Intermediate AlgebraCourse Number: 45279Section Number: 12Fall 2019 Semester Instructor: Mr. John WilliamsOffice/Hours: MW after classEmail: [email protected]Voice Mail: 570-943-2522 Course InformationCredit Hours: 3Class Meeting: MW 5:30-6:51 PMRoom Number: SH16Course DescriptionAn overview of basic algebraic concepts to prepare students for more advanced work in mathematics. Emphasizes fundamental operations, special products and factors, fractional expressions, functions and graphs, systems of equations, integer and fractional exponents, radicals, and quadratic equations and functions.NOTE: MAT 105 is not to be taken by any student who has successfully ("C" or better) completed a mathematics course at or above the MAT 130 level. A graphing calculator is required.Course ObjectivesAt the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:1.Solve equations involving quadratic, absolute value, radical, and rational expressions. 2.Evaluate and graph functions. 3.Solve a variety of application problems.4.Determine the equation of a linear model. 5.Apply the use of slope in a variety of scenarios such as in applications and graphing. 6.Solve systems of linear equations. 7.Perform arithmetic operations on radical and rational expressions.
-2-8.Demonstrate the use of a graphing calculator to solve problems by using basic operations, scientific notation, and by analyzing graphs of equations, tables of values, scatterplots, and regression equations. Other Required MaterialsTI 83-84 CalculatorMyLabsPlus AccessTextbook(s)Intermediate Algebra – Functions and Authentic Application 6e by JayLehmann Attendance PolicyClass attendance is important. You may be removed from this course if you have more than three consecutive unexcused absences from class or nine consecutive clock hours. However, thisdoes not constitute an official withdrawal from the course. Students who do not follow-up with completing a withdrawal form from Registration/Student Records risk receiving a failing grade for the course. The attendance policy is strict because your success in this course depends on your ability to participate and fully engage in all classroom activities. Class attendance is mandatory for all classes. Your class contribution should reflect your reading of the class assignments noted on the schedule. Part of the class grade will be based on attendance and participation (class contribution). Those students missing class will be held personally responsible for work missed; the instructor will not provide a copy of the lecture notes/Power Points that were missed by a class absence as power points on CANVAS. You will be dropped from this course if you miss more than two consecutive class unexcused absences. Remember, "attendance" means being in class throughout the class period. If students are asked to leave the class for lack of preparation or disruptive behavior, it will count as an absence. Again, any absence, for any reason, will count toward the missed classes. Please plan your semester accordingly; you may experience an unexpected absence(s).