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
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.
Chapter 1 / Linear Equations / Formulas / Applications / Interval Notations and Linear Inequalities / Sets and Compound Inequalities
Chapter 2 / Graphs of Equations /Introductions to Functions / Function Notation / Slope and Average Rate of Change
Chapter 2 / Linear Functions / Linear Inequalities
Chapter 3 / Solving Linear Systems / Applications of Systems of Linear Equations
Chapter 4 / Sums and Differences of Polynomials / Multiplication of Polynomials / Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
Chapter 4 / Factoring Trinomials/ Factoring Special Products / Factoring; A General Review / Solving Equations by Factoring
Chapter 5 / Basic Properties and Reducing to Lowest Terms / Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions / Addition and Subtractions of Rational Expressions
Chapter 5 / Rations Equations / Applications / Division of Polynomials with Monomial Denominator
Chapter 6 / Rational Exponents
Chapter 6 / Simplifying Radicals / Additiona and Subtractions of Radical Expressions / Multiplication and Division of Radical Expressions / Radical Equations and Funcions
Chapter 7 / Completing The Square / The Quadratic Formula / Equations Quadratic In Form
Chapter 7 / Graphing Quadratic Functions / Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
Chapter 8 / Exponentiona Functions and Applications / Inverse Funcions
Chapter 8 / Logarithmic Functions and Applications / Properties of Logarithims / Common and Natural Logarithms with Applicaitions / Exponential Equations
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.
|95 - 100||4.0|
|90 - 94||3.6 - 3.9|
|85 - 89||3.2 - 3.5|
|80 - 84||2.8 - 3.1|
|75 - 79||2.4 - 2.7|
|70 - 74||2.0 - 2.3|
|65 - 69||1.6 - 1.9|
|60 - 64||1.2 - 1.5|
|55 - 59||0.8 - 1.1|
|Less Than 55||0.0|