MA 113 -- Intermediate Algebra

SYLLABUS

Instructor: Dr. Peter Dragnev

Teaching Assistant: Dawn Stager, KT 231, office hours 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Meeting Time: MTWR 12:00-2:30 p.m. -- KT 146

Office: KT 290, tel. 481-6382, e-mail: dragnevp@ipfw.edu

Office Hours: MTWR 11:00-noon and 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Book: Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, 2nd ed. by Hall & Mercer.

Course Description: I shall cover Chapters 6-10, and Sections 3.1, 3.2, 11.3, and 11.4. The main content of the course is devoted to factoring polynomials, linear, absolute value, and quadratic functions and equations, rational expressions, radicals, square root and cube root function, as well as exponential and logarithmic functions.

Grading: There will be four tests (100 pts each), homework (100 pts total), and a Final exam (200 pts). The grade for the course is based on the scale:

A - 90% or above, B - 80% or above; C - 70% or above; D - 60% or above; F - below 60%.

Homework: Homework will be assigned, and selected problems will be graded. To ensure full credit, do all of the homework.

Disabilities Statement: If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Contact the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities (Walb 113, telephone number 481-6658), as soon as possible to work out the details. Once the Director has provided you with a letter attesting to your needs for modification, bring the letter to me. For more information, please visit the web site for SSD at http://www.ipfw.edu/ssd .

Enclosed is the tentative teaching schedule.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

June 28

Review

June 29

Review

June 30

Assessment Test 1

July 1

6.1-6.2

July 2

July 5

Holiday

July 6

6.3, 6.4

July 7

6.6, 3.1

July 8

3.2, Review

July 9

July 12

Test 2

July 13

7.1, 7.2

July 14

7.3, 11.3

July 15

11.4, 7.4

July 16

July 19

7.5, Review

July 20

Test 3

July 21

8.1, 8.2  

July 22

8.3, 8.5  

July 23

Last day to Withdraw

July 26

8.6, 9.1

July 27

9.4, 9.5, Review  

July 28

Test  4

July 29

10.1, 10.2

July 30

Aug 2

10.2, 10.3

Aug 3

10.6, 10.7

Aug 4

Review

Aug 5

Final Exam

Aug 6