Intermediate Algebra

 

                                                                 Course Outline

Course: Math 0123 (Intermediate Algebra)

Instructor: Rob Wylie

Office Location: RC 205
Office Hours: See Office Schedule

Phone Number: 917-647-1412

I. Course Description:

Intermediate Algebra is a rapid review of Elementary Algebra that includes the study of real numbers, polynomials, exponents, roots, radicals, first- and second-degree equations, functions, and

the graphs of functions.

Prerequisite: One unit of high school algebra or Math 0113.

Credit: 0 hours

II. Required Textbook:

K. Elayn Martin-Gay, Intermediate Algebra, Sixth Edition; Prentice Hall, Inc. 2009

III. Course Objectives:

A. To help the student better appreciate the study of mathematics.

B. To give the student the necessary algebraic background for the study of College Algebra, or some other mathematics course that will fulfill a general education requirement in the area of mathematics.

C. To help the student to better handle and solve mathematical problems of everyday lives.

IV. Teaching Format:

This course will be taught primarily by lecture and discussion. The textbook will be the basis for material to be presented and the student will be responsible for reading all material and working all

problems assigned. Computer assisted instruction disk, which are located in the Learning Resource Center, are available as supplementary material. Their use is strongly recommended.

V. Evaluation:

Four 50 minute objective examinations (100 points each) will be given during the semester.  Problems will be assigned from each section taught. The test average will comprise of 80% of the

semester grade and the assigned problems will comprise the remaining 20%.

VI. Grading:

The following grade scale will be used to determine a letter grade:

90% --- 100% A 450---500 points

80% --- 89% B 400---449 points

70% --- 79% C 350---399 points
60% --- 69% D 300---349 points

Below 60% F 299 points or below

The above points will come from the four 100 point tests and 100 points worth of homework assignments. A student must acquire a grade of a “C” to pass.

VII. Attendance Policy:

Attendance is highly important and stressed to each student. Attendance is not counted as part of a grade; however, poor attendance usually reflects poor performance. Students who begin to

establish irregular attendance habits are reminded of their need to attend regularly.

VIII. Make - Up Policy:

The student is expected to take all examinations at specified time and date. If a student has circumstances arise which make it impractical to take a test at its regularly assigned time, it is

his/her responsibility to contact the instructor prior to the examination if possible. Make-up exams will be more difficult and are strongly discouraged; however, they will be given if the instructor

decides the student had legitimate reason to miss and notified the instructor ahead of time when possible. Homework assignments without approval will not be accepted late ;however, three late

homework assignments will be discarded.

X. Cell Phone and Electronic Devices Policy:

Before class sessions begin, completely turn off power on all cell phones and other electronic devices and put them out of sight. Some allowances may be made for phones if it is truly important for students to have quick communication (a sick child, for example), but in such cases, students must inform the instructor before class begins, and the phone must be switched to a manner/silent mode.  Otherwise, do not take calls, make calls, check text messages, send text messages, listen to music, or use any other applications during class sessions.  Some exceptions may be made as long as devices are used in direct connection to the class, taking notes or researching a class topic, for example.  Reading e-mail, sending e-mail, checking/using social networking sites, or any other uses not directly related to a class are not permitted.  Depending on the exact nature of the offense, students who violate this policy regarding cell phones, laptop PCs, or any other electronic devices should expect a penalty, which may range from  being dismissed to being dropped from the class.  No cell phones or any electronic devices other than handheld calculators are allowed on tests.

XI. Academic Integrity:

The CASC Student Handbook details a code of conduct for CASC students.  Acts of academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) may result in zero grade on test or an immediate administrative withdrawal from the course, an "F" for the course, academic probation,  or academic suspension.  You are expected to take the examinations entirely on your own without any outside influences.  Outside influences include, but not limited to, obtaining information of any kind from fellow students, obtaining information from class notes or the book, and obtaining preprogrammed information from pre-programmable calculators or cell phones.  All cell phones must be put inside your pocket or bag during exams and quizzes.  Students with cell phones out during exams and quizzes will receive a zero on the exam or quiz!  Cases of clear and flagrant cheating will be referred to the vice-presidents office, and college policy regarding cheating will be followed fully and in detail.

 
CarlAlbert State College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students withdisabilities who need special accommodations should make their request in thefollowing way:

* Talk with your instructorafter class about your disability or special needs related to work in class.

AND

Poteau Campus

* Complete the Request forSpecial Accommodations Form with the ADA Coordinator located in the StudentDisability/Student Counseling Services office in the Ollie Center in office OC1203.

Sallisaw Campus

* Complete the Request forSpecial Accommodations Form with the Assistant ADA Coordinator located in theLearning Resource Center in office SC 8025.

CASC Mission Statement

Carl Albert State College provides affordable and accessible educational experiences of exceptional quality which foster student success.

An Administrative Withdrawal (AW) may be assigned by the instructor or the Office of Academic Affairs to indicate that a student has been "involuntarily" withdrawn from class(es) after CASC’s Add/Drop Period for a special reason (i.e. disciplinary action, health issue, etc.). Administrative withdrawals are GPA neutral but do affect a student’s financial aid.

 

 
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