SEATTLE CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
|Course Title: College Algebra||Division: Math and Science|
|Quarter/Year: Fall/2016||Dates: 09/26/2016 - 12/14/2016|
|Classroom Location: SAM 0200||Time: M-F 9:00-9:50 AM|
|Item Number: 1311.01||Credits: Five|
Instructor: James Dressler
Prerequisites: Mat 098 with a 2.0 or better, or Compass Algebra Test score in the range 71 - 80 (or higher).
|Textbook: COLLEGE ALGEBRA|
|Gustafson / HughesISBN-13:978-16309802 (11th Edition)|
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 TUTORING LAB (room SAM 100,
offers "drop in" help, open daily). Also check out COLLEGE WIDE TUTORING (room BE 2103 2nd floor above Latte stand, by appointment).
Special Needs: If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a documented disability, please notify me immediately.
Chapter 1 / Real Numbers/Exponents, Roots, & Radicals/Polynomial Facotring/Rational Expressions
Chapter 1 / Linear and Quadratic Equations / Linear Inequalities/Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
Chapter 1 / Other Types of Equations
Exam 1 - Chapter One (100 points)
Chapter 2 / Coordinate System: Lines and Theirs Graphs
Chapter 2 / Coordinant Geometry/Circles & Other Equations/Functions
Chapter 2 / Graphs of Functions/Analyzing Graphs of Functions/Algebra of Functions
Chapter 2 / Transformations of the Graph of a Function / Linear Functions and Models; Variation
Exam 2 - Chapter Two (100 points)
Chapter 3 / Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
Chapter 3 / Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs / Division of Polynomials The Remainder and Factor Theoroms / Real Zerosof Polynomials;Solutions of
Chapter 3 / Complex Numbers / The Fundamental Theorom of Algebra / Rational Functions
Chapter 3 / Quadratic, Polynomial, and Rational Inequalities
Exam 3 - Chapter Three (100 points)
Chapter 4 / Inverse Functions
Chapter 4 / Exponential Functions / Logarithmic Functions / Properties of Logarithims
Chapter 4 / Exponential and Logarithmic Equations / Exponential, Logistic, and Logarithmic Models
Final Exam - Exam Four (100 points) / 8:00 - 9:00 AM on Wednesday, 12/14/2016
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: Four Exams including one Final Exam (100 points each) for a total of 300 Exam points and Seven Quizzes (5 points each) for a total of 35 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|