Beginning and Intermediate Algebra
Custom edition for NVC
K. Elayn Martin-Gay
Prentice Hall, 2005
Course Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score,
or C or better in Math 0302, or equivalent.
Cata log Description : This course focuses on
solution methods for quadratic equations and inequalities, graphs
of quadratic equations, quadratic models, and the use of these methods in
problem solving. A student who is
required by the college to take this course must pass it with a C or better
before being allowed to take a higherlevel
course in the mathematics sequence.
Course Outcomes: After the successful completion of this course, you will be
able to solve application
problems using the following skills:
ASK Outcome: This course will provide an opportunity to develop your skills, not
only as a mathematician,
but also as an independent learner, the basis of lifelong learning.
Scholastic Integrity: At Northwest Vista College, students and faculty value
academic achievement, lifelong
learning, diversity, and personal and social responsibility. We embrace our
values out of commitment to
families, peers, neighbors, and ourselves. Integrity, one of our core values, is
characterized by honesty and
fairness, and is essential for an open exchange of ideas, and to the
collaboration necessary for learning.
In upholding integrity, academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Cheating on
(unauthorized use of another person’s work, or inadequate documentation), and
collusion through unauthorized
collaboration will result in serious penalties ranging from failing grades on
as signments through expulsion.
Please go to http://www.accd.edu/nvc/areas/acadinteg/default.htm and read all
the policies and procedures
regarding academic integrity.
Do not cheat on an exam! Consequences will be a zero on the exam , and possibly
an F for the course and
ADA: If you are in need of a reasonable accommodation or an alternative format
under Section 504 of the
ADA, please contact the ACCESS office in LC 106, 348-2090 or by e-mail at
Tutoring: Tutoring is available, at no cost, in the
Math Lab, AB 200. If a class
is missed or you are having
difficulty with a topic, one-on-one tutoring is available in AB202, the Math
Advocacy Center. Additionally,
your instructor is available during office hours to answer questions and clarify
Cell Phones: Turn off all cell phones or place them on silent mode. Do not talk
on cell phones during
class. Please excuse yourself from class before answering any call.
Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance is mandatory. To be successful in
college courses, students are
expected to attend class on a regular basis. Students need to be aware that they
may be with drawn by the
instructor after census date for lack of progress, which is often caused by lack
of attendance. However,
students are ultimately responsible for withdrawing from the course. If you need
to leave early, then you
should let me know before class starts. If you are late for an exam, you will
not be given any additional time to
THEA Practice Test 5%
Exams 1 (Thursday, September 7) 15%
Exams 2 (Thursday, September 21) 15%
Exams 3 (Thursday, October 5) 15%
Final Exam (October 18-19) 25%
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
75 - 79 = C
<75 = IP or F
*************The last day to drop with a grade of “W” is Friday, November 17,
IP: An IP is an earned grade, awarded only to students in development, who show
significant progress in a
course without achieving a level of skill sufficient to be successful in their
next level. If a person has been
awarded an IP twice before in this course, they are not eligible for a third IP.
Lab: There is a mandatory lab requirement for this course. You will attend a one
hour lab once a week in room
AB 200. You need to accumulate 600 minutes to earn the full 5% of your overall
THEA/TASP Practice Test: You will be required to work the THEA/TASP Practice
Test located at
http://www.thea.nesinc.com/practice.htm. The answers are also located at this
website. You will grade your
own practice test and correct your mistakes. Turn in your work no later than
Wednesday, October 11th.
Homework/Classwork: Homework/classwork will be assigned daily, and it will be
due on exam days.
Quizzes: There will be approximately 20 daily quizzes. You will be allowed to
use your book, notes,
homework, and classwork on all quizzes. Some quizzes will be group quizzes.
Exams: There will be 3 exams and a comprehensive final.
There will be no makeup
exams for any reason.
The final exam is mandatory.