COURSE SYLLABUS
MATH 098

SEATTLE CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 Course Title: Intermediate Algebra Division: Math and Science Quarter/Year: Fall/2017 Dates: 09/25/2017 - 12/12/2017 Classroom Location: SAM 0103 Time: M-F 8:00-8:50 AM Item Number: 1294.01 Credits: Five

Instructor: James B. Dressler

Email: James.Dressler@SeattleColleges.edu

Prerequisites: One year of high school algebra and placement exam, OR MATH 087 and MATH 096 with 2.0 or better, OR MATH 084 AND MATH 096 with 2.2 or higher, OR MATH 085 with 2.2 or higher

 Textbook: Intermediate Algebra, Functions Concepts With Applications Charles P. McKeague- ISBN 1-936368-06-4

Course Purpose/Overview/Goals: To have students acquire the mathematical skills needed for success in their next math course.

Instructor's Educational Philosophy: I as an instructor will do all I can to assist in the learning process, but the ultimate responsibility lies with each individual student to do what is needed to acquire knowledge, advance and achieve one's goals. To benefit most from the concepts and techniques presented, the student should practice until all assignments are completed and full understanding of the material is grasped.

Tutoring: You will find assistance at the MATH & SCIENCE TUTORING LAB (room SAM 100, offers "drop in" help, open daily). The Math Path (room SAM 102). Also check out COLLEGE WIDE TUTORING (room BE 2103 2nd floor above Latte stand, by appointment).

Special Needs: Students with documented disabilities who need course accommodations, have emergency medical information, or require special arrangements for building evacuation should immediatley notify the instructor.

Topics Covered:

Week One:
Chapter 1 / Linear Equations / Formulas / Applications / Interval Notations and Linear Inequalities / Sets and Compound Inequalities

Week Two:
Chapter 2 / Graphs of Equations /Introductions to Functions / Function Notation / Slope and Average Rate of Change

Week Three:

Chapter 2 / Linear Functions / Linear Inequalities
Chapter 3 / Solving Linear Systems / Applications of Systems of Linear Equations

Week Four:
Chapter 4 / Sums and Differences of Polynomials / Multiplication of Polynomials / Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping

Week Five:
Chapter 4 / Factoring Trinomials/ Factoring Special Products / Factoring; A General Review / Solving Equations by Factoring

Week Six:
Chapter 5 / Basic Properties and Reducing to Lowest Terms / Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions / Addition and Subtractions of Rational Expressions

Week Seven:
Chapter 5 / Rations Equations / Applications / Division of Polynomials with Monomial Denominator
Chapter 6 / Rational Exponents

Week Eight:

Week Nine:
Chapter 7 / Completing The Square / The Quadratic Formula / Equations Quadratic In Form

Week Ten:

Chapter 7 / Graphing Quadratic Functions / Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
Chapter 8 / Exponentiona Functions and Applications / Inverse Funcions

Week Eleven:
Chapter 8 / Logarithmic Functions and Applications / Properties of Logarithims / Common and Natural Logarithms with Applicaitions / Exponential Equations

Week Twelve:
Final Exam - Exam 4 (100 points) / 8:00 - 9:00 AM on Tuesday, 12/12/2017

Student Assignments
:
There is one assignment per week. The maximum points that are available on each assignment are 5, for a total of 55 assignment points.

Exams: Three Exams including one Final Exam (100 points each) for a total of 300 Exam points.

 11 Assignments x 5 = 55 6 Quizzes x 5 = 030 4 Exams x 100 = 400 Total Possible = 485