advance. All make-up will take place on Saturday, May 2,

10 AM - 2PM.

**Homework**

Homework is an essential part of the learning process; do not expect to do

well in this course without keeping up with the homework.Homework is

Homework is an essential part of the learning process; do not expect to do

well in this course without keeping up with the homework.

expected to be turned in at the beginning of class, stapled, written neatly and

legibly, on graph paper. Please do not ask the instructor for a stapler. To earn full

credit, always show all work. A solution turned in without work shown will receive

a maximum of 20% credit. Homework assignments will consist of problem sets. If

the assignment to be turned in consists of more than one problem set, they

should be stapled separately. Within a problem set please present the problems

in the order they were assigned and circle your final answers. After homework

assignments have been graded and returned to students, they may re-submit

them with corrections, for full credit.

**Late Homework**

Homework assignments turned in late will receive up to 50% credit. If an

assignment is more than one week late, no credit will be given.

**Academic Integrity**

Any incident of academic dishonesty may result in actions from assigning a grade

of F given for the entire course to expulsion from the college. For further

information, please refer to the Student Policy Manual.

**General Information**

At all times , please treat the instructor, other students, and their opinions
with respect. Before arriving to

class, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, and other loud devices. Please
make every effort to arrive

on time for class. Please refrain from talking while the instructor is
lecturing. If you need an extensive

review (for example, due to absence) of material presented in class, please see
the instructor during

office hours. Valuable class time can not be spent on assisting one or a few
students to the detriment of

the entire class. Office hours are designated to address these problems. Arrive
to office hours

prepared. If you have missed a class, be sure to obtain and read all
class-related material (handouts,

text book section, and class notes). Have a list of specific questions. Please
retain all class-related

material until you receive your final grade for the course. At all times, email
is the fastest and most

efficient method to contact the instructor. If you wish to contact the
instructor about grades or

attendance or other administrative issues please use email. **When e-mailing,
please use your CCC
student account.**

Course Information

**Catalogue Description:
** Algebraic topics include: rational exponents; scientific notation; radical
and rational

expressions; linear, quadratic, quadratic in form , rational, radical, and absolute value equations;

compound linear inequalities; literal equations; systems of linear equations in two and three variables;

systems of linear inequalities ; and introduction to functions. Geometric topics include: perimeter; area;

volume; Pythagorean Theorem; and similarity and proportions. Students should be exposed to graphing

calculator technology and/or computer algebra systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the

discipline, are part of the course.

**Course Objectives:**

Develop the algebraic skills necessary for problem solving.

Develop the ability to model linear, quadratic, and other nonlinear relations, including the use of the

graphing techniques and geometrical principles as tools, for the purpose of solving contextual (real-world)

problems.

Manipulate and apply literal equations for the purposes of solving contextual (real-world) problems.

Writing and communicating the results of problem solving appropriately.

Use technology as one aide for the purposes of solving contextual (real-world) problems.

**Truman College General Education Goal(s):**Upon successful completion of this course, students will

demonstrate the ability to think critically, abstractly, and logically .

**Student Learning Outcomes:**Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will be able to:

Simplify expressions containing rational exponents.

Perform operations on and simplify radicals.

Perform operations on and simplify rational expressions.

Solve quadratic equations with real solutions , including the use of the quadratic formula.

Solve rational equations.

Solve absolute value equations of the form |ax + b|=c.

Solve radical equations of the form: square root (ax + b) = c.

Solve compound linear inequalities.

Solve systems of linear inequalities in two variables.

Solve systems of linear equations in two and three variables.

Formulate and apply an equation, inequality or system of linear equations to a contextual situation.

Solve and evaluate literal equations , including nonlinear equations.

Formulate and apply nonlinear literal equations to a contextual (real-world) situation.

Graph linear and quadratic equations.

Determine equations of lines, including parallel and perpendicular lines.

Determine whether given relationships represented in multiple forms are functions.

Determine domain and range from the graph of a function.

Formulate and apply the concept of a function to a contextual (real-world) situation.

Interpret slope in a linear model as a rate of change.

Apply formulas of perimeter, area, and volume to basic 2- and 3-dimensional figures in a contextual

(real-world) situation.

Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to various contextual (real-world) situations.

Apply the concepts of similarity and congruency of triangles to a contextual (real-world) situation.

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