Syllabus MATH 1060 Intermediate Algebra Spring Semester 2009

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Syllabus
MATH 1060 Intermediate Algebra
Spring Semester 2009
Instructor:
Mrs. Ruby Payne
Phone: 763-7930
Email: [email protected]
Text:
Intermediate Algebra Eighth Edition
Lial/Hornsby/McGinnis
Course Information
• Tests (80%): The course will cover chapters 4-11. A chapter test will be given at the end of each
chapter and a final exam at the end of the semester. No make-up exams will be given. Any missed test
will receive a score of 0. Students will be allowed to use their notes on tests. A calculator may be used on
all tests except Chapter 1. Students will be allowed to drop one test. Grades will be calculated by averaging
all test scores including the final exam. Each chapter test will be about 1 to 1.5 hours in length and
will cover the material in the homework assignments. The final exam will be comprehensive and
will have a time limit of 3 hours. All tests are due on Wednesday of the week.
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Homework (20%): Homework does need to be turned in. The main objective is to make every effort to
master the concepts before taking each test. The practice tests at the end of each chapter are very similar to
the problems on the tests. There will be no surprises in this course; if you can do the homework and chapter
tests at the end of each chapter, you should do well on the tests. The answers to all the practice test
problems are in the back of the book. Because of this you must show all your work to receive full
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Calendar: The flexible format of the class allows complete student control of the work schedule within the
confines of the deadlines established by the calendar. However, timing is crucial! Every effort should be
made to do each assignment completely and in a timely manner in preparation for each test and the final
exam.
Proctors: Chapter exams and the final exam must be taken in the Learning Resource Center at the college
or at a proctored site arranged with the instructor. If you live within 40 miles of Taft College, it is preferred
to use the LRC as the proctor site but you must still notify the instructor that you intend to use the LRC.
For students beyond the 40 mile distance or not in the TCI Education dept, the proctor name will be
submitted by the student and then mutually agreed to by the student and the instructor. Proctors are usually
teachers, administrators, counselors, etc. in the area where the student lives.
Participation: a student may be dropped from the class if he/she is not making “Continuous Progress”
which is defined as taking the tests no later than the last day scheduled on the Calendar. However, if you
find that you cannot keep up with the pace of the class it is the student’s responsibility to drop the course in
a timely manner. The last day to drop with a “W” is March 30th.
credit.
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Grade Scale:
100%-90% A
69%-60%
89%-80%
D
B
79%-70%
Below 60% F
C
You can review your grade on the World Wide Web follow these steps.
™ Step1: Go to www.eClassInfo.com/home.asp?id=rpayne
™ Step 2: Select your class under WebGrade Reports. M1060_SpOL
™ Step 3: Enter your Student ID and Password
Student ID: first initial then last name with no space in between (ex.. rpayne)
Password: nine character “A” number from Cougar Tracks (ex. A01234567)
™ Step 4: Your name will appear. View your grade report by clicking on Student Summary.
Those without access to the web can request their grade summary be mailed following each
exam.
Suggested homework problems Be aware of deadlines.
Jan. 20
Jan. 21
Jan. 22
Jan. 23
Jan. 26
Jan. 27
Jan. 28
Jan. 29
Feb. 2
Feb. 3
Feb. 4
Feb. 6
Feb. 9
Feb. 10
Feb. 11
Feb. 12
Feb. 17
Feb. 18
Feb. 21
Feb. 23
Feb. 24
Feb. 25
Feb. 26
Feb. 27
Mar. 3
Mar. 4
Mar. 5
Mar. 6
Mar. 9
Mar. 10
Review Linear Eq.
Review Linear Eq.
Sec. 4.1
Sec. 4.2
Sec. 4.3
Sec. 4.4
Sec. 4.5
Chapter 4 Review
Sec. 5.1
Sec. 5.3
Chapter 5 Review
Chapter 4 & 5 Test
Sec. 6.1
Sec. 6.2
Sec. 6.3
Sec. 6.4
Sec. 6.5
Chapter 6 Review
Chapter 6 Test
Sec. 7.1
Sec. 7.2
Sec. 7.3
Sec. 7.4
Chapter 7 Review
Chapter 7 Test
Sec. 8.1
Sec. 8.2
Sec. 8.3
Sec. 8.4
Sec. 8.5
pgs. 62-63: 11-41 odd
pgs. 63-64: 43-73 odd
3-42 multiples of 3
3-54 multiples of 3
3-54 multiples of 3
1-23 odd
3-69 multiples of 3
End of chapter 4 test
3-54 multiples of 3
3-39 multiples of 3
End of chapter 5 tests
Must be mailed byFeb. 6
3-117 odd multiples of 3
1-55 odd
1-33 odd
3-66 multiples of 3
1-23 odd
End of chapter 6 test
Must be mailed by Feb. 21
1-55 odd
1-37 odd
1-45 odd
1-33 odd
End of chapter 7 test
Must be mailed by Mar. 3
3-78 multiples of 3
3-66 multiples of 3
1-19 odd
1-35 odd
3-54 multiples of 3
Mar. 13
Mar. 14
Mar. 16
Mar. 17
Mar. 18
Mar. 19
Mar. 20
Mar. 23
Mar. 24
Mar. 25
Mar. 30
Mar. 31
April 1
April 2
April 3
April 13
April 14
April 15
April 16
Apr. 21
April 22
April 23
April 24
April 27
April 28
April 29
April 30
May 4
May 5-9
May 12
Chapter 8 Review
Chapter 8 Test
Sec. 9.1
Sec. 9.2
Sec. 9.3
Sec. 9.4
Sec. 9.5
Sec. 9.6
Sec. 9.7
Chapter 9 Review
Chapter 9 Test
Sec. 10.1
Sec. 10.2
Sec. 10.3
Sec. 10.4
Sec. 10.5
Sec. 10.6
Sec. 10.7
Ch. 10 Review
Chapter 10 Test
Sec. 11.1
Sec. 11.2
Sec. 11.3
Sec. 11.4
Sec. 11.5
Sec. 11.6
Ch. 11 Review
Chapter 11 Test
Final Review
Final
End of chapter 8 test
Must be mailed by Mar. 14
1-57 odd
3-93 odd multiples of 3
3-111 odd multiples of 3
3-45 multiples of 3
3-81 odd multiples of 3
1-47 odd
3-72 multiples of 3
End of chapter 9 test
Must be mailed by March 30
1-41 odd
1-35 odd
3-42 multiples of 3
3-30 multiples of 3
1-31 odd
1-31 odd
3-39 multiples of 3
End of chapter test
Must be mailed by April 21
1-33 odd
1-21 odd
1-41 odd
1-29 odd
1-23 odd
3-60 multiples of 3
End of chapter test
Must be mailed by May 4
Must be mailed before May 12
Note: Multiples of 3 means 3, 6, 9, 12 etc.
Odd Multiples of 3 means 3, 9, 15, 21 etc.
The Chapter tests will only cover the sections listed. For the end of chapter test review due only problems
covered in those sections.
Deadlines
Chapter 4 & 5 Test
Chapter 6 Test
Chapter 7 Test
Chapter 8 Test
Chapter 9 Test
Chapter 10 Test
Chapter 11 Test
Final
Must be mailed by February 6
Must be mailed by February 21
Must be mailed by March 3
Must be mailed by March 14
Must be mailed by March 30
Must be mailed by April 21
Must be mailed by May 4
Must be mailed by May 12
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