MATH 1300 - Wayland Baptist University





Wayland Mission Statement: Wayland Baptist University exists to educate students in an academically challenging, learning-focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success and service to God and humankind.

Course Title and Number: MATH 1300-PL01; Intermediate Algebra

Term: Spring 2015: February 23, 2015 – May 16, 2015

Name of Instructor: Dr. K. E. Dempster, ESQ, BA, MED, EDS, JD

Office Phone Number and WBU Email Address: 907-978-7745; [email protected]

Office Hours, Building, and Location:

Thursday @ Eielson, 1:00- 5:30 PM, Sunday 5:00 PM

Bldg. 4391, Ft. Wainwright, Rm 5 or at other times and places.

Class Meeting Time and Location: Thursdays, Bldg. 2631, Rm. 316, 6:00 PM

Catalog Description: Basic concepts of algebra, real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, systems of equations and inequalities, determinants, graphing and functions.

Prerequisite: None

Placement: This class is generally for students with some background in high school algebra (at least a semester). If you have not had any, ACAC MATH is strongly suggested. If you have had two years of high school algebra with a “B” or better, take MATH 1304 (College Algebra).

Required Textbook: Intermediate Algebra for College Students, 9e


edition; Allen R.


ISBN:978-0-321-93297-6; Pearson

Supplies: Scientific Calculator, TI-84 or TI-83, or program on your cell phone, i-pad or other gadget.

Course Outline/Outcome Competencies: You should be familiar with the following topics and be able to use them to set up and solve mathematical models of real-world problems.


Variable, Constant, Algebraic Expressions

Sets, Elements, Null Set

Real, Natural, Whole, Rational, and Irrational Numbers, Integers

Properties of Real Numbers

Double Negatives, Absolute Value


Commutative, Associative, Distributive, Identity, Inverse

Order of Operations

Roots and Powers, Simplifying Exponential Expressions

Scientific Notation


Plotting Points

Graphing Functions

Linear Equations

Term, Coefficient

Like and Unlike Terms, Simplification

Solving Linear Equations

Mathematical Models, Translating from Words to Formulas


Relation, Function, Domain, Range

Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Functions

Linear Functions, Intercepts, Slope

Standard Form, Slope-Intercept Form, Point-Slope Form

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Systems of Linear Equations

No Solutions, Infinite Solutions, One Solution

Solving by Graphing, Substitution, Addition/Elimination

Problem Solving: Dual Investments, Mixing Problems, Break-Even Analysis

Three-Variable Problems

Determinants, Cramer’s Rule

Linear Inequalities

Dividing and Multiplying by Negative Numbers

Number Line, Interval Notation, Solution Set

Compound Inequalities, Intersection, Union

Absolute Values

Systems of Linear Inequalities

Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

Solving Systems by Graphing


Degree, Leading Term, Leading Coefficient

Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Polynomials, FOIL

Factoring, Greatest Common Factor, Grouping

Factoring Trinomials, Substitution

Difference of Squares, Sum and Difference of Cubes

Solving Polynomial Equations

Attendance Requirements: All students are expected to attend all class sessions and are responsible for knowing the material covered. No quizzes or exams can be made up unless arrangements prior to the absence have been made. Any student missing more than 25% of the class will fail the class.

Disability Statement: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

(ADA), it is the policy of Wayland Baptist University that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in the university. The Coordinator of Counseling Services serves as the coordinator of students with a disability and should be contacted concerning accommodation requests at (806) 291-3765. Documentation of a disability must accompany any request for accommodations.

Your instructor is Dyslexic and is very sensitive to and dedicated to ensuring that no discrimination on any basis, including disability, is tolerated in this class. And, you get points when I transpose numbers, etc!!! My disadvantage is your advantage, but you must pay attention- if you snooze, you loose!

Course Requirements and Grading Criteria: suggested

Homework: Homework will be assigned at the end of each section in the text. You are allowed to assist each other on homework but a student must not turn in someone else’s work as their own. Late homework will not be accepted, unless you can convince me otherwise. If there are extreme circumstances, contact your


Exams: During the semester there will be exams/tests/quizzes after each section, at the end of the chapter and a humongous final- you lucky-duckys you. The class period prior to each exam will include a review. The final exam is comprehensive and all students will be required to take the Final Exam.


– Points are assigned for all work- homework, quizzes, tests and final. Your grade is found by dividing your total points accrued by the total points possible! Then grades are assigned to this percentage as shown below:

A: 90 – 100 B: 80 – 89 C: 70 – 79 D: 60 – 69 F: Below 60

Students shall have protection through orderly procedures against prejudices or capricious academic evaluation. A student who believes that he or she has not been held to realistic academic standards, just evaluation procedures, or appropriate grading, may appeal the final grade given in the course by using the student grade appeal process described in the Academic Catalog. Appeals may not be made for advanced placement examinations or course bypass examinations. Appeals are limited to the final course grade, which may be upheld, raised, or lowered at any stage of the appeal process. Any recommendation to lower a course grade must be submitted through the Executive Vice President/Provost to the Faculty Assembly

Grade Appeals Committee for review and approval. The Faculty Assembly Grade

Appeals Committee may instruct that the course grade be upheld, raised, or lowered to a more proper evaluation.

Academic Honesty: Disciplinary action for academic misconduct is the responsibility of the faculty member assigned to this course. The faculty member is charged with assessing the gravity of any case of academic dishonesty, and with giving sanctions to any student involved.

Important Dates: Last day to drop without record:

Last day to withdraw with “W”:

Last day to withdraw with a “WP/WF”:

Last Class May 14, 2015

Tentative Schedule:

This schedule is subject to CHANGE.

Assignments are reviewed each class meeting and any changes will be noted at that time.

Note: EOO is Every Other Odd- do1, skip 3, do 5, etc

ODD is just do the odd problems, 1, 3, 5, etc.



Edition (the NEW Green book)



Sec 1.1 Pg 1-5

Sec 1.2 Pg 6-12

Sec 1.3 Pg 17-24



(Ask Dr. D, pg 5)

Pg 12-16, 1-113 EOO

Pg 24-27, 1-145 EOO








Sec 1.4 Pg 27-33

Sec 1.5 Pg 39-46


Sec 1.6 Pg 49-52

Read Ch Summary,


Test Ch 1

3/16/15 – 3/20/15 SPRING BREAK

3/26/15 Sec 2.1 Pg 64-72

Sec 2.2 Pg 76-81

Skip Sec 2.3 & 2.4


4/02/15 Sec 2.5 Pg 109-119

Sec 2.6 Pg 123-129

Cum Rev Test

Read Chapter Summary

Do Review Exercises

Sec 3.1 Pg 140-148

Sec 3.2 Pg 153-161


Sec 3.3 Pg 167-174

Sec 3.4 Pg 177-184


Sec 3.5 Pg 191-197

Sec 3.6 Pg 201-206


Sec 3.7 Pg 210-213

Spill over time

Read Chapter Summary

Cum Rev Test

Pg 34-36, 1-119 EOO

Pg 46-48, 1-137 EOO

Pg 52-54, 1-87 EOO

Pg 56-60

Pg 63.

Pg 73-75, 1-129 EOO

Pg 81-83, 1-67 EOO

Pg 119-121, 1-61 EOO + 77

Pg 129-130, 1-91 EOO

Pg 132-135

Pg 135,1-27 ODD,Pg 137/8, 47-85 EOO

ODD, Pg 139, 1-17 ALL.

Pg 149-152, 1-89 EOO

Pg 161-163, 1-51 ODD,

Pg 165-166; 65,71,75.

Pg 174/5, 1-47 ODD

Pg 184-187, 1-67 ODD

Pg 197-198, 1-41 ODD

Pg 206-207, 1-57 ODD

Pg 213, 1-25 ODD

Pg 214-218

Pg 223-224, 1-20 (Skip #11) ALL

5/14/15 Final Exam and Pizza Party!



Edition (the OLD blue book)



Sec 1.1 Pg 1-5


(Ask Dr. D, pg 5)









Sec 1.2 Pg 6-12

Sec 1.3 Pg 17-25


Sec 1.4 Pg 28-34

Sec 1.5 Pg 39-45


Sec 1.6 Pg 48-52

Read Ch Summary,


Test Ch 1

3/16/15 – 3/20/15 SPRING BREAK

3/26/15 Sec 2.1 Pg 63-71

Sec 2.2 Pg 75-80

Skip Sec 2.3 & 2.4


4/02/15 Sec 2.5 Pg 106-115

Sec 2.6 Pg 119-125

Read Chapter Summary

Test Ch 2

Sec 3.1 Pg 135-143

Sec 3.2 Pg 148-156




Spill over time

Sec 3.3 Pg 162-169

Sec 3.4 Pg 172-178

Sec 3.5 Pg 184-189

Sec 3.6 Pg 194-198

Chapter 3 Test

Sec 3.7 Pg 202-205

Read Chapter Summary

Final Exam and Pizza Party!

Pg 12-17, 1-113 EOO

Pg 25-27, 1-145 EOO

Pg 35-37, 1-119 EOO

Pg 45-47, 1-137 EOO

Pg 52-54, 1-87 EOO

Pg 56-59

Pg 62.

Pg 72-73, 1-129 EOO

Pg 80-81, 1-67 EOO

Pg 115-117, 1-61 EOO + 77

Pg 125-127, 1-91 EOO

Pg 128-131

Pg 131,1-27 ODD,Pg 132, 47,53

ODD, Pg 133-134.

Pg 144-147, 1-89 EOO

Pg 156-161, 1-51 ODD,


Pg 169, 1-47 ODD

Pg 178-181, 1-67 ODD

Pg 190, 1-41 ODD

Pg 199-200, 1-57 ODD

Pg 205-206, 1-25 ODD

Pg 207-210

Pg 210-214, 1-73 ODD