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May 23rd

May 23rd

# Intermediate Algebra with Geometry

Course Information
Course title: In termediate Algebra with Geometry
Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in Mathematics 98 or Mathematics 110, or placement test, or
consent of Department Chairperson
Credit Hours: Five (5)
Truman College General Education Goals
Truman College
General Education
• Goal 2 –The student performs effectively in the workplace and has the ability
to work and make effective use of a wide variety of current technologies.
Goals for this • Goal 4 – The student demonstrates the ability to think critically, abstractly,
and logically.
course: • Goal 6 – The student demonstrates the ability to work independently.
Course Objectives
This course will
provide you:
• Develop the algebraic skills necessary for problem solving.
• Develop the ability to model linear, quadratic, and other nonlinear relations,
including the use of the graphing techniques and geometrical principles as
tools, for the purpose of solving contextual (real-word) problems.
• Manipulate and apply literal equations for the purpose of solving contextual
(real-word) problems.
• Writing and communicating the results of problem solving appropriately.
• Use techno logy as one aide for the purpose of solving contextual (real-life)
problems.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be
able to:
Recognize and use exponential , scientific notation, including negative and
rational exponents.
• Simplify and manipulate rational and radical expressions.
• Recognize and re present numerical or algebraic expressions in equivalent
forms, including radical and rational expressions.
• Solve compound linear inequalities.
• Solve systems of linear equations in two and three variables.
• Formulate and apply an equation, inequality or system of linear equations to a
contextual ( real world ) situation.
• Solve and evaluate literal equations.
• Formulate and apply nonlinear literal equations to contextual (real world)
situations.
• Graph linear and quadratic equations.
• Identify the equation of a line, including parallel and perpendicular lines.
• Identify a function.
• Determine the domain and range from the graph of a function.
• Formulate and apply the concept of a function to a contextual situation.
• Apply the concept of slope for a linear equation as a rate of change to
contextual
(real world) situations.
• Apply formulas of area, perimeter and volume to basic 2- and 3- dimensions
figures.
• Know and apply Pythagorean theorem to various contextual situations.
• Apply the concept of similarity and congruency of triangles to a contextual
situation.
Withdrawal Policies
Student Initiated
Withdrawal:
A student may withdraw from a class (WTH) by going to the registrar's office. Within
the first 8 days of the class (including weekends and holidays), 80% of applicable
tuition (or non-resident tuition) shall be refunded. After that deadline no refunds are
given. The last day for student initiated withdrawal for Fall 2008 is Monday, April 20,
after which students may not withdraw from a class.
No-Show
Withdrawal:
A no-show withdrawal removes students from the class. It is given to students who
miss their first three classes (NSW) or two of their first three classes (NS1). Students
who will miss two of their first three classes and wish to remain in the class must get
permission from their instructor before the third class. Those who have already been
withdrawn and wish to be reinstated must see their instructor, who will decide on an
in dividual basis whether to reinstate, space permitting.
Withdrawal:
An administrative withdrawal (ADW) removes students from the class. It is issued
with midterm grades and is given to students who are not "actively pursuing course
objectives". Note that the criteria for determination of administrative withdrawals are
set by individual instructors. Those who have already been withdrawn and wish to be
reinstated must see their instructor, who will decide on an individual basis whether to
reinstate. Students usually may not choose to withdraw after they have been
Professor Mehmedagic has set the following policy:
Students will receive an Administrative Withdrawal if at least two of the following
three criteria are met:
1. Less than 70% of as signments up to the midterm have been completed.
2. Less than 70% of quizzes and tests up to the midterm have been attempted.
3. Less than 50% of class sessions up to the midterm have been attended.
Materials
Recommended
Textbook:
Elayn Martin-Gay, Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, 4th Edition, Pearson Prentice
Hall (ISBN 978-0-13-600731-9).
Calculator Calculators will be used in this course. You are required to have a scientific calculator
(or a graphing calculator) with you in class at each meeting. Unless you are told
otherwise, you may use a calculator on all quizzes and tests, but only if you bring a
calculator (not a cell phone calculator) to class. You will not be permitted to
share/borrow a calculator on test.
Course Requirements
Introduction: Methods of Instruction: Problem-based and contextual activities, collaborativelearning
techniques to be driven by technology, and lecture will be used as
appropriate.
Requirements: Students must have use of computer with internet access outside the
classroom time. This course requires at least 10 hours online each week.
Online computer access is an integral part of this course. Although no prior
computer knowledge is required, you cannot be enrolled in this class without
having online computer access outside of the classroom.

Cell Phones and Beepers: Electronic devices cause disruption during class and are
not permitted. In order to respect the learning environment, please turn off all such
items prior the class.

Homework/Quizzes: The student will independently perform the online homework
and quizzes thus without the assistance of anyone. The student can use notes, books,
and calculators to work the homework and quizzes. The MyMathLab/CourseCompass
will be used as the online course management software. The student is required to
purchase the registration access code in order to participate in the online homework
and quizzing. The access code allows printing of sections of an electronic copy of the
textbook thus the student may avoid the expense of buying a hard bound copy of it.
The homework and quizzes will be graded and counted toward the student‘s total
grade. The software requires quizzes to be performed in chronological order. Failure to
do so would delay and even prevent the student from starting the very next quiz
following it in the schedule.

Exams: All tests / exams are listed on the blackboard. There will be four tests.
Students need to take the tests on the dates scheduled (see the course calendar on
blackboard). Both Test 2 (Midterm Exam) and Test 4 (Final Exam) are comprehensive.
No make-up will be given.

Evaluation
Grades: The final grade for this course will be determined from the
following sources:
 1. Class Work Assignments 5% 2. Homework Assignments 5% 3. Quizzes 15% 4. Test 1 and Test 3 30% 5. Test 2 (Midterm Exam) 20% 6. Test 4 (Final Exam) 25%

Grades will be calculated by dividing total points earned by the
total points possible and will be based on the following
percentages:

A=90-100%
B=80-89%
C=70-79%
D=60-69%
F=0-59%

I encourage you to see me to get help, give feedback, or any other reason.
You may drop by or see me by appointment. I will be available during my
office hours to answer any questions you might have. You can also e-mail me
with questions and I’ll get back to you with help.

The Tutoring Center is located in room L129. Students are encouraged to seek
help and guidance during the course. Students have already paid for this
service as part of tuition fees. Please note: in order to receive tutoring,