**Description:** This course is designed to prepare the
student for College Algebra (Math 143) or Precalculus (Math 147.) It covers
first-

degree equations and inequalities, linear functions, systems of linear
equations, polynomials, exponents and radicals, rational

expressions, quadratic equations, graphing functions, and logarithms

**Pre-requisites: **Math 010 or placement recommendation from COMPASS
(Algebra Score greater than 40)

**Required Textbooks and Supplies: **Intermediate Algebra With Applications,
5^{th} Ed. by Richard N. Aufmann, Vernon C. Barker, and

JoAnne S. Lockwood, Houghton Mifflin, 2000; a calculator with log and
exponential functions.

**Course Objectives:** The student will demonstrate a knowledge of:

addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of rational numbers;
variable expressions (simplifying, translating, evaluating);

operations on sets of numbers (union, intersection); set-builder and interval
notation; first degree equations in one variable (solving,

translating from application problems such as coin and stamp, integer, and value
mixture problems, and absolute value equations);

linear functions (evaluating, graphing, finding the slope); finding length and
midpoint of a line segment; writing the equations for lines

(including parallel and perpendicular lines); solving systems of linear
equations using graphs, substitution, addition, Cramer's rule or

matrix Gaussian elimination; evaluating 2x2 and 3x3 determinants; factoring,
evaluating, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and

dividing (by long or synthetic division) polynomials; simplifying exponential
expressions having integer and variable exponents;

scientific notation; expressions with rational exponents (simplifying, changing
to radical form); radical expressions (simplifying,

adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing); Complex numbers (simplifying,
adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing); solving

equations containing radicals; functions (domain, range, graphing, vertical line
test, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, finding

inverses and compositions); rational expressions (simplifying, adding,
subtracting, multiplying, dividing, simplifying complex

fractions); solving fractional equations (including application problems like
work problems, uniform motion, proportions, variations,

and literal equations); solving quadratic equations by factoring, completing the
square, and the quadratic formula; solving equations

that are quadratic in form; solving quadratic and rational inequalities;
parabolas (finding axis of symmetry, vertex, x-intercepts,

graphing); exponential functions (evaluating, graphing); logarithms (log
notation, properties of logarithms, evaluating logs with and

without a calculator, solving log equations, graphing log functions using
ordered pairs.)

**Library Use: **The Library is an excellent place to find further
information about topics in mathematics. The computers in the library

are available for your use in finding information from the card catalog and the
internet as well as sending email.

**Student Email Account** If you don't currently have an email address, every
registered student has a web-based student email account.

Your UserName is your first middle and last initials followed by the last four
digits of your

social security number, as given on your application to CSI. If you didn't give
CSI a middle initial on your application, use x. E.g., if

my name was John Ronald Doe and my SSN was 123-45-6789, my login would be
jrd6789 . Your password is your full SSN without

dashes. You can access this account anywhere that you can find access to the
web: at home, in a public library, in a computer lab, etc.

**Outcomes Assessment:** Daily homework assignments will be collected,
graded, and analyzed. 9 tests and a final will be administered

and the results compared to course objectives.

**Policies and Procedures:**

**a. Attendance** is important for your success in this class and homework
scores will be used as an attendance grade. Even if you don't

have the assignment done, you should turn in a page with your name and the
chapter and section. If missing class is unavoidable,

please make arrangements with a classmate to get notes and the assignment.

**b. Homework **will be assigned daily and collected the next day. Since I
use homework as a record of attendance, late homework will

**not** be accepted, no matter what the reason. From time to time,
circumstances may force a student to miss class. I recognize this and

will drop your eight lowest homework scores. Students who fail to turn in eight
or more homework assignments will be considered to

have missed eight class periods and I might drop you if I happen to feel like
it. Homework that is not neatly written on loose-leaf

paper (without spiral edges) will receive a grade of zero. Please staple. If you
do complete a homework assignment late and would like

to know the answers, come see me during office hours. If you are going to miss
class because of required attendance at a verified

school activity, you should turn in your completed assignment ahead of time and
see me before the next class to obtain the assignment

that will be due upon your return to class.

**c.** 9 regular** exams** and 1 final will be given during the semester.
There will be NO makeup exams given so make sure you do not

miss a test. If an emergency arises and you cannot be there on a test day,
please contact me at C.S.I. You must contact me before the

exam. Leaving voice mail prior to the exam is sufficient. If you must miss a
test, that exam score will be dropped and replaced by

your final exam score. All tests, except for the final, will be taken in the
Campus Testing Center (GRM 230). The Testing Center

hours are Mon. - Thurs. 8:00 am - 9:30 pm. You cannot start a test after 8:30
pm. On Friday, the hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. You

cannot start a test after 3:30 pm. Photo ID is required every time. The testing
center does not make exceptions!

**d. Grades** will be calculated as follows: the homework average (after
dropping the lowest 8) will be 1/11 of your grade. Each of

the first nine tests will be 1/11 of your grade. The final will make up the
remaining 1/11 of your grade.

90 - 100 is an 'A', 80 - 89 is a 'B', 70 - 79 is a 'C', 60 - 69 is a 'D', and
below 60 is an 'F'

e. Please read the **behavioral policies** starting on page 15 of the current
CSI Catalog. Any violation of the policies will be dealt with

severely, including but not limited to, being dismissed from the class and/or
given a grade of "F" for the course.

**f. Cell Phones** that ring or cause other disruptions will not be
tolerated. If you anticipate that a child, friend, spouse, etc. may need to

call you because of an emergency and your cell phone cannot be set to alert you
silently, you should arrange for the caller to dial CSI

security at 732-6605. Failure to respect the rights of others in the class will
in most cases lead to a verbal warning on the first offense

and a grade of “F” and/or withdrawal from the class if the problem persists.

**g.** I will make every effort to give appropriate **accommodation** to
any documented disability.

**h.** I reserve the **right to correct errors **or omissions in this
syllabus.

The following schedule is **TENTATIVE** and subject to change. If you miss
class, be sure to check with a classmate for information

about sections covered and assignments.

Day |
Date |
Plan |

M | 1/20 | Holiday |

T | 1/21 | Pretest, start 1.1 |

W | 1/22 | finish 1.1 |

H | 1/23 | 1.2 |

M | 1/27 | 1.3, 1.4 |

T | 1/28 | Assign Chapter 1 Review |

W | 1/29 | 2.1, 2.2, in class review of Chapter 1 |

W, H or F |
1/29- 31 |
Take the Chapter 1 test in the Campus Testing Center |

H | 1/30 | 2.3 |

M | 2/3 | 2.4 |

T | 2/4 | 2.5 |

W | 2/5 | 2.6 |

H | 2/6 | Assign Ch.2 Rev., Cumulative Rev. |

M | 2/10 | 3.1, in class review of Chapter 2 |

M, T or W |
2/11- 13 |
Take the Chapter 2 test in the Campus Testing Center |

T | 2/11 | 3.2 |

W | 2/12 | 3.3 |

H | 2/13 | 3.4 |

M | 2/17 | Holiday |

T | 2/18 | 3.5 |

W | 2/19 | 3.6, Chapter Review |

H | 2/20 | 4.1, in class review of Ch. 3 |

H or F | 2/20- 21 |
Take the Chapter 3 test in the Campus Testing Center |

M | 2/24 | 4.2 |

T | 2/25 | 4.3 |

W | 2/26 | 4.3 |

H | 2/27 | Assign Ch. 4 Rev., Cumulative Rev. |

M | 3/3 | 5.1, in class review of Chapter 4 |

M, T, or W |
3/3-5 | Take the Chapter 4 test in the Campus Testing Center |

T | 3/4 | 5.2 |

W | 3/5 | 5.3 |

H | 3/6 | 5.4 |

M | 3/10 | 5.5 |

T | 3/11 | 5.6 |

W | 3/12 | 5.7 |

H | 3/13 | Assign Ch. 5 Rev, Cumulative Rev. |

M | 3/17 | 6.1, 6.2, in class review of Ch. 5 |

M, T, or W |
3/17- 19 |
Take the Chapter 6 Test in the Campus Testing Center |

T | 3/18 | 6.3 |

W | 3/19 | 6.4 |

H | 3/20 | 6.5 |

M-F | 3/24- 28 |
Spring Break |

M | 3/31 | 6.6 |

T | 4/1 | Assign Ch. 6 Review, Cumulative Review |

W | 4/2 | 7.1, in class review of Ch. 6 |

W, H, or F |
4/2-4 | Take the Chapter 6 test in the Campus Testing Center |

H | 4/3 | 7.1 |

M | 4/7 | 7.2 |

T | 4/8 | 7.2 |

W | 4/9 | 7.3 |

H | 4/10 | 7.5 |

M | 4/14 | assign Ch. 7 Rev., Cumulative Rev. |

T | 4/15 | 8.1, in class review of Chapter 7 |

T, W, or H |
4/15- 17 |
Take the Chapter 7 test in the Campus Testing Center |

W | 4/16 | 8.2 |

H | 4/17 | 8.2 |

M | 4/21 | 8.3 |

T | 4/22 | 8.5 |

W | 4/23 | 8.6 |

H | 4/24 | Assign Ch. 8 Rev, Cumulative Review, 9.1 |

M | 4/28 | 9.3, 9.4, in class review of Chapter 8 |

M, T, or W |
4/28- 30 |
Take the Chapter 8 Test in the Campus Testing Center |

T | 4/29 | 10.1, 10.2 |

W | 4/30 | 10.3 |

H | 5/1 | 10.4 |

M | 5/5 | In class review of Chapters 9 and 10, Hand out Ch. 9 and 10 Take home |

T | 5/6 | Review Chapters1 – 5, |

W | 5/7 | Review Chapters 6 – 10 Collect Take- home exam. |

H | 5/8 | Answer Questions and Review for the Final Exam. |