Equations, inequalities, rational expressions, exponents, logarithms, radicals, functions, graphs, and systems of equations. Each student must have a graphing calculator. (This course is designed for students planning to take additional mathematics.)
Prerequisite: MATH 1003 with a grade of C or better, math THEA (formerly TASP) score of 270, or satisfactory score on placement exam.
Textbook: College Algebra (3rd edition) by Beecher, Penna, and Bittinger
You are also required to have a graphing calculator and bring it every day to class.
Grading: The student’s final grade will be calculated out of a total of 570 points. The breakdown of points is as follows:
attendance 20 points
quizzes (10 pts each) 100 points
exams (100 pts each) 300 points
final exam 150 points
total 570 points
The grading scale is A 90%-100% 513-570 points
B 80%-90% 456-512 points
C 70%-80% 399-455 points
D 60%-70% 342-398 points
F less than 60% 341 points or less
Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class. Any student who is late or who leaves early may be counted as absent. This will result in a zero on any quiz or other assignment for the day. Any student who misses 7 or more classes may be dropped from the course.
Quizzes: There will be twelve quizzes given throughout the semester, each worth 10 points. Only ten of the quizzes will count toward your final grade—the lowest two quiz scores will be dropped at the end of the semester. For this reason, make-up quizzes will not be given for any reason.
Make-up exams are given at the discretion of the professor. If an exam is missed, every effort must be made by the student to notify the professor as soon as possible. It is best to call your professor rather than email when you miss an exam.