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 mathematics (e.g. Trigonometry and Calculus I). Concept of Function and its Domain, Range and
Graph will be seen. Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial and Rational functions and equations will be covered as well
as Logarithmic and Exponential functions.
A graphing calculator is required (suggested make: TI-84. This calculator will be used by the instructor).
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.
A 85% and above
B 75% to 84%
C 65% to 74%
D 55% to 64%
F below 55%
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.
Students must attend all lectures. Attendance will be verified at the beginning of every lecture.
Students who miss more than five lectures will be withdrawn from the course (with a grade of WF
if before October 22, 2012 or with a grade of F if after this date).
The course grade for each student will be the best of the following two evaluations:
Test 1 15%
Test 2 15%
Test 3 15%
Final Exam 35%
Best Test 15%
2nd Best Test 15%
Worst Test 0%
Final Exam 50%