Syllabus for Intermediate College Algebra
|Prerequisite(s)||An ASSET score of 39 or higher in Numerical
Skills and 39 or higher in Elementary Algebra, 27 or higher in
Algebra, or 26 or higher in College Algebra, OR COMPASS score of 24 or higher in the Algebra portion, OR S in MTH 098, OR
ACT score of 20 or higher or SAT score of 480 or higher on the Math portion, OR a Letter of Transience with specific semester
and course listed. Students are required to complete prerequisites for this course. Students who enroll without completing
prerequisites for this course may be withdrawn by the College and may not qualify for a refund of tuition. It is the responsibility
of the student to ensure that all course prerequisites are completed and documented at the College.
|This course provides a study of algebraic
techniques such as linear equations and inequalities, quadratic
equations, systems of
equations, and operations with exponents and radicals. Functions and relations are introduced and graphed with special
emphasis on linear and quadratic functions. This course does not apply toward the general core requirement for mathematics.
|• Student will demonstrate competence in
algebraic skills and concepts.
• Student will demonstrate competence in basic coordinate geometry.
• Student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of functions.
• Student will demonstrate competence in critical thinking skills.
|Class days/ time||Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.|
|Room 2362 - Martin Campus|
|Last Date of
|Monday, July 27|
|Make-up policy||Students who who have an excused absence (see
Standard College Policies sheet) and miss a test should:
• Contact your instructor before the next class meeting.
• Bring your instructor his or her copy of your documentation during Office or Student Hours. DOCUMENTATION IS
SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION.
• Schedule your make-up.
Students who will miss a test because of official school events must arrange for make-up work prior to their absence.
|*Intermediate Algebra with Early Functions and
Authors: Lial, Hornsby, & McGinnis
*MyMathLab Starter Kit
|Lessons||Students have several options for learning the
material in each section listed on the syllabus.
• Study the textbook and work through the examples
• Watch the Tegrity Videos (there is a link to these in Course Compass)
• View the Power Point Slides
• Watch the Video Lectures provided through Course Compass
|Testing||Tests may be paper/pencil, computer assessments,
or a combination of both. Each major test may include up to
20% review material. Final Exam covers all material.
|Both the homework and the quiz portion of a
student’s grade will come from work on MyMathLab, through Course
Students have unlimited attempts on homework assignments, and 3 attempts on quizzes. Quizzes are due by midnight the day
before the test on which that section is covered. Homeworks are due by midnight Aug. 3. In order to take a quiz on a section,
you must meet the prerequisite score on the homework for that section.
Each student must have a MyMathLab student access kit. Course Compass ID: nix23077
|Calculator use||Calculators are allowed and encouraged in both
class and on exams. However, programmable calculators that contain any
notes, formulas, etc. will be deemed as a violation of the academic misconduct policy and will not be allowed. Graphing
calculators may not be allowed on tests. Also, calculators, such as the TI 89, that perform skills and operations that students
are expected to know as part of the course objectives (factoring, etc.) will not be allowed. See your instructor if you have
questions. Also, there may be some portions of the tests or quizzes in which calculators will not be allowed. A calculator such
as the TI-30, TI-34, or TI-36 is recommended
|Final Exam||Thursday, August 6 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.|
College Policy Information
|Students are expected to be honorable in all
college assignments. Suspected cases of academic misconduct will
be reported to the Dean of Instructional Services.
|SSCC Attendance Policy: Students are expected to
attend all classes for which they are registered, to be prompt
and to remain in class/lab for the entire time. Attendance will be recorded at every class/lab meeting. On the final
grade report, instructors are required to identify the last day of attendance for all students who receive a grade of
“F” or “U.” Students who are unable to attend class regularly, regardless of the reason or circumstance, should
withdraw from the class. Withdrawal from class can affect eligibility for federal financial aid.
|The Standard College Policies apply to all
classes at the college and are a part of every official course syllabus;
each student receives a copy when he or she completes the vehicle registration/waiver procedure. It is also
available from the College website, It is the responsibility of the student to have a copy of
these policies and to abide by them. This class syllabus is intended to give further detail about the policies and
expectations in this class.
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