The goal of this course is to continue the study of algebra started in high school and to prepare students to take
further courses in Business and Administration. Topics included in this course are Linear Equations,
Functions, Polynomial Functions, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Systems of Linear Equations, Matrices,
Linear Inequalities, and Linear Programming.
A graphing calculator is required (suggested make: TI-84. This calculator will be used by the intructor).
There will be quizzes (nearly) every lecture.
Three tests will be given during the semester.
The (compulsory) final exam will be comprehensive.
All quizzes, tests, and the final exam are closed book tests with the use
of the calculator permitted and required.
Students will write their quizzes, tests, and final exam on a provided test form.
Students are required to show all their calculations on tests.
Make up tests will be given only in exceptional circumstances. Students must make the request for
a make up test several days before the originally scheduled test.
Make up quizzes will never be given.
Attendance will be taken every lecture to inform the university administration (e.g. for financial aid requirements),
but there is no attendance policy from the instructor.
The course grade for each student will be the best of the following two evaluations:
Test 1 20%
Test 2 20%
Test 3 20%
Final Exam 20%
Best Test 25%
Second Best Test 25%
Worst Test 0%
Final Exam 35%