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Syllabus for College Algebra
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You may use a Texas Instruments TI30XA
calculator on the tests and quizzes. You may not use any other type or model calculator in this course. Use of an unauthorized calculator will result in a grade of zero and possible disciplinary action. Sharing calculators during quizzes and exams is not allowed. 

Attendance/ Etiquette:

Past experience indicates that the students who
will succeed in the class are the students who attend. Please observe common rules of courtesy . Once inside class you should turn off all cell phones and pagers and not use them during class. You should plan on staying for the entire class. Try to avoid leaving early or arriving late as it is a distraction to your classmates and your instructor. Attendance will be taken in class. 

Academic Honesty:

The work submitted in this class is expected to
be your own. Forms of cheating/academic dishonesty include (but are not limited to): communicating with another student during a test or quiz (this includes giving information to another student as well as receiving that information), using an unauthorized calculator, using unauthorized material during a test or quiz, and communicating contents of a test or quiz to another student. We reserve the right to penalize a student for academic dishonesty by assigning the student an F for the course. In addition, further disciplinary action through the university will be taken. Please be aware that disciplinary action through the university could result in suspension or expulsion. 

Extra Help:

In addition to office hours, the Math Lab is
available free of charge to all students enrolled in the course. The Math Lab is located in MAP 113, and is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 7pm, on Friday from 9am to 3pm, and on Sunday from 2pm to 6pm. The text also has an online assistance program and free tutoring by phone on SundaysThursdays. Information is available on the My Math Lab website or by calling 18887770463. 

Text and Online Homework:

It is very important that you do homework
regularly. Studies indicate that you should spend at least two hours working on homework outside of class for every hour you spend in class. The syllabus gives you the sections in the book that are covered and the homework assignment for each lecture. Although the text exercises will not typically be collected, it is expected that you complete the assigned exercises prior to the next lecture. Any student needing extra practice is encouraged to complete additional exercises from the text. There are also online homework sets (utilizing the My Math Lab software) which are graded assignments. The homework average will constitute 15% of your course grade. 

Quizzes: 
Quizzes will be similar to the exercise questions
at the end of each section in the book and the online assignments. The quiz average will constitute 15% of your course grade. 

Test Dates:

Test 1: Tuesday, February 7, 2006 Test 2: Thursday, February 25, 2006 Test 3: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 Test 4: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 

Final Exam:  Tuesday April 25, 2006 4:00 pm  6:50 pm  
Grading Policy:

Your grade will be earned from the following
assignments: • Test average (three highest of the four test grades): worth 50% of total grade • Quiz average: worth 15% of total grade • My Math Lab Online average: worth 15% of total grade • Final exam score: worth 20% of total grade 

Grading Scale:

Letter grades will be awarded according to the
following grading scale:


NC Policy:

The “No credit” (NC) grade is available and will
be awarded in place of an F when the following criteria are met: • Student attends 80% or more of class sessions. • Student completes all exams including the final exam. • Student has a final average of at least 50%. • Student has an online HW average of at least 70%. 

Important Dates: 
The last day for withdrawal is March 3, 2006 University holidays are January 16, 2006, March 1318, 2006 Finals week is April 25, 2006 – April 1, 2006 
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MAC 1105: TR Class Schedule Spring 2006  
DAY  DATE  SECTION  TOPICS  Text Homework / MyMathLab 
Week 1  1/10 – 1/12  R.1R.2  Properties of Real Numbers  R.1: 31, 35, 41, 45, 51, 71 
Absolute Value  R.2: 5, 10, 25, 35, 43  
R.3R.5  Polynomials, Factoring  R.3: 3, 7, 13, 23, 27, 31, 41, 57, 71, 77  
R.4: 3, 7, 13, 21, 23, 29, 31,
43, 51, 55, 71, 73, 87, 89, 93 

R.5: 3, 11, 17, 25, 31, 37,
45, 51, 57, 63, 65, 69 

R.6R.7  Radicals , Exponents  R.6: 3, 7, 17, 25, 39, 43, 51,
63, 73, 85, 91 

R.7: 5, 9, 17, 29, 37, 39, 51,
63, 65, 75, 87 

Week 2  1/17 – 1/19  1.1  Linear Equations , My Math Lab  13, 17, 31, 41, 43, 59, 67 
1.2  Applications of Linear Equations  7, 9, 11, 27, 33, 35, 43  
1.3, MML  Complex Numbers  9, 19, 27, 31, 37, 43, 45, 73, 77, 93  
Week 3  1/24 – 1/26  1.4  Quadratic Equations  15, 23, 31, 41, 59, 65, 69, 73 
1.5  Applications of Quadratic Equations 
5, 7, 15, 17, 21, 29, 31  
1.6, MML  Other Types of Equations  3, 11, 15, 23, 37, 49, 53, 65, 71,
73, 75, 89 

Week 4  1/31 – 2/2  1.7  Inequalities  5, 15, 19, 29, 37, 41, 45, 49, 59,
75, 89, 95 
1.8  Absolute Value Equations/Inequalities 
7, 15, 37, 45, 55, 57, 61, 77, 85  
MML  Review  Complete practice exam before class  
Week 5  2/7 – 2/9  EXAM 1, Module 1 (45 minutes)  
2.1  Graphs of Equations  9, 19, 25, 31, 37, 39, 41, 43, 49,
51, 59, 61, 73 

2.2,MML  Functions  11, 35, 37, 51, 63, 71, 75, 79  
2.3  Linear Functions  11, 17, 27, 35, 39, 47, 55, 57, 63, 71, 73  
Week 6  2/14 – 2/16  2.4  Equations of Lines  5, 9, 19, 29, 31, 35, 37, 41, 51 
2.5  Graphs of Basic Functions  5, 9, 21,27, 31, 33, 39, 43  
2.6, MML  Graphing Techniques  3, 23, 39, 41, 47, 51, 63  
Week 7  2/21 – 2/25  2.7  Function Operations  7, 11, 13, 19, 23, 39, 49, 61, 81 
Review  Complete practice exam before class  
MML  EXAM 2, Module 2 (45 minutes)  
Week 8  2/28 – 3/2  3.1  Quadratic Functions  1, 11, 17, 21, 25, 35, 49, 51, 53 
3.2  Synthetic Division  5, 11, 17, 21, 23, 31, 35, 41, 49, 55  
3.3, MML  Zeros of Polynomials  9, 11, 17, 19, 25, 27, 29, 41, 47, 59, 65  
Week 9  3/7 – 3/9  3.4  Polynomial Functions  1, 11, 25, 31,33, 41, 45 
3.5  Rational Functions  1, 11, 13, 19, 23, 25, 33, 39, 41,
45, 55, 57, 63, 73, 79 

Week 10  3/14 – 3/16  Spring Break 
NO CLASS  
Week 11  3/21 – 3/23  Review  Complete practice exam before class  
EXAM 3, Module 3 (45 minutes)  
4.1, MML  Inverse Functions  7, 9, 49, 61, 67, 71, 75  
Week 12  3/26 – 3/28  4.2  Exponential Functions  9, 15, 27, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 61, 67 
4.3  Logarithmic Functions  5, 7, 15, 21, 27, 29, 33, 37, 43, 59, 67, 73  
4.4, MML  Evaluating Logarithms  1, 7, 13,15, 23, 27, 41, 47, 51, 63  
Week 13  4/4 – 4/6  4.5  Exponential/Logarithmic Equations 
1, 9, 17, 23, 31, 45, 55, 67, 71, 73 
4.6  Exponential Growth and Decay  5, 9, 15, 19, 25, 33, 37  
MML  Review  Complete practice exam before class  
Week 14  4/11 – 4/13  EXAM 4, Module 4 (45 minutes)  
5.1  Systems of Linear Equations  1, 7, 11, 19, 21, 29, 31, 35, 49, 55, 59, 67  
5.2  Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems  1, 7, 9, 19, 31, 33, 53  
Week 15  4/18 – 4/20  5.5, MML (2) 
Nonlinear Systems of Equations  1, 15, 25, 29, 39, 49 
Review  Complete practice exam before class 
Please Note: This schedule may be modified at the discretion of the instructor
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