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Essex CCBC MATH 083 Intermediate Algebra
CLASSROOM LOCATION: WWW INSTRUCTOR: DONNA TUPPER INSTRUCTOR PHONE: 443-840-2219 WEBPAGE: faculty.ccbcmd.edu/~dtupper
School of Mathematics and Science Section: WE1
SEMESTER: Spring 2009 OFFICE LOCATION: F-413 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 7:30PM 8:25PM
COURSE PRE-REQUISITES: MATH 082 or a satisfactory score on the math placement test, and RDNG 051 or LVR 1. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The topics include linear functions, general functions and relations, functional notation, operations of functions, linear and quadratic functions, solutions of quadratic and radical equations, complex numbers, rational expressions and equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, and conic sections. RATIONALE: This course is the third of three developmental courses designed to prepare students with the mathematical background necessary for general education level mathematics, completing a base knowledge of algebra. The course is non-credit, does not transfer, and will not satisfy the mathematics requirement for an Associate's Degree. A student who successfully completes this course is eligible to enroll in a general education level mathematics course, chosen depending on the student's transfer plans, major, and/or career goals. TEXT: Intermediate Algebra, Seventh Edition; Bittinger-Ellenbogen; Pearson-Addison Wesley CHAPTERS COVERED: Chapter 2: Chapter 5: Chapter 6: Chapter 7: Chapter 8: Chapter 9: Chapter 10: Graphs, Functions, and Linear Equations Polynomials and Polynomial Functions Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers Quadratic Functions and Equations Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Circles
MATERIALS: A scientific or graphing calculator is recommended and may be used in class for homework, quizzes, and exams, as the instructor permits. The TI-89, TI-92, and any other calculator with computer algebraic capabilities are not permitted in Math 083.
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A comprehensive final exam is scheduled for ___May 19, 2009_____. SPECIAL PROCEDURES: NO make-up tests will be given except under unusual circumstances. If you miss a test due to illness or other emergency, you must notify me before the scheduled test, and documentation may be required. Any make-up test must be taken before the first class after which the actual test was given. If these conditions are not met, your score on the test will be zero. REQUIREMENTS: [Note to instructor: The final exam for Math 083 MUST count exactly 30% of the overall course grade. You can choose how to determine the other 70% of the grade-tests, quizzes, homework, etc. Be as specific as possible.] Tests, quizzes, homework, etc Final Exam GRADING POLICY: If your course average is:
At least 90% At least 80% but less than 90% At least 70% but less than 80% Less than 70%
30% Homework grade 10% Test 1, 10% Test 2, 10% Test 3, 10% Test 4, The comprehensive final exam is scheduled for May 19, 2009
Your grade is: A B C F
ATTENDANCE POLICY FOR THIS COURSE: You are expected to attend all scheduled classes. Should you miss a class, you are responsible for all work missed. Since attendance is relative in an online class, you are expected to either come to chat or email me at least once a week. CALENDAR
SPRING 2009 Classes BEGIN Saturday Classes BEGIN 50% refund ends Mid-Term grades Last day to withdraw with "W" or change to audit SPRING RECESS - NO CLASSES Classes RESUME Last day of Spring Semester Classes FINAL EXAMS Final Grades Enter via Web Memorial Day College CLOSED Last day to complete "I" Grade Full Semester February 2 Monday February 7 Saturday February 20 Friday March 23 Monday April 20 Monday April 6-13 Monday-Monday April 14 Tuesday May 16 Saturday May 17-23 Sunday-Saturday May 26 Tuesday May 25 Monday October 9 Friday
Final Exam Date: __May 19, 2009______________________________ Course Objectives Students will be able to: A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. identify functions and use function notation determine the domain and range of a function factor, add, subtract, multiply, and divide functions graph linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions solve quadratic equations by 1) factoring, 2) completing the square, 3) the quadratic formula, and 4) graphing the function solve applications of quadratic equations perform operations on radical expressions perform operations on complex numbers solve radical equations simplify, factor, add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions solve rational equations determine the domain and range of exponential and logarithmic function recognize and graph conic sections
Major Topics I. Functions and Relations A. Introduce function notation B. Identify the domain and range of a function C. Perform operations on functions II . Quadratic Functions A. Graph quadratic functions, identifying domain and range and using function notation
B. Solve quadratic equations using the square root method, factoring, completing the square and the quadratic formula C. Perform operations on complex numbers D. Solve quadratic equations (including equations with complex number roots) E. Use optimization and simulation methods F. Solve radical equations III. Polynomial, Radical, and Rational Functions and Equations A. Perform operations on polynomial expressions and factor B. Graph power and polynomial functions, identifying domain and range and using function notation C. Simplify radicals and expressions with rational exponents D. Perform operations on rational expressions E. Solve equations rational IV. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Equations A. Graph exponential functions, identifying domain and range and using function notation B. Graph logarithmic functions, identifying domain and range and using function notation C. Evaluate exponential and logarithmic functions V. Conic Sections A. Graphs parabolas and circles B. Write equation of parabolas and circles
Attendance at each class and lab is essential. Please be on time. Students with a legitimate problem about attendance should discuss the situation with their instructor. NOTE: The deadline for withdrawing from a course or changing to an audit for the SPRING 2009 semester is April 20, 2009. Failure to officially withdraw from a class you have stopped attending may result in an "F" grade.
COURSE REPEAT POLICY
Policy on Repeated Courses, page 194 of the 2004-2006 CCBC catalog states, "Students may repeat a course only once without permission. When a student repeats a course, only the higher grade is computed into the Quality Point Average (QPA). All grades will remain on the student's transcript. Before a student is permitted to register for the course for a third time, the student must have the permission of the academic dean responsible for the course. Before a student may repeat a developmental course that he or she has failed twice, the student's record must be reviewed by a support team which will make recommendations regarding enrollment." Please note: The instructor does not have the authority to grant permission to register for a third attempt at the course.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, CCBC is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to learning for all students. Any student who is disabled and requires special accommodation should contact the appropriate campus as follows: Campus: Catonsville Dundalk Essex Office: Office of Disabilities Support Services Office of Career and Life Planning Office of Disability Support Services Room: K-200 A-100 A-210 Phone: 443-840-4408 443-840-3774 443-840-1741
CODE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY For the College to make its maximum contribution as an institution of high learning, the entire college community must uphold high standards of integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior. In seeking the truth, in learning to think critically, and in preparing for a life of constructive service, honesty is imperative. Each student has a responsibility to submit work that is uniquely his or her own, or to provide clear and complete acknowledgement of the use of work attributable to others. To these ends, the following actions are expected of students: Complete all work on exams without assistance. Follow the professor's instructions when completing all class assignments. Ask for clarification when instructions are not clear. Report to the instructor any unauthorized information related to an exam. Provide proper credit when quoting or paraphrasing. Submit only one's own work.
Students who do not accept responsibility for the integrity of their own work will experience sanctions, including a written reprimand, failure of the assignment, failure of the course, and/or dismissal from the program. For repeat and extreme offenses, the College reserves the right to suspend or expel students.
The College recognizes that clear, correct, and concise use of language is characteristic of an educated person. Therefore, whenever possible, faculty members in all disciplines should require written assignments in their courses in order to encourage effective writing by their students. Also, instructors should consider the quality of writing in determining a grade for a written assignment. Poor writing can be a sufficient cause for a failing grade on a paper and, in extreme cases, a failing grade in a course.
INCLEMENT WEATHER/EMERGENCY CLOSING POLICY
In the event that the college (or a specific campus) opens late due to weather-related or other emergency conditions, classes will commence at the announced opening time and resume the normal schedule thereafter for the remainder
of the day. Faculty, students, and classified staff should report to wherever they would normally have been at the announced opening time. ** Students and faculty engaged in field placement programs (such as internships, clinical placements, etc.) should discuss the handling of emergency situations at the beginning of the placement period. Both the requirements of the program and the safety of persons involved should be considered in planning a course of action in those cases where students are expected to report to off-campus locations. ** For example, if you had a class that began at 9:35 and the college opened at 10:00 because of snow, you would report to your 9:35 class at 10:00. When the college closes because of severe weather or emergency conditions, announcements of class cancellations are made on local radio and television stations and the college website (www.ccbcmd.edu). Closings and delays will also be recorded on the campus weather lines:
Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex
Students are encouraged to seek help from their instructors whenever they encounter academic difficulty (either during scheduled office hours or by appointment). In addition, each campus offers free academic support services. For more information, contact: Campus: Catonsville Dundalk Essex Office: Tutoring Services Tutoring Services Student Success Center F-200 CAR-530 A-307 Room: Phone: 443-840-4420 443-840-3572 443-840-1393
CIVILITY AND COMMUNITY BUILDING EXPECTATIONS Creating a Culture of CARE (Compassion, Appreciation, Respect, Empowerment)
As members of the CCBC community of learners, we are expected to act with respect, honesty, responsibility and accountability. Each of us is expected to be aware of the impact our behavior has on the community. CCBC wishes to each learner to commit to the following actions: Become an active and engaged learner Celebrate the richness of our diversity Respect the campus and its code of conduct Practice empathy and compassion Promote the empowerment of others
MAJOR RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY POLICY
Students not attending class because they are observing major religious holidays shall be given the opportunity, to the maximum extent possible, to make up, within a reasonable amount of time, any academic work or tests they miss. Arrangements between the student and the faculty member(s) for the student to make up missed assignments or tests must be made in advance of the religious holiday, at the initiation of the student.
STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS
CCBC has joined the ranks of the very few community colleges in Maryland who provide email accounts to all credit students. Each student who is registered in credit classes now has an email account and up to 5 Mb of storage in their mail box. This account will not be deleted even if the student graduates or leaves CCBC for any reason. For information about the system and how students can determine their email address, go the CCBC Home Page and click on "Student Email". From here students can find their email address, get to an on-line user manual and access instructions on how to forward the CCBC email to the system of choice (AOL, Comcast, Hot Mail, etc.)
All tests for this course are taken at the testing center of your home campus. The tests are standard pencil/paper test and you are required to show all work. Regardless of which testing center you use, it is your responsibility to make an appointment at least a week before you plan on taking your test. A complete list of dates for exams is listed in the course calendar. You can either email or call the testing center of your home campus to make an appointment. Contact information is listed below and can be found at http://www.ccbcmd.edu/testing/index.html
Make sure you bring along a picture ID Pencils and rulers to take your test with. Your calculator.
any communication devices such as cell phones, PDA's, iPOD's or Blackberry's any hand-written notes any math text book
Testing Center Locations:
CCBC Catonsville Testing Center CCBC Dundalk Testing Center CCBC Essex Testing Center Room K-205 Room L-112 Room A-214/215
Appointment Guidelines for Proctored Testing: http://www.ccbcmd.edu/testing/ccbc_students.html Hours for Proctored Testing: http://www.ccbcmd.edu/testing/hours.html