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: MF 8:008:50 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 1936368064 
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:
Chapter 6 / Simplifying Radicals / Additiona and Subtractions of Radical Expressions / Multiplication and Division of Radical Expressions / Radical Equations and Funcions
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 
Grading Scale:
Approximate Percent  Grade 
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 